Dog Names Based on Drinks

By Janice Jones   |Last updated 09-27-2022

Choosing Dog Names based on drinks may be more popular than you think.  In the course of your lifetime, just how many dogs can you name that had a name such as Bailey, Bean, Buddy, Brandy, Jasmine or Sam? 

I doubt that those dogs were named after a drink, but you never know.  Every time I hear that a dog is named Buddy, or Bud for short, I think Clydesdales and the old slogan, For all you do, this Bud's for you.

Some of the names below may not be perfect for an everyday name, but when shortened can be just right for a new puppy or dog. 

Buddy or Bud for short is a great example of a dog name based on a type of Beer.Dog Names Based on Drinks

If you have a purebred dog and need to formulate a fantastic name for the registration papers, the full name may work great.  Consider the name X-Kennel’s Bombay Sapphire where x is the name of the breeding kennel and Bombay is the dog’s call name. 

This list of dog names based on drinks include beers, wines, mixed drinks and brands.  We’ve also included teas, coffees and soft drinks and the like. 

Did we forget a great name?  No doubt.  There are great names worldwide that could be added to this list. 

Please help the list grow.  If we forgot your favorite drink name, please don’t take it personally. 

Just help us out by listing your contributions on the form at the end of this page.    Don’t forget to give us your name and location so we can credit you with your submission.

Dog Names Based on Drinks

To make it a little easier navigating this page, I subdivided the types of beverages into categories, such as beers, wines, or coffees.

A World of Dog Names Based on Beers

According to Wikipedia, "Beer is one of the oldest and most widely consumed alcoholic drinks in the world, and the third most popular drink overall after water and tea."

The making of beer goes back 13,000 years so the number of brews produced over that time frame boggles the mind.  

According to Beer Advocate, there are likely more than 1,000,000 different beers world-wide.  Not all of these product names would make good dog names even if one were able to put such a list together.  Here are a few I think might be good for that new puppy of yours.

Abita  -  Beer 

Ale  -  Beer

Beck’s (Beck for Short)  - Beer

Braxton (Braxton Tropic Flare) IPA from the U.S.

Budweiser (Bud for Short)  - Beer

Busch - Beer

Conway (GLBC Conway's Irish Ale)

Corona - Beer

Fosters (Foster for short)  - Beer

Guinness  - Beer

Harp -  Beer

Hobo - Pale IPA (Lord Hobo Boom Sauce)

Eliot (Great Lakes Eliot Ness - US Beer

Killian - Beer 

King Kobra (King or Kobra for short)  - Beer

Lager - Beer

Lone Star (Star for short)  - Beer 

Michelob (Mich for short)  - Beer 

Millers (Miller for short)  - Beer 

Molson - Beer 

Murphys (Murphy for short)  - Beer 

Ness or Eliot (from Eliot Ness® Amber Lager-Great Lakes)

Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer (Pabst for short) - Beer 

Perry (Commodore Perry from Great Lakes Brewing Co)

Porter - British Beer (Fullers London Porter)

Rolling Rock (Rock for Short)  - Beer 

Sam Adams (Sam for Short)  - Beer 

Shiner Bock (Bock or Shiner for short)  - Beer 

Trooper - English Beer (Iron Maiden Trooper)

Wolfhound - from Wolfhound Stout - Great Lakes_

Wine Brands and Types

Asti Spumante (Asti for Short)  - Wine

Beaujolais (Beau for Short)  - Wine

Brandy -  Wine

Burgundy - Wine

Champagne -  Wine

Chardonnay - Wine

Chenin Blanc (Either Chenin or Blanc for Short)  - Wine

Chianti -  Wine

Dom Perignon  (Dom for short)  - Wine

Eiswein -  Ice Wine

Cava - Sparkling Wine

Merlot - Wine 

Mead - Honey wine 

Malbec - Wine 

Pinot Noir (Noir for short)  - Wine 

Riesling - Wine 

Rosé - Wine 

Sake - Japanese Wine 

Sangria - Wine 

Syrah - Wine 


Alize  -  Liqueur

Amaretto - Liqueur

Baily’s (Bailey for Short)  - Liqueur

Cognac - Liqueur

Kahlua - Liqueur 

Sherry - Liqueur 

Cacao - Creme de Cacao

Donna from North Carolina in the United States writes:

I have a dog named Sambuca (Buca for short) after Sambuca Liqueur.

