March-April 2007

The Mother of All Cocktails

By Michael Macheret

Pity the poor cocktail! What a corrupted and abused concoction it is. Walk into a “martini bar

It wasn’t always that way.

While the history of the cocktail is somewhat muddled, there are good reasons to float the claim that the Sazerac was the first. And in my opinion it is still the best of them all.

Different opinions on the origin of “cocktail


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