Special Sub-Topic: Why is the Rum Gone...Again?
|The name of this drink means "Free Cuba". It is made with rum, cola and lime. What is the name of this cocktail?|
Cuba Libre. The Cuba Libre is thought to have originated in Havana, Cuba, around the year 1900, invented by patriots aiding Cubans in the Spanish-American war. There are differing accounts of its history though. The Cuba Libre is more commonly referred to in Western cultures as just plain "Rum and Coke". I think this drink would be too ordinary for my friend Rachel, but much too potent for a llama.
|This cocktail, made from rum, coconut cream and pineapple juice, has been around since the 1950s. It enjoyed renewed popularity in the late 1970s and early 1980s, when it was part of the subject of a song by Rupert Holmes. The name is also used in a song by Garth Brooks. So, if you like "getting caught in the rain", you may want "one for each hand". |
Pina Colada. The Pina Colada originated in Puerto Rico. It is one of the most popular tropical cocktails. Rupert Holmes sang "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" in 1979 and Garth Brooks released "Two Pina Coladas" in 1997.
"El Presidente" and "Bahama Mama" are also names of rum cocktails as well as songs by Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass and Boney M, respectively. My friend Rachel could be a Bahama Mama, but not a Bahama Llama.
|This drink's recipe commonly contains 7.5 ounces of alcohol, including white rum, golden rum, dark rum, 151-proof rum and apricot brandy, as well as pineapple and papaya juice. It is partially named after its effect on the drinker. |
Zombie. The Zombie first appeared in the 1930s and was the invention of the owner of Don the Beachcomber's restaurant in Hollywood. The original recipe is still not completely known. Don Beach made the drink for a friend one day and the friend commented that after drinking three of them, he became a zombie. I think Rachel could handle four. A llama would require resuscitation.
|Which of the following drinks shares the name of a beach and an iron mine near Santiago, Cuba?
Daiquiri. The Daiquiri was supposedly invented by American mining engineers in Santiago, Cuba around 1905. A regular Daiquiri contains white rum, lime juice, Gomme syrup and cracked or crushed ice. However, variations of the Daiquiri have evolved over the years, such as the Strawberry and Banana Daiquiri where a blender is used to add strawberries or bananas. Yum! How about a Daiquiri, Rachel? Llamas will have to settle for the leftover strawberries and bananas.
|Which drink gets its name from a Tahitian expression meaning "Out of this world!"?|
Mai Tai. The Mai Tai is widely believed to have been invented at Trader Vic's restaurant in Oakland, California. The story says that Trader Vic (Victor J. Bergeron), mixed it up one day for a couple of Tahitian friends. One of them tasted it and exclaimed, "Mai Tai!", which means "out of this world!" in the Tahitian language. Hence the drink was named. A Mai Tai contains dark rum, light rum, curacao, orgeat syrup, rock-candy syrup, lime peel, mint sprigs and a pineapple stick. The Mai Tai is highly recommended by my friend Rachel. Are there any llamas in Tahiti?
|"This recipe I give to thee,
Dear brother in the heat.
Take two of sour (lime let it be)
To one and half of sweet,
Of Old Jamaican pour three strong
And add four parts of weak.
Then mix and drink. I do no wrong,
I know whereof I speak."
What drink is this poem referring to?|
Planter's Punch. The above poem/recipe was published in the New York Times in 1908. There are several variations of rum-based punches, but Planter's Punch is the most well known. It usually contains a combination of rums, or three parts of rum, lemon, lime, pineapple and orange juices, Angostura bitters, curacao, grenadine, soda water and cayenne pepper. Rachel would get a 'punch' out of one of these. A llama would likely spit it out.
|This is a popular summer drink originally from Cuba. The name is derived from an African word, meaning "cast a little spell". It usually contains white rum, sugar or sugar cane juice, lime, carbonated water and mint. Which cocktail fits this description?|
Mojito. It is widely agreed that the Mojito originated in Cuba, but it has also been linked to a 16th century drink made in honor of Sir Francis Drake, called the "El Draque". The Mojito is one of the most famous highballs in the world. Rachel has never been to Cuba, but I'm sure she would like a Mojito. I have been to Cuba, but I didn't have the opportunity to try a Mojito, nor did I see any llamas.
|This popular cocktail is made with rum as well as vodka, gin, tequila or brandy and triple sec. When properly mixed, it has the color of a popular non-alcoholic summer beverage. Which one is it?|
Long Island Iced Tea. Robert (Rosebud) Buttu served the first Long Island Iced Tea in Babylon, Long Island, New York in the 1970s. Lemon juice, Gomme syrup and Cola are added to the liquor to complete the cocktail. The cola gives it the color of tea. This may fool a llama, but it wouldn't fool Rachel.
|This drink was first served in a glass shaped like a type of lamp, which gave the cocktail its name. Which drink is it?|
Hurricane. The Hurricane is a relative of the Daiquiri. It is made with white rum, dark rum, lime juice and passion fruit syrup. It was first served in a tavern in New Orleans in hurricane-lamp shaped glasses. They are now most often served in plastic cups, so you can take them out on the street with you in New Orleans. Watch for llamas crossing! Good news Rachel...although a different recipe is used, Hurricanes are available in the Bahamas too!
|Which popular Christmas beverage is believed to have been partially derived from the word "grog"?|
Eggnog. Many believe that the name "eggnog" is derived from the words "egg and grog" and over the years, shortened to "eggnog". Eggnog is made with milk, cream, sugar, eggs, cinnamon and nutmeg. The most popular spirit to add to eggnog is rum, but some add other liquors such as whisky or brandy.
Non-alcoholic eggnog is safe for llamas, but Rachel would much prefer it with rum.
If you're all thinking I'm crazy with the references to my friend Rachel and llamas, you're right. Actually, Rachel is an FT friend of mine who prefers to remain anonymous and the references to llamas are in honor of my friends on the "Revenge of the Llamas" team. Hope you enjoyed the quiz!
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