Know your Algonguin from your El Diablo
Sometimes it can appear that us bartenders are speaking in a foreign tongue, this page helps to get us all speaking the same language.
Another name for a highball glass.
A sloe-flavoured gin. Made by steeping ripe sloes that have been pricked with a pin in gin with sugar, matured for six months ( some are left much longer ) then strained and bottled.
The Stick, a bartenders term for the bar, as traditionally it would be made from wood, usually mohogany.
Sometimes referred to as Gomme Syrup, or Simple Syrup, it is commercially available but it is also possible to make this at home with a minimum of fuss.
Simply add equal volumes of caster sugar and hot water together and stir until dissolved. Leave to cool and then decant into a sterilised bottle or container and store in the fridge, this will be good for several weeks.