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1

What is the shelf-life of (most) spirits?

Generally long, but they are not indestructible.

2

What is the best storage condition for spirits before they are opened?

Spirits are ideally stored in a cool and constant temperature away from direct sunlight.

3

Spirits react with what, once they are opened?

Spirits slowly react with oxygen, which can affect the quality and freshness, which will start to deteriorate.

4

Deterioration happens faster for what kind of spirits?

Spirits with lower abv, but also for any bottle when the bottle is more than 1/2 empty.

5

What are the two halves of the bar?

The two halves are the bar counter and the bar back.

6

How is bar equipment and design best arranged?

The best arrangement and placement of equipment minimizes working movements in both time and distance.

7

What are the four most important non-spirit cocktail ingredients?

  1. ice
  2. simple syrup
  3. fruit juices
  4. bitters

8

What are the two functions of using ice with cocktails?

The two functions of ice are to chill the drink, either in the preparation and/or in service, and for dilution.

9

What is the strainer that is typically used in conjunction with a shaker and allows for flow control, called?

Hawthorne Strainer

10

What is the device commonly used in conjunction with a Hawthorne strainer in a technique called double straining?

Fine Sieve / Tea Strainer

11

What kind of knife is specifically designed to cut narrow strips of citrus peel for garnishes?

Channel knife

12

What tool allows for the easiest way to ensure that cocktails are made consistently and their balance is maintained?

Jigger

13

What is used to prepare large pieces of citrus peel, typically for garnish?

Peeler

14

What is used to open mixers and beers?

Bar Blade

15

Bar juice should always be...

FRESH

16

What is used to serve garnishes such as nutmeg?

Grater

17

What is the type of strainer typically used in conjunction with a mixing glass?

Julep Strainer

18

What is used to prepare stirred drinks?

Mixing glass

19

What is used to open bottles of wine?

Waiter's Friend Corkscrew

20

What is used to break up ingredients and release their juice or aromatic oils?

Muddler

21

What type of glass is used for a single serving of measured spirit that that is typically drunk in one go?

Shot Glass

22

What glass is associated with the Tequila-based sour cocktail that shares it name?

Margarita

23

What glass was used to serve champagne, is increasingly being used to serve 'short drinks'?

Coupe

24

What is a versatile glass used for a variety of drinks, including soft drinks and beers?

Highball or Collins

25

What is the traditional service vessel for a Moscow Mule?

Copper Mule Mug

26

What glass is typically used for Champagne or Champagne cocktail service?

Flute

27

What is the traditional glass for a Derby drink?

Julep Cup

28

What is used to serve exotic or tropical-themed drinks such as a Pina Colada?

Hurricane

29

What vessel is used to serve hot cocktail drinks?

Toddy

30

What is the V-shaped glass closely associated with the drink that shares its name?

Martini