If you like Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain... Then this is the quiz for you!
The word Cocktail has meant different things throughout the ages. Traditionally cocktails were a mixture of spirits, sugar, water, and bitters. But by the 1860s, a cocktail frequently included a liqueur. The first publication of a bartenders' guide which included cocktail recipes was in 1862. A key ingredient differentiating cocktails from other drinks compendium was the use of bitters. Mixed drinks popular today that conform to this original meaning of "cocktail" include the Old Fashioned whiskey cocktail, the Sazerac cocktail, and the Manhattan cocktail. During Prohibition in the United States (1919–1933), when alcoholic beverages were illegal, cocktails were still consumed in establishments known as speakeasies. The quality of liquor available during Prohibition was much worse than before. There was a shift from whiskey to gin. Honey, fruit juices, and other flavorings served to mask the foul taste of the inferior liquors. Sweet cocktails were easier to drink quickly, an important consideration when the establishment might be raided at any moment. Cocktails became less popular in the late 1960s and 1970s, until resurging in the 1980s with vodka often substituting the original gin in drinks such as the martini. Traditional cocktails began to make a comeback in the 2000s, and by the mid-2000s there was a renaissance of cocktail culture in a style typically referred to as mixology that draws on traditional cocktails for inspiration but utilizes novel ingredients and often complex flavors. These flavors create the base of many cocktails we drink today. Take this quiz to see if you recognize them!