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100+ Alcohol Names for Dogs: Wine, Beer & Cocktail-Inspired Ideas

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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Whether we’re unwinding from a long day, chasing the hair of the dog, or using the excuse that it’s 5 o’clock somewhere, we can usually find a reason to crack a cold one and tip her back! A shot of whisky to relax, a classy flute of champagne to celebrate, a draft beer while watching your favorite sports team, a splash of Irish cream to wake you up in the morning, a bold glass of red to pair with dinner—the list is truly endless and so are the pet name opportunities!

Now, there’s more to these suggestions than meets the eye—choosing a name inspired by your favorite cocktail could be an escape to your favorite sunny destination each time you see your pup, or perhaps invokes a memory of a cherished person or happy time! Of course, some of these suggestions are quite common but, among the popular ideas, are a few hidden and unique gems for anyone interested in choosing a name with a fermented and bubbly history! 

Below are the most commonly chosen spirit-inspired names for girl and boy pups, followed by a vast selection of names deriving from each family of wine, beer, cocktails, shots, and hard liquors. So grab a brew, and get to it! 

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These first 10 are among the most popular alcohol, wine, and beer dog names: 

Top 5 Alcohol Names for Female Dogs

  1. Hennessy
  2. Marsala
  3. Stella
  4. Mimosa
  5. Skyy

Top 5 Alcohol Names for Male Dogs

  1. Tequila
  2. Pinot
  3. Caesar
  4. Guinness
  5. Porter
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Liquor Names for Dogs

The base of a solid alcoholic beverage—could one truly exist without the other? You and your pup might not be the recipe for a tequila sunrise, but you sure are a dynamic duo and instead of a single foggy night, you will inevitably be set for one heck of a lifelong journey! 

  • Vodka
  • Gin
  • JD
  • Soju
  • Ozo
  • Bacardi
  • Toddy
  • Jameson
  • Sambuca
  • Schnapps
  • Bailey
  • Jagermeister
  • Amaretto
  • Malibu
  • Whisky
  • Kahlua
  • Smirnoff
  • Fireball
  • Cognac
  • Disaronno
  • Brandy
  • Goose
  • Rye
  • Bourbon
  • Jose Cuervo
  • Scotch
  • Rum
  • Ciroc
  • Patron
  • Shochu
  • Baijui

Wine Names for Dogs

Calling all connoisseurs, winos, and grape therapists! Our wine-inspired pup names are the perfect combination of classy and fun—warning, calling your pup may prompt the desire for a glass of your favorite white! 

  • Vino
  • Sake
  • Merlot
  • Prosecco
  • Champagne
  • Beringer
  • Shiraz
  • Blush
  • Rose
  • Montrachet
  • Marsala
  • Gris
  • Zinfandel
  • Corky
  • Bordeaux
  • Cabernet
  • Grigio
  • Noir
  • Syrah
  • Moscato
  • Blanc
  • Sangria
  • Chardonnay
  • Sauvignon
  • Grenache
  • Malbec
  • Riesling

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Cocktail Names for Dogs

While our pets are not as colorful as this next bunch, they are just as refreshing and oh-so sweet! Reminiscent of a vacation or tropical destination, our pets’ names could be a cool reminder of our favorite drink from our favorite carefree spot! 

  • Bellini
  • Mai Tai
  • Mojito
  • Pina Colada
  • Margarita
  • Zombie
  • Martini
  • Paralyzer
  • Daiquiri
  • Negroni
  • Tailspin
  • El Diablo
  • Mudslide
  • Radler
  • Cosmo
  • Manhattan
  • Sidecar
  • Mule

Shot Inspired Dog Names

If your new furball does odd things that make you wince—you could consider a shooter name as they both have that quality in common. Some sweet, others sour, we’ve even included a few spicy recipes—any of which could be good options for the party animal in your life! 

  • Burt Reynolds
  • Rockstar
  • Kamikaze
  • Woo Woo
  • Bazooka Joe
  • Mad Dog
  • Old Glory
  • Quickie
  • Shooter
  • Jello
  • Sour Puss
  • Voodoo
  • Apple Pie
  • Gum Drop
Puppy in a cup
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Beer Inspired Dog Names

Are you a major fan of a tall lager, pale ale, or draft pint? Well, if you are a beer lover through and through, pairing your pup with a name from this next set would be a chug of a choice!

  • Pale
  • Blonde
  • Craft
  • Irish
  • Malt
  • Tallboy
  • Molson
  • Dos Equis
  • Brew
  • Pint
  • Hops
  • Corona
  • Heineken
  • Keg
  • Porter
  • Ale
  • Draft
  • Spritz
  • Lager
  • Stout
  • Bud
  • Cider
  • Pilsner
  • Mead

Other Dog Names After Alcohol

You might be interested in a different approach—a name that fits the realm but keeps it original and far from ordinary. These picks are sure to be conversation starters with anyone who meets your pup. 

  • Booze
  • Hooch
  • Poison
  • Cheers
  • Highball
  • Alchy
  • Shaker
  • Tavern
  • Cordial
  • Soda
  • Spirit
  • Liqueur
  • Buzz
  • Lush
  • Double
  • Flute
  • Chug
  • Tender
  • Mix
  • Stagger
  • Cocktail
  • Brewer
  • Tipsy
  • Soused
  • Blackout
  • Vino

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Finding the Right Name for Your Dog

The search for your pup’s name isn’t always an easy journey but we hope that you were able to have little fun with the process. The suggestions on our list of 100+ alcohol and beer-inspired names are unique and different—each offering a cool alternative to Spot or Bella. If you still haven’t found the one, that’s ok too! Below are a few other great name posts sure to give you the inspiration you’ve been looking for: 

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