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Posted by Kaylee Pratt on
We’ve all been there and have seen it on the movies: I’ll take a martini, straight up, dirty and dry. Give me two fingers of well whiskey, neat, long. To the less-experienced drinker or bartender, all this slang can get confusing. So here are twelve basic slang words to use at the bar. (Basic, but not elementary, because we all know what on the rocks means!) Neat: Alcohol straight from bottle to glass… no ice, no frills, no nothin’. Whiskey and brandy are often ordered “neat,” because people enjoy them at room temperature. (e.g. I’ll have a Jack Daniels, neat.)...
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Posted by Alan Gill on
When Jacquelyn Zykan offered up a drinking tip as a bartender in Louisville, Kentucky for The Field Guide to Drinking in America: A Traveler’s Handbook to State Liquor Laws by Niki Ganong, she was quick to recommend Old Forester bourbon whiskey to anyone who wanted to drink like a local. Now, she works for Old Forester as the “master bourbon specialist,” traveling the country conducting trainings, tastings, and events on behalf of the brand. Introduced in 1870, Old Forester was the first bourbon to be bottled in sealed glass bottles, and, according to some legends, it was the bourbon used to create...
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