Cocktails In 1777, Betsy Flanagan invented the American-style “cocktails”. Cocktails originated in a cocktail feather-decorated pub in Elmsford, New York, in 1776. One day, when all kinds of liquor were almost sold out in the pub, some officers came in to buy drinks. A waitress named Betsy Flanagan poured all the leftovers into a large container and whipped a feather from a big cock to serve the guests. When the officers looked at the wine’s fineness and could not taste what it was, they asked Betsy, who answered casually, “This is a cocktail!” An officer listened to the word, gladly raised his glass to toast, and shouted, “Long live the cocktail!” Since then, it has the name of “cocktail”. This is a recognized origin in the Americas.
One day, after a banquet, there were various kinds of wine left on the table, some of which were 1/4 left in the cups, and some of which were 1/2 left in the cups. There was a table cleaner who mixed all the remaining wines, three or five glasses, and tasted better than the original single wines. Then, the guys have several different combinations in succession, all kinds of things. After that, the mixed wines were distributed to everyone, and the results were highly appraised. Thus, this method of mixed drinking became famous and spread. It’s not clear why it’s called a “cocktail” instead of a buddy’s drink.
In 1775, Bilesgo, who moved to Alianz, New York, opened a drugstore in the downtown area to make refined wines and sell them to customers. One day, he transferred eggs to a medicinal liquor for sale and got a voice of approval. Since then, customers have been brimming in and business has been booming. At that time, people in Allenz, New York, mostly spoke French. They used the French accent to call it “Cocker Car” and later evolved into English “Cocktail”. Since then, cocktails have become a popular blend of drinks, and more and more fancy styles.