Saturday, February 15, 2014

Bar Vocabulary

New York Times - "Behind Bars: The secret vocabulary of New York's finest drinking establishments"

A few examples,

Book Club
"A group of (almost exclusively) women who drink (almost exclusively) wine - excruciatingly slowly."

Family Meal or Time to Feed the Kids
"A staff-wide shot taken each night, usually Siembra Azul tequila, Buffalo Trace bourbon, Appleton rum or Rittenhouse rye."

"Best in Bar (looks-wise)"

Pouring Ribbons
"The perfect pour from TIN to glass."

The Cousins
"Affectionate term for other cocktail bars (after the British secret service's name for the C.I.A. in Le Carre's "Smiley" novels)."

The Ski Team
"Coked-up customers who show up after 2 a.m. and are difficult to chase out at 4 a.m. The Ski Team is generally reluctant to pay."

Blue Light
"The pre-dawn light seen on leaving the bar (en route to Bartenders' Breakfast)."

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