April 4, 2011 4:09 PM Subscribe
How do I pimp out a cocktail?
posted by hal_c_on to food & drink (46 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
About 13 years ago, I had my first drink. I hated it since it tasted like paint thinner. I started mixing my own drinks. Not knowing the basics of drink mixing, I started creating all sorts of unusual cocktails ("chocolate milk and vodka has GOT TO BE GREAT"-yikes).
That actually worked out for me, because after a few months I found the perfect cocktail for my tastes. Its about as easy to construct as a "Jack and Coke". In fact, just like a J&C, it uses two well known brands (a spirit, and a non-alcoholic beverage).
Its good. DAMN GOOD. That not only my opinion, but the opinion of most everyone that has sampled it. Boys, Girls, bartenders, everyone. People who would not drink either one of those two seem to enjoy both of them mixed together. Friends of friends even call me by the name of the drink because thats what they know me for.
About 5 years ago, I finally realized that this is NOT a standard drink. NOBODY drinks this because they have never heard of it. The two items that are mixed are usually not mixed together either. It even has a very simple and easy to remember name using the 2 brand name ingredients.
What can I do here?
Worst case scenario, it goes nowhere. Best case (and least likely) scenario I make loads of money off of an idea using 2 already successful and established brands.
I have searched all over google, asked all the bartenders I knew (including professionals in LA), and look this up in EVERY cocktail book EVERYTIME I hit up a bookstore. There is NO MENTION of this concoction at all. I've had librarians search this for me...and even they get surprised that they cannot find any mention of it in text or internet.
It can be made very easily in a bar, at home, at parties, or even in one of those RTD cans for portable potables.
Yes, I have thought about contacting the maker of the liquor. I don't know how to do this, since I'm sure they get thousands of drink concoction recipes from people like me.
I have no restaurant or bar that I own. I also don't work in that industry.
Do I have any options besides squatting on domain names?
I'm not going to carry this recipe to my grave. I just want to know if I can do something with this. If I can't, I have no problem telling the world.
Any help, y'all? Thanks in advance.