Q&A's for Bartenders #3

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What was a Speakeasy?
A speakeasy was a secret bar during prohibition where a password was normally spoken easy to get in.

What flavor is crème de cassis?

Black currant.

How does a liquor gun work?
Liquor guns usually dispense the well liquors; vodka, gin, rum, tequila, bourbon, whiskey, and scotch. The lines are run to a back room that house half gallon bottles turned upside down into the lines. The gun will have V for vodka, G for gin and so on. The gun only lets a shot come out and then to get other sized amounts like a half shot you have to hit certain buttons first. They’re a pain, but are put there by owner’s trying to control the inventory.

What is Campari?
It’s a bitter red Italian 41 proof apéritif.

What’s in a Keoke Coffee?
Kahlúa or coffee liqueur, brandy and coffee.

What’s in a Dirty Mother?
Kahlúa or coffee liqueur, brandy, and cream.

What are the two most popular mixers for Campari?
Soda water and orange juice.

What is a topless Margarita?
No salt.

What does seasoned ice mean?
For example, when you make a Martini, the leftover ice used to shake or stir is called the seasoned ice. Some guests will ask for it in a separate glass.

What is a Shandy?
Beer and sprite or 7up.

What’s a creative way to pour brandy/cognac into a snifter?
Lay the glass on its side and pour up to the rim.

What was the 18th amendment?

What was called the Noble Experiment?

Exactly when did prohibition in America take effect?

One minute after midnight on Jan 16, 1920.

If you replace the Grand Marnier in a B-52 with Crown Royal then what is it called?

Duck Fart. They are popular in the Northwest.

Matt Dillion orders a Whiskey Sour in this 1990’s film that also stars Cameron Diaz and Ben Stiller.

There’s Something About Mary.

Name all the Johnnie Walker labels by color first and then the remaining labels alphabetically.
Red, Black, Gold, Green, Blue, Pure Malt, and Swing.

What liqueur is nicknamed The Green Fairy?


What is a slang word for Grand Marnier?

Sambuca is produced in what country?

In what country is Ouzo produced?

What base alcohol does Baileys Irish Cream contain?
Irish Whiskey.

What base alcohol does Grand Marnier contain?

What base alcohol does Drambuie contain?
Scotch whisky.

What is the most popular pilsner beer in America and where did pilsner beer originate?
Budweiser. It is originally from Pilzen, Czechoslovakia. Josef Groll invented it in 1842.

What 80’s comedy about a Canadian haunted beer brewery starred Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas?
Strange Brew.

What 1970’s Rubert Holmes song asks, if you like Piña Coladas and getting caught in the rain?
Escape; The Piña Colada song.

What are the two Courvoisier Cognacs found in most American bars?

VS and VSOP.

What Cole Porter song made popular by Frank Sinatra in 1962 has the lines, I get no kick from Champagne, mere alcohol doesn’t thrill me at all?
I Get A Kick Out Of You.

What 2003 Toby Keith song starts with, We got winners, we got losers, Chain smokers and boozers?
I Love This Bar.

Who sang the 1976 song Tequila Sunrise?
The Eagles.

Who sang the country song, There’s A Tear In My Beer?
Hank Williams and Hank Williams Jr.

What river did Willie Nelson sing about?
Whiskey River.

What country produces Iceberg vodka?

What country produces Pearl vodka?

Who sang the 2005 country song containing the lyrics, call all the rich and the poor, the peace keepers and the war lords. We’ll cuts some deals with nothing more than a shot of 90 proof?
Teri Clark. The song is I Think the World Needs a Drink.

Where is Van Gogh vodka produced?

What distiller was issued the very first license in 1795 to produce tequila commercially?
Jose Cuervo.

What is the name of the drink that contains tomato juice, beer and an egg yolk floating on top?
Red Eye.

What does the word Vodka mean?
Little water.

What is Blavod?
It’s an American black vodka first introduced in 2003. Mark Dorman invented it and its color comes from an herb from Burma called a black catechu. However, blindfolded it tastes like vodka.

How does Iceberg vodka get its name?
It’s made from the water of 12,000 year old icebergs that are harvested off the Canadian coast.

