There are three types of drinks cocktails that have historically included raw egg and an ingredient — sours, flips and nogs. Sours contain egg whites, flips the whole egg and nogs use whole eggs and cream.
Out of all the American inventions — the cotton gin, jazz, the light bulb, the phonograph — I’m going to say that the cocktail is easily my favorite (though there is evidence that the British beat us to it, sort of).
Regardless, American bartender Jerry Thomas documente...
Vodka tonic. Gin and juice. Whiskey and Coke. All of these are mixed drinks; all are very easy to make. Just two ingredients, right? That’s all well and good, and it always leads to that wonderful tipsiness we all seek out after a hard day of work.