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Quotes about Cocktail

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Harry Croswell
(1778 - 1858)
The cocktail is a stimulating liquor composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters—it is vulgarly called a bittered sling and is supposed to be an excellent electioneering potion, inasmuch as it renders the heart stout and bold, at the same time that it fuddles the head. It is said, also to be of great use to a . . . candidate: because, a person having swallowed a glass of it, is ready to swallow anything else."
- (First known use of the word cockail)
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