Date: Celebrated annually on May 13
The cocktail is feted on May 13 for two reasons.
That day is the end of World Cocktail Week, which is celebrated May 6—13 and this week was selected because it marks the first time the word cocktail was published back in 1806.
The definition appeared in The Balance and Columbian Repository and read, “Cocktail is a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters."
Let’s drink to that!
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