QUIZ: Can You Guess These Cocktails By Their Recipes?

Frequent bar-goers who love variety should have no problem guessing the recipe of an Old Fashioned from a Screwdriver, but even the most well educated bartenders might not be aware of what the difference between a Negroni and a Boulevardier. Try your luck on this cocktail quiz by guessing the drink’s name from just its recipe!

Frequent bar-goers who love variety should have no problem guessing the recipe of an Old Fashioned from a Screwdriver, but even the most well educated bartenders might not be aware of what the difference between a Negroni and a Boulevardier. Try your luck on this cocktail quiz by guessing the drink’s name from just its recipe!

Which drink is made up of six mint leaves, simple syrup, fresh lime juice, white rum and club soda?

  • Mojito
  • White Russian
  • Margarita
  • Mai Tai

The mojito was invented in Havana, Cuba and it may have been used as a remedy for many different types of illnesses. Drinks similar to the mojito in recipe have been made in Cuba for hundreds of years.

The mojito was invented in Havana, Cuba and it may have been used as a remedy for many different types of illnesses. Drinks similar to the mojito in recipe have been made in Cuba for hundreds of years.

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Which drink is made of gin and dry vermouth mixed with ice and garnished with an olive?

  • Manhattan
  • Sidecar
  • Martini
  • Screwdriver

The martini is perhaps best known for being ordered “shaken, not stirred” by Bond… James Bond. However, many mixologists would actually advise against shaking a Martini, because it changes the taste and texture of the drink. 

The martini is perhaps best known for being ordered “shaken, not stirred” by Bond… James Bond. However, many mixologists would actually advise against shaking a Martini, because it changes the taste and texture of the drink. 

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Champagne mixed with orange juice makes what simple and classic drink?

  • Tequila Sunrise
  • Mimosa
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Negroni

While it’s most commonly made with orange juice, you can substitute just about any juice and make many variants, like the lemosa made with lemonade, the poinsettia with cranberry juice, or the soleil using pineapple juice. 

While it’s most commonly made with orange juice, you can substitute just about any juice and make many variants, like the lemosa made with lemonade, the poinsettia with cranberry juice, or the soleil using pineapple juice. 

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This bright red drink made with sloe gin with lemon juice, simple syrup, and club soda is called what?

  • Boulevardier
  • Sea Breeze
  • Sloe gin fizz
  • Bloody Mary

Sloe gin gets its berry red color from sloe fruits, which are a relative of plums. There’s even annual competition in the U.K. judging the best made sloe gin.

Sloe gin gets its berry red color from sloe fruits, which are a relative of plums. There’s even annual competition in the U.K. judging the best made sloe gin.

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Cola mixed with rum and lime juice makes which of these drinks?

  • Margarita
  • Rum and Coke
  • Bellini
  • Rusty Nail

The traditional name of a rum and coke is a Cuba Libre, and it became popular after the 1898 Spanish American war when Coca-Cola was first imported to Cuba. 

The traditional name of a rum and coke is a Cuba Libre, and it became popular after the 1898 Spanish American war when Coca-Cola was first imported to Cuba. 

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Sweet vermouth, bitters and your choice of whiskey makes which of these cocktails?

  • Manhattan
  • Whiskey sour
  • Daiquiri
  • Stinger

Legend has it that the Manhattan was made and named after the Manhattan club in NYC for a party hosted by Lady Randolph Churchill, the mother of Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

Legend has it that the Manhattan was made and named after the Manhattan club in NYC for a party hosted by Lady Randolph Churchill, the mother of Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

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To get this tropical drink, mix white rum, coconut cream and pineapple juice, but what is it called?

  • Long Island Iced Tea
  • Bee’s Knees
  • Pina Colada
  • Paradise

Pina colada means “strained pineapple” in Spanish and it is a classic vacation drink. Garnish with a slice of pineapple to bring the beach even closer to home.

Pina colada means “strained pineapple” in Spanish and it is a classic vacation drink. Garnish with a slice of pineapple to bring the beach even closer to home.

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If you combine brandy and white creme de menthe, what duo cocktail would you make?

  • Stinger
  • Sidecar
  • Rob Roy
  • 7 & 7

The stinger was long considered a drink of the upper class and has been referenced in plenty of media, ranging from Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels to season one of the series “Mad Men.”

The stinger was long considered a drink of the upper class and has been referenced in plenty of media, ranging from Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels to season one of the series “Mad Men.”

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Served in a copper mug and made with vodka, ginger beer, lime juice, and garnished with a slice of lime is what drink? 

  • Salty Dog
  • Nutty Irishman
  • Moscow Mule
  • Boilermaker

Dating back to the 1940s, the Moscow mule is served in a copper mug that gets just as cold as the drink inside, making it a good choice for a hot summer day.

