1948 The Bon Vivant's Companion by George A Zabriskie (2nd edition)

The BonVivant's Companion

Another delver into things historic, Appleton Morgan, re jected these theories and insisted that the name "cocktail" was applied to a mixed drink because of the color and shape of the arch formed when expert bartenders tossed the liquors from one tumbler to another. Whatever the truth, the name of the drink was established early enough for its use by Hawthorne in "The Blithedale Romance," by Fenimore Cooper in "The Spy," by Hughes in "TomBrown," and by Thackeray in "The Newcomes." Dr. Tardieu maybe right, but let him prove it. And if he is wrong he has at least brought once more to the forum of the world a great question. Before the origin of the cocktail van ishes in the "twilight of fable" let the truth be captured.


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