11/17/2016 – Gin


Welcome to Five Course Trivia! Five days a week, we’ll post five questions about something from the culinary world, from soup to nuts and all dishes in between.

Wednesday gave us our second F/D question, so let’s go to the tape:

Learned League precedent (LL71, MD3) – While sloe gin is a liqueur made by infusing gin with berries of the sloe bush, gin itself is a liquor flavored predominantly by the berries of what other, coniferous plant?



The answer to screenshot question was Jenever, but it has all the necessary info for me to get today’s question. I’m not much of a drinker, so this one escaped me. 82% of y’all picked the right answer of “juniper”, but I went for “anise” instead. Thus, I bat .500 so far on food and drink.

So, let’s talk gin today. Enjoy!

1. A gimlet is a cocktail made of five parts gin, one part simple syrup, and one part the juice of which fruit? That fruit also serves as the drink’s garnish.

2. Pictured here is the logo of which English gin, sold to Bacardi in 1997?

Question 2

3. Name the cocktail seen here, made with gin, apricot brandy, Cointreau triple sec, Galliano, lemon juice, and a cherry. It shares its name with the fourth greatest song in American cinema according to the AFI, after “Over the Rainbow”, “As Time Goes By”, and “Singin’ in the Rain”.

Question 3

4. Made since 1876, the logo of what English gin shows a Yeoman Warder, who is traditionally a guard for the Tower of London?

5. Here’s the gin-based Pink Lady. What makes it pink? Don’t say cherries.

Question 5

6. No gin quiz would be complete without a mention to Prohibition. Speakeasies were the best place to get your booze in the early 20th century. Another name for speakeasies were “blind” what kind of animal?

I’ll be back tomorrow with a new installment! Good luck with questions today!


1. Lime
2. Bombay Sapphire
3. Moon River
4. Beefeater Gin
5. Grenadine
6. Pig or tiger, either is fine

One thought on “11/17/2016 – Gin

  1. Hi Christopher, Just a quick note to say how much I’m enjoying Five Course Trivia.  Thank you for putting it together and sharing it with all of us. Food/Drink goes okay for me on LearnedLeague (129 for 130), but I’m always learning new stuff.  So thank you! (Now if there could only be something like this for my worst category:  World History.  Ugh!  Apparently I’ve been more interested in gin and affogatos than wars and invasions.)

    Way to go on your thesis!  Awesome stuff. Take care,Kathryn (VerwillowK)


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