Alcohol Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

Traces of preserved alcohol have been found in jars from China that date back to somewhere between 7000 and 6650 B.C., with medicinal uses being listed in both Sumerian and Egyptian texts as far back as 2100 B.C. Cultures all over the world have developed some form of this liquid to consume, and it was used as one of the world’s earliest and most popular of social lubricants. It was often employed at great celebrations where throngs of people shared in its effects, and in many cases, it is still celebrated in that way today. Unfortunately, it’s one of those ingredients, along with chocolate, grapes, and garlic, that we simply can’t safely share with our canine companions. One way that you can share an interest in alcoholic beverages with your dog, without letting them consume any, is to give them a name inspired by one of the many types of alcohol that we have acquired.

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Alcohol Inspired Dog Name Considerations

Choosing a name for your canine companion, while fun, is also serious business. The name that you choose to give your new pet can influence how quickly and effectively they bond with you as well as their ability learn new commands. The best name for your pet is one that you and your household are able to easily pronounce, one that you can live with saying repeatedly for several years, and one that your individual dog responds to. There are many factors that you may consider when trying to choose your dog’s new name, and elements such as appearance, personality, breed, and even the dog’s intended purpose may help to guide you in your decision. A name like Guinness might work nicely for a dog with a dark brown coat, while a small golden colored dog may be perfectly suited to the name of Bees Knees, or Syrah might be just the thing for a dog with a flowing red coat. A sweet, bubbly dog may be dubbed Mimosa, the crazy dog who never slows down might end up as Kamikaze, and the therapy dog may get a refreshing or healing name such as Julip or a healing name like Cordial. In some cases, you might look to your own interests as well, a fan of the Simpsons may be more likely to pick a name like Duff, while a horse racing fan who loves bourbon might mix interests by picking a name that represents both, like Kentucky. 

Male Alcohol Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
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Hurricane
A sweet drink served in a large glass that includes both dark and light rum as well as passion fruit, lemon, and ice
7
Malt
A fermented drink made from slightly sprouted barley seeds
7
Ouzo
An anise-flavored alcoholic drink from Greece, Cypress, and Lebanon that is usually served before dinner
7
Tito
Tito’s Handmade Vodka is a popular and well-known brand of American vodka that is made from yellow corn
6
Saké
An alcoholic drink from Japan that is made from fermented rice, can be consumed either cold or warm
6
Vermouth
A fortified wine flavored with various botanicals, comes in sweet and dry varieties
5
Cognac
A grape-based alcohol that is aged in a wooden cask
5
Jack
The name Jack can refer to either Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, or to Yukon Jack, a whiskey out of Canada
5
José Cuervo
A well-known brand of tequila, can be shortened to either José or Cuervo
5
Mezcal
A distilled drink made from the flesh and juice of the Agave plant
4
Guinness
A very old and very popular brand of Irish Stout beer, occasionally referred to as a “meal in a cup”
4
Rocks
If you just want your drink in a glass with ice, order it on the rocks
3
Berringer
A well-known and popular winery based out of St. Helena, California that was founded in 1876
3
Gimlet
A gin sour made with lime, a drink that is both sweet and tart
3
Kamikaze
Vodka, Triple Sec, and lime juice in a cocktail glass
2
Duff
Duff beer began as a fictional brand that could only be found in Springfield, but now has become a reality
2
Collins
While Tom Collins is the most well-known of the Collins family of drinks, there are several other varieties
2
Lager
A crisp, clean style of beer without the fruity notes found in ales
2
Stout
A beer made with roasted barley, often with a thick texture and dark coloring
1
Bourbon
In order for whiskey to be considered Bourbon it must be made from at least 51% corn
1
Cosmopolitan
A popular mixed drink made with vodka, Cointreau, and cranberry and lime juice
1
Hennessy
A brand of cognac that is based out of Cognac, France
1
Hooch
A slang term for inferior or illicit hard liquor
0
Gin
A clear alcohol that is made with grain or malt and has the flavor of juniper berries
0
Mule
The Moscow mule is a mixed drink consisting of ginger beer, lime juice, and vodka, served cold in a copper mug
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Pisco
Sometimes referred to as a Pisco sour, an un-aged grape brandy that usually has egg white added to it
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Sazerac
A New Orleans drink that includes absinthe, whiskey, bitters, and simple syrup
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Scotch
Scotch Whiskey only comes from Scotland using water and malted barley for the foundation ingredients
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Soju
In Korea, soju can be made with either rice or sweet potatoes
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Wormwood
Absinthe is flavored with wormwood, anise, and fennel

