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Splash

(n.) A measurement used to indicate a small imprecise amount of liquid slightly larger than a dash that is most often used in conjunction with syrups, mixers or water.

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Shot Glass

(n.) A small glass used to serve shots and shooters, usually made from glass with a thick base and sides. There is no standard for capacity, though it is most…

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Shooter

(n.) A diminutive mixed drink comprised of one to two ounces of liquid generally served in a shot or pony glass, this wide-ranging category of cocktails invented in the late-20th…

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Proof

(n.) A unit of measure for alcohol strength calculated in the United States by doubling the percentage of alcohol by volume (ABV). For example, a spirit made of 40 percent…

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Pour Spout

(n.) This attachment with a spout that fits on or in the neck of a bottle is usually made from metal and rubber or plastic. The device helps both to…

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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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Finger

(n.) This measurement of liquid is determined by finger width against a glass. (e.g. “I’d like two fingers of whiskey.”) The usage is growing increasingly infrequent, as finger width is…

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Fifth

(n.) This measurement of liquid equals one-fifth of a gallon. In the United States, where Imperial measurements are used in lieu of Metric, liquor was sold in either quarts (one-quarter…

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Dram

(n.) Derived from the Scottish-Gaelic term meaning “drink,” a dram originally indicated a liquid measurement equaling one-eighth of an ounce, just larger than the size of a teaspoon. Colloquially, the…

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Dash

(n.) An imprecise measurement used to indicate a very small amount of liquid, most often used in reference to liquids that are used sparingly, such as bitters or hot sauce.…