An interpretation of the classic Martini drink thought to be popularized by the post-beat modernist movement. A Kerouac, in traditional form, is 15 parts vermouth with a cold splash of Gin. Kerouac himself was known to "pour a cold glass of Vermouth while glancing at a bottle of gin."
"Are you serious?...Wow...OK, one Kerouac...comin' up."
To wander aimlessly for the giddy thrill. For background information read Jack Kerouac's "On The Road." Often done while singing "Four Dead in Ohio" by Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young or "Proud Mary" by Creedence Clearwater Revival.