So it turns out that cocktails date back to the beginning 19th century. The definition of a ‘cocktail’ first appeared in The Balance and Columbian Repository (Hudson, New York) May 13, 1806; the question, “what is a cocktail” was put to editor Harry Croswell and he answered:
“Cock-tail is a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters—it is vulgarly called bittered sling, and is supposed to be an excellent electioneering potion, in as much as it renders the heart stout and bold, at the same time that it fuddles the head.”
Indeed, the best kinds of cocktails should fuddle the head. Sipping on a cocktail, sitting out on the waterfront with a view of both the water and the Geelong waterfront is an under-rated way finish off a long day of work, or to soak in your surroundings if you are just visiting.
We have an extensive cocktail list here at the Wharf Shed Café. From refreshing cocktails including an Aperol Spritz, Black Jelly Bean, Cosmopolitan, Espresso Martini, Naughty Ribena Berry, Pimm’s Cup and a Strawberry Mojito just to name a few. To Warming and creamy cocktails including a Dark Chocolate Sazerac, Double Date, Manhattan, Banoffee Pie, Frozen Grasshopper and the Toblerone.
In fear of boring you by listing all of the cocktails we have on offer, I can assure you we have plenty more, accompanied by a wide range of spirits to be served or mixed as you like. If you are coming to visit the Wharf Shed, then branch out from the regular glass of Sav Blanc or CC and dry, and if you don’t know where to go for your weekly get together, come and try one… or 3 of our many, many cocktail options.