LSS Media created this original piece on the history of the cocktail with multiple James Beard Award nominee Derek Brown. Brown is a cocktail and spirits writer and judge, and owner of several nationally acclaimed bars in Washington, DC.
In 2015, he was named Imbibe Magazine’s Bartender of the Year and the Chief Spirits Advisor for the National Archives in conjunction with their “Spirited Republic: Alcohol in American History” exhibit.
The piece was showcased by the National Archives as part of Spirited Republic and a ten-part master class on the history of the cocktail curated by Derek Brown.
“A History of the Cocktail” received a 2016 Webby Honoree Award.