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Ultimate Cocktail Quiz Questions and Answers [2022 Quiz]

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Think you know your Martini from your Mai Tai? And whether they should be served with a twist or on the rocks? Let us test your knowledge and help you find out! With 100+ cocktail trivia questions and answers (inc. a picture round!) this is the most comprehensive + FUN Cocktail Quiz on the internet that will really get your brain ticking.

Everyone has their favorite cocktail, right? Whether it’s the boozy Long Island Iced Tea or the fruity Sex on the Beach; the creamy Pina Colada or a spicy Bloody Mary – they remind us of good times, great parties and even better holidays. But how much do you know about these wonderful, colorful creations?

There are 7 rounds in this comprehensive cocktail quiz including a set of easy cocktail quiz questions to get you started, a quickfire true or false round, questions about classic cocktails and famous cocktails, a cocktail quiz picture round and some super hard cocktail quiz questions that we think only a true mixologist or awesome bartender will be able to answer!

So whether you are putting together your next pub quiz (or virtual quiz!) and need some cocktail-related quiz questions; or are looking to challenge yourself and your friends to find out who is the best bartender of the group, it’s time to mix up your favourite cocktail, scroll down and get cracking!

Cocktail Quiz Questions and Answers cover photo of a red neon 'Cocktails' sign on a brick wall

Easy Quiz Questions About Cocktails (The Ultimate Cocktail Quiz)

Let’s get started with some easy and multiple-choice cocktail trivia questions. These cover the basics of mixology and the key ingredients of famous cocktails. These straightforward single answer and multiple-choice cocktail questions will also help get you in the right mind for the more challenging cocktail questions coming up later in this quiz!

1. How does James Bond enjoy his martini?
A. On the rocks
B. With a twist
C. Shaken not stirred

2. A Pina Colada contains what spirit?
A. Vodka
B. Rum
C. Gin

3. In which hotel in Singapore was the Singapore Sling created?

Two cocktails on top of a wine barrel

4. If a ‘Tom Collins’ contains Gin, what spirit does a ‘John Collins’ feature?
A. Brandy
B. Bourbon
C. Vodka

5. What garnish is added to a Negroni?

6. What ingredient is added to a Martini to make it a Dirty Martini?
A. More Gin
B. Lime
C. Olive Juice

7. Which cocktail contains grapefruit juice, cranberry juice, and vodka?
A. Sea Breeze
B. Sex on the Beach
C. Kir Royal

8. What is the name of the non-alcoholic version of Sex on the Beach?

9. Which of the following ingredients is not found in a Long Island Iced Tea?
A. Rum
B. Tequila
C. Vodka

10. A Kir Royal is flavoured with which liqueur?
A. Creme de cacao
B. Creme de cassis
C. Creme de menthe

11. In which romantic city was the ‘Between the Sheets’ cocktail created?

13. In Sex and the City, which is Carrie Bradshaw’s favorite cocktail?

14. Which cocktail is made with equal parts Cognac and Amaretto?
A. French Connection
B. Mai Tai
B. Dark n’ Stormy

15. What soft drink is used in a Cuba Libre?
A. Lemonade
B. Coca-Cola
C. Orange Juice

Orange cocktail in front of a swimming pool

 

Name That Cocktail Quiz Questions

1. Originally made of gin, vodka and Kina Lillet, which cocktail was invented and named by Ian Fleming in the 1953 James Bond novel Casino Royale?

2. Sometimes called a vodka buck, which cocktail made with vodka, spicy ginger beer, and lime juice, garnished with a slice or wedge of lime is popularly served in a copper mug, which takes on the cold temperature of the liquid?

3. Victor Vaughen Morris was an American immigrant to Peru and businessman and bar owner best known for inventing the national drink of Peru. Name this drink.

4. Victor J. Bergeron claimed to have invented this cocktail based on rum, Curaçao liqueur, orgeat syrup and lime juice in 1944 at his restaurant, Trader Vic’s, in Oakland, California. Which popular cocktail takes its name from the Tahitian word for “good” or “excellence”?

