William T. BoothbyRepublican
William T. "Cocktail Bill" Boothby
Born: 1862 in San Francisco, CA
Died: August 4, 1930 in San Francisco, CA
- BEVERAGE: A cocktail, the "Boothby Cocktail", was named for the famed bartender.
- An interesting article on Boothby can be found in the California State Library Foundation Bulletin #95, with the article starting on page 13.
- As noted in the above article, the Anchor Brewing Company announced that it was reprinting the "Cocktail Boothby’s American Bartender: The Only Practical Treatise on the Art of Mixology Published" which it first published in 1891.
- "The 1908 edition of The World's Drinks & How To Mix Them begins "To the liquor dealers of San Francisco who unanimously assisted in my election to the Legislature by an unprecedented majority." (Source)