Gin: Trivia Quiz Answers

1) China
2) Brazil
3) USA
4) Philippines

Answer: 4) Philippines

The country with the world’s highest per-capita gin consumption is the Philippines with an estimated 25 million cases consumed each year. An average Filipino consumes 1.4 liters of gin every year, largely due to the effective marketing and distribution of Ginebra San Miguel.

1) Comfrey leaves
2) Juniper berries
3) Sunflowers
4) Old socks

Answer: 2) Juniper berries

Juniper, in Latin, Juniperus communis, is used to flavor gin. This liquor was developed in the 17th century in the Netherlands. The name gin itself is derived from either the French word, genièvre or the Dutch jenever, which both mean “juniper.”

1) Gordon’s
2) Bombay Sapphire
3) Tanqueray
4) Bathtub

Answer: 1) Gordon’s

Gordon’s is the largest-selling gin worldwide. Gordon’s continues to dominate the international gin market and bounced back from a five-year low of 3.6m in 2014. You can find it in most liquor stores and supermarkets. Gordon’s Gin is 40% ABV or Alcohol by Volume and 80 proof. This brand has a strong juniper base and good for mixed drinks.

1) Russia
2) Holland
3) Italy
4) Heaven

Answer: 2) Holland

Holland is recognized as the birthplace of gin. Gin’s inventor is said to be a Dutch physician by the name of Franciscus Sylvius, who used it for medicinal purposes back in 1550. The English first got their hands on the spirit while fighting against the Spanish in the Thirty Years’ War, using it to calm their nerves and warm them up before a battle.

1) 1958
2) 1689
3) 1820
4) 1960

Answer: 2) 1689

Gin was born around 1689. The earliest known food pairing happened in 1731 which was gingerbread. This became quite common and is still practiced in some parts of England.

1) Orange Chicken
2) Gingerbread
3) Peanuts
4) Cheese

Answer: 2) Gingerbread

The earliest known food pairing happened in 1731 which was gingerbread. This became quite common and is still practiced in some parts of England.

1) Gin and tonic
2) Hot Gin twist
3) Gin and ginger
4) Gin and coffee

Answer: 2 (Hot Gin twist)

London’s most popular drink in the winter of 1823 was the Hot Gin Twist. One man wrote a 149-line poem for the newspapers extolling its virtues. Another wrote a shorter poem extolling both the drink and the previous poem.

1) From a bartender named Martini
2) From a drink called a Martinez after a town
3) From the name of a vermouth distiller
4) Nobody knows for sure

Answer: 4) Nobody knows for sure

Some believe that a New York bartender named Martini invented the drink in 1912. Some believe it to be invented in San Francisco by Professor Jerry Thomas around 1850 for a miner on his way to Martinez, California. Lore says that a miner placed a nugget of gold on Jerry’s bar and challenged him to concoct something special. The result was the Martinez, the said prototype of the Martini. The Martinez was first published in The Bartenders Guide in 1887, the first bartenders’ manual of its kind and was made with a full wine glass of sweet vermouth, one ounce of Old Tom Gin, some bitters and a dash or two of maraschino.

1) In the 1990s after people wanted a fancier drink
2) the brother of the bartender credited with the drink
3) by glass blowers in ther 1800’s for a new product
4) by Ian Fleming’s character James Bond

Answer: 2) The brother of the bartender credited with the drink

The Martini cocktail followed the modern Martini glass by around 40 years. The early Martinis were likely served in Champagne coupes. During the early 1920s, the angular Martini glass first emerged. In the 1930s it put its feet up on the chesterfield and announced that it would be staying a while. Since then, “This glass and the name ‘Martini’ have never parted company,” wrote noted Martini scholar Lowell Edmunds.

1) A Gin cocktail with ginger syrup, orange curacao and bitters
2) Gin and vermouth, with a twist of lemon
3) Gin and tonic
4) Gin and water

Answer:  3) Gin and tonic

It is Gin and Tonic published in the very first cocktail book of Professor Jeremiah ‘Jerry’ Thomas. Thomas in known across the United States as the ‘Father of Mixology.’

1) A person that gets drunk on Gin
2) A pop up speakeasy during the prohibition
3) A highball glass of Gin, ice, sparkling water and lime
4) Gin and ginger beer

Answer: 3) A highball glass of Gin, ice, sparkling water and lime

Gin Ricky is a popular and refreshing mixed drink that comes from Gin, ice, sparkling water and lime. It can be with a little sugar or none at all.

1) It’s healthy
2) It’s considered lunch
3) It changes the drink from sweet to savoury
4) It makes it look classier

Answer: 3) It changes the drink from sweet to savoury

Olives have positive health effects. Yet. it’s hardly the reason why it’s a necessary ingredient in a martini. Olives used in the drink are preserved in brine and their salty flavor alters the taste of the drink. Martinis are typically garnished with three olives.

1) Part of nightshade family and poisonous if not processed
2) A Pinecone
3) A red berry that can only be picked in autumn
4) A type of grape

Answer: 1) Part of nightshade family and poisonous if not processed

It is a past of the nightshade plants which is poisonous if unprocessed. The most common culinary use of the juniper berry is as a spice used to flavor gin. Juniper berries belong to the culinary herb and spice category because they used as a flavoring for drinks and in cooking and preserving foods.

