From slurping alcopops to sniffing expensive cognac, there’s no doubt that alcoholic drinks feature in many people’s lives. After all, is it really a pub quiz without a rousing round of beers?! With that in mind, we’ve gone ahead and put two of our favourite things together – alcohol and trivia – in this, our ultimate list of 100 alcohol quiz questions and answers!
Just gather round your friends, family and colleagues for either a real-life pub quiz or a virtual one held on Zoom, Skype or House Party, and see how much they know about the world’s most famous alcohol beverages!
General Knowledge Alcohol Quiz Questions and Answers
The best way to kick off a quiz? With a relatively easy general knowledge round. Here are ten easy quiz questions about alcohol to get your contestants thinking.
1. Which country is home to the Pisco Sour cocktail?
2. Which spirit is added to Irish coffee?
3. If Budweiser is a lager, what term describes Guinness?
4. In which country would you find the Hawke’s Bay wine region?
5. From which drink did rapper Cardi B take her stage name?
6. France has champagne and Italy has prosecco but what is the traditional Spanish sparkling wine called?
7. 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?
8. Which popular spirit is distilled from the Agave cactus?
9. And which berry is used to make gin?
10. What name is given to rough, dry and often strong cider brewed particular in the West Country of England?
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General Knowledge Alcohol Quiz Questions and Answers
- A stout (accept “a porter” as definitions vary)
- New Zealand
- A schooner
- Tequila (or Mezcal though this is probably stretching the definition of “popular” unless you are in Mexico)
Easy Alcohol Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers
First round went well? Let’s keep it simple in this, another ten easy pub trivia questions about alcohol.
1. Scotch and Irish are most famously variants of which spirit?
2. Which rum-based Caribbean spirit shares its name with a Californian beach?
3. Which fortified wine is the town of Jerez in Spain famous for?
4. What are the two main ingredients of a Snakebite?
5. Which toolbox item gives its name to a cocktail of vodka and orange juice?
6. What makes a White Russian white?
7. Which grape is the most produced wine in Argentina?
8. In which country would you find the wine regions of Stellenbosch and Swartland?
9. Which country is home to the rice wine, sake?
10. What flavour are the liqueurs Cointreau and Grand Marnier?
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Easy Alcohol Trivia Quiz Answers
- Whisky / Whiskey
- Cider and Lager
- South Africa
Did you know? Long considered an unsophisticated drink, the White Russian surged in popularity after the release of the 1998 movie The Big Lebowski, in which it is the favoured tipple of ‘The Dude’ (Jeffrey Lebowski), played by Jeff Bridges!
Funny Alcohol Quiz Questions and Answers
Most nights out drinking deliver a humorous tale; one you tell your kids about (when they’re old enough of course). Whether it’s Peroni-induced puns or just interesting facts, let’s see how your quizzers fare with these funny pub quiz questions:
1. Which drink is often described as having body, legs and nose and could also be flabby or fleshy?
2. Complete this quote attributed to Winston Churchill when Lady Astor chided him for being drunk: “Well you, Madam, are ugly. In the morning…“
3. What sort of vessel did England cricketer Andrew Flintoff infamously fall off after a drinking spree in the Caribbean in 2007?
4. 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?
5. Which communal living animals often get so drunk from fermented nectar that they have mid-air collisions or cannot find their way home?
6. Complete this quotation attributed to W.C. Fields: “I cook with wine. Sometimes I even…“
7. Which British football club director and celebrity cook may have had a few sharpeners when she came out at half time 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”?
8. 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.“
9. Which major winning golfer, once arrested outside Hooters, has a cocktail of iced tea, vodka and lemonade named after him?
10. How does this Frank Sinatra quotation end: “I feel bad for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning…“?
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Funny Alcohol Quiz Answers
- …I shall be sober
- A pedalo
- Sobriety Test
- …put it in the food
- Delia Smith
- Ernest Hemingway
- John Daly
- …that’s the best they’re going to feel all day.
No way! The bees that do make it back to the hive are often refused entry by the other bees until they sober up… amazing that there are beer ‘doormen’.
