There is a lot of mythology surrounding why your favorite drinks are named what they are. The trivia information junkies over at Mental Floss have put together a humorously insightful video guide to help you impress your bartender.
Many Anglophiles may be disappointed to find out that, despite a popular myth, Winston Churchill's mother had nothing to do with the naming of Manhattans. Meanwhile, Irish car bombs are traced back to... Connecticut. However, you can take comfort in knowing that Alabama Slammers do indeed have roots in Alabama.
The video above is appropriately sprinkled with brief guides to making some of the aforementioned drinks, so make sure to have your shoppinglist at hand.