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…Drink terminology can be tough?

Bar DrinksEver go to a bar and wonder what the words “neat”, “straight up”, “on the rocks” or “with a twist” mean?

If you have, then you’re in luck, because Jeffrey Morgenthaler is here to help you sort them out. (And apparently they’re confusing for both sides of the bar, so don’t feel bad.)

The short version is as follows:

    Neat: Right out of the bottle.
    Up: Chilled, and served in a cocktail glass.
    Straight Up: Usually means “neat”, but check first.
    Twist: A thin strip of citrus peel. Default is lemon.

But for the long version with a full explanation, you’ll just have to visit the site.

[Jeffrey Morgenthaler – Up, Neat, Straight Up, or On The Rocks]

…The Pickle Sickle is exactly what it sounds like?

Pickle Sickle

Nothing says Summer like a nice frozen bar of…pickle juice?

The Pickle Sickle is a frozen pop (similar to an Otter Pop) that’s made from 100% pickle parts, and it’s apparently healthy in addition to being tasty (or so they say).

Though it’s not exactly the thing you’d expect in the frozen deserts isle, it could be just what you’ve been looking for to cool you down after a hot day of play.

Or it could be gross.

[Pickle Sickle]

[Via: Slashfood]

…Mac menubars can display the date?

Mac Menu Bar

With a bit of clever menu manipulation, you can finally force your Mac to show the date in your menubar using System Preferences.

  1. In System Preferences, open International and go to the Formats tab.
  2. Next to Dates, click the Customize button. Arrange your date in the format you want to appear on your menubar. Use the down arrows on each element to choose between formats. (January, Jan, 01, 1, etc.)
  3. Now, select the entire date format and copy it to your clipboard (Cmd+A, Cmd+C). Hit OK.
  4. Hit the Customize button next to Times. Choose the “Medium” format.
  5. Paste the date format on your clipboard next to the time format, and hit OK. You’re done!

It’s not exactly easy, but it works, so there’s now no excuse for not knowing the date.

[Via: Lifehacker]

…It’s TGI Friday: Sushi Go Round?

Sushi Go Round puts you behind the bar.

As a new cook, you must read recipes, make sushi, order supplies, and clean up plates in an attempt to prove yourself during your first week on the job.

Can you keep your customers happy, or will you serve yourself on a platter?

…Your bar needs tools?

Bar Tools

Pimping out your bar, but not sure what you should get? The Bachelor Guy asked Tony Abou-Ganim, creator of the cocktail program at the Bellagio in Vegas, and producer of the instructional DVD Modern Mixology, to come up with a list of what the average guy should have at a home bar.

The 15 essential tools that Tony came up with should have you shaking and stirring anything from a simple gin and tonic to a dreaded Cosmo, and everything can be bought for under $75 (if you skip the silver plating). It’s drinking time!

[The Bachelor Guy – 15 Essential Tools For Your Home Bar]