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Gaelic Coffee:
A liqueur coffee made with Scotch Whisky, sugar and topped with cream.
Galliano:
Liquore Galliano L'Autentico, known more commonly as Galliano, is a sweet herbal liqueur, created in 1896 by Italian distiller and brandy producer Arturo Vaccari of Livorno in Tuscany. (more)
Garnish:
An edible substance which goes into the drink to compliment the flavour and enhance its character. Only translucent drinks should be garnished.
Garrafeira Port:
Garrafeira is an unusual and rare intermediate vintage dated style of port made from the grapes of a single harvest that combines the oxidative maturation of years in wood with further reductive maturation in large glass demijohns.(more)
Genièvre:
Holland gin or Dutch gin. (more)
German Coffee:
A liqueur coffee made with Kirsch, sugar and topped with cream.
Gerolsteiner:
Founded in 1888, Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water is the number one water export in Germany. (more)
Gin:
Distilled from grain with the addition of botanicals such as juniper, coriander and citrus peel to give it its flavour. London dry is the most popular gin, but there are other more traditional gins which come from Holland. Generally, most gin is colourless, however, a very few appear golden or straw-coloured because of aging in barrels. (more)
Golden Rum:
also called "amber" rums, are medium-bodied rums that are generally aged. These gain their dark color from aging in wooden barrels . (more)
Gomme Syrup:
A French term which is sometimes called "simple syrup" or "sugar syrup", is made up by boiling a quantity of water and adding and dissolving the same quantity of fine white sugar until smooth. Used for sweetening cocktails.
Grand Marnier:
Grand Marnier is an orange-flavoured cognac based liqueur created in 1880 by Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle. (more)
Grain Neutral Spirit:
Alcohol distilled from grain at 190 proof. Used in blended whiskeys for making gin and vodka and other liquors. It is almost tasteless and colourless.
Grape Brandy:
A spirit distilled from local grapes. Each grape growing country has its own particular style, the post popular being "Cognac" which is produced from the area of that name in France.
Grenadine:
Deep red non-alcoholic syrup made from pomegranates, used to colour and flavour some drinks.
Grog:
Rum mixed with water, fruit juice and sugar.
Hawthorne Strainer:
Tool used to hold back ice when pouring cocktails from shaker or mixing glass. Has a spring around outside which fits inside pouring vessel. (more)
Highballs:
Any liquor served with ice, soda, plain water, ginger ale or other carbonated liquids. Usually made in a tall, straight sided glass of the same name (hi-ball).
Highland Coffee:
A liqueur coffee made with Scotch Malt Whisky, sugar and topped with cream.
Hops:
A hardy plant that produces cone-like flowers. These flowers are used to impart flavour to beer and ales.
Hors d'age:
These are Cognacs or Armagnac that are too old to determine the age, although ten years plus is typical, and are usually of great quality.
House Brand:
Product bought in bulk (great quantity) by a company at a reduced price and sold in the bar when customers do not ask for a specific brand. (e.g. Gin and tonic or rum and coke).