Glossary of Cocktail Terms


Quick Glossary of Cocktail Spirit Terms

Nothing fancy here...just a quick guide for you to enjoy!

 AMARO

A variety of bittersweet & herbaceous Italian digestive aids

AQUAVIT

A Nordic caraway spirit –tastes of cumin & fennel

BAROLO CHINATO

A bittersweet fortified wine flavored with quinine bark, rhubarb & gentian

CHARTREUSE

A French liqueur made by Carthusian Monks since 1737 using brandy & herbs

FINO

The driest & freshest of all the sherries, from Jerez de la Fonterra

GRENADINE

Syrup made from Pomegranate

MANZANILLA PASADA

A very dry, crisp sherry from Sanlúcar de Barrameda

OLOROSO

A dry, nutty style of sherry from Jerez de la Fonterra

PEDRO XIMINEZ

The sweetest style of sherry made from the Pedro Ximinez grape with a raisin taste

SHERRY

Sherry is a fortified wine made from white grapes that are grown in Andalusia, Spain

SHRUB

Popularized during the American Colonial Era, made with drinking vinegar, fruit & herbs

 


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