Due to prohibition in the America, what country became the tourist destination of choice?

What did the Moscow Mule do for America?
It introduced Vodka. Smirnoff vodka.

What is a Separator?
Brandy, coffee liqueur, and cream. Basically, it’s a brandy
White Russian.

What 2 countries claim to have invented whisk(e)y?
Scotland and Ireland.

What is a quick and easy way to get a stuck pourer out of a bottle?
Hold the bottle with one hand where the pourer meets the bottle and make a circular wriggle movement. The pourer will wriggle out in seconds. Use your other hand to catch the bottle.

In 1939, Canadians introduced Crown Royal for the visit of whom?
King George and Queen Elizabeth.

Guests just love Captain Morgan Original Spice. What is it?
It’s rum produced in Puerto Rico spiced up with cloves, allspice and cinnamon.

On a bottle of Seagram’s V.O. what does the V.O. mean?
Very Own.

What Canadian liqueur is sometimes compared to Southern Comfort?
Yukon Jack.

What has the nickname Green Muse?

What’s in a Melon Ball?
Vodka, melon liqueur, and orange juice.

What Los Angeles club does Johnny Depp own?
The Viper Room.

In what 80’s movie, which was Tim Burton’s first full feature film, starred Pee wee Herman performing a Tequila dance for a group of Hell’s Angels?
Pee Wee.Herman’s Big Adventure.

What TV series that ran from 1977-1986 had a bartender by the name of Iassac?
The Love Boat.

Who played the bartender in the 90’s film, 54 co-starring Salma Hayek, Neve.Campbell and Mike Myers?
Ryan Phillippe.

Who is Candy Lightner?

Founding president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

What’s so special about Rain vodka?
It’s made from 100% organic American grains. Even the labels, and shipping boxes are made from recycled paper and the company gives a donation to the Wilderness Society with each bottle sold.

What is the difference between single barrel bourbon and single batch bourbon?

Single barrel bourbon is the bottling of one single barrel of Bourbon and single batch bourbon are bottlings from a batch of barrels that have been mixed prior to the bottling.

What does the Angels Share mean?
The evaporation of spirits.

What is a cash bar?
Usually refers to bar used for an event like a wedding where the guests have to pay for their drinks.

What is an open bar?
Means that the bar is free. Found many times at big events and weddings. Typically it’s faux pas to put out a tip jar at an open bar because it’s assumed that the host is taking care of you.

What is a full bar?
A full bar means that the bar is stocked fully to make pretty much any drink.

If you hear a bartender say that they were 3-deep all night long what do they mean?
There are three layers of people surrounding the bar waiting to get a drink all night long. You can also say 2-deep, 4-deep, 5-deep and so on. Some bars have a line, but the ones where you can get a drink at any part of the bar use the deep term.

What does 2 fingers mean?
2 fingers is a type of measurement. Take a glass and wrap 2 fingers near the bottom to measure out how much spirit to pour into the glass. In most glasses it will measure out to 2 shots of spirit (unless you have really fat fingers).

How long has applejack been around in America?
Since colonial times. The term applejack comes from jacking, a term for freeze distillation. The Laird family first produced it in 1698 and remains to be the oldest producer of applejack to this day.

What’s a barfly?
Someone that hangs out at a bar all the time.

What type of bar would you find a bench-mounted wine bottle opener?

A bar that sells a lot of wines by the glass. This opener mounts to the bar and can open a bottle in 2 seconds, which comes in handy when selling so much wine.

How did moonshine get its name?

It was made illegally by the light of the moon. Meaning at night in secret.

How did the term bootleg come to be?
Moonshiners would sometimes hide illegal moonshine in their boots.

How did NASCAR start?
NASCAR started from prohibition because the moonshiners that were bootlegging illegal booze had to build bigger and faster engines to outrun the law on the winding Appalachian roads.

What’s a dump sink?
The sink behind the bar where you dump the remains of a used drink. It normally has some sort of meshy filter in the bottom of it to keep straws and fruit from clogging the drain.

What sink behind the bar does the health department require?

