GOTHIC AGE: 1775 - 1830’s
The Patent Still is invented by Irishman Aeneas Coffey
GOLDEN AGE: 1840’s - 1919
1856: The most defining and progressive age of Mixology. During this time many classic cocktails were created and the term "Mixologist" was first introduced in an issue of "Knickerbocker", a New York literary journal.
1859: The "Sazerac", known as the first cocktail in America, is created.
1870: Julio Richelieu’s saloon in Martinez, California creates what is believed by many to be the predecessor of The Martini.
1890’s: "American Bars" begin opening in London and across Europe. They presented the popular drinks developed in America to a new audience.
PROHIBITION: 1920 - 1933
With the profession of bartending coming to an end in America due to the Volstead Act, many cocktails came out in Europe and other countryies during this time:
BLOODY MARY - Created at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris.
NEGRONI - Created by Fosco Scarselli at Casoni in Italy.
BELLINI - Originated at Harry’s Bar in Venice, Italy around 1931.
REPEAL: 1934 - 1969
With Prohibition coming to an end, alcohol becomes an outlet for many hit hard by the Great Depression.
RESURGENCE: 1985 - Present
After a less than memorable era of frozen drinks and a departure from the art of the cocktail, a resurgence of Mixology would attract a whole new generation and with it a restored dedication to classic cocktails.