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Bailey's Irish Cream:
Bailey's Irish Cream was created in Dublin by Gilbey's of Ireland in1974 as the first Irish cream liqueur on the market. (more)
Balthazar:
A term used for a wine bottle size, usually champagne. It is equivalent to 16 standard bottles and holds 12000 ml or 96 x 125 ml glasses. (more)
Bar Runner:
A length of cloth with rubber underlay that sits on top of the bar for customers drinks. Saves bar-top from getting water or beer marked.
Bar Spoon:
Long twisted handle spoon with muddler a one end and 5ml measure head on the other. Should be used by bartender to stir all necessary drinks for customers.
Beer:
Beverage brewed from malted barley and other grains cultured with yeast and flavoured with hops. There are many varieties including ale, porter, malt liquor, bock and lager.
Bénédictine:
Bénédictine is a herbal liqueur produced in Fécamp in Normandy, France since the 19h century. (more)
Bianco:
A vermouth that is golden in colour and is a slightly more sweet than dry vermouth.
Bison Grass.
Hierochloe odorata, also known as English buffalo grass or sweet grass and sometimes vanilla grass, is an aromatic herb which grows in northern Eurasia and in North America. It is used in herbal medicine and in the production of distilled beverages, mainly vodka (e.g., Żubrówka, Wisent). It owes its distinctive sweet scent to the presence of coumarin. (Wikipedia)
Bitters:
A very concentrated flavouring agent made from roots, barks,
herbs and/or berries. (more)
Blended Whisky:
Combines straight whiskey with neutral grain spirits. Straight whiskey dominates the mix by 20%. Sold at 80 proof US. (more)
Blue Curacao:
A member of the "curacao" liqueur range, flavoured with the dried peel of the laraha citrus fruit, grown on the island of Curaçao. The blue colour is achieved by adding of food colorant, most often E133 Brilliant Blue.
Bock Beer:
German beer that is full-bodied, slightly sweet and usually dark. Heavier, darker, richer and sweeter than
either lager beer or ale in that order. About 6% alcohol.
Boston Shaker:
Two piece shaker, both parts metal. (more)
Box Shaking:
Pour into and out of a shaker, usually only once. Gives the drink a quick mixing without shaking.
Bourbon:
American Whiskey made using at least 51% corn grain mash in a wheat, oats, rye & barley combination. (more)
Brandy:
A liquor distilled from wine and other fermented fruit juice. Aged in oak casks and bottled at 80 to 84 proof US. Arguably, the finest brandies are Cognacs and Armagnac from France. (more)
Brandy Balloon:
Pear shaped glass with small stem for drinking cognac, Armagnac or any decent brandy on its own. Also called a "Snifter".
Brandy Snifter:
Pear shaped glass with small stem for drinking cognac, Armagnac or any decent brandy on its own. Also called a "Balloon".
Break Strain:
A term recognised after using an American or Boston shaker to strain a cocktail by simply breaking the shaker slightly to pour the drink. This can hold back the ice without the use of a conventional strainer.