Hand washing sink.

What's the liquor room?
The room where all the back up stock of liquor is kept. In most cases, only managers have keys. There is usually a clipboard inside so that what ever is taken is marked down. Some bars have a bottle for bottle policy, meaning that you can only get a full bottle in exchange for an empty bottle of the spirit.

Where did the term The Real McCoy come from?
In the 1500’s, rumrunners were pirates that ran illegal rum to colonies that were heavily taxed. During prohibition in the 1920’s the most famous rumrunner was Captain William McCoy because he didn’t add water to his spirits like the others. This is how we got the phrase The Real McCoy.

What is rotation?
When you are working in the food and beverage industry you will hear this term a lot. Rotation is simply rotating your product. For example, when you stock your beer bottles, you don’t stock them in front of the ones already in the cooler. You must rotate your beer stock bringing the older ones to the front and the newer ones to the back so nothing expires. This method is used for just about everything in a restaurant and bar.

When a guest across the room scribbles in the air with their hand, what do they generally want?
Their tab/bill/check.

What’s another name for a virgin or non-alcoholic drink?

What’s a Sommelier?
A trained and knowledgeable wine professional that usually works at a fine restaurant. A Master Sommelier is certified, which is quite an honor.

What is Tequila Rose?
A creamy strawberry tequila liqueur that was introduced in 1997. There was no other liqueur of it’s type on the market and still isn’t. It’s pink and tastes like melted strawberry ice cream and packaged in a black bottle.

What was James Bond’s first Martini called and what was it named after?

Vesper. It was named after his love interest.

What are the Cheers TV show song lyrics?
Makin' your way in the world today takes everything you've got, Takin' a break from all your worries, sure would help a lot, Wouldn't you like to get away?, Sometimes you want to go, where everybody knows your name,. and they're always glad you came., You wanna be where you can see, our troubles are all the same,You wanna be where everybody knows your name, You wanna go where people know, people are all the same,You wanna go where everybody knows your name…

What popular Snoop Dog song has these lyrics, I got me some Seagram's gin, everybody got they cups, but they ain't chipped in...?
Gin & Juice

Who said, Come, I’m drinking stars?
Dom Pérignon.

What is a Bacardi Cocktail and legally what rum must be used?
A Bacardi Cocktail has 1.5 ounces of Bacardi Carta Blanca (Light-Dry) rum, 1 ounce of limejuice, half a teaspoon of sugar and half an ounce of grenadine. Legally, you must use Bacardi rum.

What’s in a French Connection?
Equal parts of Grand Marnier and a V.S. Cognac.

When you hear polka song with the lyrics, In heaven there is no beer, that's why we drink it here...where are you?
Well, you are either in Germany at Oktoberfest or another German event somewhere or watching the show at the EPCOT German Pavilion.

Canada has a menthol-flavored schnapps, what is it?
Doctor McGillicuddy’s Mentholmint Schnapps.

What’s in a Brave Bull?
Tequila and Kahlúa.

What’s in a White Bull?
Tequila, Kahlúa, and cream.

What’s the story behind the bat on Bacardi products?

It originated in 1862 when Don Facundo’s wife, Dona Amalia Lucla Victoria Moreau, suggested employing the Bat as the trademark for their new rum. When she entered the first BACARDI distillery, Amalia noticed a colony of fruit bats living in the rafters. As a lover of the arts, she knew that bats were thought to bring good health, fortune and family unity so they put them on the bottles. The local storytellers said it brought them good fortune and added magical powers to his rum.

What’s the story on the Hurricane?
Pat O'Brien invented the Hurricane in the 1940’s when he had a bunch of rum he needed to get rid of. At the time, you had to buy several cases of rum in order to get a case of whiskey. So he made the drink up and poured it into hurricane-lamp-shaped glasses and gave it away to sailors. The drink caught on.

Where was the Bellini invented and when?

Harry’s Bar in Venice, Italy during World War II in 1942 and named by Gluseppe Cipriani. In 1949.

Where did Mount Gay Eclipse Rum get its name?

