The History of Alcohol infographic

Wine. Martinis. Shots. Today, there are hundreds of different drinks you might order from any given bartender. Drinking is a leisure activity that we use to relax, party, or escape.

But it hasn’t always been that way.

Alcohol’s forms and its uses have changed drastically through the ages. Here’s the history you’ve never heard of.

How long have humans been drinking alcohol? No one is sure, but the first signs of it show up around 7000 B.C., likely originating somewhere in China. It’s not actually until roughly 3200 B.C. that we find the first documented evidence of it: a pictograph from Mesopotamia of a clay vessel presumably holding beer.”

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