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Cocktail History Written as Upworthy Headlines

  1. The first three ingredients were spirit, sugar, and water. It was fourth one that changed drink history forever.

  2. The 75-millimeter M1897 was considered a dangerous weapon- until one mixologist did this.

  3. The customer wanted something stronger than his usual Americano. You won’t believe how the bartender responded.

  4. The waitress wanted a pink cocktail she heard about from a friend. What the bartender made her would change television history.

  5. They said he was getting too old to shake drinks, but in this argument it was the bartender who had the last word.

  6. He stopped in for a quick drink on the way to Martinez. What happened next will blow your mind.

  7. One bartender couldn’t keep up with the demands of his job, but then 35 shaker boys showed up to help.

  8. Thousands of people were dying of malaria in Rome, but this ingenious solution was found by a simple priest in the jungles of Peru.

  9. Watch what happens when these drinkers compliment the bartender’s new rum cocktail- in Tahitian.

  10. He told the bartender that diabetes was ruining his visit to Cuba. What happened next may leave you in tears. 



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These airline passengers were tired and freezing. How the the bartender warmed them up will warm your heart.

Camper English



Death in the Afternoon: how one forbidden ingredient, a bottle of bubbles, and the "arousing passion" of majestic bulls helped a Nobel Prize-winning author change the world.


Everyone else liked olives, but this customer just wanted a silverskin onion. What happened next will will make you smile.

Ian Tuck

This rogue was spreading the most hateful lies about New Yorkers. A posse of bartenders helped track him down and pranked a metropolis.


They say this drink should never be shaken. Why does one secret agent say it should be?

Camper English



The country was mourning the death of a Prince. One bartender wanted to celebrate his life.


The country was mourning the death of a Prince. One bartender wanted to celebrate his life.

Olivier Jacobs

He left his wife for a cougar and got killed by a bull... Love and tragedy , what happens next will break your heart

Brian Kropf

After saving all year long to buy a cocktail, you won't believe where the bartender left it.

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