8 exotic cocktails you probably have not tried yet. Have you also wondered where the word cocktail comes from?
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Hi, cocktail is actually a funny word with a disputed origin. It is a compound word, made up of the words "cock" and "tail" and its first recorded use dates back to 1798.
One story says that bartenders used to mix the last drops of their barrels together and sold the resultant drink at a reduced price. "Cock" was just another word for tap or spigot and "tailings" referred to the last bit of alcohol. So the mixed drink was called "cock-tailings" and was eventually shortened to "cocktails".
Another story says the barrel itself was shaped like a rooster (a male chicken = cock) and the mixed drink came out of a tap set at the tail of the cock, hence cocktail.
Or maybe a "cock tail", i.e. a feather of a cock, was used to decorate these special drinks, which were a mixture of spirits, sugar, water and bitters.
Yet another theory attributes the name to the stimulating effect of the alcoholic beverage. Drinking these cocktails would make you "cock your tail" up ;)
As you can see there is a myriad of funny and awkward explanations for the word cocktail.
You probably know cocktails such as Piña Colada, Mojito, Caipirinha, Cosmopolitan or Sex on the Beach, but the following 8 cocktails are not so well known but not less stimulating.
Welcome to JOMA Café Brasserie Bar @ Hoher Markt 10, Vienna, where I had the honor to try the following premium cocktails.
1. New Kir Cocktail
Crème de Cassis
2. Negrino Cocktail
3. Berry Cream Cocktail
Crème de Cassis
4. Gin Basil Cocktail
5. Jomary's Baby Cocktail
Fraise De Boise
6. Graparita Cocktail
7. French Jamaican Cocktail
8. Padovani Whiskey Cocktail
Whiskey Cocktail on the Rocks
Have you tried any of these? What is your favorite cocktail?