Black Russian Terrier named Buca after a liqueurBuca


Bean - Coffee Been

Cappuccino (Cap for Short)  - Coffee

Frappuccino (Chino for Short)  - Coffee drink

French Roast (French  or Frenchie for short)  - Coffee

Java - Coffee 

Espresso -  Coffee

Kona - Coffee 

Latte -  Coffee 

Mocha - Coffee 


Chai (Type of Tea)

Cinnamon - Tea

Earl Grey (Earl for short)  - Tea

Ginger Root - Tea (Ginger for short)

Jasmine - Tea

Lavender - Tea 

Licorice - Tea 

Lipton - Brand name 

Nestea -  Brand name 

Red Clover (Red or Clover) for short)  - Tea 

Sage - Herbal Tea 

Carbonated Beverages

Cola - Soda

Dew,  Mountain (Dew for short)  - Soda

Fanta -  Soda

Izze - Soda

Fresca - Soda

Ginger -  (Ginger Ale) Soda

Moxie - Soda

Mr. Pibbs -  Soda

Muggs -  Soda 

Pepsi -  Soda 

Shasta - Soda 

Squirt - Soda 

Sunkist - Soda 

Shirley Temple (Shirley for short)  - Virgin Drink 

Sierra Mist (Sierra for Short)  - Soda 

Shanna Flaschka
Oxford, Mississippi wrote, 

We named our beagle mix Barqs, like the root beer (and because dogs bark!)

Danni Harlowe from Shetland, UK wrote, 

Our dog is Tizer!

It's an apple, citrus flavoured fizzy drink in the Uk

Other Non-alcoholic Beverages

Eggnog - Milk Drink

Gatorade - Sports Drink

Milkshake   - Milk drink

Perrier -  Sparkling Water 

Punch - Fruit Punch 

Tang - Brand name 

Slurpee - Brand name Frozen Drink 


Bellini  - Mixed Drink

Cosmo - Martini

Daiquiri - Mixed drink

Gibson - Mixed Drink

Mai Tai - Mixed Drink 

Mint Julep - (Julep  for short)  Mixed Drink 

Margarita (Rita for short)  - Mixed drink 

Martini (Marti for short) - Mixed Drink 

Mimosa - Mixed Drink 

Mojito - Mixed drink 

Piña Colada Mixed drink 

Toddy (Hot Toddy)  - Mixed Drink 

Tom Collins (Tom or Collins for Short)  - Mixed Drink 

Hard Liquor 

Avicon - Tequila

Bacardi - Rum

Bombay Sapphire London (Either Bombay, Sapphire or London for short) Gin

Bourbon - Whiskey

Cobra -  Malt Liquor

Colt 45 (Colt for Short) - Malt Liquor

Cruzan (Cruze for Short)  - Rum  

Don Julio (Don or Julio for short) - Tequila

Elijah Craig - Whiskey  (Either name could work)

Fireball - Whiskey

Glenmorangie (Glen for Short)  - Scotch

Grey Goose (Grey or Goose for Short)  - Vodka

Hennessy - Cognac

Jack Daniels (Jack for Short)  - Whiskey

Jägermeister (Jäger for short)  - Liqueur

Jameson (James for short)  - Whiskey 

Jim Beam (Beam or Jim for Short)  - Whiskey

Johnnie Walker (Johnnie for Short)  - Scotch

José Cuervo (Jose for short) -  Tequila

Mike’s Hard Lemonade (Mike for short)  - Malt beverage

Macallan - Scotch 

Macduff - Scotch 

Malibu - Rum 

Moscow Mule - Mixed Drink 

Rebel (Rebel Yell) Whiskey

Sailor Jerry (Sailor or Jerry for short) - Spiced Rum 

Skyy - Vodka 

Three Olives (Olive for short)   - Vodka

Titos (Tito for Short)  - Vodka

Whiskey - Whiskey                        

Suggestions from Our Visitors

Erin Cosgrove from British Columbia, Canada

Our male golden is named Michelob (beer)

Mike Squizz from South Australia

Country: Australia

Suggested  "Fanta," an Orange drink made by Coca Cola

"Tang" another orange drink from the 80's that was a powder you mixed with water

Simone Weigand from Ontario, Canada suggested

Remy Martin - Cognac

Jackie C from Florida, USA suggested

Stoli short for Stolichinya


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Now, it is your turn.  What have we forgotten to list? 

Remember it can be anything to do with liquid beverages, but with two stipulations: 

  • One:  it must be a great name for a dog, and
  • Two:  Nothing too long or vulgar.  Remember, this is a family friendly website and not all alcoholic drink names may be appropriate, even though they may be amazing drinks.  Let’s keep it clean. 

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About Janice (author and voice behind this site)

Having lived with dogs and cats most of her life, Janice served as a veterinary technician for ten years in Maryland and twelve years as a Shih Tzu dog breeder in Ohio.

Her education includes undergraduate degrees in Psychology with a minor in biology, Early Childhood Education, and Nursing, and a master's in Mental Health Counseling.

She is a lifelong learner, a dog lover, and passionate about the welfare of animals. Her favorite breed for over 50 years has been the Shih Tzu, but she has also lived with Poodles, Maltese, Yorkshire Terriers, Beagles, English Bulldogs, Carin Terriers, and a Cocker Spaniel.

When not writing, reading, and researching dog-related topics, she likes to spend time with her eight Shih Tzu dogs, husband, and family, as well as knitting and crocheting. She is also the voice behind Miracle Shih Tzu and Smart-Knit-Crocheting

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