Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Tasteless Cocktail Names

Just a minor rant from me:  having worked briefly as a mixologist I was amazed at the number of surprisingly vulgar cocktail names that have proliferated since the concept of mixed drink libations has become accepted.  Not just the coy ones, like the cutesy and revolting mix called 'Sex on the Beach,' or the 'Fuzzy Navel' or the 'Bosom Caresser," but out-and-out gross drink names!  Just go to this site and type in some smutty word in the search:

http://drinksmixer.com

Here's an example of one that will not be named:

1 oz Chambord raspberry liqueur
2 oz Irish Cream 
6 oz milk

Pour the chambord, irish cream, and milk or cream into a shaker with ice. Shake, strain and pour into a champagne saucer.   Or, if you're lazy, serve it on the rocks.

http://www.drinksmixer.com/drink4979.html#ixzz2FvpLPvnu

Personally, I'd serve an ounce each of the two liqueurs on vanilla ice-cream.  And lose the dreadful name!  As a matter of fact, anyone who orders this by name deserves to have it poured over his misogynist head! 

Please be respectful to waitresses.




 

13 comments:

Cloudia said...

Indeed! Aloha:-)

Kristen Drittsekkdatter said...

I think it's a poor reflection on a cocktail lounge that would offer such fare!

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

I could never order these or utter them and I have a mouth of a sailor. That's why I just drink Tanqueray gin straight up chilled with a couple of olives. Not offensive and damn yummy!

MarkD60 said...

"Screwdriver" is about as dirty as I can handle.

Mike said...

I guess mixed drink #952 isn't descriptive enough.

Big Sky Heidi said...

Anyone asking for a Wet Pussy deserves a conk of the ol' head on general purposes.

TexWisGirl said...

:)

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

I have found that many drinks are only one-time affairs. SOTB and pina coladas are examples. Plus that vile concoction the Cuba Libra (AKA rum and Coke)

desertraider said...

I also dont get it with this names... I mean.. what the heck with this cocktails? Its like a competition who can invent a dirtier name for their cocktails

Anonymous said...

The worst drink I ever tried was gin and grape juice.

John Hill said...

Bourbon, neat.
I'd have to have a few before I'd be rude enough to order one of those other drinks.

Clarissa said...

It sounds like a tasty drink, for such an unfortunate name.

Bilbo said...

You just can't go wrong with a good old gin and tonic with plenty of lime and/or a sprig of rosemary. And moving away from the topic of revolting cocktail names, the Arby's sandwich chain used to have a delicious hot ham and cheese sandwich called the "Yumbo." I could never bring myself to order it by name ... I always asked for the "hot ham and cheese sandwich," and when they asked if I meant the "Yumbo," I just nodded.