300 Alcohol Trivia Questions and Answers

“Cheers to the freaking weekend, I’ll drink to that yeah yeah, oh let the Jameson sink in I’ll drink to that, yeah yeah!” Raise your hand if you’re guilty of singing out loud and dancing to this song every time you’re drinking with your friends or family, either indoors or at the club. Guilty huh? Guess we’ll plead guilty too, and we owe Rihanna one for giving us a song to vibe with as we sip our favorite drinks.

Alcohol is famous around the world for meetings, casual dinners, parties, and other gatherings. Different people have different tastes and preferences for alcohol. Which alcoholic drink do you prefer? Which one do you swear never to take again because it gave you the worst hangover?

Alcohol Trivia Questions and Answers

We know you love to enjoy a delicious meal and a cold beer or whiskey on those weekends with your friends and family. However, how much do you know about everything alcohol? We have compiled some alcohol trivia questions to help you learn more about the “fun part of life.”

How about you gather some of your friends, pour yourselves a drink, and see how much you know about your “favorite poison.”

1. Which cocktail is made from the combination of rum, coconut cream, and pineapple juice?

Piña Colada

 

2. Which country is home to the Pisco Sour cocktail?

Peru

 

3. The shape of modern champagne glasses is said to have derived from the mould of whose breasts?

Marie Antoinette

 

4. Which type of cactus is distilled to create tequila?

Agave cactus

 

5. Which spirit is added to Irish coffee?

Whisky

 

6. The earliest evidence of alcohol production dates back to which period of history?

The Stone Age

 

7. What are the 2 main ingredients in the drink called a Screwdriver?

Vodka and orange

 

8. If Budweiser is a lager, what term describes Guinness?

A stout

 

9. “Alcohol” is a word derived from which language?

Arabic

 

10. What does the wine term Spumante mean?

Sparkling

 

11. In which country would you find the Hawke’s Bay wine region?

 

12. The Manhattan cocktail, a blend of sweet vermouth and whisky, was first created by the mother of which famous politician?

Winston Churchill

 

13. Who is the god of wine according to Greek mythology?

Bacchus

 

14. From which drink did rapper Cardi B take her stage name?

Bacardi

 

15. What year was the first beer was sold in cans?

1935

 

16. What does the beer abbreviation IPA stand for?

India Pale Ale

 

17. France has champagne and Italy has prosecco but what is the traditional Spanish sparkling wine called?

Cava

 

18. What is considered to be the oldest alcoholic beverage in the world?

Mead

 

19. In which year were bottled beers first sold?

1850

 

20. What name could refer to a type of sherry glass in the UK, a 425ml beer glass in most Australian states, or a 285ml beer glass in South Australia?

A schooner

 

21. In which countries do people often associate cognac?

France

 

22. What is mead’s main ingredient?

Honey

 

23. And which berry is used to make gin?

Juniper

 

24. Gin was originally used for which purposes?

Medicines

 

25. Which country does the beer Chang originate from?

Thailand

 

26. What name is given to rough, dry and often strong cider brewed particularly in the West Country of England?

Scrumpy

 

27. What is the official alcoholic beverage of the United States?

Bourbon

 

28. Southern Comfort is flavored with which fruit?

Peaches

 

29. Scotch and Irish are most famously variants of which spirit?

Whiskey

 

30. Which country was the first to set 21 as the legal age for drinking?

England

 

31. Which country is the origin of the drink sake?

Japan

 

32. Which rum-based Caribbean spirit shares its name with a Californian beach?

Malibu

 

33. UK guidance recommends no more than 14 units of alcohol a week. What’s a unit?

10ml of pure alcohol within a given drink

 

34. What is the specific name of the plug used to seal a wine barrel?

Bung

 

35. Which fortified wine is the town of Jerez in Spain famous for?

Sherry

 

36. How long does it take the body to break down a unit of alcohol?

1 hour

 

37. Ernest Hemingway has 4 ingredients: orange juice, cranberry juice, and two alcoholic ingredients. What are the alcoholic ingredients?

