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5 Really Bizarre Cocktail Names

A lot of work goes into creating an original cocktail. Doesn’t matter whether you’re a world-renowned bartender or a cocktail enthusiast working your home bar. Hell, some established bartenders try a recipe twenty times to get it right. Then, once you’re content with the taste of that new concoction, there’s still one question remaining: What are you going to name it?

Cocktail names can be inspired by anything from alcoholic authors to the most important meal of the day, and anything—and everything—in between. Sometimes names get downright strange. We’re way fine with that. We just need to know why. Don’t we all?

What’s the weirdest cocktail name you’ve seen or made up? Tell us in the comments!

  • Fuzzy Navel

    Tim Nusog

    Look, we’re not in the business of judging anyone’s grooming habits. But one thing is clear: Not even James Bond could elegantly bark an order for this drink.

    Though the name of this two-ingredient cocktail may have your brain thinking of several different hilarious scenarios, the reason behind this moniker is quite pragmatic. The Fuzzy refers to the Peach Schapps (get it?) and the Navel ties to the orange juice. Doesn’t get much simpler than that.

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  • A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea

    Finding a cocktail with an 11-word name is a rare treat. This cocktail from Chicago-based bartender Paul McGee turns the fun-loving culture of tiki drinking on its head with a deeply somber name.

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  • Sex on the Beach

    Tim Nusog

    What would this list be without mentioning this classic vacation cocktail? Born in Florida, this cocktail has remained a Spring Break staple since its invention in the 1970s.

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  • A.m.f.

    With four different types of liquor involved, this cocktail will no doubt knock you out for the night. Say Adios to the bartender and hello to your hangover.

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  • Set the New Year on Fire

    It’s not too often that a cocktail name offers a command. This uncommon New Year cocktail takes its name literally, with a flaming lime peel garnish. When the clock tolls midnight, listen to your drink and flame on.

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