Question - What does behind the sticks mean?

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Behind the stick: A slang term for the act of getting behind the bar and doing the work of bartending. The origins of the phrase aren't perfectly clear, but "stick" seems to refer to the tap handles used for pulling glasses of draft beer. Drink Terminology. “Over” – As with the order “up”, “over” means the drink is either shaken or stirred but served OVER ice in a short glass. Example is a “Gin Martini, over. ” “_____ Back” – Means they want an additional glass on the side of either water or coke or sprite or pineapple juice or anything else. In both cases, the answer may be a bar buyback, where the bartender rewards customers by providing a drink on the house. While it's a treasured part of bar culture, excessive buybacks can increase your liability and decrease your profits. ‍Back: A milder drink taken after a shot or neat glass of liquor, e. g., a shot of whiskey with a pickle back is a shot of whiskey followed by a shot of pickle juice. ‍Bartender's handshake: A gift from one bartender to another, usually in the form of a shot and free. Neat refers to a shot of liquor, generally scotch or bourbon, poured straight from the bottle into a glass with no ice or water and served at room temperature. Up involves a drink that is shaken or stirred and then served as is, no ice or water. On the rocks of course means with ice.

https://www.thespruceeats.com/is-it-neat-up-or-straight-up-759945

Neat. Neat is used to order a drink that is served with no ice or mixers. It is, quite simply, a straight pour of liquor from the bottle into the glass. Neat drinks also are served at room temperature.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/how-to-order-whiskey_n_1342841

If you order a whiskey "on the rocks, " which means with ice, it will be served to you in an old-fashioned glass. It's also quite common to order whiskey with water, which some drinkers say helps bring out the flavor of the whiskey. The term is most often applied to Scotch whisky.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartending_terminology

In bartending, the terms "straight up" and "up" ordinarily refer to an alcoholic drink that is shaken or stirred with ice and then strained and served in a stemmed glass without ice.

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Water Back It simply means you'll get a glass of water alongside your drink. If your drink is too strong, pour a little water into it to cut the alcohol level. This is exactly what distilleries do to cut the alcohol proof before bottling.

https://www.englishbaby.com/vocab/word/8742

1. Definition (expr. ) prove; support; show. Examples If you accuse someone of lying, you should be able to back it up.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dryness_(taste)

Dryness is a property of beverages that describes the lack of a sweet taste. In a dry martini, "dry" refers to the amount of vermouth used in the drink. A "perfect" martini – or any other cocktail that uses vermouth, such as a Perfect Manhattan – is a martini made with equal parts dry and sweet vermouth.

https://cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/90804/what-does-white-alone-mean-in-cocktail-recipes

The abbreviation to simply "white" could mean any number of things: it could be they're using an egg substitute instead, or don't want to raise health concerns about the egg (which are minimal, but guests occasionally get squeamish) or the recipe simply got cut off (bartenders tend to list recipes from largest quantity

https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/27877/what-does-dirty-mean-in-relation-to-a-drink

To make a drink “dirty, ” means you may slightly change the color and taste by adding or changing some of the essential ingredients. A dirty martini for instance contains olive juice. There are actually several versions of the dirty mojito.

https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-expertly-order-a-martini-2013-11

“Up” means that your drink will be served in one of those familiar tall martini glasses that has been chilled. "On the rocks” means that it will be served in a tumbler over ice.

https://www.thrillist.com/glossary/nip

(n. ) A small amount of liquor. In slang, also a small bottle of alcohol that contains one shot.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_drink

A long drink or tall drink is an alcoholic mixed drink with a relatively large volume (> 12 cl, frequently 16–40 cl or between 5–9 fluid ounces). A long drink will have a tall glass full of mixer, in contrast to a short drink which has less mixer.

https://barsandbartending.com/bar-jigger/

A jigger or bar jigger is an hourglass-shaped measuring device used by bartenders to ensure that they pour accurate amounts of alcohol into every drink. Usually made of metal (and sometimes plastic), jiggers contain two different measuring amounts – one on either side of the hourglass.

https://www.reddit.com/r/cocktails/comments/pzp39/difference_between_tall_drinks_and_short_drinks/

Tall drinks are traditionally cocktails in which a non-alcoholic beverage is flavored or bumped with alcohol(s). Short drinks are traditionally alcohols flavored with other alcohols, or very limited amounts of non-alcoholic beverages (e. g., simple syrup); their potency necessitated a short glass.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/15-booze-terms-every-man_b_5227167

A cocktail or martini is "bruised" when it's been over-shaken, adding slivers of ice and oxygen bubbles to the drink that give it a murky or cloudy appearance.