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History of bottled cocktails?


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From what I've read, it seems that Heublein began bottling cocktails surprisingly early, before 1900. Here's a brief history of that company: Heublein Inc. I've always assumed that they were the first, but I'm not certain of that.

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I wrote this piece which may give you some insight - http://thejerrythomasproject.blogspot.co.uk/2011/05/bottle-and-barrel-aged-cocktails-new.html

However, Pimm's was probably one of the first bottled cocktails* when it started being produced to provide a consistent product following the success of James Pimm's Fruit Cup.

*Am I the only one who doesn't like using that term when speaking about a time when cocktails were a specific rather than an all-encapsulating term?

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