The First Cocktail?

Ok, maybe more of a wine cooler. In the Italian village of Scansano, where you’ll find the highly regarded Morellino di Scansano wine, University of Pennsylvania anthropologist Patrick McGovern announced the discovery of what he calls “grog,” the first cocktail ever discovered, made in Mesopotamia 5,000 years ago, consisting of wine, beer, apple juice and honey. Read More: AGI Online

Interested in ancient imbibing? Mr. McGovern runs a fine web site about The Origins and Ancient History of Wine


The First Cocktail? originally appeared on WanderingItaly.com , updated: Sep 13, 2005 © .

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