This 1910 rum from Barbados is named after the total solar eclipse that was seen in 1910.

In the 1978 film, Animal House, what does John Belushi drink straight from the bottle?
Jack Daniel’s

What lead singer of Van Halen would carry a Jack Daniel’s bottle on stage and drink from it?
David Lee Roth.

What did Star Wars bartender, Wuher, do with Greedo’s, body after Hans Solo shot him?
Wuher ground it up and made a cocktail for Jabba the Hutt.

Who sang the song Beer For My Horses that had lyrics that said, We’ll raise up our glasses against evil forces singing whiskey for my men, beer for my horses?

Toby Keith and Willie Nelson.

What’s in Black Velvet?
Stout and Champagne.

What drink was invented near Santiago, Cuba and named after a local mine?

Why does George Dickel Whisky spell their whisky without the e?
Because he uses the Scotland tradition of making whisky in the winter instead of the summer.

What was Rose’s Lime Cordial originally made for?
It was made to fight disease & scurvy.

What drink is made with Guinness and hard apple cider?
Black Velveteen.

What is Teton Glacier?

It’s American potato vodka.

How many times must Mexican law distill tequila?


A Bocce Ball is made with what liqueur?


What’s in a Dark N’ Stormy?
Gosling’s Black Seal Rum and ginger beer.

What man helped modernize the world’s beer industry?
Adolphus Busch.

About how old are blue agaves when harvested to make tequila and why?
It takes about 8-10 years for a blue agave to be mature enough to contain the highest amount of sugar needed.

There are only two varieties of agave that Tequila can be legally produced from, what are they?
The Agave tequilana Weber and the Weber blue agave.

What was the popular dink in the 1997 film Boogie Nights?

What limited hip fashionable holiday accessory did Chambord come out with in 2005?

They came out with an miniature replica bottle of Chambord ornament to hang on your tree called La Celebration.

In what ways would Drambuie and Irish Mist be cousins?
Drambuie is a sweet Scotch whisky based honey and herb liqueur and Irish Mist is a sweet Irish whiskey based honey and herb liqueur.

What tequila is aged in De Fussigny Cognac casks?
El Tesoro Paradiso, which is a blend of El tesoroo silver and Añejo 100% agave tequilas.

What is Del Dueno Jerezito Añejo?
It’s tequila that is matured in sherry pipes.

What 90’s film about recovering alcoholics starred Richard Lewis and Faye Dunaway?

What drink does Barbra Streisand mention in the 1969 musical Hello Dolly?
Rum Toddy.

What is gomme syrup.
It’s a French simple syrup.

Where is Angostura bitters produced?

What song from the Blues Brothers had Bartender in the title?
Hey Bartender.

Where is Cruzan rum produced?

US Virgin Islands.

What’s the story about the Moscow Mule?

The cocktail, Moscow Mule, is credited in introducing Smirnoff vodka to America. It was invented by a bartender at the Cock N’ Bull restaurant in Hollywood named Jack Morgan and and Englishman named John G. Martin. Jack had a bunch of ginger beer and John had a bunch of vodka. So they concocted a drink called the Moscow Mule. Martin had an idea to combine the drink and a new piece of technology called the Polaroid camera. He would get bartenders interested in the camera then have them make the Moscow Mule and take two pictures; one for the bar wall and one to keep. Soon, the drink spread and vodka was finally introduced to America.

Where is Bombay Sapphire distilled?

Cheshire in the North of England.

What tropical drink does Melanie Griffith order in the 90’s film, Crazy in Alabama?

When you’re asked to turn the BGM on or off what does that mean?
BGM is a term used usually by entertainers meaning background music.

The majority of Scotch whiskies are blended or straight?

Where does the B-52 get its name?
This layered shot gets its name from B-52 Stratofortress bomber planes built for the American Air Force in 1954. The planes lasted until 1991 when President Bush took them off alert duty.

How did the Screwdriver get its name?
It’s said that the Screwdriver got its name from American oil-riggers working in the Middle East when they stirred this drink with a screwdriver. The year was 1950.

What high caffeine coffee liqueur does the Jim Beam Brands Co. own?
Starbucks coffee liqueur.

