Why do they call a late night Alcoholic drink a " Night Cap"?

  1. Tony the writer profile image74
    Tony the writerposted 4 years ago

    Why do they call a late night Alcoholic drink a " Night Cap"?

    May only be called it in England

  2. My Cook Book profile image61
    My Cook Bookposted 4 years ago

    I never heard of this word, nightcap. Just googled and found the answer from wiki. There are two theories explaining the origin of the word nightcap. I liked this one; alcohol's warming and dizzying sense will help some people sleep, thus putting a "cap" on the night.

 
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