Olympic spirits

17 Feb

I don’t think this noble dream was ever realised; but it’s something the London Games ought seriously to consider:

What is planned to be the world’s biggest bar is to be erected in Berlin, and a congress of cocktail mixers from all parts of the world will be held simultaneously with the 1935 Olympiad [sic], if the German authorities approve. A competition for the best cocktail, with a gold cup for the winner, will be the principal event of the congress.

— “Cocktails at Olympiad”, New York Times, 13 January, 1935.

Faster, higher, stronger: that motto applies to drinks as well as to athletic endeavour.

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