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March 29, 2017 11:53 AM   Subscribe

I'm celebrating my 40th birthday next month, and it'll be an homage to my own Arrested Development. Fans of the show, help me come up with some AD-themed cocktail names!

We will likely serve about five different (fancy) cocktails, each of which will have a name derived from some reference to "Arrested Development." I want at least two or three of the names to be familiar to most people, while the rest can be a bit more obscure for superfans. The names don't have to describe the drinks in any way (we haven't even decided on the menu yet)—they just have to be funny and reasonably pithy.

Here's my initial batch of potential drink names in the "likely to be familiar" category:
Money in the Banana Stand
Some Light Treason
Just Blue Myself
Would love any further suggestions you have, from the obvious to the obscure!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell to Food & Drink (78 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
 
Pop-Pop in the Attic
posted by silby at 11:54 AM on March 29, 2017 [17 favorites]


Maybe Tonight
Never Nude
Huge Mistake
posted by Blissful at 11:59 AM on March 29, 2017 [9 favorites]


Marry Me
The Freebie
Lighter Fluid
Cloudmir Martini
The Poppins
What The Bucket's For
Les Cousins Dangereux
Arizona, Again
Ten Dollar Banana
Boyfight
posted by griphus at 12:00 PM on March 29, 2017 [7 favorites]


The Loose Seal
posted by ejs at 12:01 PM on March 29, 2017 [18 favorites]


Leather Pony (unless the party is during lunch)
posted by griphus at 12:01 PM on March 29, 2017 [3 favorites]


Sorry, was too quick with the enter button and I wanted to add:

The Cornballer
posted by Blissful at 12:02 PM on March 29, 2017 [6 favorites]


the cornballer
chicken dance
returning the dead dove
posted by koroshiya at 12:03 PM on March 29, 2017 [1 favorite]


ha! should have previewed.
posted by koroshiya at 12:03 PM on March 29, 2017


Hermano
No Touching
posted by O9scar at 12:05 PM on March 29, 2017 [4 favorites]


The Gothic Castle

or The Gothic Asshole

whichever
posted by entropone at 12:05 PM on March 29, 2017 [2 favorites]


Freedom
posted by griphus at 12:06 PM on March 29, 2017


Take To The Sea(breeze)
posted by cjelli at 12:07 PM on March 29, 2017 [1 favorite]


Hot Ham Water
Egg (...her?) - probably some sort of flip?
Get a Stew On
posted by backseatpilot at 12:07 PM on March 29, 2017 [7 favorites]


Make a Sidecar variation and call it a Staircar.
posted by clavicle at 12:08 PM on March 29, 2017 [31 favorites]


100 Years in the Face
posted by AndrewInDC at 12:10 PM on March 29, 2017


Afternoon Delight (which is apparently an actual cocktail)
posted by AndrewInDC at 12:10 PM on March 29, 2017 [2 favorites]


Any of Gob's "Illusions":

The Aztec Tomb
The Magic Coffin
The Amazing Jesus
The Shirt Off My Back
The Disappearing Yacht (Only if it's Incendiary)
The Raining Pennies
posted by TWTBoy at 12:13 PM on March 29, 2017 [9 favorites]


Leather Daddy
Country Music Lover
Come On!
Four Thousand Dollar Suit
Star War
Money or Candy
Hop(s) Ons
Man Egg
Milford Man
SLUT
Low Self Esteem
Fu... Appletini... ck
posted by bondcliff at 12:14 PM on March 29, 2017 [3 favorites]


You can make a large-format drink called a Mistake.
posted by backseatpilot at 12:15 PM on March 29, 2017 [7 favorites]


The Seaward
posted by dizziest at 12:17 PM on March 29, 2017 [12 favorites]


The Motherboy
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 12:17 PM on March 29, 2017 [5 favorites]


Banger in the mouth
posted by bondcliff at 12:18 PM on March 29, 2017 [4 favorites]


STEVE HOLT!
posted by cosmicbandito at 12:18 PM on March 29, 2017 [10 favorites]


Mister Banana-Grabber
posted by CheesesOfBrazil at 12:24 PM on March 29, 2017 [1 favorite]


If you're going to have a menu, write down a drink as "The O.C." but only serve it if someone asks for an Orange County. Otherwise just tell them "don't call it that".
posted by backseatpilot at 12:24 PM on March 29, 2017 [7 favorites]


Are you interested in recipe ideas as well? For Money in the Banana Stand, I suggest banana liqueur and Goldschlager.
posted by exogenous at 12:28 PM on March 29, 2017 [8 favorites]


Bob Loblaw's Blah Colada.
posted by Threeve at 12:54 PM on March 29, 2017 [16 favorites]


