Cocktail & Mixology Questions

What is Oleo Saccharum?

Don’t let the name intimidate you, Oleo Saccharum isn’t some sort of chemical laden preservative or artificial colorant.  It’s a classic (and classy) bartending ingredient/technique with a highfalutin’ Latin name (which translates to a less intimidating “sugared oil”). Oleo Saccharum
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Why are some cocktails shaken & others stirred?

We’ve all heard the iconic James Bond line “Vodka martini. Shaken, not stirred”, but most people don’t realize what made the line so cool back when it was first uttered. In that line Bond is asserting his hip preference to
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What does it mean when a cocktail is served “on the rocks”?

“On the rocks” cocktails are the opposite of “straight up” cocktails – they’re served in glasses with ice in them. Typically these cocktails are shaken or stirred with ice, then strained and poured over fresh ice in the serving glass.
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What does it mean when a cocktail is served “straight up”?

Cocktails served “straight up” (or “up” for short) have all the ice cubes that they were mixed with strained out of them. Straight up cocktails won’t be further diluted as they sit from ice melting into them, but they’ll also
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