Female Alcohol Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
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Julep
A Mint Julep is a refreshing drink made from bourbon, water, ice, and muddled mint
8
Kahlua
A Mexican liqueur with a unique coffee flavor
8
Martini
A classic mixed drink that includes gin and vermouth and is generally garnished with either an olive or lemon peel
7
Margarita
A well-known mixed drink made with tequila, triple sec, and lime juice
6
Daiquiri
A fruit-based alcoholic drink, that includes rum, citrus juice, and a sweetener
6
Pina Colada
A tropical mix of cream of coconut, pineapple juice, and rum
5
Mojito
A Mojito is made from rum, water, sugar, and muddled mint
4
Anise
Absinthe is flavored with anise, wormwood, and fennel
4
Appletini
A cute little green drink made with vodka, apple schnapps, and lemon juice
4
Moscato
A sweet wine with low alcohol content from Italy
4
Sambuca
This is an Italian liqueur that is usually colorless and has an anise flavor
4
Syrah
A dark red wine made from the Syrah grape, also known as the Shiraz grape
4
Tequila
An alcoholic drink derived from cactus plants
4
Whiskey
A distilled alcoholic beverage that is derived from fermented grain mash
3
Bombay
A popular brand of gin from London that has been in business for over 200 years
3
Grappa
A grape-based brandy-type drink of Italian origin
3
Junmai
This is a type of saké is made with no distilled alcohol added to it
3
Mai Tai
A tropical drink with rum, Curacao liqueur, as well as pineapple juice and other tropical fruits
3
Mimosa
A mix of champagne and orange juice, sometimes served as a breakfast drink
3
Moonshine
This originally referred to illegally made distilled spirits but is now defined as a clear, un-aged whiskey
3
Skyy
A popular brand of vodka with a distinctive bright blue bottle
2
Barefoot
A popular winery based out of Modesto, CA
2
Brandy
An alcoholic drink that is distilled down from wine and aged in a cask
2
Cordial
A comforting sweet drink that was often recommended as a medicine
2
Kentucky
Ninety-five percent of the world’s bourbon comes out of Kentucky
2
Stella
Stella Artois is a Belgian made beer that was originally brewed just for the holidays
1
Riesling
The variety of grape used to make Riesling wine, a dry, semi-sweet wine with floral notes
0
Absinthe
A high-proof green alcohol flavored with wormwood, anise, and fennel
0
Bees Knees
A mixed drink that was particularly popular in the 1920's consisting of gin, lemon, and honey
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Vodka
A clear alcoholic beverage that is usually made by distilling cereal grains or potatoes

Community Dogs with Alcohol Inspired Names

Baileys's name story for Alcohol Inspired Dog Names
Baileys
Female
Brussels Griffon
New York City, NY

When I was about to turn 18 my mom friend gave me a sip of Baileys Irish cream and I fell in love with it since then. I’m now 46 so that’s to tell you how long, LOL. I recently became a first time Pet Parent and I first laid eyes on her I automatically fell in love with her. And that has only happened twice before in my life (fell in love @ first glance) One was my daughter and the other was when the Baileys back at 18. Couldn’t name her same as my daughter so Baileys was the next choice (though at times I have called her my daughter’s name LOL).