The first known reference to the term “cocktail” appeared in a New York newspaper on May 6th, 1806. Now bartenders are marking the date with “World Cocktail Week” — a celebration of cocktail history and innovative new directions in mixology. Kojo explores the origins of great drinks and how innovators are trying to take the cocktail into the twenty-first century.

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  • Todd Thrasher Owner and Bartender, PX, Restaurant Eve and Majestic
  • Derek Brown Beverage consultant, bartender, somellier; co-founder, DC Craft Bartender's Guild

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