Bitters

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  • 1. 
    As recently as 2004, how many (or how few) types of bitters were available on the public market?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      9

    • D. 

      12

  • 2. 
    In 1712, Stoughton Bitters were being mixed with brandy and wines and consumed as a hangover cure. In doing so, it is arguable that this city produced the first official cocktail. Which city was it?
    • A. 

      New York

    • B. 

      London

    • C. 

      Paris

    • D. 

      Munich

  • 3. 
    Regarding question number 2: if anyone can name the song that the 4 cities from the answer list is in refrence to (they are sung in that order) I will reward you grandly.
  • 4. 
    Bitters have a tendency to make your drink taste more bitter.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Cocktail, or Aromatic bitters, tend to be rather high in alcohol content and too highly concentrated in flavor to be drank straight.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The 1850s was the first bitters boom for the U.S. market.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The first near death blow for bitters came from Congress's decision to pass the Pure Food and Drug Act. In what year did this happen?
    • A. 

      1906

    • B. 

      1919

    • C. 

      1932

    • D. 

      1945

  • 8. 
    In addition to many other types of herbs, roots, botanicals and barks, Angostura Bitters includes the bark from the Angostura tree. Hence's its name.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    In what country was the town of Angostura?
    • A. 

      Columbia

    • B. 

      Peru

    • C. 

      Venezuela

    • D. 

      Brazil

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Haiti

    • B. 

      Cuba

    • C. 

      Trinidad

    • D. 

      Cook Islands