"No soap!"

Bapopik at AOL.COM Bapopik at AOL.COM
Thu Nov 25 05:27:06 UTC 1999

     "No Soap!" was used in World War I.  It should be in the archives--I
thought I posted a WWI list here that included it.  "No soap, radio!"
     James A. Beard wrote a terrific series on drinks for HOUSE & GARDEN in
the 1950s-1960s.  This is from October 1959, pg. 188 and pg. 190:

   (_Cachaca_ is mentioned at the start.  The large treatment is given to
Batida I, Batida II, Coco de Agua, Champagne with Pineapple, Absinthe
Cocktail, Batido, Vaina, Pisco Sour I, and Pisco II--ed.)

     "Caipirinha" is never mentioned--and Beard wrote that he'd lived in
Brazil.  That 1975 citation is still our first.  I've looked through a bunch
of 1950s and early 1960s article on Rio, and "cachaca" is there but
"caipirinha" is not.  All indications are a late 1960s-early 1970s coinage
for what's been described as "Brazil's national drink."
      Happy Thanksgiving!

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