You drink martinis and manhattans and mint juleps and pina coladas and tom collins and hell, so much more. Have you ever stepped back and wonder how these cocktails were named? Mental Floss' resident genius John Green shares the origin stories of 26 different cocktails so you can learn some. Warning: he's really good at this rapid fire brain melting session. [Mental Floss]
As a former resident of Martinez, CA, I will go with that version of the Martini story. Besides, Martinez isn't known for much else besides a bunch of stinky oil refineries, so the town could use a little help there. Being the name behind James Bond's famous drink is not such a bad thing.