The Seaward
Doing the Time of My Life
Welcome to Klimpy's
Swallows (should be two layers)
'Her?' or 'Way to Ann, Plant' (should have eggwhite as an ingredient)
Always Leave a Note
posted by Alison at 12:55 PM on March 29, 2017 [1 favorite]


"Breakfast" is a vodka rocks (and a piece of toast)
posted by jeweled accumulation at 12:57 PM on March 29, 2017 [12 favorites]


"You're Killing Me, Buster"
posted by trixie119 at 12:59 PM on March 29, 2017 [2 favorites]


Something fruity: A whole thing of candy beans
posted by sexyrobot at 1:08 PM on March 29, 2017 [5 favorites]


Wee Britain
posted by Mchelly at 1:13 PM on March 29, 2017 [2 favorites]


The Mr. F

The Cuatro de Cinco

The She's in Rehab!
posted by tristeza at 1:14 PM on March 29, 2017 [1 favorite]


Maybe not specifically drinks, but the "winking eye" alcohol suggestion and hospital bar might make for good signage or something?
posted by jeweled accumulation at 1:15 PM on March 29, 2017 [1 favorite]


All the good ones are getting taken so quickly! Here are a few more:

The Final Countdown
This is Good (it wasn't)
Marry Me!
posted by Ragged Richard at 1:25 PM on March 29, 2017 [1 favorite]


Return From Whence You Came 🐦
posted by Mchelly at 1:27 PM on March 29, 2017 [2 favorites]


Do you have roundish drink glasses you can pair together? Say Goodbye To These
posted by Mchelly at 1:29 PM on March 29, 2017 [8 favorites]


Ike & Tina Tonic
The Scandalmaker
posted by Pizzarina Sbarro at 1:37 PM on March 29, 2017 [2 favorites]


Everybody already took my favorite ideas, especially "Hot Ham Water" and "No Touching!", but there's also

Anustart

If you count 4th season as in the canon.
posted by dis_integration at 1:55 PM on March 29, 2017 [2 favorites]


Teamocil
posted by little mouth at 2:06 PM on March 29, 2017 [8 favorites]


Response by poster: I love these! Keep 'em coming!

dis_integration: "If you count 4th season as in the canon."

Hah, man, I honestly didn't expect this. Naw, no 4th season. Thanks!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell at 2:06 PM on March 29, 2017 [1 favorite]


unlimited juice
Ice-cream sandwich love affair
Lucille and Lucille2 (vodka martini/gin martini)
posted by cosmicbandito at 2:14 PM on March 29, 2017 [5 favorites]


Her?
posted by SheIsMighty at 2:19 PM on March 29, 2017 [2 favorites]


Bees?
Forget Me Now
posted by Aster at 2:22 PM on March 29, 2017 [4 favorites]


The Sudden Valley
Smack of Ham
posted by terooot at 2:32 PM on March 29, 2017 [2 favorites]


Ten Dollar Banana is great, but I also like the name It's One Banana, because if it was literally made of like one frozen blended banana... I don't know, it makes me laugh.
posted by stoneandstar at 2:55 PM on March 29, 2017 [2 favorites]


Dusty Old Claptrap
Ike and Tina Tuna (not sure how that works for a beverage)
posted by getawaysticks at 2:57 PM on March 29, 2017 [2 favorites]


"It ain't easy..."
The Final Countdown
Fun, Sexy Time
Glasses off, hair up/Hair down, glasses on
A brown, pointy area
The Uncle Jack/Bullet
Babysit me - the non-alcoholic version of Marry Me
BS - Maeby's made up disease
Plate or Platter?
posted by getawaysticks at 3:06 PM on March 29, 2017 [1 favorite]


Shemalé
posted by under_petticoat_rule at 3:06 PM on March 29, 2017 [1 favorite]


(and happy early birthday from another huge AD fan who is also turning 40 next month! Sounds like it will be a great time)
posted by getawaysticks at 3:07 PM on March 29, 2017


Korean Hello
posted by timdiggerm at 3:10 PM on March 29, 2017 [3 favorites]


The uh-NAHL-ruh-pist
The Who's Anne?
posted by oxisos at 3:21 PM on March 29, 2017


1. The Vince Guaraldi
2. The Blue Man (here's a food blogger that presented this Blue Lemonade for the AR release on Netflix)
3. A lot of strategically placed scorpion-style punch bowls called the 'Private Party' and one all alone that looks totally different called the 'Pirate Party' .
posted by Nanukthedog at 4:09 PM on March 29, 2017


And that's why (you always leave a note)

The guy in the $4,000 suit (props if you could subtly up the price with stickers or something throughout the evening)

