Remember back in college, when you had limited money, limited access to alcohol, and limited supplies in the dormitory kitchen? Making a cocktail, or even a highball, was a matter of inventiveness often driven by desperation. You mixed what you had. It can also happen when you are adult, but broke, or a high school student sneaking what's available up to your room.
We had a drink called "the latest technology" that was equal parts tab, jagermeister, and nyquil.— Jeff Haley (@jeffchaley) May 9, 2018