Molotov cocktail (n.) Look up Molotov cocktail at Dictionary.com
1940, a term from Russo-Finnish War (used and satirically named by the Finns), from Molotov (from Russian molot "hammer," cognate with Latin malleus; see mallet) name taken by Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Skriabin (1890-1986), Soviet minister of foreign affairs 1939-1949.