Cocktails: 10 questions

  1. In which Singapore hotel is the Singapore Sling said to have been invented?
  2. Who played the lead character in the 1988 film “Cocktail”?
  3. What kind of cocktail is named after the Soviet foreign minister during World War Two?
  4. What does the “cocktail party effect” allow you to do?
  5. What spirit provides the base for an Old-fashioned?
  6. What cocktail consists of vodka, orange juice and Galliano?
  7. What fruit juice is mixed with gin or vodka in a Salty Dog?
  8. What is the name of Zaphod Beeblebrox’s favourite cocktail in “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”? It is said to be “like having your brains smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick.”
  9. What name does James Bond give to the cocktail he invents in Casino Royale, named after his ill-fated girlfriend?
  10. What is the preferred cocktail of The Dude in The Big Lebowski?

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  1. In which Singapore hotel is the Singapore Sling said to have been invented?
    A: Raffles Hotel
  2. Who played the lead character in the 1988 film “Cocktail”?
    A: Tom Cruise
  3. What kind of cocktail is named after the Soviet foreign minister during World War Two?
    A: Molotov
  4. What does the “cocktail party effect” allow you to do?
    A: Tune out background voices and listen to one person in a crowded room
  5. What spirit provides the base for an Old-fashioned?
    A: Whiskey
  6. What cocktail consists of vodka, orange juice and Galliano?
    A: Harvey Wallbanger
  7. What fruit juice is mixed with gin or vodka in a Salty Dog?
    A: Grapefruit Juice
  8. What is the name of Zaphod Beeblebrox’s favourite cocktail in “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”? It is said to be “like having your brains smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick.”
    A: Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster
  9. What name does James Bond give to the cocktail he invents in Casino Royale, named after his ill-fated girlfriend?
    A: Vesper
  10. What is the preferred cocktail of The Dude in The Big Lebowski?
    A: White Russian

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