Shaken, Not Stirred: The Mixology Quiz
by Staff
Think you know what it takes to craft your favorite concoctions? Take our mixology quiz to find out!

Every great mixologist knows how to craft the perfect martini; simply add this fortified wine to a generous helping of gin.

  • vermouth
  • sherry
  • port

One of the earliest uses of the term cocktail came in 1806 and described a drink made from just these four ingredients.

  • liquor, triple sec, salt and water
  • sugar, soda, fruit and whiskey
  • spirits, sugar, water and bitters

What liquor traditionally serves as the base for the classic cosmo?

  • vodka
  • tequila
  • whiskey

What drink would you have if you combined gin, lemon juice, sugar and seltzer?

  • margarita
  • americano
  • Tom Collins

What beverage also goes by the names red snapper and bucket of blood?

  • tequila sunrise
  • Bloody Mary
  • seabreeze

Add lime juice, orange curacao and almond syrup to rum, and you've got yourself one of these South Pacific creations.

  • mai tai
  • margarita
  • mimosa

What sweet red syrup would you pair with tequila to make a tequila sunrise?

  • grenadine
  • Campari
  • Sambuca

What liquor can be found in a mojito?

  • gin
  • vodka
  • rum

Searching for a classic cocktail? Look no further than this concoction, made from cognac, triple sec and lime.

  • americano
  • old fashioned
  • sidecar

What’s the difference between a white and black Russian?

  • the use of heavy cream
  • addition of freshly brewed coffee
  • serving temperature

Which of the following liquors is NOT traditionally found in a Long Island iced tea?

  • vodka
  • whiskey
  • tequila

What liquor traditionally serves as the base in a Manhattan?

  • rum
  • vodka
  • whiskey

Which of the following is NOT typically used to make a margarita?

  • rum
  • tequila
  • triple sec

What type of liquor would you add to mint and simple syrup to craft a mint julep?

  • whiskey
  • rum
  • tequila

What drink was originally known as the milano-torino when it was created around the time of Prohibition?

  • Manhattan
  • mai tai
  • americano

Forget counting -- what tool do bartenders use to ensure a perfect pour?

  • jiggers
  • muddlers
  • misters

How many ingredients make up the gimlet?

  • one
  • two
  • three

Known as a Buck's Fizz in England, what do Americans call this sparkling cocktail?

  • mojito
  • daiquiri
  • mimosa

What two ingredients make up a Bellini?

  • champagne and peach puree
  • sparkling wine and orange juice
  • soda water and rum

What ingredients are used in the modern seabreeze cocktail?

  • vodka, grapefruit and cranberry
  • gin and vermouth
  • grenadine, rum and orange juice