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Cocktail Quiz
by Staff
Drinkers are bound to have a favorite cocktail, whether it's a fruity Cape Codder or a stiff sidecar. Cocktails have evolved from simple combinations of sugar, spirits and juice to complex blends of flavored syrups and infused liquors.

The original cocktail combined which ingredients?

  • spirits, sugar, water and bitters
  • spirits, sugar, water and lime juice
  • spirits, tonic, bitters and lime zest

What turns a plain martini into a dirty martini?

  • more gin
  • olives
  • lime

A gimlet requires two specific ingredients. Which of the following is NOT in a gimlet?

  • gin
  • preserved lime juice
  • fresh lime juice

According to mixologist Dale DeGroff, what is the maximum size a cocktail should be?

  • 3 ounces
  • 5 ounces
  • 7 ounces

True or false: Absinthe was banned from the U.S. because it was thought to be a hallucinogen.

  • true
  • false
  • Absinthe was banned, but any hallucinations were probably caused by its high alcohol content, not its other ingredients.

Which drink did Ernest Hemingway call his favorite?

  • daiquiri
  • margarita
  • mojito

What's the difference between a Tom Collins and a John Collins?

  • A Tom Collins is made with gin, and a John Collins is made with whiskey.
  • A Tom Collins is made with gin, and a John Collins is made with rum.
  • There is no difference.

Where did the sidecar get its start?

  • New York City
  • London
  • Paris

What ingredients are in a true Bellini?

  • Prosecco and white peach puree
  • champagne and yellow peach puree
  • Prosecco and peach schnapps

Where does the "Irish" in Irish coffee come from?

  • It's named for its birthplace: Ireland.
  • It's spiked with Irish whiskey.
  • It uses Irish cream liquor.