The History of the Cocktail – Our First Class with Brendan Brewster

The history of cocktails is entwined with turbulent maritime stories, colonialism, victories and defeats, pain and suffering. Brendan Brewster kicked off his class with a Continental Fancy Lunch Punch. Punch, a loan word from Sanskrit meaning five, migrated from India to England in the 1700s. We sat ourselves down, sipping his delicious creation that incorporated the five holy ingredients: his …