Can You Match the Country to the Drink It's Known For?

By: Olivia Cantor
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Can You Match the Country to the Drink It's Known For?
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About This Quiz

Any traveler soon discovers that each country has its own unique character, with many cultures and subcultures contained within it. One of the more obvious (and enjoyable) ways this phenomenon manifests itself is through food and drink. We might think we know all about other countries' cuisines, but there are literally hundreds of beverages from other countries which we've never tried, or even heard of!

For instance, did you know that they drink beer brewed from red rice in the Provence region of France? Or that Canadians make a liqueur from maple syrup?

For this quiz, we've skipped the weirder drinks in order to focus on various countries' national beverages. From Sri Lanka to Norway, these are the most popular drinks in their respective nations (never mind what people from other countries might think of them). 

Some of these drinks are alcoholic, while others could be safely served to a child. Some are celebrated the world over, while others mysteriously have not caught on outside their country's borders. If you fancy yourself a sophisticated drinker, several of these questions will not be a challenge for you, but we guarantee this quiz will have a few drinks which you've never heard of before. 

Ready to test your knowledge? Cheers! Let's dive in!


Cola
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Everybody loves this famous soda, produced in the U.S. Can you name it?
Coca-Cola
Fanta
Sprite
Mountain Dew
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Americans are huge soda consumers. It's no wonder that the world's best-known soda brand, Coca-Cola or Coke, came from them.

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Martini cocktail
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England toasts you with which clear liquor?
Don Julio Blanco
Vodka
Brandy Alexander
Gin
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

There's a reason why James Bond's catchphrase is "shaken, not stirred". Every Briton can appreciate the astringent pleasures of a gin martini, or a well-made gin and tonic.

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Mojito
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This is Cuba’s famous cocktail. What is it?
Negroni
Blue Lagoon
Mojito
Eggnog
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Mojito is made up of white rum, lime slices, mint leaves, white sugar and soda water. It was reportedly Ernest Hemingway's favorite drink while living in Cuba.

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Sake
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This Japanese drink is popular in a number of countries. Can you guess it?
Old Fashioned
Sake
Soju
Zombie
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Sake is a kind of rice wine, invented in Japan. It may be served cold or hot, depending upon its quality.

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caipirinha
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People in Brazil sometimes quaff this refreshing cocktail. Have you tried it?
Long Island Iced Tea
Cerveceria Modelp
Planter's Punch
Caipirinha
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The Caipirinha cocktail's base liqueur is called cachaça. The drink is completed with the addition of sugar and lime.

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Sangria
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Spain toasts you with which wine-based drink?
Sangria
Chimay
Paulaner
Whiskey Sour
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Wrong Answer

Sangria's name actually came from the word "sangre", which is Spanish for blood. Its base is red wine mixed with fruit juice or another hard liquor. Sangria isn't complete until chunks of fruit have been added to it, such as apples, oranges and grapes.

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tequila
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This famously strong alcoholic drink from Mexico is also beloved in the United States.
Bijou
Gimlet
Tequila
Tanqueray
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Everyone knows what tequila is. Bottoms up!

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Beer
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The world thanks Germany for inventing this kind of beer. What’s it called?
Pinot Noir
IPA
Lager
Sangiovese
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Thank Germany for inventing this smooth beer, which we enjoy as Corona, Carlsberg and Stella Artois.

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Vodka
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Russians serve this drink with tea and dinner. What's it called?
Rum
Rum
Vodka
Beer
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Vodka is made from potatoes or grain. It's best to mix it with other drinks to create a cocktail.

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Grappa
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When in Rome, or anywhere in Italy, you'll be offered this strong drink. What is it?
Grappa
Port
Ouzo
Margarita
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Wrong Answer

Grappa is one aromatic wine! But don't pour endlessly, since it's very, very strong!

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Can we guess your favorite kind of whiskey
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Scotland’s legally prescribed alcoholic drink is this. What is it?
Dry martini
Pilsner
Scotch whisky
Gold Eagle
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Yep, the Scottish spell whisky without an "e." Try great brands like Macallan or Glenlivet.

