The Origin of “Cocktail” Is Not What You Think

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  • Magnus Asbjorn posted 2 years ago

    Does he list a source because, the act of placing ginger in somethings anus was traditionally call figging used as a punishment up until the end of the Victorian era, and in the 1887 Poem 'Vernon's strait tip to all cross coves', the act of doing it to sell a bad horse is referred to as "fig-a-nag". It is my understanding the the drink that would become the Cocktail and then the Old Fashioned was being enjoyed nameless by Mark Twain which puts him and the beverage in the same time frame as figging and fig-a-nag.

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