(n.) Liqueurs, a flavored spirit sweetened with a sugar product, have a long and tangled history, probably dating back More


(n.): An alcoholic beverage produced by the distillation of any fermented product, including fruits, grains and vegetables. The alcohol More

London Gin

(n.): Also known as London dry, this crisp, classic style is made around the world. The style evolved in More


(n.) An umbrella term for any drink served in a lowball glass, otherwise known as an Old-Fashioned or rocks More


(n.): A Scotch-producing region in Scotland that traditionally makes a light style of Scotch. Only a handful of producers still remain.

Lump Ice

(n.): A chunk of ice made by cracking apart an ice block. Though it has aesthetic charm when served More


(n.) A fortified wine made on the Portuguese island of Madeira, located off the coast of Morocco. Production can More


(n.): A wine bottle containing 1.5 liters, or double the standard bottle.


(n. or v.): A term referring to either grains that have been sprouted and then dried, or the process More

Malt Extract

(n.): An ingredient used in making beer, this product—either a syrup or a powder made from concentrating the sugary More

Malt Liquor

(n.) Not actually a liquor, but rather a beer with an ABV above 5 percent with a reputation for More

Martini & Rossi

(n.): Based in Turin, Italy, this company, which produces a variety of vermouths and sparkling wines, is most famous More


(n.) A mixture of grains and water heated to encourage the extraction of grains’ fermentable sugars. Cereal grains, including More


(n.) This alcoholic beverage made from honey rivals beer for the distinction of oldest alcoholic beverage, with archeological evidence More


(n.): A Greek brand of flavored brandy. Created in 1888, the proprietary recipe contains grape brandy, muscat wine and More


(n.) A Mexican spirit distilled from the agave plant with a distinctive smoky character (technically, tequila is a type More


(n.) Any non-alcoholic component of cocktail or mixed drink, most frequently soda or juice.


(n.) A portmanteau of “mock” and “cocktail,” used to designate a cocktail that contains no alcohol. While this term More


(n.) A spirit produced illegally in the United States, true moonshine can be distilled from any fruits, grains or More


(v.) A bartending technique in which a long blunt instrument is used to mash fruits, herbs, sugar or spices. More


(n.) A bartending tool used to muddle cocktail ingredients. A long-handled rod with a blunt end, usually made from More


(v.) To add spices, sugar and fruit to a heated beverage, usually wine. Common mulling spices include cinnamon, cloves More


(adj.) A drink order requesting that a spirit be served un-chilled without ice or water, most frequently associated with More


(n.) An alcoholic beverage consumed before going to sleep, a nightcap is different in theory than a digestif, as More

On The Rocks

(phrase) A drink order requesting that a spirit or cocktail be served over ice cubes (“rocks”).


(n.): A sweet almond-based syrup flavored with orange flower water. French in origin, it is used as a cocktail More


(n.) Ouzo is the Greek entry in a loose family of anise-flavored spirits from the Mediterranean, including raki (Turkey), More


(n.) An anise-flavored liqueur developed by Pernod as a replacement for absinthe, which was banned in France in 1919 More


(adj.) A description for a vermouth cocktail in which the vermouth component is a mix of half-sweet and half-dry, More


(n.) Chile and Peru both lay claim to inventing this grape brandy, thought to be created some 400 years More


1. (n.) A small tulip-shaped glass that holds one fluid ounce, commonly used in historic cocktail recipes and considered More


(n.) A sweet fortified wine from the Douro Valley of Portugal invented in the 17th century to preserve wines More

Pour Spout

(n.) This attachment with a spout that fits on or in the neck of a bottle is usually made More


(n.) Many governments have enacted periods of prohibition, a law that forbids alcohol. In the United States, the term More


(n.) A unit of measure for alcohol strength calculated in the United States by doubling the percentage of alcohol More


(n.) Before the single-serve cocktail became popular, mixed drinks were made in large-format style, called punch, and served in More


(n.) An extract from the bark of the cinchona tree that when ingested can mitigate malaria symptoms. Discovered by More


(n.) A sister to the shandy, falling between a beer and a highball (and, sometimes, a boilermaker), the German More