Toast-Worthy: 7 Drinks Named After Famous People

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Arnold Palmer has mixed feelings about his signature drink. ”I’m a little embarrassed,” Palmer told the PGA. “I’m happy they’re ordering it, but I don’t think about it as something. I just think that maybe I’ve created something that is fun. And it was fun for me. … Like the guy says, ‘I’ll have a Palmer.’ I don’t think about it in first person. I think about, ‘Hey, thank you. Have a couple.’”

Maybe Palmer’s embarrassment can be lessened by knowing he is in good company. Other people have drinks bearing their names, and we’ve found seven drinks with famous monikers for you to try.



1. Roy Rogers

Similar to a Shirley Temple is the Roy Rogers, which you can make thanks to A mocktail isn’t the only Rogers namesake; the singer and actor also has a chain of restaurants which bear his name.


  • 1 dash grenadine syrup
  • ½ cup ice cubes
  • ½ (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle cola-flavored carbonated beverage
  • 1 maraschino cherry

Directions: Pour a dash of grenadine syrup into a cocktail glass over ice, then pour in the cola. Garnish with a maraschino cherry to serve.

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