Cocktails on a bar with passionfruit garnish

5. Which highball cocktail consisting of cola, rum and in many recipes lime juice on ice became popular shortly after 1900 when bottled Coca-Cola was first imported into Cuba from the United States?

6. According to bartender lore, this cocktail – containing vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice and cranberry juice – was invented by a bartender in Florida as part of a promotion from a peach schnapps company to sell more of the spirit.
He named it after what he thought were the two main reasons Spring Breakers visited the state. What is it called?

7. Which cocktail made with vodka, coffee liqueur and cream served with ice in an old fashioned glass was the favorite drink of Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski (Jeff Bridges), the protagonist in the cult classic film The Big Lebowski?

8. U.S. Senator Henry Clay of Kentucky introduced the drink to Washington, D.C. at the Round Robin Bar in the famous Willard Hotel during his residence in the city in 1850. The drink later became the ‘official drink of the Kentucky Derby’ – what is it called?

9. Which cocktail of vodka and coffee liqueur was created by Gustave Tops, a Belgian barman at the Hotel Metropole in Brussels in 1949 in honour of Perle Mesta, then United States Ambassador to Luxembourg?

10. What is the name of the cocktail made with rum, coconut milk and pineapple juice, usually served either blended or shaken with ice, and takes its name from the Spanish word for “strained pineapple”?

 

Classic Cocktail Trivia: True or False

Pink Cocktail

1. Harvey Wallbanger is a mixed drink made with Galliano, vodka and Apple juice. True or False.

2. Havana, Cuba is the birthplace of the Mojito, a cocktail that consists of five ingredients: white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water, and mint. True or False?

3. The whiskey sour with the egg white is sometimes called a Boston Sour. True or False?

4. True or False, The Alexander (or Brandy Alexander) is a cocktail consisting of Rum, cocoa liqueur (crème de cacao) and cream?

5. Piña colada originated from Puerto Rico. True or False?

6. The Moscow Mule is usually served in a copper mug. True or False?

7. An ABC News article published in 2018 described lemon, lime, and bitters (LLB) as “Australia’s national drink”. True or False?

8. True or False – Egg yolk is added in a Gin Fizz to make a Golden Fizz.

9. A Negroni is an Italian cocktail, made of one part gin, one part vermouth rosso (red, semi-sweet) and one part Campari, garnished with apple peel. True or False?

10. True or False – Worcestershire sauce is included in a Bloody Mary cocktail.

 

Famous Cocktails Quiz Questions

Mojito Cocktail

1. Which beer cocktail made from a combination of stout (often Guinness) and white sparkling wine (often Champagne) was first made by a bartender of Brooks’s Club in London in 1861 to mourn the death of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s Prince Consort?

2. Primarily a gin-based cocktail which also contains pineapple juice, lime juice, curaçao and Bénédictine, what cocktail was first created in 1915 by a bartender named Ngiam Tong Boon?

3. Which classic cocktail, consisting of Angostura bitters, vermouth and bourbon was popularised by Marilyn Monroe in the movie “Cocktail”?

4. Antoine Amedee Peychaud is known as the inventor of which cocktail – which also happens to be the oldest known American cocktail?

5. A gin and tonic is said to help fight Malaria due to the quinine in the tonic. Which world-famous personality once said, “The gin and tonic have saved more Englishmen’s lives and minds, than all the doctors in the Empire”?

6. Which cocktail made of gin and lime juice was named after the British Royal Navy surgeon, who is said to have first added lime cordial to the daily gin tot of the men of the Royal Navy to help combat the ravages of scurvy on long voyages?

7. What is the name of the cocktail composed of whiskey, sweet vermouth and Campari, which also shares its name with a monthly magazine in Paris founded by Erskine Gwynne, an American-born writer?

Cocktail Trivia decorative photo of a short glass cocktail on a wooden board under dark lights

8. What is the name of the cocktail commonly prepared by mixing tequila, lime juice and a grapefruit-flavored soda and served on the rocks with a lime wedge – which also takes its name from the Spanish word for ‘ dove’.