Name that Cocktail Quiz Questions and Answers
Know your Shirley Temple from your Screwdriver? Let’s test their knowledge with a whole glut of cocktail questions! All they need to do? Identify the name of the cocktail, by giving them the core ingredients:
1. Tequila, Lime Juice, Salt
2. Rum, Lemon Juice, Sugar
3. Vodka, Tomato Juice, Celery Salt, Pepper, Worcestershire Sauce, Lemon Juice
4. Tequila, Orange Juice, Grenadine Syrup
5. Vodka, Tequila, Light Rum, Triple Sec, Cola
6. Gin, Lemon Juice, Sugar, Fizzy Water
7. Vodka, Espresso, Coffee Liqueur, Sugar Syrup
8. Vodka, Peach Schnapps, Orange Juice, Cranberry Juice
9. Gin, Red Vermouth, Campari, Orange Peel
10. Rum, Coconut Cream, Pineapple Juice
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Name that Cocktail Quiz Answers
- Bloody Mary
- Tequila Sunrise
- Long Island Iced Tea
- Tom Collins
- Espresso Martini
- Sex on the Beach
- Piña Colada
Beers of the World Quiz Questions and Answers
From Austria’s Stiegl to Australia’s Castlemaine, many countries like to vie for the crown of the world’s best beer producer. Can your participants name the country that is home to each of these beers?
9. Victoria Bitter
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Beer Trivia Questions and Answers
Let’s stay on the ale trail, shall we? Now that we’ve travelled the world through it’s most renowned tipples, we can explore some more general trivia on the golden nectar itself. Here’s our round of ten cracking quiz questions about beer:
1. Which city suffered The Great Beer Flood of 1814?
2. Beer is the most popular alcoholic drink in the world. Water and which other non-alcoholic drink are the only more widely-consumed beverages?
3. Cascade, Amarillo, Fuggle and Goldings are varieties of what?
4. In which month does most of Oktoberfest typically take place?
5. Which country consumes the most beer in the world?
6. And which central European country consumes the most beer per capita?
7. What does IPA stand for?
8. What name is given to the game where competitors attempt to bounce a table tennis ball into their opponents’ cups?
9. To the nearest thousand, how many years B.C. was beer first brewed in China?
10. In addition to being brewers, what is the occupation of the producers of Trappist beers such as Chimay?
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Beer Trivia Answers
- Czech Republic
- India Pale Ale
- Beer Pong
- 7000 BC
Interesting Fact: Brewing has been practised by monks in Western Europe since the Middle Ages (think about Robin Hood, Friar Tuck and his mead). Trappist monks originally brewed beer to feed the community and later used the proceeds of wider sales to become self-sufficient.
True or False Alcoholic Quiz Questions
Two rounds of beer questions on the trot? Your contestants are definitely due a break. So, with that in mind, let’s throw out some easy alcohol quiz questions. Yup, it’s our epic round of True or False, centred on all things alcohol.
1. True or False? The National Anthem of the USA was written to the tune of a drinking song.
2. True or False? Kim Jong-un employs hundreds of people to crush grapes with their feet for his personal wine.
3. True or False? It is illegal to give alcohol to moose in Alaska.
4. True or False? If you leave milk out of the fridge too long, it turns to alcohol.
5. True or False? In Ancient Babylon, watering down beer was punishable by death.
6. True or False? Sea Turtles often get drunk by eating fermented coral.
7. True or False? Until 2011, alcoholic drinks that were less than 10% ABV were not counted as alcohol in Russia.
8. True or False? In 1964, Yuri Gagarin became the first person in history to drink a beer in space.
9. True or False? It takes an average of 60 grapes to produce a bottle of wine.
10. True or False? The freezing point of vodka is -27C.
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True or False Alcoholic Quiz Answers
No where near… In fact, it takes around 600 to 800 grapes to produce a standard 750ml bottle of wine. That’s a lot of grapes.
Grape or Jape Alcohol Trivia Questions
Able to tell your red wine from your rosé? What about the specific varietals that make up the globe’s leading vinos? We love this fun selection of ‘is it used to make wine’ quiz questions aka the grape or jape round!