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Guinness Beer
Matthew Trevithick
When in Ireland, try a pint of this!
Beck's
Orangina
Guinness
Labatt Blue
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

When in Dublin, make sure to pass by a pub and get a pint of Guinness. Your taste buds will thank you!

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Pina Colada
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Are you a fan of this fruity cocktail drink, invented in Puerto Rico?
Grolsch
Boulevardier
Piña colada
Moscow mule
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

If you like piña colada, head to a beach in Puerto Rico to get an authentic taste of it. A beach bartender there invented it, and it became the country's official drink.

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Ouza
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What's this alcoholic drink, consumed mainly in Greece?
Limoncello
Gimlet
Mai Tai
Ouzo
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Drink ouzo plain, especially when it's offered to you by a Greek. Don't down too many, though, because this is one of those drinks that kick in rather late. It has a strong anise flavor.

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Wine rack
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Which alcoholic beverage do the French like drinking a lot, even during ordinary meals?
Michelob
Aperol Spritz
Red wine
Curacao
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Wrong Answer

It's red wine, of course! French wine is justly celebrated by people in dozens of countries.

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Singapore Sling
Achim Schleuning
What special cocktail drink was invented in Singapore?
Ramos Gin Fizz
Clover Club
Singapore Sling
Americano
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Wrong Answer

The gin-based Singapore Sling was invented by a bartender at the famous Raffles Hotel in Singapore. It's a sweet treat, due to its pineapple juice, lemon juice and grenadine.

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Rhum Barbancourt
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In Haiti, people drink this locally made alcoholic beverage. Have you sampled it?
Beck's
Red Horse
Rhum Barbancourt
Paloma
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Rhum Barbancourt is a proudly Haitian-made rum. It's one of the best rums in the world, so try it!

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Aguardiente
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They drink this in Colombia. Can you guess its name?
Blue Moon
Cuba Libre
Hoegaarden
Aguardiente
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

When in Colombia, you should drink your aguardiente straight up, so that you fit in. This fiery liquor is made from sugarcane.

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Lassi
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When in India, try this healthy dairy drink.
Vesper
Lassi
Mint Julep
Long Island Iced Tea
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Yogurt fans, you'll love this yogurt-based drink from India. Usually served plain, it sometimes includes a mix of fruits and spices in it, making it very flavorful and savory.

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Kopi
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Brew lovers should try this when visiting Malaysia. What’s it called there?
Kopi
Cappuccino
Rob Roy
Amaretto Sour
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

This delightful Malaysian coffee is made with condensed milk, making it a bit sweet.

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Sugar Cane
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What is Panama’s national alcoholic beverage? Hint: it's made from sugar cane.
Martini
Daiquiri
Seco Herrerano
Iced Tea
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Wrong Answer

Seco Herrerano is a sugar cane-based alcoholic drink. It's kind of like gin or vodka, but with the intensity of rum.

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Black Russian
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Belgium invented this! What’s it called?
Bordeaux
Kir
Black Russian
Mount Gay Rum
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The Black Russian is a cocktail, made from vodka and coffee liqueur. Sweet and delicious, it's easy to drink too many of these! Odd that we don't call it a Black Belgian, isn't it?

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Akvavit
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Norwegians keep warm with this clear spirit. What's it called?
Akvavit
Smores
Lambanog
Buko juice
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

This liqueur's name means "life water". It's flavored with caraway, a spice that doesn't get much play outside northern and eastern Europe.

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Schnaps
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Which spirit is popular in Austria?
Hinano Beer
Carlsberg
Schnapps
Bailey's
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Wrong Answer

Schnapps is a fruity, tasty liqueur, beloved in Austria and Germany, as well as by American teenagers.

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Pisco
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Chile is said to have invented this liqueur. Do you recognize it?
Manhattan
Kahlua
Pisco
Grenadine
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Wrong Answer

Pisco is a type of brandy which dates back to the 16th century. It's made from grapes which are distilled until they're highly alcoholic.

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mate
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This tea is a favorite in Uruguay (and increasingly, in the U.S.) Can you name it?
Kava
Rooibos
Kumis
Mate
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Wrong Answer

Mate is a caffeinated tea, which many people substitute for coffee.

