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Pony

1. (n.) A small tulip-shaped glass that holds one fluid ounce, commonly used in historic cocktail recipes and considered to be the predecessor to the shot glass. Today, a pony…

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Perfect

(adj.) A description for a vermouth cocktail in which the vermouth component is a mix of half-sweet and half-dry, usually applied to the Martini or the Manhattan.

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Muddler

(n.) A bartending tool used to muddle cocktail ingredients. A long-handled rod with a blunt end, usually made from wood, fancier versions have indentations on the blunt head to better…

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Muddle

(v.) A bartending technique in which a long blunt instrument is used to mash fruits, herbs, sugar or spices. Depending on what is being muddled, the action serves different functions:…

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Lowball

(n.) An umbrella term for any drink served in a lowball glass, otherwise known as an Old-Fashioned or rocks glass. This sweeping category encompasses cocktails served with ice or neat,…

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Jigger

(n.) A bartending tool used to measure small quantities of liquid. In 19th-century recipes, this measurement was imprecise, but some speculate it correlated with either the pony glass or something…

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Highball

1. (n.)  A spirit (most often whiskey) mixed with a carbonated beverage in a roughly 1:2 ratio and served in a tall glass over ice. Originally a whisky and soda…

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Hard Shake

(v.) A highly choreographed and controversial version of the hand shake said to increase emulsification, texture and quality of ice chips that float on a shaken and poured cocktail. Developed…