I blame a sleepless night or free drinks at a cocktail party.
The idea could be seen as well on cocktail looks in insect prints with appliqués winged insects resting on them.
The lucky recipient gets to choose from a selection of gifts ranging from cocktail kits to packages of wine and premium spirits.
Johnny loved to tease Ed about his drinking, no more so than when Ed actually had a cocktail too many before one Tonight Show.
“This cocktail is designed to help you shake that ‘monkey’ of a hangover,” Pearson says.
The cocktail is the preliminary entering wedge of the formal luncheon.
Pheola let me get her a cocktail dress in one of the women's shops.
As shown in Fig. 20, such a cocktail is served in a stemmed glass set on a small plate.
Dick looked at the time and found that the cocktail had given him an appetite.
Before the cocktail was consumed Bull had listened to a long story of British Columbia, and forests of incomparable extent.
first attested 1806; H.L. Mencken lists seven versions of its origin, perhaps the most persuasive is French coquetier "egg-cup" (15c.; in English cocktay). In New Orleans, c.1795, Antoine Amédée Peychaud, an apothecary (and inventor of Peychaud bitters) held Masonic social gatherings at his pharmacy, where he mixed brandy toddies with his own bitters and served them in an egg-cup. On this theory, the drink took the name of the cup. Used from 1920s of any mix of substances (e.g. fruit, Molotov). Cocktail party first attested 1928.
cocktail cock·tail (kŏk'tāl)
A mixture of drugs, usually in solution, for the diagnosis or treatment of a condition.
A treatment regimen that includes a combination of several drugs, to enhance their individual potency.