What’s Your Poison?: How Cocktails Got Their Names

Why do we call mixed alcohol drinks “cocktails”? How do they get their exotic names – names like the Singapore Sling, Screw Driver, the Alamagoozlum, the Angel’s Kiss, the Hanky Panky, the Harvey Wallbanger, Sex on the Beach, the Monkey Gland, the Brass Monkey, the Margarita, the Japalac, the Lion’s Tail, and many, many more? 
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