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220+ Fun Alcohol-Inspired Dog Names

Updated on September 2, 2017
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Whoever coined the phrase “man’s best friend” in reference to canines couldn’t have been more right! Adopting a puppy or even an older companion means having a new friend and family member who is always excited to see you! There’s nothing quite like that moment when you walk in the door from work from a stressful day to a dog who is so happy to see you that his entire body is wagging! It melts the stress right away!

Choosing the Perfectly Pickled Pup Name

After adopting your new dog, one of the first things you'll need to do is choose a name to call him or her! It’s definitely not a process that should be taken lightly! It’s a name that you will be saying for many happy years to come, after all!

One of my favorite aspects to choosing a name is making sure it's unique, and these naming your pup after your favorite alcoholic beverage is certainly a creative option! They can be funny and remind people of good times!

Here are a few pointers to consider when picking a dog name:

Personality: Your dog’s personality might be the key to finding the best name for your pooch! Whether he or she is super hyper and excitable, or is laid back and prefers to chill, get a good feel for their unique personality and see what kinds of names come to light.

General appearance: Outward appearance is an easy way to get ideas for some of the best dog names! Whether it be color, size, shape, or their beautiful fur coat, their appearance can give lots of obvious naming hints!

Breed: Most of the more popular dog breeds have stereotypes which can be useful in giving your dog a name whether they’re known for being fierce and aggressive, (Jack Daniels comes to mind) or yappy or skittish, in which case, a drink with a low-alcohol content seems a bit more appropriate.

Social acceptance: When naming your dog, it’s probably a good idea to give it a name that you’ll feel comfortable shouting across the neighborhood. I’ve heard a few questionable dog names in my day, but to each his own, right? Sex on the Beach is not a funny dog name... It's just not.

Now that you have a few tips about choosing an alcohol dog name in mind, grab a drink yourself and check out this giant collection of names inspired by your favorite drinks!

Beer Dog Names

If dogs are man's best friend, then beer is a close second!

Dog Names Inspired by Beer and Breweries

Ale
Dubbel
Pale Ale
Amber
Guinness
Pilsner
Barley
Half Pint
Pint
Beck
Heineken
Porter
Blue Moon
Heiny
Pub
Bock
Hopper
Pubby
Bomber
Hopps
Rye
Brew
Hoppy
Sam Adams
Brewksi
Keg
Samuel
Bud
Lager
Schwarzbier
Bud Light
Malt
Shock Top
Budweiser
Malt
Skol
Busch
Mead
Stella
Coors
Miller
Stout
Corona
Milwaukee
Tallboy
Dogfish
Molson
Tapper
Dos Equis
Oktoberfest
Yuengling

Wine Dog Names

Naming your dog after your favorite wine shows makes your pet one classy canine!

Dog Names Inspired by Wine and Wineries

Asti
Chardonnay
Prosecco
Balthazar
Cork
Riesling
Barefoot
Corkscrew
Rose
Beringer
Corky
Rosey
Blanc
Grigio
Sauvignon
Blush
Gris
Sherry
Bubbles
Hess
Shiraz
Bubbly
Merlot
Syrah
Burgundy
Moscato
Tannin
Cabernet
Noir
Vermouth
Cava
Pino
Vino
Chablis
Pip
Winey
Champagne
Port
Zinfandel

Cocktail & Mixed Drink Dog Names

If beer and wine aren't your drink of choice, name your dog after one of these delicious concoctions!

Dog Names Inspired By Popular Cocktails & Mixed Drinks

Americano
Julep
Rob Roy
Appletini
Kamikaze
Rocky
Bellini
Lemon Drop
Rumrunner
Bloody Mary
Mai Tai
Russian
Blue Hawaiian
Manhattan
Rusty Nail
Boilermaker
Margarita
Sangria
Brooklyn
Martinez
Screwdriver
Colada
Martini
Shaker
Cosmo
Mary
Shirley Temple
Cosmopolitan
Mimosa
Sidecar
Daiquiri
Mojito
Spike
Fuzzy Navel
Mudslide
Spritzer
Gimlet
Mule
Stinger
Godfather
Negroni
Tequila Sunrise
Harvey Wallbanger
Old Fashioned
Tom Collins
Highlander
Paloma
Tonic
Hurricane
Pina Colada
Whiskey Sour
Irish Coffee
Pink Lady
Zombie

Liquor Dog Names

You should never give your dog liquor, or any form of alcohol, but a liquor-inspired name is totally cool with us!

Dog Names Inspired by Liquor

Absinthe
Goldschlager
Moonshine
Absolut
Goose
Morgan
Bacardi
Grain
Patron
Bailey's
Hennessy
Rum
Bourbon
Jack
Schnapps
Brandy
Jager
Scotch
Captain
Jagermeister
Skyy
Captain Morgan
Jameson
Smirnoff
Crown
Jim Beam
SoCo
Cuervo
Johniie Walker
Spirit
Curacao
Jose
Tequila
Fireball
Liqueur
Toddy
Gin
Liquor
Vodka
Ginger
Malt
Whiskey

More Drinking Related Names Ideas

And finally, here are some name ideas inspired by drinking itself.

More Alcohol Inspired Name Ideas

Alchy
Designated Driver
Mugger
Barbie
Drinker
Mugsy
Bingey
Drunkard
Plaster
Blackout
Drunkie
Saloon
Blotto
Flute
Shooter
Bomber
Goggles
Shot
Booze
Hammer
Shotgun
Boozer
Hangover
Stagger
Buzz
Intox
Tavern
Chaser
Jigger
Tipsy
Cheers
Lush
Toast
Chug
Merry
Toasty
Chugger
Mug
Virgin

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    • FlourishAnyway profile image

      FlourishAnyway 2 weeks ago from USA

      I like Hennessey as a name.