1. Is “garnacha” a real grape varietal used to make wine?
2. Is “poitrine” a real grape varietal used to make wine?
3. Is “zinfandel” a real grape varietal used to make wine?
4. Is “pinot nero” a real grape varietal used to make wine?
5. Is “merlin” a real grape varietal used to make wine?
6. Is “chardonage” a real grape varietal used to make wine?
7. Is “cabernet sauvignon” a real grape varietal used to make wine?
8. Is “syrah” a real grape varietal used to make wine?
9. Is “rabadilla” a real grape varietal used to make wine?
10. Is “champagne” a real grape varietal used to make wine?
Grape or Jape Alcohol Trivia Answers
- Grape (also known as grenache)
- Jape (french word for bosom)
- Grape (extensively grown in California, same as Primitivo)
- Grape (also known as pinot noir)
- Jape (it’s a wizard)
- Jape (it’s not quite chardonnay or pinotage)
- Grape (grown extensively in Chile)
- Grape (also known as shiraz)
- Jape (it’s the Spanish word for your coccyx or bottom)
- Jape (it is a region where they make wine)
Ales of the United Kingdom Quiz Questions and Answers
We spoke too soon. Yes, we’re back on the beer questions! Do forgive us – as the purveyors of this fine quiz, we do have a penchant for brew, particularly those of our home country, the United Kingdom.
Regardless of where you call home though, anyone can play this game where you need to solve the clues to find the names of the best-selling British ale!
2. Capital Ego
3. High priest’s appendage
4. Pub of downfall and disaster
5. Tommy Brock for example
6. Honey bee performance
8. Homage or Eulogy
9. Beer for the head of a monastery
10. Spotty chicken, getting on a bit
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Ales of the United Kingdom Quiz Answers
- London Pride
- Bishop’s Finger
- Waggle Dance
- Abbot Ale
- Old Speckled Hen
British Pub Names Quiz Questions and Answers
Still not tired of alcohol-fuelled fun? Unfortunately you’ve reached out tenth and final round. Another one for the Brits, we’ve put together these ten questions all about the weird and wonderful names emblazoned on the front of Britain’s most brilliant pubs:
1. In 1651, Prince Charles fled the Battle of Worcester. He got as far as Bishops Wood in Staffordshire, where he climbed a tree and hid in it for a day before escaping to France. Which common pub name recalls this event?
2. Whose ‘Head’ plays on the meaning of both a horse and a person who keeps badgering or harrying another.
3. Which pub name recalls Matthew’s Magi?
4. In 2020, the pub with the longest name and the pub with the shortest in Britain were both found in Staybridge, Greater Manchester. The former is “The Old Thirteenth Cheshire Astley Volunteer Rifleman Corps Inn”. The latter is a single letter, worth ten points in Scrabble and shared with recurring Star Trek character.
5. There is a pub called ‘The Office,’ allowing drinker to truthfully tell their partners they are ‘still in the office’. What pub name has sprung up near universities to allow students a similar excuse?
6. When the steam locomotive was invented, which two pub names sprung up and became some of the fastest growing in Britain? (Either one of two options is allowed.)
7. True or false? There is a Devonshire Arms in Devon.
8. True or False? The Drunken Duck in Ambleside is so-called because once some ducks in the yard overindulged on a leaking beer barrel.
9. True or False? The Queen’s Head pubs recall the beheadings of Henry VIII’s wives Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard.
10. True or False? The Nobody’s Inn, near Exeter, is so named because its owner believed drunkenness was a sin and refused all customers.
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British Pub Names Quiz Answers
- The Royal Oak. May 29th is Charles birthday and was declared Royal Oak day.
- The Nag’s Head
- The Three Kings
- The Library
- The Railway / The Station
- False. There are many, but (as of 2020), none in Devon – in such cases, it is worth looking up the birthplace of the person who set up the pub.
- True. The landlady woke up to find them seemingly dead, so plucked them, ready to cook. The ducks woke up just in time to avoid the pot.
- False. The name probably comes from their signs picturing the head of Elizabeth I or Queen Victoria. Etiquette decrees that reigning monarchs should not be portrayed on pub signs.
- False. Rather, with the establishment being used for a former landlord’s wake, when the coffin was brought it, the pub was entirely empty.
Shall we toast to your quizzer’s scores? Or just to health, as they’ve failed dismally? Regardless of the results, we hope everyone has enjoyed our fun alcohol quiz or, at least, had a blast competing.
Did we miss any key funny alcohol questions from this list? Do let us know in the comments, or drop us a line with your awesome alcohol questions!
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