Vodka and peach schnapps

 

38. What are the two main ingredients of a Snakebite?

Cider and Lager

 

39. Which Mexican beer brewery shares its name with a deadly virus?

Corona

 

40. The first corkscrew in the work was patented in what year?

1795

 

41. Which country is home to the beer Victoria Bitter?

Australia

 

42. Which toolbox item gives its name to a cocktail of vodka and orange juice?

Screwdriver

 

43. The earliest evidence of alcohol production dates back to which period of history?

The Stone Age

 

44. Cointreau and Grand Marnier share the same base flavor, what is it?

Orange

 

45. What makes a White Russian white?

Milk

 

46. Which grape is the most produced wine in Argentina?

Malbec

 

47. What did Dom Perignon invent in the 17th century?

 

48. Which popular cocktail is made using these ingredients: tequila, vodka, light rum, orange liqueur and cola?

Long Island Iced Tea

 

49. In which country would you find the wine regions of Stellenbosch and Swartland?

50. The first distillation of alcohol occurred from 500 to 400 BCE in which country?

India

51. What are Amarillo, Cascade, Fuggle, and Goldings all varieties of?

Hops

 

52. Which country is home to rice wine, sake?

Japan

 

53. Pulque, which is an alcoholic drink produced from fermented agave, is a part of what civilization in Central and South America?

Aztec

 

54. Which country has the highest global consumption of beer?

China

 

55. Which drink is often described as having a body, legs, and nose and could also be flabby or fleshy?

Wine

 

56. Which of the following companies registered the first alcoholic trademark?

Bass Brewery

 

57. Stellenbosch and Swartland are wine-growing regions in which country?

South Africa

 

58. Complete this quote attributed to Winston Churchill when Lady Astor chided him for being drunk: “Well you, Madam, are ugly. In the morning…“

I shall be sober

 

59. In 2018, the world’s oldest brewery was discovered in a cave in which country?

Israel

 

60. Which Italian region is the source of Marsala wine?

Sicily

 

61. What sort of vessel did England cricketer Andrew Flintoff infamously fall off after a drinking spree in the Caribbean in 2007?

A pedalo

 

62. Where was the first evidence of wine production discovered?

China

 

63. Which cherry-flavored soda turned 100 years old in 2017?

Cheerwine

 

64. Typically involving tasks such as balancing on one leg and walking nine steps heel to toe in a straight line, FST stands for Field… what?

Sobriety Test

 

65. “Basically, I am for anything that gets you through the night – be it prayer, tranquillizers, or a bottle of Jack Daniel’s”? Which actor said that?

 

66. Which U.S. best-selling wine is often referred to as “over-oaked” and “not food-friendly”?

Chardonnay

 

67. Which communal living animals often get so drunk from fermented nectar that they have mid-air collisions or cannot find their way home?

Bees

 

68.In the 17th century, which type of wine was used to replace mercury in thermometers?

Brandy

 

69. Where in California is the Wente Winery located?

Livermore

 

70. Which British football club director and celebrity cook may have had a few sharpeners when she came out at halftime during her side’s defeat to Manchester City and implored the crowd “Where are you? Let’s be having you? We need a twelfth man out here”?

Delia Smith

 

71. “An alcoholic is someone who drinks more than his doctor”? Who said that?

Richard Burton

 

72. Anheuser-Busch Brewery had its headquarters in which U.S. city?

St. Louis

 

73. Which American author and drinker said “Always do sober what you said you would do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.“

Ernest Hemingway

 

74. Brewing methods took place first from which civilization?

 

75. Clydesdale horses were originally used to sell which beer?

Budweiser

 

76. Which major winning golfer, once arrested outside Hooters, has a cocktail of iced tea, vodka and lemonade named after him?

John Daly

 

78. Which of the following counties first produced sparkling wine for commercial purposes?

England

 

79. Which Pennsylvania town is the birthplace of “Rolling Rock Beer”?

Latrobe

 

80. How does this Frank Sinatra quotation end: “I feel bad for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning…“

that’s the best they’re going to feel all day

 

81. Gin, a type of distilled alcoholic beverage, was originally used for which purposes?

Medicines

 

82. Miller Brewing Company featured what bird in its trademark?

Eagle

 

83. Which city suffered The Great Beer Flood of 1814?

London

 

84. The Prohibition, a nationwide ban on the production, sale, and importation of alcoholic drinks, was effective for how many years?