What is pink gin?
It’s gin that is chilled with several dashes of Angostura Bitters. The original recipe called for Plymouth gin.

Will a good head of beer have small or large bubbles?

The Soviet Union’s very successful liquor exports is what?
Stolichnaya vodka.

Jack Daniel’s was the first American whiskey to hit the market in what shape of a bottle?
Square shaped.

Why is it important to have the CO2 lines for a beer keg be pressured between 12 & 14 p.s.i?
Over 14 p.s.i and the beer will be too foamy. Below 12 p.s.i. and the beer will be flat.

Why is it important for the beer keg temperature is between 36 & 38 degrees F?
Below 36 and the beer will be flat. Above 38 and it will be foamy and cloudy.

What drink did Jeff Bridges drink in the film, The Big Lebowski?
White Russian.

In the movie Ed Wood, what drink does Johnny Depp order?

Beefeater Martini.

In the 1980 bond movie Never Say Never Again what does Sean Connery drink?
Two Vodka Martinis, a vodka on the rocks, a glass of red wine, and some Champagne.

What is Boodles?

A London Dry gin.

What is the best selling whiskey in America?
Seagram’s Seven Crown whiskey.

What wheat beer is made in and around Brussels?

What is grappa?
A clear Italian brandy made from the leftovers of winemaking like seeds, stems, etc.

In the 2002 bond film, Die Another Day what does Pierce Brosnan drink?

Two glasses of Bollinger Champagne, two straight rums, two Vodka Martinis, and a Mojito.

The man on a bottle of Johnnie Walker blended Scotch is called what?
The Striding Man.

What is Chartreuse?
A herbed liqueur developed by FrenchCathusian Monks in 1605. It is said that it contains over 100 herbs and spices and means The Elixir of Long Life.

What two colors does Chartreuse come in?
Yellow and green.

What is the difference between green and yellow Chartreuse?
The green is colored with chlorophyll and has a higher alcohol content with a dry sharp taste. The yellow is colored with saffron and is sweeter and lighter in taste.

Where is Rumple Minze produced?
The Black Forest of Bavaria.

What is Glodwasser?
A liqueur that 16th century alchemists in Europe formulated as a medicinal elixir.

What 32 proof French mixture of fruit juice and Cognac means gentle tradewind?

What is Framboise?
A raspberry brandy from France.

What is a horse’s neck?
It’s the spiral peel of a whole lemon put into a tall drink.

What is Akvavit?
It’s a Scandinavian liquor that has the flavor of caraway,coriander and dill. It’s usually served chilled straight up.

What type of American whiskey is Old Overholt?
American straight rye whiskey.

Where is Ezra Brook’s distilled?

Why do Pernod, Sambuca and Ouzo turn cloudy when water is mixed with them?
This is because the oils of anise in the liqueur are only soluble in alcohol but not water.

What is the modern version of Absinthe made without the wormwood?

What type of whisky is distilled from malted barley?
Single malt Scotch and Irish whiskies.

Dubonnet comes in two choices, what are they?
Rouge (red) and Blonde (white/clear).

What is Kümmel?
A dry liqueur made from cumin and caraway.

How long is Wild Turkey 101 proof aged?
8 years.

What whisky does Haig and Haig produce?
The 12-year-old Dimple and Pinch.

Name 5 standard bottles behind the bar with the flavor of anise and list them from.the lowest proof to the highest.
Annisette, Galliano, Pernod, Sambuca, and Ouzo.

What 1980’s independent film starred Faye Dunaway and Mickey Rourke as hard-drinking writers?

List the beer brewing steps in order.
Steeping, germinating, kilning, milling, mashing, boiling, fermenting, maturing, and storing.

There are two whiskies that have honored Queen Elizabeth. What are they?
Crown Royal and Chivas Regal Royal Salute.

What highly sought after French wine cannot be legally bottled before the 3rd Thursday of November.
Beaujolais Nouveau.

What makes Stolichnaya Cristall so special?
Cristall is made from glacier water and scarce winter wheat. It is also distilled 5 times very slowly.