9. Gosling Brothers Limited, a Bermuda company claims that the drink – a highball cocktail made with dark rum and ginger beer served over ice and garnished with a slice of lime was invented in Bermuda just after World War I. Name this drink.

10. Which shooter, named after a rock band from Atlanta, Georgia, contains coffee liqueur (Kahlúa), an Irish cream (Baileys Irish Cream), and a Grand Marnier (in later versions replaced with triple sec or Cointreau)?

11. What is the name of the cocktail made from gin, lemon juice, sugar, and carbonated water.

12. Identify the cocktail that is made with vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and freshly squeezed lime juice and shares its name with an American monthly fashion and entertainment magazine for women.

13. What is the name of cocktail made with Prosecco and peach purée which originated in Venice, Italy and was named after a 15th-century Venetian artist?

14. Identify this Prohibition Era cocktail made with white rum, fresh pineapple juice, grenadine, and Maraschino liqueur which was named after a Canadian-American film actress of yesteryears.

15. A cocktail composed of gin, dry vermouth, orange bitters, maraschino and Absinthe is named after a Club in Orange County, New York where it was first mixed. Name it.

 

Fun Cocktail Quiz Questions

Sophisticated cocktail in a tall while bowl glass garnished with a sprig of small white and green flowers

1. Todd McCalla founded National Margarita Day to spread his love for margaritas around the world. What date is it celebrated?

2.  Which non-alcoholic mixed drink traditionally made with ginger ale and a splash of grenadine, garnished with a maraschino cherry may have been invented by a bartender at Chasen’s, a restaurant in West Hollywood, California, to serve then a child actress whose autobiography is titled ‘Child Star’?

3. Which 1928 movie directed by Dorothy Arzner, starring Nancy Carroll and Richard Arlen shares its name with a cocktail made with whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitters?

4. Which tropical cocktail made with rum, pineapple juice and Campari was invented in 1978 at the Aviary bar of the Kuala Lumpur Hilton?

5. In John le Carré’s 1965 novel ‘The Looking Glass War, what is the name of the main protagonists favourite classic cocktail made with gin, cointreau or Triple Sec, fresh lemon juice (and an optional egg white.)

6. A Grasshopper is a sweet, mint-flavoured, after-dinner drink. What ingredient gives it its distinctive green colour?

7. What is the name of the cocktail made with rum, lime juice, maraschino liqueur and grapefruit juice, named after a well-known American novelist?

8. What is the name of an English brand of gin-based liqueur that contributes to two staple drinks at the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament, the Chelsea Flower Show, and the Henley Royal Regatta (the other being champagne)?

Old Fashioned Cocktail

9. The Ritz-Carlton in Tokyo offers the world’s most expensive cocktail currently available, at a price of US$22,600. It consists of Grey Goose vodka with a lime twist and a mystery ingredient that is the reason for the expense. What is the cocktail called?

10. Which American rapper’s hit song ‘Gin and Juice’ inspired a record attempt after the hip hop star helped to create the world’s largest Paradise cocktail in 2018?

11. What is the name of the layered cocktail shooter most commonly made with Baileys Irish Cream and Sambuca?

12. Which cocktail is named for its appearance when served – with gradations of colour resembling a common natural phenomenon?

13. Originating in Yugoslavia and Northern Italy about 200 years ago, what is the official name of the sweetened cherry that is often used in many alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and cocktails, including the Tequila Sunrise, the Queen Mary and the Shirley Temple, giving them the nickname “cocktail cherries”?

14. French for “mint cream”, what is the name of the sweet, mint-flavoured alcoholic beverage available in both white and green versions?

15. What is the name given to non-alcoholic, or virgin cocktails?

 

Cocktail Trivia Questions – The Picture Quiz Round

In this round, you need to name the cocktails from their illustrations. This page can also be printed out in A4 to hand out at your quiz night.

Cocktail Picture Quiz with 12 drawing of cocktails

 

Hard Questions About Cocktails

1. Robert “Rosebud” Butt claims to have invented which alcoholic mixed drink as an entry in a contest to create a new mixed drink with triple sec in 1972, while he worked at the Oak Beach Inn, New York?

