A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from April 13, 2020
Locktail (lockdown + cocktail)

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic lockdown gave birth to the portmanteau word “locktail” (lockdown + cocktail).

“We have the locktail (equal parts gin, sweet vermouth and dry vermouth + dash absinthe)” was posted on Twitter by Chris Markiewicz on March 14, 2020. “It’s locktail (lockdown cocktail) time here” was posted on Twitter by Nick Brown on March 22, 2020. “Locktail it is Cocktail glass” was posted on Twitter by Lauren Kelly on March 23, 2020.

“For the etymological record, my family’s use of locktail dates back to the Boston lockdown in 2013. Same recipe, though” was posted on Twitter by Chris Markiewicz on April 14, 2020.

“Locktail hour: cheers, everyone” was posted on Twitter by Debbie Cameron on March 26, 2020.


Wikipedia: 2019-20 coronavirus outbreak
The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic is an ongoing global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The outbreak was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei, China, in December 2019, and was recognised as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020.

Twitter
Chris Markiewicz
@effigies
Replying to @effigies @AkioOhtori and @duplico
We have the locktail (equal parts gin, sweet vermouth and dry vermouth + dash absinthe), and we’ve got a couple puns on flattening the curve (flattening the Cuerv or flatlining the curve) but we don’t have tequila.
7:42 PM · Mar 14, 2020·TweetDeck

Twitter
Nick Brown
@sTeamTraen
Replying to @schneiderleonid and @MicrobiomDigest
It’s locktail (lockdown cocktail) time here, but I don’t see what the problem is supposed to be. What am I missing?
4:19 PM · Mar 22, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Lauren Kelly
@laurenkelly_lk
Locktail it is Cocktail glass
4:41 PM · Mar 23, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Debbie Cameron
@wordspinster
Locktail hour: cheers, everyone
2:39 PM · Mar 26, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Dr Vincent Lien
@fratribus
Replying to @wordspinster
“Locktail” - genius. I sincerely hope it finds its way into the OED #Locktail
2:45 PM · Mar 26, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

The Guardian (London, UK)
Limoncello locktails! How to make delicious drinks from years-old holiday booze
Tony Naylor
Wed 1 Apr 2020 10.00 EDTLast modified on Mon 6 Apr 2020 06.58 EDT

Twitter
Brian Stewart
@BRMStewart
Replying to @MarkLeneve and @hkist
Not a chance! Our Friday online cocktail get-together is the highlight of the week. (Or ‘locktail’ as the Guardian has it.)
9:46 AM · Apr 2, 2020 from Dundee, Scotland·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Imperatrice Decadent Sneezy-Bottom
@sneezysnooze
Someone in the Guardian has invented the word ‘Locktail’ for a mixed alcohol drink to consume during lockdown and roll on the End Times is all I can say.
3:45 AM · Apr 4, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Δkgōthçtso
@kgothctso
we decided to make some lockdown cocktails, a locktail if you will Tropical drink
Melinda May
1:56 PM · Apr 13, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Chris Markiewicz
@effigies
Replying to @barrypopik @sTeamTraen and 2 others
For the etymological record, my family’s use of locktail dates back to the Boston lockdown in 2013. Same recipe, though.
12:39 PM · Apr 14, 2020·TweetDeck

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Monday, April 13, 2020 • Permalink