What hand made, limited quantity, ultra premium whiskey released by Jack Daniel’s was released 100 years after Jack Black?
Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee whiskey.

What is applejack?
An American apple cider brandy.

What is Cherry Marnier?
A French cherry liqueur made from brandy and Dalmatian cherries.

Where did the term Happy Hour come from?
In the 1920s, Happy Hour was Navy slang for the scheduled period of entertainment on-ship.

Name two things about Pineau des Charentes.

It’s a French wine fortified with cognac. It’s used in the most expensive cocktail in NYC at The World Bar at Trump Tower.

Who makes the renowned and prestigious Cognac named Louis XIII?

Remy Martin.

What is Lillet?
A French fortified apéritif made with oranges, herbs and quine.

What happens to the Cognac when it’s warmed?

It releases its bouquet.

What year did Rosés expand their product line by teaming up with Schweppes?


Who invented the Blue Blazer and what is it?
The flaming drink that the Grandfather of bartending, Jerry Thomas, created. The drink is like a hot toddy using warm blended Scotch whisky, hot water, and honey. He would heat two mugs and put the warm whisky in one and the water and honey into the other then light the whisky and pour it into the other mug. He then would constantly pour the mugs back into one another creating a long blue flame.

What is a light red wine from Bordeaux, France often called?

What’s the Peychaud’s Bitters story?
Peychaud’s Bitters was invented by Cajun descendent Antoine Peychaud in 1793 while operating a New Orleans’s French Quarter pharmacy. He invented the cocktail called the Sazerac which included this bitters and is also considered the first cocktail.

What’s the flowery ingredient is used in a Ramos Fizz?
Orange flower water.

What carbonated mixer is used in a Rickey?

Soda water/club soda.

What name does Tom Cruise give the blue drink he makes in the film, Cocktail?

Turquoise Blue.

How would a Canadian normally order a whisky and water?
Rye and water. They usually replace the word whiskey with rye because their whisky to be made with a majority of rye, but not much any more.

What’s in a Mind Eraser? And how do you drink it?
Vodka, and coffee liqueur in a rocks glass of ice with soda water on top then you quickly suck it down with a straw.

What’s in a Russian Quaalude?
Stoili, Kahlúa, Bailys, and Frangelico.

What’s in a Cement Mixer?
Irish cream and Rose’s Lime Cordial. It feels gross in your mouth and is often used as a gag shot.

What’s in a Prairie Fire?
Shot of tequila with about 5 dashes of Tabasco.

What’s in a Snowshoe?
Shot of equal amounts of chilled Wild Turkey and peppermint schnapps.

What’s in a Snake Bite?
Yukon Jack and lime cordial shaken and strained.

What’s in a Jelly Bean?
Equal amounts of blackberry brandy and anisette or Sambuca.

What’s in a Freddy Fudpucker?
Tequila, orange juice and grenadine.

What’s in a Scarlett O'Hara?
Southern Comfort and cranberry juice.

What’s in a Pearl Harbor?
Vodka, melon liqueur, and pineapple juice.

What’s in a Hollywood?
Vodka, Chambord, and pineapple juice.

What was the first marketed dry beer?
Kirin Dry from Japan.

What’s in a Banshee?
White crème de cocoa, banana liqueur, and half & half.

What’s in a Pink Squirrel?
White crème de cocoa, crème de noya, and half & half.

What year was Michelob introduced?

What’s in a Smith & Kerns?
Coffee liqueur, half & half, and a splash of soda water on top.

What’s in a Smith & Wesson?

Vodka, coffee liqueur, half & half, and a splash of soda water on top.

What’s in a Creamsicle?
The basic recipe is vodka, triple sec, orange juice and half & half. These days it’s made with vanilla vodka.

What’s in a Golden Cadillac?
White crème de cocoa, Galliano, and half & half.

What’s the Zombie story?

The Zombie was created by Donn Beach (born Ernest Raymond Beaumont Gantt), owner of the tiki-themed Don the Beachcomber Restaurant in Hollywood, CA. The drink was served at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York and was also known as the Tahitian Rum Punch. It was advertised that only one could be served per customer.

