Wednesday, September 19, 2012
All about shots (history, amount, and types)!!
Alcohol usage depending on where you are can be very interesting. Using some shot glasses or pourers get you to your buzz quicker, while others may be a bit on the slow sip til your death phase. I'm kidding about death, but you kind of work your way in there.
In the U.S., typically a shot is like a cocktail - 1.5 ounces. Europe it might be a little bit lower 1 to 1.2. Other places you might have a choices between a small (1 oz) and a standard 1.2-1.5 ounces. It all really depends where you are at. The same thing for asking a double, etc. I mean, in Canada a double shot could be around 2.5 while American in between 2.5 to 3 oz. The strength and pricing is different with each country.
There are a few different histories with the name of "shot". The first time I heard of the history of a shot was the Civil War where people would actual take a sip of liquor right before the battle started.
You can also pour shots using a Jigger, which is used for good measurement. One side is usually .75 ounces and the other side is a full ounce. That way it makes it easier to pour instead of eyeballing while you free pour.
Some decent history lessons for shots/shot glasses: you can check out Wikipedia and Common Man Cocktails.
Now, there some strong shots like the ABC (Absinthe, Bacardi 151, and Chartreuse)and refreshing ones for the ladies like the Buttery Nipple. You can check out both of these below. Also, check out the different shots I have posted