What is the shelf-life of (most) spirits?
Generally long, but they are not indestructible.
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.
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.
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.
What are the two halves of the bar?
The two halves are the bar counter and the bar back.
How is bar equipment and design best arranged?
The best arrangement and placement of equipment minimizes working movements in both time and distance.
What are the four most important non-spirit cocktail ingredients?
- simple syrup
- fruit juices
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.
What is the strainer that is typically used in conjunction with a shaker and allows for flow control, called?
What is the device commonly used in conjunction with a Hawthorne strainer in a technique called double straining?
Fine Sieve / Tea Strainer
What kind of knife is specifically designed to cut narrow strips of citrus peel for garnishes?
What tool allows for the easiest way to ensure that cocktails are made consistently and their balance is maintained?
What is used to prepare large pieces of citrus peel, typically for garnish?
What is used to open mixers and beers?
Bar juice should always be...
What is used to serve garnishes such as nutmeg?
What is the type of strainer typically used in conjunction with a mixing glass?
What is used to prepare stirred drinks?
What is used to open bottles of wine?
Waiter's Friend Corkscrew
What is used to break up ingredients and release their juice or aromatic oils?
What type of glass is used for a single serving of measured spirit that that is typically drunk in one go?
What glass is associated with the Tequila-based sour cocktail that shares it name?
What glass was used to serve champagne, is increasingly being used to serve 'short drinks'?
What is a versatile glass used for a variety of drinks, including soft drinks and beers?
Highball or Collins
What is the traditional service vessel for a Moscow Mule?
Copper Mule Mug
What glass is typically used for Champagne or Champagne cocktail service?
What is the traditional glass for a Derby drink?
What is used to serve exotic or tropical-themed drinks such as a Pina Colada?
What vessel is used to serve hot cocktail drinks?
What is the V-shaped glass closely associated with the drink that shares its name?