Here’s the famous poem recited by Tom Cruise in the movie Cocktail. I think there must be more bartenders inspired by this movie (as much as it is a bit of a guilty pleasure and cheesy as hell) than any other – I know that I didn’t see it until I was already flairing, but I’m in the minority. I just had to know why everyone kept calling me Tom Cruise. I’ve linked to as many of the drinks in the poem as I can find recipes for, if you have one of the missing ones (or you want to create something!) please let me know in the comments! Lets complete this collection! 🙂
I am the last barman poet.
I see America drinking the fabulous cocktails I make.
Americans getting stinky on something I stir or shake.
The sex on the beach, the schnapps made from peach,
The Velvet Hammer,
the Alabama Slamma!
I make things with juice and froth: the Pink Squirrel, the 3-Toed Sloth. I make drinks so sweet and snazzy:
The Singapore Sling, The Dingaling.
America you’ve just been devoted to every flavor I got.
But if you want to got loaded,
why don’t you just order a shot?
Bar is open.