Justice is Blind or The Blind Seeing Eye Dog

TBD
posted by ghost phoneme at 4:10 PM on March 29, 2017 [1 favorite]


Fünke Cold Medina
Dirty Kitty Sanchez
Hop Ons
posted by sapere aude at 4:13 PM on March 29, 2017


The Bear -- Old bear! He likes the honey.
posted by General Malaise at 4:13 PM on March 29, 2017


The Skip's Scramble. Everything in one...glass? Pitcher? Bowl? Do not order.
posted by General Malaise at 4:28 PM on March 29, 2017 [4 favorites]


The Zuckercorn (it's very good)
Big Yellow Joint
Friend Of Dorothy
Controlled Slide
Bumpaddle
posted by bondcliff at 4:32 PM on March 29, 2017 [3 favorites]


Mr. F.
posted by little mouth at 4:38 PM on March 29, 2017 [3 favorites]


For a non-alcoholic option: Mocktail with J. Reinhold
posted by Pizzarina Sbarro at 5:06 PM on March 29, 2017 [12 favorites]


Operation HotMother
posted by kapers at 6:24 PM on March 29, 2017 [1 favorite]


Scraping my memory for stuff not already mentioned, um... The J. Walter Weatherman. The Hot Cops. The Queen Mary. The Surrogate. The Seaward/C-word. Cloudmir. Senor Tadpole.
posted by peripathetic at 7:02 PM on March 29, 2017 [1 favorite]


The "Can't Spare the Moisture" dry martini
posted by sapere aude at 7:30 PM on March 29, 2017 [6 favorites]


Kissing Cousin!
posted by purenitrous at 7:46 PM on March 29, 2017 [1 favorite]


Cornballer should be an infused bourbon (made from >=51% corn liquor). I was thinking bourbon + fireball, but if you like the cinnamon flavor, it's better to infuse bourbon. I'd go some orange, cinnamon, maybe a little allspice/clove, and then balance it with sugar/bitters, each of which is the antidote for an excess of the other.
posted by Sunburnt at 8:51 PM on March 29, 2017


Go Downtown - Manhattan?
Say Goodbye - Margarita?
Glasses On, Hair Back Up - strong coffee?

Unlimited Juice from above is great and ought to be in the form of 500 mL Bota Boxes with gas station shushie straws.

I love Money or Candy from above, but, really, it's the right AD euphemism for a certain non-drink that’s sometimes at parties.
posted by eelgrassman at 9:48 PM on March 29, 2017 [1 favorite]


Can we also help with food, PLEASE????
posted by yes I said yes I will Yes at 3:11 AM on March 30, 2017 [2 favorites]


I can't believe no one has said: Club Sauce!
posted by nakedmolerats at 6:16 AM on March 30, 2017 [2 favorites]


Mix up a pitcher of something well-known, and serve it in a (empty) container of parmesan cheese. When pouring, feign surprise at the contents, exclaiming "HE GOT ME AGAIN!"

(Idea can also be adapted to any sort of savory food dish, and yes please please please let us do food names too)
posted by Mayor West at 8:25 AM on March 30, 2017 [3 favorites]


The Man Inside Me
posted by nakedmolerats at 8:27 AM on March 30, 2017 [2 favorites]


Jump The Shark.
Dr. Fünke's 100% Natural Good-Time Family Band Solution .
posted by veedubya at 8:44 AM on March 30, 2017 [3 favorites]


Came to nth Unlimited Juice. Cocktail should be red.
posted by jamaal at 8:54 AM on March 30, 2017


Response by poster: yes I said yes I will Yes: "Can we also help with food, PLEASE????"

Hah maybe I will do a separate thread for that... but sure, go ahead! What are your ideas?
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell at 9:53 PM on March 30, 2017 [1 favorite]


vis a vis food: but sure, go ahead! What are your ideas?

This will need a separate thread. I literally have hundreds, God help me.
posted by yes I said yes I will Yes at 7:07 AM on April 2, 2017 [1 favorite]


Shurley (Funke) Temples!
Solid as a Rock (on the rocks, presumably, or maybe just served on a giant rock)
posted by pepper bird at 3:17 PM on April 3, 2017


Omg...the Cornballer should be served flaming 🌽🍸🔥😨
posted by sexyrobot at 8:34 PM on April 5, 2017


Response by poster: Thank you again for all the ideas! The party was absolutely fantastic, and people loved the drink names. If you are curious to see what we came up with, here's a copy of the menu.
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell at 7:57 PM on April 23, 2017 [4 favorites]


The Seagram's
posted by emelenjr at 6:14 PM on April 24, 2017


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