Tuesday, February 14, 2006

You learn something new every day.

In 1838, a young French Quarter apothecary, Antoine Amadee Peychaud, concocted a drink of Brandy and bitters as a pain reliever that was served in a French egg cup called a "coquetier," which became the word, "cocktail," and has remained a mainstay in bars and restaurants in New Orleans and around the world.

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