It’s been a long WFH day. Hell, it’s been a long WFH month! Kee chiu if you, too, can’t tell what day it is. Or if you’re on leave. Or if it’s a public holiday.
But there’s cause for celebration: You’re safe!
And there’s no better day than today to drink to the fact that you’ve stuck to – and survived – the “circuit breaker” since it came into effect in Singapore on April 7, 2020. Why? Because it’s World Cocktail Day!
On this day, 214 years ago, the word “cocktail” appeared in print in the US publication “The Balance and Columbian Repository” and was defined jokingly as such:
“Cock tail, then in a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water and bitters it is vulgarly called a bittered sling, and is supposed to be an excellent electioneering potion inasmuch as it renders the heart stout and bold, at the same time that it fuddles the head.”
“It is said also, to be of great use to a democratic candidate: Because, a person having swallowed a glass of it, is ready to swallow any thing else.”