“Of all the gin joints of all the towns, she.....!”
by Carolyn Scott, Twin Liquors Marketplace College Station
“Of all the gin joints of all the towns in the world, she walks into mine!” -Humphrey Bogart, Casablanca, 1943
In 1862, the first bartender’s guide was published. Since then the world of cocktails has exploded! Mixology has become an art form and since the 80’s, cocktails have become more intricate and more lavish at times requiring more ingredients than the dinner with which it’s being served! Fortunately, since about 2000, classic and vintage cocktails have been making a comeback. Bartenders and mixologists have been focusing on quality drinks and using the best spirits, mixers and ingredients available. People are learning to enjoy cocktails and appreciate the art. Of course it hasn’t always been this way. Even when cocktails were in their heyday, they weren’t always the best. Many vintage cocktails were actually created in order to cover up the taste of low quality terrible spirits that were illicitly made at the time.