Gimlet, negroni, manhattan, Long Island ice tea, flirtini,
hurricane, screwdriver—cocktails have come a long way from their
first incarnation in the seventeenth century, when rum punch was
everyone’s go-to drink. Originally made of five ingredients,
including a spirit, sugar, and spices, “cocktail” now refers to
any drink made of liquor and a mixer. In this book, Joseph M.
Carlin uncovers how many of our favorite cocktails were... more...