What'cha Drinking?

By Brian . Created on Jul 21, 2021
Cocktails, mixed drinks. Call them what you will, several are named after actual people. Below are just a few. Take your pick of a favorite based on whether you like it, or just the idea of a drink named after the person. As usual, add your own in replies, and drink responsibly.
Gourmet and Going Out 112 votes | 23 Comments
Margarita

Margarita

Rob Roy

Rob Roy

Tom Collins

Tom Collins

Cointreau Teese

Cointreau Teese

Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary

Ginger Rodgers

Ginger Rodgers

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Margarita
James said 1 day ago
Best on a hot Texas day.
Brian said 16 hours ago
I won't argue with that, something about that tart lime flavor that quenches the thirst, I like it better than the strawberry and other variations they have come up with over the years. Speaking of which, what is it with Mexican drinks and lime? Order a Mexican beer, and they put a wedge of lime in it. Anyone know why?
Margarita
David said 3 days ago
Long Island Ice Tea
Brian said 2 days ago
Despite the name, this is typically made with vodka, tequila, light rum, triple sec, gin, and a splash of cola which gives it the color of iced tea. Robert Butt claims to have invented it in 1972 at a nightclub in Long Island as part of a contest to make a new drink containing triple sec.
Cointreau Teese
Milan said 4 days ago
Used to drink Johnny Walker Black on the rocks many many years ago now I am happy with regular iced tea or an occasional moscato wine!
Brian said 3 days ago
Which begs the question was Johnnie Walker a real person? Yes he was. His father was a farmer and after his death, the family sold it off and used the cash to build a grocery / wine and spirits shop which Johnnie worked at. By 1825 it was selling rum, brandy, gin, and whisky. Oddly, Johnnie Walker himself was a teetotaller. The walking man mascot was created by cartoonist Tom Browne.
Tom Collins
MarieN said 4 days ago
Brian, what about a "Harvey Wallbanger"? I recall from way LONG ago, someone had a poster of a cartoon character named Harvey and he was, um, well, as his last name "implied" taking care of "business" up against a wall. :-)
Brian said 4 days ago
I recall that one as well, looking into it, the origin of the name is a bit shaky. Dating back to 1952, one tale has it being invented by a guy named Donato Antone in his bar called Blackwater in LA and named after a surfer who frequented the place. Turns out there is no evidence for such a bar, and Antone was living in Connecticut at the time. More recent belief is the drink came from the McKesson Imports Compan...
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Kris said 5 days ago
Sex on the beach
Kris said 5 days ago
Sex on the Beach
Brian said 4 days ago
While not named for a person, you have to admit this one does have a memorable name that is fun to order. "I'd like sex on the beach, please", and the bartender has some comeback quip for that. Popular legend has it was invented by a bartender named Ted who was working at Confetti’s Bar in Florida. Inspired by a promotion from a peach schnapps company to sell the most of this spirit, he invented a cocktail featurin...
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Margarita
Bridgett said 5 days ago
Definitely tequila
Brian said 4 days ago
Looking into it, I was interested to find tequila is named for a city it was first made near in the 16th century. It's made from a fermented beverage called pulque, which comes from the agave plant. The worm one finds in some bottles of tequila is actually the larva of one of two types of moths that live on the agave plant. It's left to show a guarantee of high proof; if the worm remains preserved within the bottle.
Scott said 5 days ago
I quit drinking 30 years ago
Brian said 5 days ago
Seems like a few folks here have, and nothing wrong with that. I still like to drink beer, but try to do so in moderation. Back when the whole Covid thing hit, I found myself drinking way too much.