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GLOSSARY

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Barspoon
A long-handled spoon with a twisted shaft that is used to stir cocktail ingredients during their preparation.

Beer
Generally, this term refers to alcoholic beverages made by fermenting cooked grains, hops, and yeast. Lagers and ales are styles of beer.

Bitters
A bitter is an alcoholic beverage that contains herbal essences, has a bitter or bittersweet flavor, and is typically flavored with citrus.

Blend
Blended drinks have been mixed in an electric blender to combine all of the ingredients. In a frozen blended drink, the blender mixes the ingredients and breaks the ice into tiny, frothy crystals.

Boston shaker
A cocktail-shaking tool comprised of two parts: a metal cone and a 16- to 20-ounce mixing glass. The two parts fit snugly together to allow shaking, while the glass portion alone is used for stirring ingredients together.

Botanicals
A collective term describing the fresh and dried herbs, fruits, spices, and other components used to flavor some usually aromatic liquors, beers, and wines.

Bourbon
Any whiskey made in the United States, distilled from a fermented mash of grains that contains at least 51 percent corn and aged in new oak barrels for a minimum of two years.

Brandy
A spirit distilled from fermented grape or other fruit juice.

Buck
A Highball made of a base spirit, the juice of a squeezed lemon wedge, and ginger ale.

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