Name Your Poison: Can You Pass This Bar Exam?

Here's a test that has all the ingredients for making you  the life of the party.  Or for  just coming down after a stressful day.  Can you identify the alcoholic beverage from what goes into making it?  Belly up to the bar and find out with the following twenty  blends.  Answers follow for those still standing.  Perfect score earns you a trip to rehab.

1. 1 oz. Scotch, 3/4 oz. Drambuie, ice, no garnish.

2. 1 1/2 oz. brandy, 1 oz. or 2 oz. lemon juice (to taste).

3. 1 1/2 oz. rum, 2 oz. lemon juice or lime juice, 1/2 teaspoon superfine sugar, ice, lime wedge garnish.

4. 1 1/2 vodka, 3/4 Galliano, orange juice, ice, no garnish.

5. 1 1/2 oz. light rum, 1/2 oz. dark rum, dash of grenadine, 3 oz. pineapple juice, 1 cup cracked ice, pineapple wedge and cherry garnish.

6. 3 oz. bourbon, 3 sprigs of mint, 1 teaspoon superfine sugar, 1 tablespoon water, shaved ice, slice of orange garnish, mint sprigs .

7. 1 1/2 oz. gin, 1 1/4 oz. lime juice, club soda, ice cubes, lime wedge garnish.

8. 1 1/2 oz. vodka, 2-4 oz. tomato juice, (one, several, or all of the following) Tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, celery salt, salt, pepper, horseradish and Angostura bitters.

9. 1 oz. rum, 1/2 oz. Triple Sec, 1/2 oz. brandy, 1 oz. sweetened lemon juice, 1 cup cracked ice.

10.  1 1/2 oz. vodka, 3/4 oz. Kahlua, 3/4 oz. cream, ice.

11.  1 oz. tequila, orange juice, 1/2 oz. grenadine, ice.

12. 1 1/2 oz. sloe gin, 1 oz. sweetened lemon juice, club soda, ice, no garnish.

13. 1 oz. gin, 3/4 oz. cherry brandy, 1/2 oz. grenadine, 2 oz. sweetened lemon juice, dash of Angostura bitters, club soda ice, orange slice and cherry garnish.

14. 2 oz. dark rum, cola, ice cubes, lime wedge garnish.

15. 1 1/2 oz. rum, 2 oz. unsweetened pineapple juice, 1 oz. cream of coconut, crushed ice.

16. 1 1/2 gin or vodka, 1/2 oz. dry vermouth ice, olive and/or lemon twist garnish.

17. 1 oz. cinnamon schnapps, 1/2 oz. Malort, 1/2 oz. grenadine, ice.

18. 3/4 oz. green creme de menthe,  3/4 oz. white creme de cacao, 3/4 oz. half-and-half or cream, cracked ice, no garnish.

19. 1 oz. brandy, 3/4 oz. dark creme de cacao, 3/4 oz. cream or half-and-half, nutmeg.

20. 1 1/2 oz. whiskey, 1/4 - 1/2 oz. sweet vermouth, dash of Angostura bitters (optional).

Answers:

1. Rusty Nail; 2. Brandy Sour; 3. Daiquiri; 4. Harvey Wallbanger; 5. Mai Tai; 6. Mint Julep; 7. Gin Rickey; 8. Bloody Mary; 9. Between the Sheets; 10 White Russian; 11. Tequila Sunrise; 12. Sloe Gin Fizz; 13. Singapore Sling; 14. Run and Cola; 15. Pina Colada; 16. Martini; 17. Heart Attack; 18. Grasshopper; 19. Brandy Alexander; 20. Manhattan.

 

 

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