(n.) A secondary order meant to complement the first at a bar served in a separate glass. (e.g. “I would like a bourbon neat with a water back.”) This component is usually soda or water, though other examples exist, such as the brine from a pickle jar, called a “pickleback,” typically ordered alongside bourbon. The pair of beverages may be sipped together, consumed one after another or added to each other at the consumer’s discretion.

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