13 years

 

85. The grape varietal Tempranillo made what wine-producing country famous?

Spain

 

86. Beer is the most popular alcoholic drink in the world. Water and which other non-alcoholic drink are the only more widely-consumed beverages?

Tea

 

87. According to the Christian Bible, Jesus Christ turned water into wine in which occasion?

A wedding

 

88. Who was the inventor of Coca-Cola?

Dr. John Styth Pemberton

 

89. Cascade, Amarillo, Fuggle, and Goldings are varieties of what?

Hops

 

90. Throughout history, beer was often consumed by sailors to prevent which illness?

Scurvy

 

91. What type of dog is on the label of “Red Dog” beer?

Bulldog

 

92. In which month does most of Oktoberfest typically take place?

September

 

93. Which leading brewer established an offshoot firm which later became one of the largest industrial ceramic manufacturers in the world?

Coors

 

94. Where is Red Stripe beer brewed?

Kingston, Jamaica

 

95. And which central European country consumes the most beer per capita?

Czech Republic

 

96. Which brewer has a lease of up to 9000 years on its brewing facilities?

Guinness

 

97. What is a white wine blended from two different kinds of grapes called?

Edelzwicker

 

98. What name is given to the game where competitors attempt to bounce a table tennis ball into their opponents’ cups?

Beer Pong

 

99. Which of the following drinks was named after a popular hoax in the 19th century?

Tom Collins

100. Earl Grey tea is blended with oil extracted from what fruit?

Bergamot Orange

101. To the nearest thousand, how many years B.C. was beer first brewed in China?

7000 BC

 

102. Who is the first US president to brew his own beer in the White House?

Barrack Obama

 

103. What is the meaning of “caipirinha”?

Peasant’s Drink

 

104. In addition to being brewers, what is the occupation of the producers of Trappist beers such as Chimay?

Monks

 

105. Who is often considered to be the patron saint of brewing?

Arnold of Soissons

 

106. In what year was Diet Coke first introduced?

1982

 

107. True or False? The National Anthem of the USA was written to the tune of a drinking song.

True

 

108. The only commercial endorsement of Ernest Hemingway in 1951 was for which alcoholic brand?

Ballantine Ale

 

109. In 1865, what did Mariani wine contain?

Cocaine

 

110. True or False? Kim Jong-un employs hundreds of people to crush grapes with their feet for his personal wine.

False

 

111. According to “The Code of Hammurabi” in ancient Babylonia, what would happen when a merchant attempts to dilute beer?

They were put to death

 

112. What is added to gin to make “pink gin”?

Bitters

 

113. True or False? It is illegal to give alcohol to moose in Alaska.

True

 

114. What did Johnnie Walker originally do before he started selling whiskey?

A grocery owner

 

115. Burgundy is famous for what two grape varietals?

Pinot Noir And Chardonnay

 

116. True or False? If you leave milk out of the fridge too long, it turns to alcohol.

False

 

117. Which empire was mostly attributed to the international production and commercialization of alcoholic drinks?

Roman Empire

 

118. What is the Czech word for beer?

Pivo

 

119. True or False? In Ancient Babylon, watering down beer was punishable by death.

True

 

120. Which citrus is used in an Old Fashioned?

Orange

 

121. Which beer is from the “land of sky blue waters”?

Hamm’s

 

122. True or False? Sea Turtles often get drunk by eating fermented coral.

False

 

123. What does James Bond take “shaken, not stirred”?

Martini

 

124. What company did Frito-Lay merge with in 1965?

Pepsi-Cola

 

125. True or False? Until 2011, alcoholic drinks that were less than 10% ABV were not counted as alcohol in Russia.

True

 

126. Which drink is nicknamed “the green fairy?”

Absinthe

 

127. Which red wine varietal is nicknamed the “King of Grapes”?

Cabernet Sauvignon

 

128. True or False? In 1964, Yuri Gagarin became the first person in history to drink a beer in space.

False

 

129. What is a G&T?

Gin and Tonic

 

130. Which cereal grain is the most commonly used in beer?

Barley

 

131. True or False? It takes an average of 60 grapes to produce a bottle of wine.

False

 

132. What type of drink is Tinto de Verano in Spain?

Red wine

 

