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"Ad Galli Caudam Propagandam"
For the good of the cocktail

"The Sunday Mercury says that if you are at a hotel, and wish to call for a beverage compounded of brandy, sugar, absynthe, bitters and ice, called by the vulgar a cocktail, ask for une queue de chanticleer-it will be an evidence at once of your knowledge of French and of Chesterfield."

The New Orleans Daily Picayune, February 2, 1843, p.2
[Transcribed by David Wondrich, October 2008]

Welcome to the Chanticleer Society

A Worldwide Organization of Cocktail Enthusiasts

Over a fairly short time, cocktails have evolved from simply being a mixed drink of questionable quality, into something that can often be considered culinary product that is produced with care and craftsmanship. There is still however a lot of knowledge and information regarding the cocktail which can be considered questionable at best.

The Chanticleer Society is made up of a dedicated membership which wants to help further the cocktail by providing all who are interested with access to information and resources that will help them better appreciate cocktails in specific and its other mixed-drinks siblings in general.

Please enjoy perusing through the pages you will find here, and hopefully the information you discover will help you along your quest.

In the early days of this site, the information contained here will obviously be minimal, but will be increasing over time.

Some pages on this site that are currently under construction are:

At the moment, there aren't a lot of pages here (we're working on it), but if you'd like to see a list of all the pages available, you can see a list here.

In addition to individual pages, it is also possible to mark a page to be part of a "category", this allows a "special page" to list all of the pages that are part of that category. Here is one example of a category page defined as "Cocktail Recipe" and here is a link to it (not that there are many listed there yet):

There are also a variety of "Special Pages" (see the link under "Wiki tools" on the left hand margin). A couple of useful special pages are:

  • All Pages - this is a listing of all of the pages currently existing on this site. If you are simply visiting, and want to review some of the information the site contains, this might be a good place to start. Some of these pages may simply be "stubs" without any real content.
  • Wanted Pages - which is a listing of all pages which are "mentioned", but not yet created. This could be a good spot for members of the Chanticleer Society to look through in order to identify pages which they may have some expertise in and can provide some initial content.
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