“Hot Toddy” And Other Mixed Drinks That Have Inspired Songs
We’ve come a long way from “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall” when it comes to name-dropping alcohol in music. Today’s artists get paid big bucks to sing about certain vodkas, or have a name-brand bottle of booze appear in their videos. But then some alcohol-inspired songs seem to be purely organic, created purely as a true tribute to a particular beverage. One of the most recent examples—a
Check out other mixed drinks that artists have honored with ballads.
- Gin and Juice. Snoop Dogg keeps it basic, choosing a two-ingredient beverage to accompany his thug life. When your favorite drink is that simple to make, it is easy to keep your mind on your money.
- Champagne Supernova. This Oasis song is a tribute to a drink that combines champagne, port and bourbon. So when the lyrics of the song ask, “Where were you when we were getting high?” I can understand why the person might not give an answer. If I had a few of these I would have no idea where I was either.
- Tequila Sunrise. This is how The Eagles liked to start off their mornings, with a mix of tequila, orange juice, and grenadine. Though the drink sounds like a tasty substitute for a Bloody Mary, the drink didn’t help them get the girl but could have possibly inspired a trip to Mexico “where the pace of life is slow.” So I will call it a draw.
These are just a few boozy songs. What are your favorites?