Dating back to the 1940s, the Moscow mule is served in a copper mug that gets just as cold as the drink inside, making it a good choice for a hot summer day.

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Vodka, tomato juice, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, tabasco sauce, celery salt, and black pepper are the ingredients of which scary drink?

  • Bloody Mary
  • Dark and Stormy
  • Zombie
  • Death in the Afternoon

The Bloody Mary’s origin is shrouded in mystery and the drink may have gotten its name from any number of sources like Queen Mary I of England or popular 1920s actress Mary Pickford.

The Bloody Mary’s origin is shrouded in mystery and the drink may have gotten its name from any number of sources like Queen Mary I of England or popular 1920s actress Mary Pickford.

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Which of these tropical drinks is made with vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice, and cranberry juice?

  • Sea Breeze
  • Sex on the Beach
  • Slippery Nipple
  • Mai Tai

It’s not quite known where the Sex on the Beach originated, or how it got its odd name, but it has been a cocktail mainstay since the 1980s. 

It’s not quite known where the Sex on the Beach originated, or how it got its odd name, but it has been a cocktail mainstay since the 1980s. 

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Which drink is made with vodka, coffee liqueur, and cream?

  • Godmother
  • Porto Flip
  • Breakfast Martini
  • White Russian

The White Russian has been around since the 50s, but its claim to fame is being the drink of choice of the Dude from the cult classic film “The Big Lebowski.”

The White Russian has been around since the 50s, but its claim to fame is being the drink of choice of the Dude from the cult classic film “The Big Lebowski.”

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What is this drink made with gin and dry vermouth and garnished with a pickled onion called?

  • French 75
  • Greyhound
  • Mickey Slim
  • Gibson

Beth Harmon and her adoptive mother in the Netflix series “The Queen’s Gambit” can be seen drinking a Gibson or two, bringing this classic cocktail to new audiences.

Beth Harmon and her adoptive mother in the Netflix series “The Queen’s Gambit” can be seen drinking a Gibson or two, bringing this classic cocktail to new audiences.

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Which of these highball drinks is made with sour mix, equal parts vodka, tequila, gin, rum, triple sec, and a splash of cola and lemon juice?

  • Scotch and Soda
  • Long Island Iced Tea
  • Sea Breeze
  • Americano

The Long Island Iced Tea can pack a hard punch with 5 different types of alcohol in one glass, so be sure to drink responsibly.

The Long Island Iced Tea can pack a hard punch with 5 different types of alcohol in one glass, so be sure to drink responsibly.

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Combining peach schnapps and orange juice gives you what drink?

  • Singapore Sling
  • Agent Orange
  • Yellow Bird
  • Fuzzy Navel

While it may be easy to get put off by the name of this drink, the “fuzz” is actually referring to peach fuzz, and “navel” references the orange.

While it may be easy to get put off by the name of this drink, the “fuzz” is actually referring to peach fuzz, and “navel” references the orange.

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Seagram’s Seven Crown and 7 Up are the ingredients to which drink?

  • Tom and Jerry
  • Bramble
  • 7 and 7
  • Royal Bermuda Cocktail

The 7 and 7 is a drink that is simple and allows for no substitutes, meaning no matter where you go, you know what you’re going to get.

The 7 and 7 is a drink that is simple and allows for no substitutes, meaning no matter where you go, you know what you’re going to get.

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What's the name of this bright green drink made with white creme de cacao, creme de menthe and cream?

  • Grasshopper
  • Nutty Irishman
  • Mint Julep
  • Mudslide

The Grasshopper is said to have been made in a bar in New Orleans in 1918, and it increased in popularity in the ‘50s and ‘60s.

The Grasshopper is said to have been made in a bar in New Orleans in 1918, and it increased in popularity in the ‘50s and ‘60s.

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What drink is made with Scotch whiskey, sweet vermouth and a dash of Angostura bitters?

  • Amber Moon
  • Screwdriver
  • Old Fashioned
  • Rob Roy

Created for the New York premiere of Reginald De Koven’s 1894 operetta “Rob Roy,” it was made to look like the reddish color of the titular character’s hair.

Created for the New York premiere of Reginald De Koven’s 1894 operetta “Rob Roy,” it was made to look like the reddish color of the titular character’s hair.

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Can you name this drink that is made of rum, Curacao liqueur, orgeat syrup, and lime juice?

  • Cosmopolitan
  • Mai Tai
  • Tequila Sunrise
  • Bay Breeze

The name Mai Tai may have come from the Tahitian word “maita’i” meaning “good” or “excellent,” which seems to be fitting for this tiki bar favorite.

