A-Z Guide to Cocktail Names & Origins (Part 2)

Staff Writer
Cocktail expert, Ray Foley, shares the stories behind the names of classic cocktails like the Martini and the Old Fashioned.
Martini
Maryse Chevriere

Martini

A name can easily make or break a cocktail. Humor and creativity might inspire you to order a Parisian Blonde or Grounds for Divorce. On the flip side, it's doubtful many people are rushing to the bar to order Sewer Water or Buzzard's Breath. But where does the inspiration for such names come from? Cocktail expert and author (not to mention, creator of the Fuzzy Navel), Ray Foley, offers an A to Z guide to the history behind classic cocktail names. Following the first installment, we conclude here with letters M through Z. —Maryse Chevriere

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