The Shirley Temple was the drink in earlier years, allowed to children at restaurants so they could feel grownup, having something that looked like a cocktail but had no alcohol. In my family - mother's side, father's side, and stepfather's side all three the theory was different. They introduced you to actual alcohol, very gradually, starting at a young age. I recall belting down two of Uncle Freddy's whiskey sours at age 17 and signalling to my younger brother that we needed to go for a walk....like NOW... because the risk of me doing something silly was suddenly very real.
Yet the drink of choice for teenagers in our New England family was "The Sombrero" made with milk and coffee brandy, especially Allen's Coffee Brandy from Maine. With Moxie it is called a "Burnt Trailer," which I knew, and with Diet Moxie (a terrible abomination) called a "Welfare Mom," which I didn't know, but you see how low we are going here.
BTW, Moxie is a big deal in the AVI history. I don't mention it much here, but I bought my sons memeberships in the Moxie congress, and previous commenter Sponge-Headed Scienceman has a book on Moxie coming out this spring.
Back on task. The drink I knew as a Sombrero is - I just learned, looking this up - also called a Liquid Panty Remover or a Leg-Spreader, which lets you know we are going even lower now. I never knew this. It's the sort of name that goes to girlie drinks, which makes me think "had I only known." So I won't be mentioning it to my granddaughters as a family cultural tradition after all, as I had originally thought.
So, I decided five years ago I missed the Sombrero, but only broke down an bought coffee brandy yesterday. I still like this drink, but fear I could easily drink four in rapid succession.