No one really knows when alcohol-loving humans first started mixing their booze with other ingredients, but we do know when they first started referring to the resulting concoctions as cocktails. It was in 1806, so more than 200 years ago. There's some food for thought next time you mix up or knock back a drink — or for when you're making the most of Jade Buddha's returning cocktail markets.
What's a cocktail market? A chance to try plenty of different types, all in sample-sized tastes so you really can wet your lips with more than a few. The event will serve up plenty of classics and you can sip them, all from 6–8pm on Saturday, August 17.
While entry to the riverside bar is free, $40 will get you ten cocktail tickets, plus access to a selection of matching canapes.
And it's worth remembering the golden rule of cocktails: they always taste better when you're drinking them with other people, so gather the gang.
Images: Jade Buddha.