I actually had a bad experience with 100 proof peppermint schnapps in college, so I try to steer clear of the subject!
But on an alcohol note, I always got a kick out of the name Liebfraumilch. I don’t think anyone is the US would name their wine “loving mother’s milk”.
edited - I guess it is actually “Dear lady milk”, or more precisely “Virgin Mary milk”, which seems even odder!
“Kraut” is another word that made frequent appearances in those low budget WWII films of my youth, though always as a slur term, never the food item. Sauerkraut is quite popular in some parts of the US, but I only like it on Rueben sandwiches.