“When you drank the world was still out there, but for the moment it didn’t have you by the throat.”-Charles Bukowski

Happy times or sad, there’s always something to ‘get together for a drink’. Unless it’s a house party with beers, we have all faced the bartender and marveled at the foreign terms he threw our way. Ordering a drink right is the first step to getting the combination that’s to your taste, but getting the perfect drink means giving the right instructions. So here’s a list of terms you might find useful the next time you order a wonderful ambrosia.

May you never be clueless again. Happy Drinking!

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