May 22, 2015 · If a bartender runs out of something or wants to get rid of it, she may tell other barstaff to 86 it. Likewise, a bartender can 86 a customer who’s had a bit too much by kicking them...
- Clair Mclafferty
- 86. Now this is a bartending term not only used in bars but also in restaurants. It means the bartender is running out of something or want to get rid of something.
- Up. An ‘Up’ drink is a drink that has been chilled through by shaking or stirring then strained into an empty glass with no ice. The origin dates back to 1874 and most likely meant that a customer wanted a drink served in a glass with a stem.
- Neat. When you order a ‘Neat’ drink it means that the alcohol will be poured from the bottle into a glass and served at room temperature without any ice.
- Behind the Stick. This term means that the bartender is working behind the bar performing the actual bartending rather than managerial tasks. The term ‘stick’ refers to the tap handles used for pouring glasses of beer, but this is not confirmed.
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Bartender's handshake: A gift from one bartender to another, usually in the form of a shot and free. Behind: Called out when making one's location known when not in the line of sight, to avoid running into any other barbacks, bussers, or bartenders behind the bar.
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- Bar Spoon – a long mixing spoon which often has a lemon zester or something similar on the other end. Bitters – a herbal alcoholic blend which is meant to be added to other cocktails to enhance flavour (e.g a Manhattan is rye, sweet vermouth and a couple dashes of bitters).
- Call Drink – Refers to when the customer orders a drink by giving both the specific name of the liquor and the name of the mixer. E.g. Tanqueray Ten and Tonic, Bacardi and Coke.
- Dash – A few drops or a very small amount of an ingredient. Dirty – Adding olive juice to a martini which makes it a Dirty Martini. The more olive juice, the dirtier the martini.
- Dry – Very little vermouth added to a martini. The more dry the customer wants their martini, the less vermouth added. Flame – Setting a drink on fire. Sambucca is often lit on fire to heat it up before putting the flame out and drinking it.
Feb 25, 2019 · What does a Barback do? There’s a reason I called the barback the “bartender’s sidekick”. But maybe it’d be better described as “the bartender’s lifeline”. The barback is responsible for doing all of the invisible little tasks that ensure the bar and bartender rae able to do their job quickly and efficiently. Before Service:
Feb 1, 2021 · Last call – This is your warning from the bartender that the bar is about to close. Mid – A work shift that starts at lunch and works through dinner; usually the first to be cut. Mise en Place – A French term that translates to “everything is in place.” Mispack – An order that was assembled and delivered wrong; A mistake in the packing.