The name Mai Tai may have come from the Tahitian word “maita’i” meaning “good” or “excellent,” which seems to be fitting for this tiki bar favorite.

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What drink is made with vodka and your choice of apple juice, apple cider, apple liqueur, or apple brandy?

  • Appletini
  • Woo Woo
  • Old Pal
  • Spritz Veneziano

This drink hit the scene in 1996 at Lola’s West Hollywood restaurant and it can vary greatly in taste depending on the ingredients you use.

This drink hit the scene in 1996 at Lola’s West Hollywood restaurant and it can vary greatly in taste depending on the ingredients you use.

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Brandy, ginger ale, and a long, curled lemon peel as a garnish makes what drink?

  • Lemon Drop
  • Derby
  • Yellow Bird
  • Horse’s Neck

The original Horse’s Neck was a non-alcoholic mix of ginger ale, ice and lemon peel, but in the 1910s people started adding brandy to give it a kick.

The original Horse’s Neck was a non-alcoholic mix of ginger ale, ice and lemon peel, but in the 1910s people started adding brandy to give it a kick.

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Can you guess the name of this drink made of gin and lime juice?

  • White Lady
  • Gimlet
  • Bramble
  • Margarita

The first recorded mention of the gimlet cocktail is from 1928 and it was described as “gin, and a spot of lime.”

The first recorded mention of the gimlet cocktail is from 1928 and it was described as “gin, and a spot of lime.”

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Vodka and coffee liqueur mixed together make what drink?

  • Dark and Stormy
  • Black Russian
  • Black Nail
  • Old Fashioned

Closely connected to the White Russian, it's hard to know which came first, but the Black Russian’s creation is attributed to a Belgian bartender named Gustave Tops.

Closely connected to the White Russian, it's hard to know which came first, but the Black Russian’s creation is attributed to a Belgian bartender named Gustave Tops.

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Can you think of the name of this drink made with gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and club soda?

  • Tom Collins
  • Mickey Slim
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Caesar

It’s not known for sure where the name of this drink originated, but it may have come from a brand of gin called “Old Tom” that was historically used in the cocktail.

It’s not known for sure where the name of this drink originated, but it may have come from a brand of gin called “Old Tom” that was historically used in the cocktail.

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This colorful drink of tequila, orange juice, and grenadine syrup is called what?

  • Paradise
  • Flaming Volcano
  • Tequila Sunrise
  • Orange Tundra

The modern version of the tequila sunrise was created in the early ‘70s, but a version made of tequila, creme de cassis, lime juice, and soda water dates back to the ‘30s.

The modern version of the tequila sunrise was created in the early ‘70s, but a version made of tequila, creme de cassis, lime juice, and soda water dates back to the ‘30s.

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What drink is made by combining gin, campari, and sweet vermouth?

  • Amber Moon
  • Negroni
  • Casino
  • Cosmopolitan

A little over 100 years old, the Negroni was first made in Italy when Count Camillo Negroni asked for a bartender to swap the soda water in an Americano for gin, and the rest is history.

A little over 100 years old, the Negroni was first made in Italy when Count Camillo Negroni asked for a bartender to swap the soda water in an Americano for gin, and the rest is history.

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Now, what drink is made by adding bourbon, campari, and sweet vermouth?

  • French Connection
  • Caipirinha
  • Tuxedo
  • Boulevardier

While similar to the Negroni, mixologists firmly believe that the two drinks are complimentary but very different. As Paul Clark of the blog Serious Eats said: “[The Boulevardier] is... the Negroni’s long-lost autumnal cousin.”

While similar to the Negroni, mixologists firmly believe that the two drinks are complimentary but very different. As Paul Clark of the blog Serious Eats said: “[The Boulevardier] is... the Negroni’s long-lost autumnal cousin.”

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Which of these cocktails is made with tequila, orange liquor, lime juice, and a salt-coated rim?

  • Planter’s Punch
  • Margarita
  • Ancient Mariner
  • Salty Dog

Coming from the Spanish word for daisy, the margarita was called “the most popular mixed drink in America” by Anthony Dias Blue in his book “The Complete Book of Spirits.”

Coming from the Spanish word for daisy, the margarita was called “the most popular mixed drink in America” by Anthony Dias Blue in his book “The Complete Book of Spirits.”

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What cocktail is made with vodka, cranberry juice, and grapefruit juice?

  • Harvey Wallbanger
  • Royal Bermuda Cocktail
  • Flirtini
  • Sea Breeze

The Sea Breeze is closely related to a handful of other drinks, including the Bay Breeze, the Cape Codder, and the Salty Dog.

The Sea Breeze is closely related to a handful of other drinks, including the Bay Breeze, the Cape Codder, and the Salty Dog.

