(booze type) An abbreviated verson of scotch whisky, a malt or grain whisky made in Scotland. Read more

scotch whisky

(booze type) A malt or grain whisky made in Scotland. To legally be considered a scotch whisky, the whisky must be produced… Read more

served up

(phrase, technique) A term used to describe serving a cocktail or spirit chilled but served without ice in a cocktail glass, usually… Read more


(technique) Refers to the technique of shaking a cocktail, usually with ice, in some form of cocktail shaker. Typically, cocktails are… Read more


(cocktail) A beer cocktail made by combining equal parts lager beer and lemonade. Shandies can be homemade or purchased in pre-mixed cans or… Read more


(cocktail) A mixed drink served in a shot glass, usually 1-2 ounces in volume. Read more


(cocktail, measurement) A distilled spirit or mixed drink served in a shot glass, usually 1-2 ounces in volume. Measurement: 1-2 ounces of… Read more

simple syrup

(ingredient) A syrup consisting of sugar and water, most commonly in a 1:1 ratio of sugar to water, often used as… Read more

single barrel

(booze type) A term used to designate spirits that come from a single barrel, as opposed to being blended from multiple barrels of… Read more

single malt

(booze type) A single malt is a malt whiskey distilled at a single distillery, from fermented mash made exclusively from malted grain,… Read more


(phrase) A toast in Irish and Scottish Gaelic that literally translates to “health.” It is typically used in the same way as… Read more

sloe gin

(booze type) A variety of gin-based liqueur infused with sloe (or blackthorn) fruit and sugar. Sloe gin has a characteristic purplish-red color,… Read more


(place) A whisky-producing region located in Strathspey, the area around the mouth of the river Spey in northeastern Scotland. Speyside is… Read more

spiced rum

(booze type) Rum that is flavored with various spices, frequently cinnamon and allspice. Spiced rums are frequently made from gold rums, but… Read more


(booze type) An alcoholic beverage made by distilling a fermented beverage such as beer or wine. Distillation separates the ethanol (alcohol) from… Read more

St. Patrick’s Day

(occasion) An international holiday celebrating Irish culture, observed on March 17. St. Patrick’s Day is named for St. Patrick, a fifth-century… Read more


(tool) A device used to distill liquids, often used for concentrating wine and beer into distilled spirits. Because alcohol has a lower… Read more


(technique) Refers to the technique of stirring a cocktail with ice, typically in some form of mixing glass. Cocktails are stirred… Read more


(tool) A tool used to strain cocktails out of a cocktail shaker or mixing glass into the serving glass. Cocktail strainers… Read more