If you are a newbie to the alcoholic world, just add these meanings of alcohol terms to your dictionary and know if that drink is of your type.
Meanings of alcohol terms
Meanings of alcohol terms can be tricky sometimes. And the situation can be a little odd when you order up a drink without actually knowing how hard it’s going to hit. To avoid such embarrassing moments, why not have a look on these little alcohol terms along with their simple meanings.
This term is used when your alcoholic drink such as Spritzers, Vodka Mojito, Brazilian Sangria, etc. is to be mixed well with fruit, or herbal juice. The bartender crushes the fruit, and pours the fresh juice and required oils in your drink.
Most of the drinks are taken after meals, or even with meals. But Aperitif is a little different. All credits to its hunger-stimulating properties, one should consume this mini-drink before a full-fledged meal. Drinks such as Vermouth, Cynar, Campari, Champagne, Dubonnet and Sherry fall under this category.
As the name suggests, this drink helps you in effective digestion of food. One can consume it either before or after their meals. However, if taken post your meal, you can go for Aperitif before.
When a drink adds ‘Dirty’ before it, say Dirty Vodka Martini, Dirty Mojito, or Dirty Martini, that means various ingredients are included to modify its actual taste, texture and color to some extent.
On The Rocks
You must have heard of this phrase in movies, and parties. When you ask for ‘On The Rocks’ whiskey, the bartender will serve it in a lowball glass with loads of ice cubes therein.
With A Twist
Ever wondered about the significance of the fruit sliced up on the top of your glass? We assume that it’s added to give the drink a presentable look. However, that’s not the case. The fruit adds its own flavor to the drink and tries to neutralize its taste. Examples: Horse’s Neck, Gin Martini, Spritzers, etc.
When you go for a Straight Up cocktail like Martini and Margarita, the bartender will shake it with ice cubes, stir it, and present it to you chilled. And yes, this term applies well to any of your favorite cocktails.
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