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Daisy:
An oversize drink of the sour type, normally made with rum or gin. It is served over crushed ice with a straw, and sweetened with a fruit syrup.
Dark Rum:
Also known by it's particular color, such as brown, black, or red rum, it classes a grade darker than gold rum. (more)
Dash:
A small amount splashed into the drink without measuring. E.g. "bitters". Approximately, each dash = 1ml
Decanting:
A decanter is usually used when fine wine or port has created a crust of sediment that must be separated from the wine before drinking. (more)
Decoration:
Something that is placed on the side of the glass to enhance the appearance of the drink.
Distillation:
The process of separating the components of a fermented liquid by heating it to the point of vaporization and then condensing it by cooling to produce a pure spirit.
Distillery:
A place where an alcoholic substance is converted to a pure spirit through distillation.
Double Strain:
To use a fine strainer as well as a Hawthorne to filter the ice and any impurities that may cloud the cocktail. Example could be mint leaves or herbs shaken with the mixture. (more)
Drambuie:
Drambuie is a sweet, golden coloured liqueur made from malt whisky, honey, and spices. Produced in Broxburn, Scotland. (more)
Drinks Tray:
Round tray made of silver, wood or plastic designed to carry drinks from bar to table.
Drinks Trolley:
Wagon designed to carry after dinner style drinks (digestives). Served at table in restaurants when customers are having coffee. (more)
Dry Shake:
Shaking without ice. Usually applied when using egg white, as maximum frothing is necessary.
Dry Vermouth:
An aromatized fortified wine from France or Italy, with no added sugar. (more)
Dubonnet:
Dubonnet is a  French sweet, wine-based aperitif. (more)
Dutch Coffee:
A liqueur coffee made with Genever gin, sugar and topped with cream.
Eaux de Vie:
Eaux de Vie is a French term for fruit brandy and translates to "water of life". Made from a variety of fruit, the best comes from the Alsace wine region in France. (more)
Eggnog:
Traditionally a Christmas or holiday drink with eggs and cream beaten together with sugar and usually a dark spirit such as rum or brandy.
Electric Juicer:
Machine designed to squeeze citrus juice in quantity.
Equipment:
Tools of the trade. Mixing utensils needed to make great cocktails. (more
Evian Water:
Discovered by a French nobleman during the French Revolution, Evian Water stems from a source that was thought to hold curative and restorative powers from the start. Evian begins as water that emerges from the Source Cache in France in a mountain tunnel at 52.88 degrees Fahrenheit. (more)
Fernet Branca:
A bitter, aromatic spirit, it is made from a number of herbs and spices which include myrrh, rhubarb, chamomile, cardamom, aloe, and saffron, with a base of grape distilled spirits, and coloured with caramel. (more)
Ferrarelle Mineral Water:
Ferrarelle is Italy's number one brand of sparkling mineral water was established in 1893, though Italians have been drinking from its source for hundreds of years. (more)
Fiji Mineral Water:
Fiji Water began being bottled in 1996 at the source in the Yaqara Valley of Viti Levu, one of Fiji’s two principal islands, and is now the number one imported bottled water in the United States. (more)
Finlandia Vodka:
Finlandia is produced from Finnish-grown six-row barley and pure glacier water. Finlandia was launched in Scandinavia in 1970 and in the United States in 1971. (more)
Fizzes:
Made from liquor, citrus juices and sugar. Shaken with ice and strained into small highball glasses. Soda water is then added (the fizz). Any carbonated beverage, even champagne, may be used. Some add egg whites or yolks.
Flavoured Rum:
The term used when rums are infused with flavours of fruits, such as banana, mango, orange, citrus, coconut, star fruit or lime. (more)
Flips:
An egg nog and fizz combination. Made with liquor, egg and sugar with shaved ice, shaken well. Strained into short stemmed glasses for serving. Sprinkled with nutmeg.
Fortified Wine:

Fortified wine is wine with an added distilled beverage (usually brandy). Fortified wine is distinguished from spirits made from wine in that spirits are produced by means of distillation, while fortified wine is simply wine that has had a spirit added to it. Many different styles of fortified wine have been developed, including Port, Sherry, Madeira, Marsala, Commandaria wine and the aromatized wine Vermouth.
Frangelico Liqueur:
Frangelico is a brand of noisette (hazelnut) and herb-flavoured liqueur (coloured with caramel colouring) which is produced in Canale, Italy. (more)
Frappes:
One or more liqueurs poured over shaved or crushed ice. made into a small glass and served with straws.
French Coffee:
A liqueur coffee made with Grand Marnier, sugar and topped with cream.
French Vermouth:
A dry vermouth from France, more directed at Noilly Prat Blanc, which is the driest of all vermouths. (more)