101 Cocktail Cat Names

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boozy inspired names for cats

For cat owners who appreciate a touch of fun in naming their feline friends, this article offers a unique twist: 101 cocktail-inspired cat names. This list, presented in alphabetical order, is a mix of whimsy and sophistication, drawing inspiration from the world of mixology.

Each name is a nod to a classic or contemporary cocktail, a beloved spirit, or an ingredient that adds zest to our favorite drinks. From Alexander to Zinfandel, these names are not just playful picks, but also carry stories and flavors from the rich world of cocktails.

Whether your cat is as spirited as a Mojito, as sweet as Amaretto, or as classic as a Martini, this list has a name for every personality and style. It’s a perfect blend for those looking to combine their love for cats and cocktails.

Here’s a list of 101 cocktail-inspired cat names, along with their source and meanings, presented in alphabetical order:

NameSource & Meaning
AlexanderInspired by the Alexander cocktail, a creamy, classic drink
AmarettoFrom the sweet Italian liqueur often used in cocktails
AperolAfter Aperol, an Italian aperitif used in spritz cocktails
BacardiNamed after the famous rum, popular in many cocktails
BelliniFrom the Bellini cocktail, a mix of Prosecco and peach purée
BijouFrench for “jewel,” inspired by the Bijou cocktail
BlackberryA common fruity cocktail ingredient
Bloody MaryAfter the popular tomato-based cocktail
Blue CuracaoFrom the blue-colored liqueur used in tropical drinks
BourbonA type of whiskey, often featured in classic cocktails
BrandyA spirit often used in warming cocktails
CachaçaA Brazilian liquor used in Caipirinhas
CampariAfter the Italian aperitif, common in Negronis
ChampagneFor the sparkling wine central to many celebrations
ChardonnayA type of grape/wine, can be used in wine-based cocktails
CiderA light, often fruity drink, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic
CinnamonA common spice in many warm and spicy cocktails
CloverFrom the Clover Club cocktail, featuring raspberry syrup
CoconutA tropical flavor common in summer drinks
CollinsFrom Tom Collins, a refreshing gin-based cocktail
CosmoShort for Cosmopolitan, a stylish, cranberry-flavored cocktail
CranberryA popular cocktail ingredient, especially in fruity mixes
Cuba LibreNamed after the rum and cola cocktail
DaiquiriAfter the Cuban cocktail made with rum and lime
EspressoFor coffee-based cocktails, like the Espresso Martini
FizzFrom the family of cocktails with a fizzy component
FrangelicoAfter the hazelnut liqueur, a sweet cocktail additive
French 75A classic cocktail combining gin, champagne, lemon juice, and sugar
GibsonFrom the Gibson cocktail, a variation of the martini
GimletAfter the gin and lime juice cocktail
GinebraSpanish for “gin,” a key ingredient in many cocktails
GingerA spicy ingredient in many cocktails
Gold RushInspired by the cocktail made with bourbon, lemon juice, and honey
GrenadineA sweet syrup used in many cocktails for flavor and color
GreyhoundAfter the cocktail made with grapefruit juice and vodka or gin
HarveyFrom the Harvey Wallbanger cocktail
HavanaAfter Havana Club rum, popular in Caribbean cocktails
HibiscusA floral ingredient in some exotic cocktails
HighballA type of cocktail served in a tall glass
HoneyA sweetener in various cocktails
IrishInspired by Irish whiskey and cocktails like the Irish Coffee
JägerShort for Jägermeister, a herbal liqueur used in shots and cocktails
JasmineAfter the Jasmine cocktail, featuring Campari and lemon juice
JulepFrom the Mint Julep, a bourbon-based cocktail
JuniperThe main flavoring in gin, a common cocktail spirit
KamikazeAfter the cocktail made with vodka, triple sec, and lime juice
KahluaA coffee-flavored liqueur used in cocktails
KirAfter Kir, a French cocktail made with a blackcurrant liqueur and white wine
LagerA type of beer, occasionally used in beer cocktails
LemonA common ingredient in many refreshing cocktails
LimeA frequent citrus component in cocktails
LycheeA sweet, fragrant fruit used in exotic cocktails
Mai TaiAfter the tropical rum cocktail
ManhattanNamed after the whiskey-vermouth cocktail
MargaritaAfter the popular tequila-based cocktail
MartiniFor the classic cocktail, often made with gin or vodka
MezcalA smoky liquor, similar to tequila, used in cocktails
MimosaNamed after the brunch cocktail of champagne and orange juice
MintA refreshing herb used in various cocktails
MojitoAfter the Cuban cocktail with rum, mint, and lime
MoscowFrom the Moscow Mule, a vodka, ginger beer, and lime cocktail
NegroniAfter the Italian cocktail with gin, vermouth, and Campari
NocelloA walnut and hazelnut liqueur, used in some cocktails
Old FashionedNamed after the whiskey cocktail
OliveOften used as a garnish in martinis
PalomaA tequila-based cocktail with grapefruit
PeachA sweet fruit often used in summery cocktails
PimmsAfter Pimm’s, a British liquor used in a popular summer cocktail
PineappleA tropical fruit common in many cocktails
Pink LadyFrom the gin, applejack, and grenadine cocktail
PiscoA grape brandy used in Pisco Sour and other cocktails
ProseccoAn Italian sparkling wine, used in many cocktails
RaspberryA berry often used in fruity cocktails
Rob RoyAfter the Scotch whisky version of the Manhattan
RumA versatile spirit used in many cocktails
RyeA type of whiskey, often used in cocktails
SakeJapanese rice wine, sometimes used in cocktails
Salty DogFrom the grapefruit and vodka cocktail with a salted rim
SangriaA Spanish punch made with wine, fruit, and brandy
SazeracAfter the New Orleans cocktail with rye and absinthe
ScotchA type of whiskey, named after the Scottish drink
ScrewdriverAfter the vodka and orange juice cocktail
ShandyA beer mixed with a soft drink or lemonade
SidecarNamed after the cognac and citrus cocktail
SingaporeFrom the Singapore Sling, a gin-based cocktail
Sloe GinA red liqueur made with gin and sloe (blackthorn) drupes
SpritzA type of cocktail, often with wine and a bitter liqueur
StingerFrom the cocktail combining brandy and crème de menthe
StormyFrom the Dark ‘n’ Stormy, a rum and ginger beer cocktail
SunriseAfter the Tequila Sunrise cocktail
TonicOften paired with gin, a common cocktail mixer
VanillaA sweet and aromatic flavor used in various cocktails
VermouthA fortified wine, used in many classic cocktails
VesperNamed after the Vesper Martini, a gin and vodka cocktail
VodkaA versatile spirit used in countless cocktails
WhiskeyA distilled spirit, popular in many cocktails
White RussianAfter the vodka, coffee liqueur, and cream cocktail
ZinfandelA type of wine grape, can be used in wine-based cocktails

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Sean is a former literature professor with a curiosity almost as fierce as a cat's. When he's not tending to Cats Around The Globe, he writes middle-grade fiction, hangs out with his two daughters, or naps with his buddy Louie, a rescue American Shorthair.