How Some Well-Known Cocktails Got Their Names
Named in 1886, either after Italian vermouth company Martini and Rossi or after the Martinez cocktail.
Invented in 1983, it was orginally christened the Vodka Espresso but later changed in the ’90s to suit the fashions of the time.
A spanish nickname, either for film actress Marjorie King or for wealthy Texan socialite Margaret Sames.
An 1946 borrowing from Cuban Spanish mojo, meaning “sauce”. That’s from the verb mojar, “to moisten”.
Means “strained pineapple” in Spanish. Traces to the Latin roots pinea (“pineapple”) and colare ("to strain").
The word was previously used to refer to shot glasses that bartenders poured their excess liquor into.
Nammed after Russia because of vodka being associated with the country. TheWhite part refers to the use of cream.
Named after either QueenMary I of England or a waitress who worked in a bar called the Bucket of Blood.
Invented in 1919 when an Italian count named Camillo Negroni asked for a stronger version of the Americano.