133.  Which wine is released annually on the third Thursday in November?

Beaujolais Nouveau

 

134. True or False? The freezing point of vodka is -27C.

True

 

135. What is a Cerveza in Spanish?

A beer

 

136. Where is the Coors Brewing Company located?

Golden, Colorado

 

137. Plop, plop, fizz, fizz, was whose advertising slogan?

Alka Seltzer

 

138. Which country is the largest producer of wine in the world?

Italy

 

139. What is the most well-known product of the Champagne region?

Champagne

 

140. What flavors the liquor Chambord?

Raspberries

 

141. Which one of these cocktails was invented during WWI?

French 75

 

142. Curacao is made from what dried peel?

Orange

 

143. The Munich beer festival is held during what month?

October

 

144. In which city was Sazerac invented?

New Orleans

 

145. Lone Star is the official beer of which U.S. state?

Texas

 

146. Caipirina means someone’s drink, but whose drink?

A Peasants

 

147. What type of wine is the French region of Bordeaux mainly famous for?

Red

 

148. How alcohol affects the human brain?

It slows down brain activity

 

149. There is banana, crème de menthe, and what in a Horney Monkey?

Baileys

150. Chivas Regal is an Irish whiskey. True or False?

False, it’s Scottish

151. According to the 2015 Survey, How much percentage of adults found having drink alcohol?

86.40%

 

152. In February 1990, 160 million bottles of what was recalled Perrier for what reason?

They were contaminated with benzene

 

153. Sangria is a drink that originated in the Iberian Peninsula. True or False?

True

 

154. What kind of neurotransmitter does Alcohol release in the brain For pleasure and satisfaction?

Dopamine

 

155. What whisky brand was advertised with two terrier dogs?

Black & White

 

156. Beer is made from Barley. True or False?

True

 

157. Men consume more alcohol than women, Is it true?

True

 

158. What US state drinks the most alcohol per person?

Nevada

 

159. Champagne is also the name of a French Region.  True or False?

True

 

160. Cocktail Umbrella Contained hidden scrolls of what?

Chinese Newspaper

 

161. In their lifetime, the average Britain consumes 14,571 what?

Pints of beer

 

162. Guinness was invented in Australia. True or False?

False

 

163. The cocktail popular in England in the 17th century named?

Ramboozle

 

164. Pulque is a beer made from what?

Cactus

 

165. The national drink of Scotland is gin. True or False?

False

 

166. What was the shape of the “Atomic Cocktail” bottle?

Missile Shapped bottle

 

167. What is Calvados?

Apple Brandy

 

168. Cuffs and Buttons was a cocktail in the 19th century, but what is it now?

Southern Comfort

 

169. Who invented the “Absinthe and Champagne” cocktail?

Ernest Hemingway

 

170. In brewing what do the initials OG stand for?

Original Gravity

 

171. Vimto is a popular drink in Manchester, UK. True or False

True

 

172. What was the name of the cocktail named after the pilot of US Airways Flight 1549?

Sully

 

173. Which company makes Olympia beer?

Miller

 

174. Which country does Mojito come from?

Cuba

 

175. What main Components founds in Alcoholic Drinks?

Ethanol and water

 

176. What cocktail is made with white cream de menthe and brandy?

Stinger

 

177. Which cocktail was named after a New York City neighborhood?

Manhattan

 

178. What is the General formula Of Alcohol?

CnH2n+1OH

 

179. In which country was the Aperol Spritz invented?

Italy

 

180. In which country can you find the wine region of the Barossa Valley?

Australia

 

181. The term alcohol originally referred to the word?

Ethanol

 

182. Which Increases the validity of wines?

adding salt to boiling wine

 

183. Which is the oldest alcoholic drink in the world?

Beer

 

184. What was the use of Alcohol using at the beginning of age?

Antiseptic, eyeliner, and cosmetic

 

185. Beer is brewed from?

Cereal grains

 

186. Which beer has the highest alcohol content?

Stout

 

187. Name the flower that gives beer its bitter taste.

Hops

 

188. How beer is brewed?

During the brewing process, fermentation of the starch sugars in the wort produces ethanol and carbonation

 

189. What is the technical name for “Brewer’s Yeast?”

Saccharomyces

 

