I see a great deal of error by repetition that I have always wanted to address. I will deal with them in chronological order, according to alleged year or decade.
1. There is no civil war-era Sazerac Cocktail. There is documentary evidence of Sazerac Cognac (and the Sazerac House in New Orleans that imported it) from the mid 1800’s, but that is just not the same thing as the mixed drink. The oldest-known recipe for that is from 1908. I have written more about the history of the drink here and here. See #2 below for similarity.
2. There is no Ramos Gin Fizz from the 1880’s. The drink itself can be found as far back as the 1890’s – but always called the New Orleans Fizz. Henry Ramos may have only convinced others (and himself) by around 1910 that he had created the drink in some long-lost Louisiana glory. See #1 above for similarity.
3. There is no Manhattan Cocktail in Harry Johnson’s 1882 book. It is in his 1888 reprint.
4. There is no Marguerite Cocktail that is the same as the Dewey Cocktail (or a Dry Martini, for the benighted) from Thomas Stuart’s 1896 book. It is found in the addendum to his 1904 reprint
5. There is no Zombie in Patrick Duffy’s 1934 book. It is in Duffy’s 1940 reprint.
6. There is no 1944 Mai Tai. The oldest recipe for it doesn’t show up until the mid 1950’s. Victor Bergeron published books with extensive coverage of drinks in 1946 and 1947. He did not give the recipe, nor even mention the existence of the drink. Finally, between a 1970 article and his 1972 book, he goes on a protest-too-much type rant about being the drink’s creator, and suggests that everyone else recently making the same claim is a liar. Believing Victor Bergeron’s 1970’s claims (and the supporting claims of his friends) that he first made the drink in the 1940’s is gullibility in the extreme. Come on, people.
I could go on and on, but I tire of recounting self-promoting falsification, and the gullibility and feeble-mindedness of mankind.
P.S. I have added a postscript about the “1926 Cosmo” not being found in 1926 here.