A London waiter around the turn of the 20th century invented what tall drink made with gin?
Tom Collins.

In the classic film, It’s a wonderful Life, what does Clarence the Angel ask the bartender for?
First he asks for a Flaming Rum Punch then he asks for a Mulled Wine.

What is Nassau Royale?

It’s a liqueur from Nassau, Bahamas made with vanilla rum, vanilla, herbs and spices.

What English vodka is triple distilled and triple filtered from spring water and wheat?

Three Olives.

What whiskies first distilled in the 1830’s was usually made from rye, corn and barley whiskies?
Canadian whisky.

Where is Whaler’s Vanille Rum produced?


What is the proof of Angostura bitters?

Where was the Blue Hawaiian created and by whom?
In Hawaii by bartender Harry Lee.

What vodka from Holland is infused with the fermented juice of organic tree ripened apples?

Van Gogh Wild Appel.

What is a Mickey?
It’s a drink that will knock you out. The original name was a Mickey Finn and it was laced with chloral hydrate.

What should you know about Reverend Elijah Craig?
He was the first person to age bourbon in charred casks.

What does doghouse refer to?
The back of the bar where the display bottles are kept.

What American bar is famous for its Irish Coffee?
The Buena Vista Café in San Francisco.

Why is the amber San Francisco beer named Steam Beer considered unique?
Because it’s a hybrid of both top and bottom fermenting yeasts.

What is Vandermint?
It’s a chocolate-mint liqueur from Holland that comes in a white and blue bottle.

What city is Bacardi produced?
San Juan.

What drink was invented in France during World War I and was named after a 75mm artillery piece?
French 75.

What city is Beefeater Gin produced?

What city produces Chivas Regal?

Aberdeen (Scotland).

What city makes Crown Royal?
Gimli (Canada).

What city makes Dewar’s?
Perth (Scotland).

What’s in a White Spider?
VS Cognac and Galliano.

What is orange flower water?

It’s non-alcoholic French water with the scent of orange blossoms. The most famous drink made with it is a Ramos Fizz.

What 1924 Fernand Petiot at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris created this drink?
Bloody Mary.

What city produces Jameson?

What was the first French liqueur to be exported?
Grand Marnier.

What is it called when you add young beer to a brewing lager causing a second fermentation?

What is the last word in the famous song, One Scotch, One Bourbon, One…?

Who sang a country song with these lyrics, I'm gonna hire a wino to decorate our home so you'll feel more at ease here and you won't have to roam. We'll take out the dining room table, and put a bar along that wall and a neon sign to point the way to our bathroom down the hall?
Frizzell David.

Who is the oldest distiller in America?
The Laird Company. They produce Laird’s American apple brandy.

By law, tequila must contain a minimum of how much agave?

There are two French regions used in the making of a Fine Champagne cognac. What are they?
The Grand Champagne and Petite Champagne regions.

What proof is Cointreau?


What’s in a Snow Shoe?
Bourbon and peppermint schnapps.

What kind of parties was Facundito Bacardi famous for throwing?
Japanese Parties.

What is Blavod infused with?
Black catechu, an exotic Bermese herb.

What’s in Jose Cuervoís Billionaire Margarita?
1 ounce Reserva da la Familia, half ounce Grand Marnier Cuvee du Centenaire, 2 ounces fresh squeezed lime juice, and 1 ounce simple syrup.

What is the story of the Cuba Libre?

Teddy Roosevelt wore many hats throughout his life and one of them was commander of the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment during the Spanish-American war called the Rough Riders. While the Rough Riders were in Cuba fighting the Spanish in 1898 this drink was invented and named after the battle cry Free Cuba.

What year did Absolut Apeach first hit the market?


What spirit company created martini glasses as art pieces that were used in advertisements and now can be viewed in Miami, Florida?

Bombay Sapphire.

What are the two George Dickel whiskies available?
No. 8 (it has a black label) and No. 12 (it has a white label).

What day was Hpnotiq supposed to launch its big promotion?
September 11, 2001.

Where is Ikon vodka produced?

