December 2020

5 Things You Didn't Know About Bartending

Here are some insights into the origins of the trade. 1. The word "cocktail" was first used in Britain."Cock-tail" was likely first used as a slang term for an English ginger drink. 2. Cocktails were an American invention. The first use of the word "cocktails" as a mixed drink containing "spirits" appears in a U.S. 1806 periodical, 'Balance and Columbian Repository.' 3. Jerry Thomas is considered the 'Father of Mixology.'.The American barkeep wrote the first bartenders guide, 'The Bon Vivant Companion.' Published in 1862, the guide included Thomas' own drink recipes.4. Bartender "Olympics" are real."Flair-tending" competitions focus on a bartender's juggling skills. The World Class Club focuses on cocktail recipe creativity.5. The oldest pub has been in existence for more than 1,000 years.According to Guinness World Records, Sean's Bar in Athlone, Ireland, has been serving pints since the tenth century