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Adding Irish whiskey, cream, and sugar to hot coffee makes what drink?

  • Breakfast Martini
  • Black Velvet
  • Oatmeal Cookie
  • Irish Coffee

This layered drink is usually made with either caffe americano or with the brewer’s choice of filtered coffee.

This layered drink is usually made with either caffe americano or with the brewer’s choice of filtered coffee.

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Combining simple syrup and lemon juice with whiskey gives you which one of these drinks? 

  • Four Score
  • Whiskey Sour
  • Alexander
  • Old Fashioned

The first mention of the whiskey sour was in a Wisconsin newspaper in 1870, but this drink has stood the test of time. With the addition of an egg white it can be called Boston Sour, or add a few spoonfuls of red wine to make it a New York Sour. 

The first mention of the whiskey sour was in a Wisconsin newspaper in 1870, but this drink has stood the test of time. With the addition of an egg white it can be called Boston Sour, or add a few spoonfuls of red wine to make it a New York Sour. 

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What drink is made of gin, dry vermouth, orange bitters, Maraschino, and Absinthe?

  • Tuxedo
  • In Noble Fashion
  • Ward 8
  • Kir

The Tuxedo, along with the formal suit most people think of when hearing the word, was named after the Tuxedo Club in Orange County, New York where it was invented.

The Tuxedo, along with the formal suit most people think of when hearing the word, was named after the Tuxedo Club in Orange County, New York where it was invented.

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Muddling bitters and water and adding whiskey, a cherry, and a slice of orange will get you what classic drink?

  • Vesper
  • Old Fashioned
  • Whiskey Mac
  • Three Wise Men

Fittingly, the Old Fashioned is one of the oldest documented cocktails with possible recipes dating back to 1806.

Fittingly, the Old Fashioned is one of the oldest documented cocktails with possible recipes dating back to 1806.

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Which of these drinks is made of cognac, creme de cacao, and cream?

  • Americano
  • Golden Dream
  • Bellini
  • Brandy Alexander

This desert cocktail has been around since the early 20th century and is a take off of the gin-based Alexander.

This desert cocktail has been around since the early 20th century and is a take off of the gin-based Alexander.

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Combining white rum, lime juice, and superfine sugar will make what drink?

  • Caipirinha
  • Daiquiri
  • Martinez
  • Last Word

This summer time drink was a favorite drink of President John F. Kennedy, and it’s even said that he had one the night he was elected president.

This summer time drink was a favorite drink of President John F. Kennedy, and it’s even said that he had one the night he was elected president.

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What drink is made with Amaretto liqueur, egg white, simple syrup, and lemon juice?

  • Cosmopolitan
  • Screwdriver
  • Churchill
  • Amaretto Sour

Amaretto is an Italian liqueur with a mild bitter and almond taste dating back to at least the 1500s. It’s commonly used in cooking, ranging from poultry and seafood dishes to cakes like tiramisu. 

Amaretto is an Italian liqueur with a mild bitter and almond taste dating back to at least the 1500s. It’s commonly used in cooking, ranging from poultry and seafood dishes to cakes like tiramisu. 

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Can you name this drink made of absinthe and champagne?

  • French 75
  • Death in the Afternoon
  • Hemingway Special
  • Bee’s Knees

The Death in the Afternoon was invented by famous author Ernest Hemingway and it shares a name with his 1932 nonfiction book about bullfighting.

The Death in the Afternoon was invented by famous author Ernest Hemingway and it shares a name with his 1932 nonfiction book about bullfighting.

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Do you know what drink is made with cognac, orange liqueur, and lemon juice?

  • Sidecar
  • Aviation
  • New York Sour
  • South Side

Though you can use any orange flavored liqueur to make a sidecar, the most commonly used liqueur is Cointreau which was first sold in 1875.

Though you can use any orange flavored liqueur to make a sidecar, the most commonly used liqueur is Cointreau which was first sold in 1875.

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What drink is made with just orange juice and vodka?

  • Agent Orange
  • Astronaut Sunrise
  • Sangrita
  • Screwdriver

If you're looking for an alcohol free version of this drink, you can make a virgin screwdriver with orange juice and tonic water.

If you're looking for an alcohol free version of this drink, you can make a virgin screwdriver with orange juice and tonic water.

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Vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and lime juice are the ingredients of what drink?

  • Queen Mary
  • Cosmopolitan
  • My Fair Lady
  • Suffering Bastard

Many may recognize the cosmopolitan from its many mentions on the show “Sex and the City” as Carrie Bradshaw’s drink of choice.

Many may recognize the cosmopolitan from its many mentions on the show “Sex and the City” as Carrie Bradshaw’s drink of choice.

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