Bar Lingo

A Jigger, a sour, a what?!

Bartending seems quite intimidating when using the obscure lingo to create a drink. But we broke down a few of the fundamentals to keeps things easy!

BarLingo_Jigger Finger:

An informal unit of measurement, typically 2 fl oz.

ICE:

Neat: No Ice, No Mixer  |  Easy: Very little ice  |  On the Rocks: With Ice, 2-3 cubes

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Muddle:

Crushed fruit veggies and sugar.

Stirred:

Stirred with Ice, Not as cold, but less dilution

Shaken:

Shaken with Ice, Colder, but high dilution

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Hi-Ball:

Base of Liquor and Soda Water in a tall glass

Float:

A little liquor added gently to the top of a cocktail

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Sour:

Short drink consisting of liquor, lemon/lime juice and sugar

Dirty:

With Olive Brine, usually in reference to a martini

Dry:

Little to no vermouth in a martini

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Twist:

Citrus peel twisted over the drink to express the oils & then dropped in