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According to the Oxford English Dictionary the word “aviation” didn’t even exist until the mid 19th century. The concept of flight, or more specifically, humans engaged in flight, was on the minds of humans for thousands of years, so when it was actually achieved it was a big event. Major events, people, places or things […]
We feel fairly confident about where the Sidecar comes from. Though often the drink is credited to Harry MacElhone both of the first references, including one by MacElhone, give Patrick McGarry of Buck’s Club in London credit for first making it. First Printed Recipe Vermeire, Robert. (1922). Cocktails, how to mix them. London: H. Jenkins. […]
The origins of the French 75 cocktail are pretty well buttoned up First Printed Recipes We’ve found that Robert Vermeire of London’s Embassy Club is an excellent resource for locating the origins of classic cocktails as he often details who made them and where (and usually his information works out well). The French 75 is […]
Typically when we look at the cocktail origins we look for the first listing in cocktail recipe books and we look for first reference anywhere else we can find it. First Printed Recipes Earliest written recipes for the Manhattan are in three books from 1884. The more well-known is: Byron, O. H. (1884). The modern […]