2. The recipe of which popular cocktail is: ‘Three measures of Gordon’s; one of vodka; half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it over ice and add a thin slice of lemon peel?

3. During the 1950s, American oil workers in the Persian Gulf discreetly added vodka to their orange juice while working. Lacking a spoon, the workers decided to stir the drink with something and that’s how the cocktail got its popular name. Name this popular alcoholic highball drink made with orange juice and vodka.

4. A cocktail made from gin, champagne, lemon juice, and sugar dates to World War I, and an early form was created in 1915 at the New York Bar in Paris —later Harry’s New York Bar —by barman Harry MacElhone. The combination was said to have such a kick that it felt like being shelled with the powerful French field gun. Name it.

Martine cockatil glass with a deep red/purple cocktail garnished with a blackberry on the top and a sprig of mint

5. Because of his pioneering work in popularizing cocktails across the United States as well, which American bartender is considered “the father of American mixology”?

6. The International Bartenders Association (IBA) has an official record of all cocktails ever created, and as per their guidelines, they can be classified into 3 different categories: Contemporary Classics, New Era Drinks. What is the third one?

7. Which French painter invented a cocktail called the “Earthquake”, 3 parts Absinthe to 3 parts Cognac served in a wine glass?

8. Name the cocktail traditionally made with cognac, orange liqueur, and lemon juice, traditionally garnished with a sugar rim that was introduced around the end of World War One and named after a motorcycle attachment which was common at the time?

9. Name the drink whose main ingredients are rum, citrus juice (typically lime juice) and sugar was supposedly invented by an American mining engineer named Jennings Cox, who was in Cuba at the time of the Spanish–American War.

10. Which popular cocktail was born on the 25th January 1943 when a flight, several hours into its journey, had to return to New York due to severe weather conditions and it’s cold, now delayed and miserable passengers were cheered up when served this new cocktail creation?

Theatrical cocktail being uncovered surrounded by whirling smoke

 

Answers to Easy Quiz Questions About Cocktails

1. How does James Bond enjoy his martini?
A. On the rocks
B. With a twist
C. Shaken not stirred

2. A Pina Colada contains what spirit?
A. Vodka
B. Rum
C. Gin

3. In which hotel in Singapore was the Singapore Sling created?
Raffles

4. If a ‘Tom Collins’ contains Gin, what spirit does a ‘John Collins’ feature?
A. Brandy
B. Bourbon 
C. Vodka

5. What garnish is added to a Negroni?
Orange Peel

Pink Cocktail held out between two restaurants on the beach

6. What ingredient is added to a Martini to make it a Dirty Martini?
A. More Gin
B. Lime
C. Olive Juice

7. Which cocktail contains grapefruit juice, cranberry juice, and vodka?
A. Sea Breeze 
B. Sex on the Beach
C. Kir Royal

8. What is the name of the non-alcoholic version of Sex on the Beach?
Woo Woo

9. Which of the following ingredients is not found in a Long Island Ice Tea?
A. Rum
B. Tequila
C. Vodka

10. A Kir Royal is flavoured with which liqueur?
A. Creme de cacao
B. Creme de cassis 
C. Creme de menthe

11. In which romantic city was the ‘Between the Sheets’ cocktail created?
Paris

13. In Sex and the City, which is Carrie Bradshaw’s favorite cocktail?
Cosmopolitan

14. Which cocktail is made with equal parts Cognac and Amaretto?
A. French Connection 
B. Mai Tai
B. Dark n’ Stormy

15. What soft drink is used in a Cuba Libre?
A. Lemonade
B. Coca-Cola 
C. Orange Juice

Close up of 4 glasses of cocktails in margarita glasses garnished with fruit

 

Name That Cocktail Trivia Questions and Answers

1. Originally made of gin, vodka and Kina Lillet, which cocktail was invented and named by Ian Fleming in the 1953 James Bond novel Casino Royale?
The Vesper or Vesper Martini.

