The history of the Cocktail.
Now days the cocktail is a normal drink on most menu's in bars. However this wasn't always true. The origin of the modern cocktails isn't that clear. Drinks like cocktails first appeared sometime during the 16th century. In 1803 wrote a American magazine "The Ballance" about the contents of a cocktail. The first cocktail book was published in 1862.
Bartenders from Cuba and America were the absolute kings in mixing cocktails in the nineteenth century. They were like wizards of joy and refreshment, mixing dinks out of thousands ingredients. These men where able to mix drinks colourful as a cock's tail, hence the name: cocktail.