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?  Who makes up these names, where are they invented, why and how do you make them?  These questions will be answered in What's Your Poison? by exploring the incidents, people and places that prompted the creation of these exotic concoctions.

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