Every man needs a signature drink—that liquid statement that says who he is and what he’s all about. Don’t have yours yet? Adopt one of these go-tos from legends of our past and present (and fiction).
1. Ernest Hemingway's Daiquiri Legend has it that after trying his first daiquiri in Havana, Hemingway said, “That’s good, but I prefer mine with twice the rum and no sugar.” This created the “Papa Doble.” Papa was the affectionate nickname bestowed upon him by the locals.
2. James Bond's Vesper Martini Making an appearance in the first book, this drink is named after the only woman Bond really loved. Unfortunately, you can’t enjoy an exact replica (the wine Kina Lillet doesn’t exist anymore). But you can fudge with similar ingredients. It’ll be your little secret (and spies are all about secrets).
3. Scott Fitzgerald's Gin Rickey As the story goes, Fitzgerald made this his drink of choice due to its refreshing nature and one key point: The gin was hard for others to detect on his breathe.
4. Barack Obama's Bud Light Hey, no one said your drink of choice needs to be a cocktail. Obama’s been known to casually relax with a beer in hand. Cheers to that.
5. Jack Kerouac's Margarita A drunken adventure in Mexico is supposedly how Kerouac fell in love with margs. Apparently a bathroom in one of his favorite joints, the White Horse Tavern, had a sign that read, “Kerouac, go home.”
6. Winston Churchill's Dry Martini Churchill loved Martinis, but not traditional ones. When asked how he wanted the vermouth, he once stated, “I would like to observe the vermouth from across the room while I drink my martini.”
7. George Clooney's Tequila Clooney loves straight tequila so much, he actually created his own brand designed to be enjoyed sans lime and salt.