Cocktail History…the story of how the cocktail was created

According to legends and lore, the history of the cocktail dates back to 1821 when it was first created at the Hustler’s Tavern in Lewiston, New York. Hustler’s Tavern was reportedly the only building left unscathed when the British invaded during the War of 1812.  Some say it was because the British officers remembered too many good times they had in the saloon sipping a cocktail–the drink that owner Catherine Hustler is credited with inventing when she stirred a mix of gin with the tail feather of a stuffed cockerel.  The rest they say…is history.

See this cocktail history reenacted in the video below. Catherine Hustler is portrayed by: Kathryn Serianni


Mike Shubic

Mike Shubic is a seasoned road trip travel video blogger, traversing the byways of the world looking for those hidden gems of the road. From unique destinations, unexpected discoveries, creative cuisine, intriguing inns to exciting attractions…the road is his page. The experiences are his ink. And every 300 miles, a new chapter begins. Whether you live vicariously or by example, Mike will do the exploring so you can have an adventure.

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