190. What is the Code of Hammurabi?

Writing included laws regulating beer and beer parlours

 

191. Name the oldest brewery in the world.

Weihenstephaner

 

192. The earliest archaeological evidence of fermentation consists of how many years old residues of a beer?

13,000-year-old

 

193. Whats is the name of amber liquid extracted from malted barley?

Wort

 

194. Earliest clear chemical evidence of beer produced from barley dates to about?

3500–3100 BC

 

195. Name the thing that must be kept steady to protect the flavor of beer.

Temperatures

 

196. Beer is recorded in the written history of?

Ancient Iraq and ancient Egypt

 

197. Lagers are ideally meant to be drunk at what temperature in Fahrenheit?

40-50 degrees

 

198. Archaeologists speculate that beer was instrumental in the formation of?

Civilizations

 

199. Pilsner originated from?

Czech Republic

200. In which country did each worker get a daily ration of four to five liters of beer?

Egypt

201. Beer contains which vitamin?

B

 

202. Fermented drink using rice and fruit was made in which country around 7000 BC?

China

 

203. The thickness of beer in your mouth can be referred to as?

Body

 

204. Who noted that during his travels, beer was being produced in Armenia?

Xenophon

 

205. Do you know how long do ales take to ferment?

A few days

 

206. Beer was spread through Europe by?

Germanic and Celtic tribes as far back as 3000 BC

 

207. What is carbonation?

The bubbles in beer

 

208. Beer in the United States is manufactured by how many breweries?

More than 7,000

 

209.  Which one of the following is not one of the top five beer-producing nations? Turkey, USA, China, and Germany

Turkey

 

210. In 2012, United States produced how many barrels of beer?

196 million barrels (23.0 GL)

 

211. Which civilization is credited as the first to brew beer?

Mesopotamian

 

212. How many gallons do US people consume per capita annually?

Roughly 28 US gallons (110 L)

 

213. Stouts and barley-wines be consumed in which type of glasses?

Chalice

 

214. The most common style of beer produced by the big breweries is?

American lager

 

215. How many different versions of Guinness exist?

15-19

 

216. The first commercial brewery in the United States was built by?

Dutch West India Company

 

217.  How many gallons of beer make up a keg?

15.5

 

218. Steam beer, the first uniquely American beer style, evolved in the?

San Francisco area

 

219. The use of hops is dated as early as which year?

400BC

 

220. Name the oldest operating brewing company in the United States?

Yuengling

 

221. The origin of Alcoholism is still unknown. True or False?

True

 

222. One of the earliest large-scale brewers was?

Milwaukee brewery

 

223. What is NIAAA?

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

 

224. When was the prohibition era in the US?

In 1919

 

225. Alcoholism is treatable. Yes or No?

Yes

 

226. Who discovered an underground brewery during the Prohibition era in the US?

Detroit Police

 

227. Beer color is determined by?

Malt

 

228. Which were the top three beer companies in the US in 20216?

Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors, and Pabst Brewing Company

 

229. The most common beer color is?

Pale amber

 

230. What is Malt liquor?

High-ABV pale lager, often incited controversy due to its alcohol content, larger-sized containers, low prices

 

231. Beer is measured and assessed by its?

Bitterness, strength and colour

 

232. Which state is home to the most popular beer brands?

US

 

233. Who considered beer as an inferior beverage?

Ancient Greek

 

234. Drinking stout could help to fight which disease?

Cancer

 

235.  Who were the first brewers in Egypt?

Women

 

236. How many styles of beer are there?

100

 

237. On June 22, 1977, who secured a Guinness World Record for drinking 1 liter of beer in 1.3s?

Steven Petrosino

 

238. The US celebrates its National Beer Day on which date of April?

7th

 

239. Which country prohibits drinking in commercials?

United States

 

240. Who produces high-quality premium beers in the world?

Philippines

 

241. John Evans bagged a Guinness World Record in June 2010 for stacking how many pints of beer in his head?

237

 

242. Beer is as old as?

Human history

 

243. Who holds the record of most pints of beer stacked on his head?

John Evans

 

244. The earliest evidence of beer making was found in?

Western Iran

 

246.  The biggest glass of beer contained how many liters?

2,082 liters

 

247. Every year, the US generates profits of over how many billion dollars from beer alone?

100 billion

 

