Sort of Brilliant: The Secret Vocabulary of NYC Bartenders

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Today’s New York Times provides a handy guide to the jargon at some of New York’s bars and taverns. Standouts include irksome (“A small measure of booze left in a bottle that is easier to drink than decant”), pharmacist (“One who orders the most obscure drinks, with the most obscure specifications”), and soul stealer (“A barfly who comes in [usually when it is quiet] and sucks out the barman’s very core with his self-centered depressing rhetoric”). I particularly like that last one. Hits close to home. Check out the whole thing here.

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