Who designed the Maker’s Mark bottle in 1952?
Margie Samuels.

What year was Maker’s Mark first introduced?

Where is Matusalem Rum produced?

What is the Irish Coffee story?
An Irish airport bartender named Joe Sheridan invented the Irish Coffee at Shannon Airport in Dublin. Then in 1952 a San Francisco reporter named Stanton Delaplane took the recipe back to Jack Koeppler who owned the Buena Vista. Today the bar claims to serve 2000 Irish Coffee’s a day.

Most people think that the MD in MD 20/20 stands for Mad Dog. What does it really stand for?
Mogen David.

Who was the bartender named Guinan in the lounge Ten Forward from Star Trek: The Next Generation?
Whoopi Goldberg.

I got a six pack, got a single stem rose is the first line of what 1999 Brooks and Dunn song?
Beer Thirty.

Who is Captain Morgan Spiced Rum named after?
Wales Captain Henry Morgan. He was a pirate captain hired by Britain.

Who sang the 1999 song Pop A Top from his Under The Influence album?
Alan Jackson.

What year was Jägermeister introduced?

What was Kathryn Hepburn throwing into her mouth while sitting at the bar in the 1938 movie Bringing Up Baby co-starring Cary Grant?

Exactly where is Chambord produced?

In the Loire Valley in France. It’s 5km from the Chateau Chambord called Chateau St. Dalfour.

What year was Matusalem rum introduced?


Who sang the 1997 song Two Piña Coladas?

Garth Brooks.

What year was Iceberg vodka introduced?


What year was Jack Daniel’s introduced?

Where is George Dickel whisky made?
Cascade Hollow. It’s nestled on the Highland Rim of the Cumberland Plateau between Nashville and Chattanooga, TN.

In the 1900’s how many years did George Dickel close his Distillery and when did it reopen?
38 years. See, even though prohibition began in 1920, Tennessee prohibition started in 1910. He moved the distillery to Kentucky until 1920 then closed down. Ralph Dubbís reopened it in Tennessee in 1958.

As of 2005, in how many countries is Cointreau sold and how many bottles are sold each year?
It’s sold in over 200 countries and 13 million bottles are sold each year.

When Thunderbird came out in the 1950’s, what was its jingle?
What's the word? Thunderbird!, How's it sold? Good and cold, What's the jive? Bird's alive!, What's the price, Thirty twice.

Who owns the Winegard Company?
The Goldstein Family

What was Jose Cuervo’s middle name?

Describe one of Facundito Bacardi’s Japanese Parties.
First, know that Facundito's Japanese parties would have cost the company less money if he would’ve just taken all his guests to Japan rather than stay in Cuba! The party would begin with Facundito handing out invitations to family and friends from Santiago de Cuba to New York City. Written on the invitation was the time of the party, meals and a room assignment and guests were not allowed to leave for the full week of festivities. The party attracted people from all over the globe. In Santiago, guests were picked up by rickshaws brought over from Japan, or were driven by their chauffeurs. Facundito would have those guests who had dared to drive themselves to the party place their keys in a bucket. In his typical manner and without much fanfare he would proceed to throw the keys into the bay. He also had his own landing strip, so that friends from Havana and the United States could land their planes. During the festivities all guests were required to dress in Japanese formal attire and at the same time wear roller skates.

Who created Matusalem rum?
Benjamin and Eduardo camp and their partner Evaristo Alverez from Spain.

What year was Labatt’s beer introduced?

What year was Finlandia vodka introduced?

What city makes Martini & Rossi Vermouth?

Turin (Italy).

What city makes Tanqueray?
Finsbury (England).

Asbach Uralt brandy is from what country?

What is Auchentoshan?

A Lowland Single Malt whisky.

What city makes Jägermeister?
Wolfenbuttel (Germany).

Who sang the 1998 song with these lyrics, Let's drink a toast to the fool who couldn't see bartender pour the wine, 'cause the hurtin's all mine?
Dixie Chicks.

Who invented Rosés Lime Cordial?
Lauchlin Rose.

What city produces Courvoisier?
Jarnac (France).


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