2. Sometimes called a vodka buck, which cocktail made with vodka, spicy ginger beer, and lime juice, garnished with a slice or wedge of lime is popularly served in a copper mug, which takes on the cold temperature of the liquid?
Moscow mule

3. Victor Vaughen Morris was an American immigrant to Peru and businessman and bar owner best known for inventing the national drink of Peru. Name this drink.
Pisco sour.

4. Victor J. Bergeron claimed to have invented this cocktail based on rum, Curaçao liqueur, orgeat syrup and lime juice in 1944 at his restaurant, Trader Vic’s, in Oakland, California. Which popular cocktail takes its name from the Tahitian word for “good” or “excellence”?
Mai Tai.

5. Which highball cocktail consisting of cola, rum and in many recipes lime juice on ice became popular shortly after 1900 when bottled Coca-Cola was first imported into Cuba from the United States?
The Cuba libre.

6. According to bartender lore, this cocktail – containing vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice and cranberry juice – was invented by a bartender in Florida as part of a promotion from a peach schnapps company to sell more of the spirit.
He named it after what he thought were the two main reasons Spring Breakers visited the state. What is it called?
A Sex on the Beach.

Grapefruit Cocktail

7. Which cocktail made with vodka, coffee liqueur and cream served with ice in an old fashioned glass was the favorite drink of Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski (Jeff Bridges), the protagonist in the cult classic film The Big Lebowski?
White Russian.

8. U.S. Senator Henry Clay of Kentucky introduced the drink to Washington, D.C. at the Round Robin Bar in the famous Willard Hotel during his residence in the city in 1850. The drink later became the ‘official drink of the Kentucky Derby’ – what is it called?
Mint Julep

9. Which cocktail of vodka and coffee liqueur was created in Brussels in 1949 by Gustave Tops, in honour of Perle Mesta, then United States Ambassador to Luxembourg?
The Black Russian.

10. What is the name of the cocktail made with rum, coconut milk and pineapple juice, usually served either blended or shaken with ice, and takes its name from the Spanish word for “strained pineapple”?
Piña colada.

 

Classic Cocktail Trivia: True or False (Questions and Answers)

Two Cocktails being poured at a bar

1. Harvey Wallbanger is a mixed drink made with Galliano, vodka and Apple juice. True or False.
False. The Harvey Wallbanger is a mixed drink made with vodka, Galliano and orange juice.

2. Havana, Cuba is the birthplace of the Mojito, a cocktail that consists of five ingredients: white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water, and mint. True or False
True.

3. The whiskey sour with the egg white is sometimes called a Boston Sour. True or False
True.

4. True or False, The Alexander (or Brandy Alexander) is a cocktail consisting of Rum, cocoa liqueur (crème de cacao) and cream?
False. Cognac, rather than rum, is used in an Alexander.

5. Piña colada originated from Puerto Rico. True or False
True.

6. The Moscow Mule is usually served in a copper mug. True or False
True.

7. An ABC News article published in 2018 described lemon, lime, and bitters (LLB) as “Australia’s national drink”. True or False True.

8. True or False – Egg yolk is added in a Gin Fizz to make a Golden Fizz.
True.

9. A Negroni is an Italian cocktail, made of one part gin, one part vermouth rosso (red, semi-sweet) and one part Campari, garnished with apple peel. True or False
False. It is garnished with orange peel.

10. True or False – Worcestershire sauce is included in a Bloody Mary cocktail.
True.

 

Famous Cocktails Quiz Questions and Answers

2 Cuba Libre Cocktails next to an almost empty bottle of Havana 3 year rum with cockatil paraphinelia and garnishes on the table around the glasses

1. Which beer cocktail made from a combination of stout (often Guinness) and white sparkling wine (often Champagne) was first made by a bartender of Brooks’s Club in London in 1861 to mourn the death of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s Prince Consort? The Black Velvet.

2. Primarily a gin-based cocktail which also contains pineapple juice, lime juice, curaçao and Bénédictine, what cocktail was first created in 1915 by a bartender named Ngiam Tong Boon?
The Singapore Sling.

3. Which classic cocktail, consisting of Angostura bitters, vermouth and bourbon was popularised by Marilyn Monroe in the movie “Cocktail”?
Manhattan.

