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Trivia questions with answers about cocktails


What is a Cocktail?
A: A cocktail is an alcoholic mixed drink.

Most commonly, cocktails are either a combination of spirits, or what?
A: One or more spirits mixed with other ingredients such as tonic water, fruit juice, flavored syrup, or cream.

Cocktails vary widely across what?
A: Regions of the world, and many websites publish both original recipes and their own interpretations of older and more famous cocktails.

The first written mention of cocktail as a beverage appeared in what?
A: The Farmers Cabinet, 1803 in the United States.

The first definition of a cocktail as an alcoholic beverage appeared three years later in what?
A: The Balance and Columbian Repository (Hudson, New York) May 13, 1806.


Traditionally, cocktail ingredients included what?
A: Spirits, sugar, water and bitters.

This definition evolved throughout the 1800s, to include the addition of what?
A: A liqueur.

In 1862 Jerry Thomas published a bartenders’ guide called How to Mix Drinks; or, The Bon Vivant's Companion which included what?
A: 10 cocktail recipes using bitters to differentiate from other drinks such as punches and cobblers.

Cocktails continued to evolve and gain popularity throughout the 1900s, and in 1917 the term "cocktail party" was coined by whom?
A:  Mrs. Julius S. Walsh Jr. of St. Louis, Missouri.

Wine and beer were less available during what?
A: The Prohibition in the United States (1920–1933).


Liquor-based cocktails became more popular due to what?
A: Accessibility, followed by a decline in popularity during the late 1960s.

The early to mid-2000s saw the rise of what?
A: Cocktail culture through the style of mixology which mixes traditional cocktails and other novel ingredients.

In the modern world and the Information Age, cocktail recipes are widely what?
A: Shared on websites.

Cocktails and restaurants that serve them are frequently covered and reviewed in what?
A: Tourism magazines and guides.

Some cocktails, such as the Mojito, Manhattan, and Martini have become what?
A: Both staples in most restaurants and pop culture phenomena.


Martinis specifically being associated with what?
A: James Bond and his phrase "shaken, not stirred".

The Oxford Dictionaries define cocktail as what?
A:  "An alcoholic drink consisting of a spirit or spirits mixed with other ingredients, such as fruit juice or cream".

A cocktail can contain alcohol, sugar, and what?
A: Bitter/citrus.

When a mixed drink contains only a distilled spirit and a mixer, such as soda or fruit juice, it is a what?
A: A highball.

Many of the International Bartenders Association Official Cocktails are what?
A: Highballs.


When a mixed drink contains only a distilled spirit and a liqueur, it is a what?
A: A duo, and when it adds a mixer, it is a trio.

Additional ingredients may be what?
A: Sugar, honey, milk, cream, and various herbs.

Mixed drinks without alcohol that resemble cocktails are known as what?
A:  "Mocktails" or "virgin cocktails".

During Prohibition in the United States (1920–1933), when alcoholic beverages were illegal, cocktails were still consumed illegally in what?
A: Establishments known as speakeasies.

There was a shift from whiskey to gin, which does not require aging and is therefore what?
A: Easier to produce illicitly.

Honey, fruit juices, and other flavorings served to what?
A: Mask the foul taste of the inferior liquors.

Sweet cocktails were easier to drink quickly, an important consideration when what?
A: The establishment might be raided at any moment.



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