Happy New Year all! I have to be honest, as a kid I truly believed that this magical year was THE year I’d be living the Jetsons life. Remember the Jetsons? Meet George Jetson. Jane his wife…loved that cartoon.
I don’t know what will happen in 2010, but I do know what happened 100 years ago. We’ve come a long way, baby. Or have we?
1910 First in-flight cocktails are served to paying passengers on the Zeppelin flying over Germany.
1910 J&B blended Scotch whisky is introduced.
1910 Prohibition for Canberra, Australia begins.
1910 Mount Gay Eclipse Rum from Barbados is named after an eclipse of the same year.
1910 Britain’s first cocktail bar, the Criterion in Piccadilly Circus opens.
1910 Bacardi opens a facility in Barcelona, Spain.
And, if you go back only 50 years then here are three things that happened.
1960 Happy Hour becomes a common term.
1960 The first Playboy Club opens at 116 East Walton in Chicago and becomes the busiest bar in the world, often serving 1400 guests a day. Cocktails cost $1.50.
1960 A plastic lined bottle cap replaces the cork lined crown bottle cap.
Wishing you a bright 2010!