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Alphonse

A cordial/liqueur drink made with a layer of cream

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Back

An iced glass of plain water or requested beverage. "Backs" are typically served with or behind a cocktail.

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Back Bar

Area of bar located furthest from the public, used to display inventory, glassware, cash register, etc.

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Bank

The amount of money initially deposited into the register at the beginning of the shift

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Bar Back

An apprentice bartender assisting behind the bar

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Bar Mix

Sour mix (sweetened lemon juice)

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Bar Par

A roster of all opened and unopened bottles of liquors and liqueurs stocked behind the bar at any point in time

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Bar Rail

A narrow ledge or shelf which runs the length of the inside of the bar top on which the bartender prepares a drink

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Build

Preparing a mixed drink directly into a glass

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Call Brands

Readily identifiable brands of liquors, best-known

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Call Liquor

A mid-priced liquor category

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Carafe

A flared top glass decanter used for wine

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Chill

To refrigerate or ice a glass or product prior to service

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Cold Plate

A heavy, steel rectangular plate located on the bottom of the ice bin. The soda gun's feed lines are coiled inside it to cool the mixers as they dispense

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Collins

Served in a tall iced glass, one part requested liquor, 2 parts sour mix, and fill with soda

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Congeners

Impurities or particulates held in suspension in distilled spirits, contributing to the flavor, color, and aroma of the liquor.

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Cooler

An under the counter refrigeration unit used behind the bar reach in

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Cordial

A term used synonymously with the word "liqueur"

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Cover

The charge paid to enter an establishment, usually for live entertainment

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Cut off

To refuse further alcohol service to a customer

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Double

A double portion of requested alcohol

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Draw

To pour a draft beer

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Dry

The opposite of sweet

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Eighty-six

When a customer is "eighty-sixed", they have been asked to leave the premises. When a product or menu item is eighty-sixed, its temporarily out of stock

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Flaked ice

Finely crushed ice

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Flash blend

A technique of preparing a drink in an electric blender, turned on for only 3-5 seconds to yield a frothy, partially frozen drink

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Float

The last ingredient added to a drink, poured unmeasured on top. It is usually the darkest ingredient and the heaviest one.

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Frappe

A drink made with liqueur served over crushed ice

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Frothee

A chemical additive to create a foamy head

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Full-bodied

A liquor with a rich, slightly heavy consistency

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Full flavored

A liquor with a broad, rich taste

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Gun

A carbonated mixer or electronic liquor dispenser

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Head

The foam on a glass of beer

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House

The common term for the establishment where you work

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Jockey box

A small bin or box designed to hold bottles, usually located on both sides of the ice bin, keeping the contents cold

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Juleps

A style of tall drink built directly into a glass over flaked ice, sugar, crushed mint leaves, and preferred base liquor

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Last Call

The notification to patrons that it is nearly closing time and the last opportunity to purchase a drink

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Mist

A liquor served over crushed ice or flaked ice