Bar Terminologies: Must know for drinkers

August 11, 2014


Bar Terminologies: Must know for drinkers

Here some bar terminologies you must know as a drinker.


1. "Straight up" or "up" -  drink is served in a stem glass with NO ICE after it is shaken or stirred with ice.


2. "Neat pour" or "served neat" - liquor served from bottle to glass with NO ICE is termed as neat. It is not shaken with ice and served in room temperature.


3. "On the rocks" - drink is poured on top of a glass with ice. Usually served in a rock glass.


4. "Rail drinks" or "well drinks" -  liquors that are cheap or inexpensive.


5. "top of shelf" or "call" drinks - Premium liquors that are expensive. These are the liquors that the bartenders are trying to upsell when you order a cocktail.


6. "Chaser" - a drink that is consumed immediately after a hard drink to ease your feeling.


7. "Build" - term used on the make of a drink.


8. "dash" - a small amount of an ingredient, around 1/4 sec pour.


9. "Virgin" - a non alcoholic version of a drink,



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