HUFFINGTON POST
03/28/2008 02:43 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Celebrating The 200th Anniversary Of The Cocktail...

May marks the 200th anniversary of the mixed drink, or at least the first published definition of the mixed drink. And though martinis and cosmos can be found in bars from London to Tokyo, it turns out the cocktail is as American as apple pie.

"They're made in America," said Phil Greene, a board member of the Museum of the American Cocktail. "We did something that the Europeans had never done before: We started mixing ingredients because our own heritage is sort of mixed."

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