My latest story for Details.com is up! It started as a story about how cocktails in Lincoln's day were different from what they are today, but then I realized that many of the drinks are trendy again.
Drinkin' Like Lincoln: : 19th-Century Cocktail Trends That Are Trendy Again
Daniel Day-Lewis wasn't sucking back any mai tais in Lincoln, so if you want to coordinate your Oscar-party cocktail menu with this Best Picture nominee, you'll have to think historically.
When our country's very first bartender's guide, How to Mix Drinks, was published the year after Abraham Lincoln took office in 1861, America entered a golden age of cocktails. As it turns out, a lot of what was available to drink back in the 16th president's day has now come back in fashion. (Today: cocktails. Tomorrow: top hats?)