October 4, 2006

Pro Bar Accessory: The Liquor Spout

Liquor Bottles with SpoutsEveryone knows mixology is a precise science, and we've often been asked by bar newbies about how bartenders calculate the right amount of booze to put into a drink without using a jigger. It's not magic, and you don't have to be a Booze Whisperer to be able to get the flow down at your home bar.

Y'know those cute little silver spouts you see sticking up off all the liquor bottles? They moderate the rate of flow as the booze exits the bottle, and you can calculate exactly (more or less) how much liquor is exiting the bottle. Just remember that a four count gets an ounce and a half shot into the glass. With some practice you can get your Mississippis right and sling the right amount of liquor every time without having to break out the measuring cup.

Pick up a set of six chrome bottle pourers to get you started at Amazon.

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Posted by Jake Jamieson at October 4, 2006 7:17 AM
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