1) Is made with blackthorn berries pierced with a silver needle
2) Was distilled 3 times and left for 1 year before decanting
3) Is made by adding vodka and lime juice
4) Happens after your 6th glass

Answer: 1) Is made with blackthorn berries pierced with a silver needle

Sloe gin is a British red liqueur made with gin and sloe. Sloes are the fruit (drupe) of Prunus spinosa, a relative of the plum. Sloe gin has an alcohol content between 15 and 30 percent by volume.

1) Creating the vesper, a mix of Gin, Vodka, vermouth and lemon
2) Making famous the highball glass
3) Ruining martinis by having them shaken and not stirred
4) Opening a Gin distillery

Answer: 1) Creating the vesper, a mix of Gin, Vodka, vermouth and lemon

Ian Fleming created the Vesper Martini Cocktail. It was originally a mix of a mix of Gin, Vodka, vermouth and lemon. Various formulas were developed since this original version was published.

1) It was created by Charles Tanquerey
2) Tanqueray is italian for distilled
3) It originated in a small town in Spain named Tanqueray
4) It comes from the slurred words “Thank you Ray”

Answer: 1) It was created by Charles Tanqueray

Charles Tanqueray was one of the very first people to create what would become known as ‘London dry’ gin. Charles went into the distilling business with his brother, Edward who died a couple of years later. Taking over the family business, Charles made it a success using only four botanicals. These consist of juniper, angelica root, licorice, and coriander seeds.

1) Genevere, latin for juniper
2) Charles Gin, who first distilled it
3) An acronym for “Get it Now”
4) It originally used ginger as a botanical and the name shortened

Answer: 1) Genevere, latin for juniper

Genever refers to the Dutch word, “juniper.” Just because it is juniper-dominated, don’t go thinking of it as Dutch gin. Genever is a clear, malted grain-based spirit produced in Holland or Belgium.

1) The First world war
2) The great depression
3) Prohibition
4) Trump’s election

Answer: 2) The great depression

In the United States, gin — or something resembling gin — was popular during the 1910s and Great Depression. Gin became the base spirit for many of the first batch of classic cocktails.

1) Gin and tonic
2) Gin and lime
3) Straight Gin
4) All of the above

Answer: 3) Straight Gin

Straight Gin was a medicinal liquid back in the 16 th century in Holland. The origins of gin stretch back even further, to AD70, when Greek physician Pedanius Dioscorides published De Materia Medica, an encyclopedia on herbal medicine, in which he described the use of wine-soaked juniper berries to cure chest ailments.

1) It can help your heart, kidney and liver
2) There are no healthy benefits
3) It can make you forget you are sick
4) Fight inflammation

Answer: 4) Fight inflammation

Juniper berries act as a natural diuretic. The herbs used to make gin are known for their role in aiding digestion. If you find that alcohol often bloats you, switching to gin will give you a much flatter stomach than your usual beverage.

1) A book in 1714
2) A newspaper in 1630
3) An advertisement in 1920
4) A tatoo on a sailor

Answer: 1). A book in 1714

It was a “medicinal” liquid like its predecessors. By the 1700s, it had taken on a new form: gin. “The first known written use of the word ‘gin’ appears in a 1714 book called ‘The Fable of the Bees, or Private Vices, Public Benefits’ by Bernard Mandeville

1) In 1751 by the beer industry as it was taking over their sales
2) In 1820 by the suffragettes
3) started by the church due to too much ruination
4) A waste of time

Answer: 1) In 1751 by the beer industry as it was taking over their sales

The answer is Beer Street and Gin Lane. English artist William Hogarth issued 2 prints in 1751 entitled Beer Street and Gin Lane. Intended to be regarded alongside each other, they depict the evils of the consumption of gin as a contrast to the merits of drinking beer.

1) Gin, Lime, and Sweetner
2) Gin and lemon juice with the lemon slice dropped in
3) Gin and coffee
4) Gin, sparkling water and a cherry

 Answer: 1) Gin, Lime, and Sweetner

The gimlet is a cocktail typically made of 2 parts gin and 1 part lime juice.

1) Actually created in london by returning soldiers during the 1st world war
2) Created in Singapore in the 1920’s at Raffles
3) A specific mix of Gin, cherry brandy and soda
4) Not actually a Gin cocktail

Answer: 2) Created in Singapore in the 1920’s at Raffles

Singapore Sling was made in Singapore. The Singapore Sling is a gin-based sling cocktail that came from Singapore. This long drink was formulated sometime before 1915 by Ngiam Tong Boon, a Hainanese bartender working at the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel, Singapore. Directions. Fill a Collins glass with 1 cup ice and set aside in the freezer. Combine gin, cherry-flavored brandy, triple sec, Benedictine, pineapple juice, lime juice, and grenadine in a cocktail shaker. Add 1 cup ice, cover and shake until chilled. Garnish with slice of pineapple and a cherry.

1) Has a distinctly different aroma
2) Is distilled differently
3) Has different botanical added
4) All of the above

Answer: 4) All of the above

Gin is a distilled alcoholic drink that derives its predominant flavor from juniper berries. Gin is one of the broadest categories of spirits, all of various origins, styles, and flavor profiles. It revolves around juniper as a common ingredient.

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