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Who invented the word “cocktail”?

The term “cocktail” was invented in Elmsford, New York. A barmaid named Betsy Flanagan decorated her establishment with the tail feathers of cocks. One day a patron asked for “one of those cock tails.” She served him a drink with a feather in it.

 

A Countess Remembers her Granny

“At last, a man of my size” was the greeting Countess Theresa Schönborn gave the Good Value Guru, warmly shaking his hand when he visited her Marquesa de Cadaval estate in Muge yesterday. The GV

 
 

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