248. What is Cenosillicaphobia?

Irrational fear of empty glass

 

249. Which city is the biggest producer of beer, in the U.S?

California

250. IBU stands for?

International Bitterness Units scale

251. When was Beer pong invented?

50s

 

252. Kriek is a variety of beer brewed with?

Cherries

 

253. How much does the most expensive beer cost?

$503,300

 

254. Which beers are usually top-fermented?

Wheat

 

255. Which is the most expensive beer?

Allsopp’s Arctic Ale

 

256. Flower of the hop vine is used for what in beer?

Flavoring

 

257. Which government gives beer to alcoholic people, as incentives?

Amsterdam

 

258. The process of making beer is called?

Brewing

 

259. Japan has different beer festivals. Name them?

Tokyo, Okinawa, Osaka, Nagoya, and Yokohama

 

260. What is Schlenkerla?

Traditional smoked beer

 

261. Who celebrates the Lan Kwai Fong Music and Beer Fest every April?

Hong Kong

 

262. Zythology is the study of?

Beer

 

263. Which largest craft breweries manufacture Indian Pale lager?

Stone Brewing Co.

 

264. Oenology’ is the study of?

Wine

 

265. For ales, the ideal storage temperature is between?

10-12 °C

 

264. Which country has the most individual brands of beer?

Belgium

 

265. Lagers should be stored between?

7-10°C

 

266. Which of the following were serious about brewing? Greek, Egyptians, Babylonians

Babylonians

 

267. Drinking beer reduces the risk of?

Kidney stones, cardiovascular diseases

 

268. Who accounts for almost a third of worldwide sales of nonalcoholic and alcohol-free beer?

Middle East

 

269. China’s annual consumption of beer averages at?

46 billion liters

 

270. Other names of low alcohol beer are?

Light beer, non-alcoholic beer, small beer, small ale, or near-beer

 

271. Which are the two major categories of beer?

Ales and lagers

 

272. Most of the low-alcohol beers are?

Lagers

 

273. Most successful beer brands offer?

Pilsner

 

274. At the end of 2017, the number of licensed breweries increased up to?

8,863

 

275. Name some iconic beers which are made in the Pilsner style?

Budweiser, Pabst Blue Ribbon, and Coors

 

276. In 1983, how many licensed breweries were in the United States?

49

 

277. Which is a non-mechanized method of making beer?

Craft beer

 

278. Moderate alcohol consumption increases?

HDL cholesterol in the blood

 

279. Commercial beers are known as?

Stale and flat

 

280. Drinking too much beer will increase?

Heartburn & Dehydration

 

281. Beer intake protects the body against?

Against radiation

 

282. What is the original meaning of the word “whisky” in Classical Gaelic?

Water

 

283. The minimum ageing time of most Bourbon whiskey is?

It has no ageing time

 

284. Which part of the population in Europe created the earliest types of whisky?

Monks

 

285. In the early stages of production, whisky is basically similar to which type of alcoholic drink?

Beer

286. What is the benefit of blended Scotch whisky over single-malt Scotch whisky?

Well-rounded flavour

 

287. What is the minimum alcohol content in most whiskies?

Around 40%

 

288. Scotch whisky is often distilled in a container constructed from?

copper

 

289.  What does a whisky neat mean?

Straight whisky without any mixer

 

290. What was the most popular kind of whisky in the US before the Prohibition?

Irish whisky

 

291. Which ingredient accounts for up to 51% of Bourbon whisky?

Corn

 

292. An angle’s share means?

The amount of alcohol evaporated while ageing

 

293. Bourbon whisky is originated from which country?

The United States

 

294. Which type of whiskey is often placed in a single pot still?

Irish whisky

 

295. What do we call ground malt barley?

Grist

 

296. What occurs during the malting process?

Damp barley is spread on the ground for germination

 

297. Which of the following names is not a blended whisky brand? Pig’s Nose, Yer Maw, Hannkey Bannister

Yer Maw

 

298. When whisky leaves the cask right after ageing, how strong is it?

From 60% to 65%

 

299. To distill whisky, you first need to make which kind of alcoholic drink?

Beer

 

300. Whisky is believed to have been distilled first in which country?

Ireland

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