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WATCH: Jim Meehan Discusses The History Of The Cocktail

If you have 48 minutes to spare today, you should spare it on this video of Jim Meehan, famous NYC bartender at PDT, giving a talk at Google about the history and evolution of the cocktail scene.

But first, before you listen to him discuss Jerry Thomas’s creation of modern mixology and why it is that the 1960′s were not the golden era of cocktails, despite what Mad Men may make you think, you should mix up a margarita — because everyone in the audience was drinking while he spoke. Recipe begins at 2:30.

[h/t Eater]

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