Saturday, September 10, 2005

[random][geek] The venerable art of... mixology?

Apparently, the cocktail is some 5000 years old:
The first cocktail ever was made in Mesopotamia 5,000 years ago, using wine, beer, apple juice and honey. Patrick McGovern defined the mix as "grog", an archaic drink in the United States is sold as the "Midas Touch". McGovern, a University Professor at Pennsylvania, one of the most important authorities in chemistry applied in archaeology, presented the results of a research on the banks of the Tigris between Iran and Iraq. This was said at the first day of the international convention on the archaeological study of wine organised in Scansano (Grosseto), land of the Morellino, by the City of Wine National Association and the University of Siena.
Who knew those Babylonians partied so heartily? That's what I call research! (How do I get a grant to go to a booze conference?)

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