A short visit to Merriam-Webster online dictionary
shows us that a cock
can also be:
a device (as a faucet or valve) for regulating the flow of a liquid
I can see why that could be the basis for the name.
- The color of a rooster, or being flashy like one.
- Makes one cocky.
- The word cocktail appears only around 1806 (M-W) – could it be related to a gun’s cock?
But why dillydally, dawdle, or delay. Let’s go get us some drinks!