Ever go to a bar and wonder what the words â€œneatâ€, â€œstraight upâ€, â€œon the rocksâ€ or â€œwith a twistâ€ mean?
If you have, then youâ€™re in luck, because Jeffrey Morgenthaler is here to help you sort them out. (And apparently theyâ€™re confusing for both sides of the bar, so donâ€™t feel bad.)
The short version is as follows:
Neat: Right out of the bottle.
Up: Chilled, and served in a cocktail glass.
Straight Up: Usually means â€œneatâ€, but check first.
Twist: A thin strip of citrus peel. Default is lemon.
But for the long version with a full explanation, youâ€™ll just have to visit the site.