A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

TONIC

Sat, 27 Aug '22
Drink once consumed to prevent malaria
Tue, 16 Aug '22
Common mixer
Wed, 13 Oct '21
Vodka ___
Sat, 3 Jul '21
Invigorating substance
Tue, 13 Apr '21
Mixer with gin or vodka