4. Antoine Amedee Peychaud is known as the inventor of which cocktail – which also happens to be the oldest known American cocktail?
The Sazerac.

5. A gin and tonic is said to help fight Malaria due to the quinine in the tonic. Which world-famous personality once said, “The gin and tonic have saved more Englishmen’s lives and minds, than all the doctors in the Empire?”
Winston Churchill.

6. Which cocktail made of gin and lime juice was named after the British Royal Navy surgeon, who is said to have first added lime cordial to the daily gin tot of the men of the Royal Navy to help combat the ravages of scurvy on long voyages?
The Gimlet.

7. What is the name of the cocktail composed of whiskey, sweet vermouth and Campari, which also shares its name with a monthly magazine in Paris founded by Erskine Gwynne, an American-born writer.
The Boulevardier cocktail.

8. What is the name of the cocktail commonly prepared by mixing tequila, lime juice and a grapefruit-flavored soda and served on the rocks with a lime wedge – which also takes its name from the Spanish word for ‘ dove’.
The Paloma.

Top down shot of 3 light coloured cocktails garnished with fruit and green leaves

9. Gosling Brothers Limited, a Bermuda company claims that the drink – a highball cocktail made with dark rum and ginger beer served over ice and garnished with a slice of lime was invented in Bermuda just after World War I. Name this drink.
Dark ’n’ Stormy.

10. Which shooter, named after a rock band from Atlanta, Georgia, contains coffee liqueur (Kahlúa), an Irish cream (Baileys Irish Cream), and a Grand Marnier (in later versions replaced with triple sec or Cointreau)?
The B-52

11. What is the name of the cocktail made from gin, lemon juice, sugar, and carbonated water.
The Tom Collins.

12. Identify the cocktail that is made with vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and freshly squeezed lime juice and shares its name with an American monthly fashion and entertainment magazine for women.
A cosmopolitan (informally a cosmo).

13. What is the name of cocktail made with Prosecco and peach purée which originated in Venice, Italy and was named after a 15th-century Venetian artist?
The Bellini.

14. Identify this Prohibition Era cocktail made with white rum, fresh pineapple juice, grenadine, and Maraschino liqueur which was named after a Canadian-American film actress of yesteryears.
A Mary Pickford.

15. A cocktail composed of gin, dry Vermouth, orange bitters, maraschino and Absinthe is named after a Club in Orange County, New York where it was first mixed. Name it.
Tuxedo

 

Fun Cocktail Quiz Questions with Answers

Cocktail in a silver cup on a bar

1. Todd McCalla founded National Margarita Day to spread his love for margaritas around the world. What date is it celebrated?
February 22.

2.  Which non-alcoholic mixed drink traditionally made with ginger ale and a splash of grenadine, garnished with a maraschino cherry may have been invented by a bartender at Chasen’s, a restaurant in West Hollywood, California, to serve then a child actress whose autobiography is titled ‘Child Star’?
A Shirley Temple.

3. Which 1928 movie directed by Dorothy Arzner, starring Nancy Carroll and Richard Arlen shares its name with a cocktail made with whiskey, sweet vermouth and bitters?
Manhattan Cocktail

4. Which tropical cocktail made with rum, pineapple juice and Campari was invented in 1978 at the Aviary bar of the Kuala Lumpur Hilton?
The Jungle Bird.

5. In John le Carré’s 1965 novel ‘The Looking Glass War, what is the name of the main protagonists favourite classic cocktail made with gin, cointreau or Triple Sec, fresh lemon juice (and an optional egg white.)
White Lady (also known as a Delilah or Chelsea Side-car)

6. A Grasshopper is a sweet, mint-flavoured, after-dinner drink. What ingredient gives it its distinctive green colour?
Crème de menthe.

7. What is the name of the cocktail made with rum, lime juice, maraschino liqueur and grapefruit juice, named after a well-known American novelist.
A Hemingway Special (named after Ernest Hemingway.)

8. What is the name of an English brand of gin-based liqueur that contributes to two staple drinks at the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament, the Chelsea Flower Show, and the Henley Royal Regatta (the other being champagne)
Pimm’s No. 1.

