Can you pass this bartending quiz?

By: Jouviane Alexandre
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About This Quiz

Do you spend a lot of time at the bars, sipping cocktails or making them? You might consider yourself a wine and spirits connoisseur, but you'll never know until you try this quiz!

If someone asked for a White Russian, which ingredient would you leave out?

White Russians are an extremely popular cocktail. Made mostly of Kahlua and Vodka, the drink is finished off with a dash of cream.

Which cocktail is made with these ingredients: vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice and lime juice?

The drink Cosmopolitan is often shortened and referred to as a "Cosmo." It is typically considered a feminine drink, due to its increased use on the HBO show, "Sex and the City."

Which liquor is used to make a Bloody Mary?

Bloody Marys are a popular drink, made from vodka, tomato juice, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, Tabasco, salt and pepper. An alternative to fruity drinks, it is definitely savory.

When making an Americano, what type of soda is used?

The Americano is a popular cocktail among the older crowd. The ingredients include club soda or seltzer water, as well as Campari and vermouth.

Screwdrivers include what fruit juice?

The screwdrivers is a very simple mixed drink. It is comprised of orange juice and a shot of vodka.

Which of these cocktails could be ordered dry or dirty?

Martinis can be ordered dry or dirty. A dry martini essentially contains less vermouth, while a dirty martini will include olive juice.

If you were asked to make a Malibu Bay breeze, which fruit juice would you leave out of it?

Malibu Bay breezes contain three simple ingredients: coconut rum, cranberry juice and pineapple juice. Grapefruit juice is used in "sea breeze" drinks.

Which cocktail is made with these ingredients: Amaretto liqueur and sweet and sour mix?

An Amaretto Sour is a popular and easily made drink. The drink can sometimes come with variations of lemon juice and simple syrup, but you'll always find a maraschino cherry for taste and style.

A hairy navel is the stronger version of which drink?

A fuzzy navel is made with peach schnapps, orange juice and vodka. A hairy navel is a stronger version of the drink, which includes more vodka.

Which cocktail is made with these ingredients: lemon juice, club soda, simple syrup and gin?

The Tom Collins is a classic drink that is served in a Collins glass. The drink is often garnished with a lemon wedge or slice.

Which drink would you create if you switched out the gin in a Tom Collins with whiskey?

The "Collinses" are popular drinks that involve the same few ingredients: lemon juice, club soda and simple syrup. The variations come through switching our the different liqueurs.

What whiskey is required to make a Lynchburg lemonade?

To create a Lynchburg lemonade, you'll first need Jack Daniel's whiskey. The drink can be completed with sweet and sour mix, triple sec and lemon-lime soda.

Bourbon is used in which one of these drinks?

The mint juleps is a refreshing drink that includes bourbon. The drink is finished off with simple syrup, club soda and of course, mint!

Which of these is not a real gin drink?

There are a lot of popular drinks created with gin, the most popular being a gin and tonic. Other popular gin drinks are the buck, fizz, and rickey with include ginger ale, lemon-lime soda, and club soda.

How many types of rum should you use for a Mai Tai?

While some often change some of the ingredients in a Mai Tai, it is definitely made by using two different flavors of rum. Some of the other ingredients include lime juice, curacao or grenadine, and simple syrup.

What exactly is the sunrise in a Tequila sunrise?

A tequila sunrise is a simple cocktail to make with three easy ingredients: tequila, orange juice, and grenadine.

Which of these drinks is created with rum?

The mojito is a refreshing drink, made with rum. The rest of the ingredients are lime juice, club soda, sugar and mint leaves.

Which of these isn't an ingredient in Long Island iced tea?

Long Island iced tea is a very deceiving name. While you might think the drink has iced tea, due to the name and the taste, the drink is devoid of any signs of iced tea.

How many liqueurs are used in a Long Island iced tea?

While many believe Long Island iced tea contains actual tea, the drink is made up entirely of liquors: gin, rum, tequila, triple sec and vodka.

When a customer asks for a house margarita, what is the underlying flavor?

When it comes to the cocktail favorite, margaritas, the house margarita includes lemon or lime juice for the citrus flavor.

Which liqueur is used in margaritas?

The main ingredient in a margarita is tequila. The taste of the drink is often manipulated through the use of different fruit juices, like strawberry or mango.

What is the proper order for taking a tequila shot?

When it comes to patrons who want to take a shot, they must first lick the salt off of a small area before downing the shot and then sucking on the lime.

What does a Blue Moon beer get garnished with?

Blue Moon beer is always garnished with an orange and nothing else, in order to help bring out the flavors of the beer.

What kind of beer is used for an Irish Car Bomb?

The Irish Car Bombs is a popular bar drink. It's made with Guinness beer, Bailey's Irish Cream, and Jameson whiskey.

What is the last ingredient added to an Irish Car Bomb?

When drinking an Irish Car Bomb, the Guinness beer is poured halfway into a glass before a 2-ounce shot of Jameson and Bailey's Irish cream is dropped to the bottom of the glass.

What liquor is used in a Daiquiri?

The daiquiri is a popular fruity drink - strawberry being an exceedingly popular flavor. The drink is completed with lemon and lime juice, as well as lemon-lime soda.

Which of these wines is white?

All of the listed wines are red, with the exception of Pinot Gris. While Pinot "Noir" refers to black grapes, gris is the French word for gray.

Which of these is known as the coffee liqueur?

Kahlua is a liqueur that's popular for its coffee taste. It is used in a ton of popular drinks, such as black and white Russians and mudslides.

The following ingredients make up which popular drink: Whiskey, vermouth and bitters?

Manhattan is an older popular drink. It is simply made with three ingredients and often garnished with a maraschino cherry.

Which of these ingredients is not used in an original Kamikaze shot?

An original kamikaze shot is made with vodka, triple sec and lime juice. To make a blue kamikaze, the triple sec is replaced with the curacao.

The following ingredients make what popular bar drink: vodka, Irish cream, butterscotch schnapps and coffee liqueur?

Buttery nipple is another popular mixed drink, characterized by its butterscotch schnapps and Irish cream.

What is the other ingredient in a Jager bomb, besides Jagermeister?

The Jager bomb is a very easy shot to create, with just two ingredients. It is done by combining Jagermeister with Red Bull.

What drink is made with these ingredients: Irish cream, coffee liqueur and peppermint schnapps?

A Girl Scout Cookie shot is made easily with the above ingredients. The shot is named for its taste, which is similar to the girl scout cookies, Thin Mints.

Which of these ingredients is not used in making Sex on the Beach?

Sex on the Beach is another mixed drink with simple ingredients. The drink includes vodka, peach schnapps, cranberry juice and orange juice.

Which two fruits are at the center of a pina colada?

The pina colada is one of the more popular mixed drinks, due to its fruity taste. It is created with pineapple juice, coconut cream, and rum.

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