This drink has no literature supporting it exist, although, you may hear the call between bartenders from time to time. For the longest, we believed it was just a joke. Seeing as the ingredients are as follows:
fill a rocks glass with ice, pour contents of the “bar mat” (which is the mat that sits infront of most service wells to capture spillage) into the glass.
You may think that nobody in their right mind would ever drink this, which we believe to be absolutely true. Although, there are a few people out there who are apparently not in their right mind. We have heard of bartenders of the past speak of it in terms of “if that guy bothers me one more time he is getting a Matt Collins”, however, the only time I ever saw this drink served was at the patrons request. Infact, the bartender did not even want to dirty his mixing tin with it, but the patron insisted.
It is intresting what some people will do for a free drink. Personally, regardless of the request, I do not think I could go through with it, but then again, nobody has ever ordered this from me, much less insisted it.
This drink in modern times is also known as a Matt Damon and dates between 1979 – 1984 and contained at least as of then:
Spillage from the Bar Mat
Rocks glass filled with ice.