May 13, 2022
People probably started combining beverages not long after the development of liquor, but it wasn't until the 17th and 18th centuries that the first historical records of cocktails appeared. Where, when, and who invented the cocktail is unknown. Even the origins of its name are shrouded in mystery and embellished over the years by avid drinkers, folklore, and creative bartenders with vivid imaginations. One of the most well-known stories behind the word "cocktail" is that a rooster's tail was used as a drink garnish. It might also be attributed to the flurry of colors as people mixed different ingredients, similar to the bold colors of a rooster's tail.
Despite its little-known history, there are some fantastic cocktail facts any avid cocktail drinker probably knows. The oldest cocktail ever recorded was the Sazerac cocktail created in New Orleans in 1838 by Antoine Peychaud. The world's most expensive cocktail costs around $18,000 and is called "Diamond Is Forever.” If you get the chance to visit the Ritz-Carlton in Tokyo and order this drink, let us know if it’s worth it!
Like us, you’re probably shaken by that huge price tag, but there are simpler (and cheaper) ways to enjoy your favorite cocktail right in the comfort of your own home. The Brandy Cocktail Set has all the tools you'll need to create the finest cocktails and whip up some great drinks for your visitors or even fulfill your dreams of being an awesome bartender. And if you're traveling, there's no better way to enjoy a cocktail than the Cocktail Canteen, filled with all the goodies you need to make great drinks even when you're off the grid.
Ready to order? That's the spirit! Call us today or visit our website for more promotional products your customers will love to receive.