Nice historical details of this beautiful cocktail.


“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes” ~ Proust

We all know what happened in 1492. Some Italian dude was commissioned by the Spanish Queen to sail around the world until he found Asia. His name was Christopher Columbus and he failed miserably, missing the Asian continent by several thousand miles and landing on some random island (Haiti) in the middle of the Caribbean.  (Not a bad trade-off, if you ask me).  Vasco de Gama took the trophy instead, reaching India in 1512 and helping Portugal become the first European power with naval access to Asia.  This is what Charlie Sheen would refer to as “winning.”

Our friend Columbus wasn’t a complete failure, though.  He still discovered something, and that something turned out to be pretty damn important.  Ever hear of North and South America?  What about the…

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