9. The Ritz-Carlton in Tokyo offers the world’s most expensive cocktail currently available, at a price of US$22,600. It consists of Grey Goose vodka with a lime twist and a mystery ingredient that is the reason for the expense. What is the cocktail called?
The “Diamond Is Forever” (and the mystery ingredient is a single one-karat diamond.)

10. Which American rapper’s hit song ‘Gin and Juice’ inspired a record attempt after the hip hop star helped to create the world’s largest Paradise cocktail in 2018?
Snoop Dogg

Cocktail bar with high stools and pendant lights hanging around the bar

11. What is the name of the layered cocktail shooter most commonly made with Baileys Irish Cream and Sambuca.
Slippery Nipple.

12. Which cocktail is named for its appearance when served – with gradations of colour resembling a common natural phenomenon?
The Tequila Sunrise.

13. Originating in Yugoslavia and Northern Italy about 200 years ago, what is the official name of the sweetened cherry that is often used in many alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and cocktails, including the Tequila Sunrise, the Queen Mary and the Shirley Temple, giving them the nickname “cocktail cherries”.
Maraschino cherry.

14. French for “mint cream”, what is the name of the sweet, mint-flavoured alcoholic beverage available in both white and green versions?
Crème de menthe 

15. What is the name given to non-alcoholic, or virgin cocktails?
Mocktails

 

Cocktail Trivia Questions and Answers for the Cocktail Picture Quiz

Cocktail Picture Quiz with 12 drawing of cocktails with their names underneath each

 

 

Hard Questions about Cocktails: The Answers

1. Robert “Rosebud” Butt claims to have invented which alcoholic mixed drink as an entry in a contest to create a new mixed drink with triple sec in 1972, while he worked at the Oak Beach Inn, New York?
A Long Island Iced Tea.

2. The recipe of which popular cocktail is: ‘Three measures of Gordon’s; one of vodka; half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it over ice and add a thin slice of lemon peel?
James Bond’s “Vesper” martini.

3. During the 1950s, American oil workers in the Persian Gulf discreetly added vodka to their orange juice while working. Lacking a spoon, the workers decided to stir the drink with something and that’s how the cocktail got its popular name. Name this popular alcoholic highball drink made with orange juice and vodka.
A screwdriver cocktail.

4. A cocktail made from gin, champagne, lemon juice, and sugar dates to World War I, and an early form was created in 1915 at the New York Bar in Paris —later Harry’s New York Bar —by barman Harry MacElhone. The combination was said to have such a kick that it felt like being shelled with the powerful French field gun. Name it.
French 75. (Also called a 75 Cocktail or in French simply a Soixante Quinze (Seventy Five))

5. Because of his pioneering work in popularizing cocktails across the United States as well, which American bartender is considered “the father of American mixology”?
Jerry Thomas.

Neon sign above bar that says 'One Cocktail Baby-'

6. The International Bartenders Association (IBA) has an official record of all cocktails ever created, and as per their guidelines, they can be classified into 3 different categories: Contemporary Classics, New Era Drinks. What is the third one?
Unforgettable.

7. Which French painter invented a cocktail called the “Earthquake”, 3 parts Absinthe to 3 parts Cognac served in a wine glass?
Toulouse Lautrec.

8. Name the cocktail traditionally made with cognac, orange liqueur, and lemon juice, traditionally garnished with a sugar rim that was introduced around the end of World War One and named after a motorcycle attachment which was common at the time?
The Sidecar.

9. Name the drink whose main ingredients are rum, citrus juice (typically lime juice) and sugar was supposedly invented by an American mining engineer named Jennings Cox, who was in Cuba at the time of the Spanish–American War.
Daiquiri.

10. Which popular cocktail was born on the 25th January 1943 when a flight, several hours into its journey, had to return to New York due to severe weather conditions and it’s cold, now delayed and miserable passengers were cheered up when served this new cocktail creation?
Irish coffee – a cocktail consisting of hot coffee, Irish whiskey, and sugar, stirred, and topped with cream.

 

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