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Tej
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This popular Ethiopian drink is made from honey.
Tej
VItalo
Triple sec
Mastika
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Tej is basically honey wine. Now that's something new to taste!

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Beer
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This globally popular beer comes from the Philippines. What is it?
Stella Artois
Kirin
Corona
San Miguel Beer
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Wrong Answer

Even German Oktoberfest celebrants hail San Miguel Beer as a good brew. It's the oldest beer in the Philippines!

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Mead
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Which of these drinks tempts the Danish?
Coors
Jose Cuervo
Mead
Zinfandel
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Wrong Answer

Mead is a popular drink in Scandinavia, made by fermenting honey with water. Spices, fruits and other flavors can be added to mead, creating a drink that is between 3.5% and 20% ABV.

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Lemons growing
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This soft drink is popular in New Zealand. What’s it called?
Lemon & Paeroa
Bajtra
Shah Hawaash
Singha
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Lemon & Paeroa is a carbonated drink that tastes like lemon juice mixed with mineral water from springs of Paeroa in New Zealand. Its slogan is, "World Famous in New Zealand".

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Raki
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Can you figure out which of these answers is Turkey’s national liquor?
Ouzo
Tej
Raki
Vermouth
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Wrong Answer

Raki is a colorless liqueur, until you add chilled water or ice cubes to it. It then turns a bit milky, which is how it should be consumed.

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Soju
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This alcoholic drink hails from South Korea. Recognize it?
Chay
Sake
Horilka
Soju
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Soju is a clear liqueur, traditionally made from rice or barley, which is usually consumed "neat", or without additional flavoring. Modern-day distillers in South Korea now make it with potatoes.

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Gold
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This unique Swiss liqueur is made with flakes of gold.
Wadadli
Goldschläger
Anisette
Jenever
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Goldschläger is unique because it's made with real gold flakes, which you can sees floating inside the bottle. Don't worry, gold is perfectly safe to drink!

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Port wine
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This fortified wine is big in Portugal.
Cabernet
Vitalo
Sex on the Beach
Port wine
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Port wine is a kind of sweet red wine with a high alcohol content. People often drink it for dessert, whether they live in Portugal or not.

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Cà_phê_sữa_đá
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This kind of coffee is identified with Vietnam. What’s it called?
Cà phê đá
Balsam
Mekhong whiskey
Tatanka
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Wrong Answer

Simply put, cà phê đá is Vietnamese iced coffee. But it's prepared in a very cool way, which you can also get servers to demonstrate to you.

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Raksi distillery
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People in Nepal celebrate with this drink. What is it?
Cosmopolitan
Champagne
Raksi
Absinthe
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Wrong Answer

People in Nepal brew raksi outdoors. It's really very strong, so make sure to eat a solid dinner before drinking it!

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Bubble Tea
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This fun, non-alcoholic drink was invented in Taiwan. What’s it called?
Taho
Bubble Tea
Halo-halo
Lambanog
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

In the '80s and '90s, a Taiwanese drink called bubble tea swept Southeast Asia! Bubble tea is basically a tea drink, often cold, mixed with tapioca balls (which form its "bubbles"). Bubble tea comes in different fruity or sweet flavors. It's also known as pearl milk tea or boba tea, depending on where you're consuming it.

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Bundy and Coke
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Australia likes drinking this mixed drink. Remember this one?
Heineken
Skol
Bundy ‘n’ Coke
Dark and Stormy
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Bundy ‘n’ Coke is the Aussie's version of rum and coke, so-called because of the ubiquity of Bundaberg rum Down Under.

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Tsingtao beer
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This is China’s globally popular beer. What’s it called?
Tsingtao Beer
Brahma
Red Horse
Dos Equis
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

Tsingtao is a popular lager that's not bitter to drink. No wonder people all over the world love this one!

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Mahgreb mint tea
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Moroccans are known for this delicate, delicious tea.
Oolong Tea
Jasmine Tea
Hibiscus Tea
Maghreb Mint Tea
Correct Answer
Wrong Answer

The Maghreb region of the world (meaning the North African countries of Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya, Western Sahara, and Mauritania) has a long-standing tradition of drinking mint tea. It's wonderful!

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