According to the American Balance newspaper, in 1806, cocktail was defined as a drink made from spirits of all kinds, sugar, water, “bitters” and this definition was used throughout the century. 19. By the 20th century, cocktails were different from the original version. Nearly 200 years later, on May 13, 1806, the anniversary of the cocktail appeared in the newspaper.
As for the cocktail name, if translated correctly in English, the cocktail means the tail of the rooster. Accordingly, in the founding of the United States, cockfighting was one of the very popular games. The winning chicken owner will receive the tail feathers of the losing chicken and receive a drink after being blessed “on the cock’tail”. Later, people used this name to use for a drink blended from a variety of ingredients (ie cocktails) because its color is also showy, colorful like the tail of a rooster.
According to some other documents, the name of cocktail comes from a French named Antoine Peychaud. He made a drink from whiskey and some other ingredient, named coquetier, after many years, the word coquetier was read out as a cocktail.