Mad Mixologist

by Aussie Meyer
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Story

McGarry

McGarry, bartender extraordinaire to the Eggs, Beans and Crumpets of the Drones Club, has been trying to invent a new cocktail to enter in the international medals competition slated for the British Exhibition New Year's Day. With several Drones volunteering as guinea pigs, he has feverishly concocted five beverages from these four ingredients:

Each cocktail contains a different combination of two (and only two) of the above fluids. The beverages are named (variously) the Old School Tie, the Piperino, the Rosy Cheeked Lad, The Silken Sledgehammer, and last but not least, the Trojan Horse (note: the reader may know one or more of these beverages by some other, more modern name). McGarry has seen fit to garnish each of the drinks with one of the following: a paper flag, a sprig of mint, a licorice stick, a cucumber spear, and a tin whistle.

Can you determine from the 8 clues below, the contents and garnish of each drink?


./Labels/h_Garnish.png ./Labels/h_Ingredient.png
./Labels/v_Paper_flag.png ./Labels/v_Mint_sprig.png ./Labels/v_Licorice_stick.png ./Labels/v_Cucumber_spear.png ./Labels/v_Tin_whistle.png ./Labels/v_Coconut_milk.png ./Labels/v_Orange_juice.png ./Labels/v_Rum.png ./Labels/v_Sloe_gin.png
./Labels/v_Drink.png ./Labels/h_Old_School_Tie.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Piperino.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Rosy_Cheeked_Lad.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Silken_Sledgehammer.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Trojan_Horse.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/v_Ingredient.png ./Labels/h_Coconut_milk.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Orange_juice.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Rum.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
./Labels/h_Sloe_gin.png Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark
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Clues

  1. All of the cocktails had an alcoholic content.
  2. Monty Bodkin tried both the Piperino and the drink decorated with a sprig of mint; in doing so, he consumed all four of the liquid ingredients.
  3. One member enjoyed the tin whistle (which didn't adorn the Silken Sledgehammer) that came with his coconut milk-laced cocktail.
  4. One Drone was disappointed to learn that the Trojan Horse contained no rum.
  5. The Rosy Cheeked Lad and the cocktail garnished with the licorice stick both contained Sloe Gin.
  6. Gussie Fink-Nottle consumed the patriotic snootful festooned with a paper flag (but not the Piperino), thinking that it was plain orange juice.
  7. The Drones were relieved to note that the beverage garnished with the cucumber spear contained no coconut milk.
  8. The five cocktails were: the drink with the tin whistle garnish, the Old School Tie, the cooler with the sprig of mint, the Piperino, and the potent potation made of rum & sloe gin on crushed ice.



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