Mixology Terminology

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Name

Pronounced

What is it?

Apéritif

uh-pair-a-TEEF

Alcoholic drink served before or with a meal.

Amaretto Di Saronno

dee-sa-ROW-no

Almond Liqueur

Angostura Bitters

ang-uh-STOOR-uh

Bitter alcoholic beverage flavored with herbal essences used to flavour

Blue Curacao

CURE-uh-sow,
(sow rhymes with cow)

Liqueur flavoured with citrus (orangy)

Cabernet Sauvignon

cab-er-NAY soh-vihn-YAWN

Red skinned grape - red wine

Cachaça

ka-SHA-suh

Rum used molasses, Cachaça uses sugarcane

Caipirinha

ki-purr-REEN-ya

Brazil's national cocktail - Cachaça sugar + lime

Chambord

Sham-BOARD

Premium Raspberry Liqueur

Chardonnay

shar-doh-NAY

green-skinned grape – white wine

Cointreau

KWAN-trow

A brand of Triple Sec which is a variety of Curacao

Courvoisier

core-VAH-see-A

a brand of cognac

Crème

krem

creme

Crème de cassis

ka-CEASE

Blackcurrent-flavoured crème liqueur

Crème de cocao

ka-KAY-o, or ka KAH-o

Chocolate-flavoured crème liqueur

Crème de noyeaux

noy-Yoh

Almond-flavoured crème liqueur

Crème de Menthe

mont

Mint-flavoured crème liqueur

Cognac

Con-YAK

a famous variety of brandy

Dom Pérignon

dom-pay-ree-NYON

brand of vintage Champagne by the Champagne house Moët & Chandon

Drambuie

dram-BOO-ee

Honey & Herb flavoured golden liqueur

Galliano

gall-lee-YAH-no

Sweet herbal liqueur

Glenfiddich

glen-FID-ickkkkkkk

Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Glenlivit

glen-LIVE-it

Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Glenmorangie

glen- MORang-ee

(rhymes with' orangy')

Single Malt Scotch Whisky!

Grand Marnier

GRAN mahr-nYAY

French liqueur made from a blend of true cognacs and distilled essence of bitter orange - 40% alcohol .

Maraschino

mare-es-SKEE-no

A maraschino cherry -preserved, sweetened cherry

Mezcal

mehs-KAL

Alcoholic beverage made from agave (like tequila)

Mojito

mo-HEE-toe

Cuba’s national cocktail

Pinot Noir

PEE-no NWAR

a red wine grape

Riesling

REEZ-ling

A white grape variety

Rumple Minze

ROOM-pull MINTS

German Style peppermint schnapps.

Sambuca sam-BOO-ka Italian anise-flavoured liqueur
Sommelier sum-ul-YAY or wine steward, is a trained and knowledgeable wine professional
Worcestershire WOOS-tuhr-sheer Fermented condiment, contains anchovies

 

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