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10 everyday vocabulary for drinks and beverages

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The holiday season is almost here. It’s that time of the year when you plan for long vacations and parties to make it memorable. While partying is mostly related to dance, food, and drinks, it is essential to know words that are used while describing drinks. In today’s blog, we will let you know about vocabulary that is used for drinks and beverages. It is quite normal for the people living in foreign countries to talk about drinks and beverages so it is essential for you to learn some vocabulary to make a smooth communication.

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Must know everyday vocabulary for drinks and beverages

1. Bartender

A Bartender is a person who makes and serves alcoholic beverages behind the bar, usually in a licensed establishment.


E.g. The bartender of the hotel was very entertaining.

2. Aperitif

An Aperitif is an alcoholic beverage which is typically served before a meal to stimulate the appetite. It is generally dry than sweet.


E.g. I have never tasted an aperitif in my entire life.

3. Three sheets to the wind

This phrase used by sailors. It is used to describe a person who is extremely drunk.


E.g. Sima was three sheets to the wind by the time we made it to Sunny’s engagement party.

4. On the rocks

On the rocks, means whiskey served undiluted with ice cubes.

E.g. He ordered his drink on the rocks.

5. Heavy drinker

Heavy drinker means a person who drinks a lot.


E.g. After his breakup, he has become a heavy drinker.

6. Pitcher / Pint

A pitcher is a large jug of beer whereas a pint is a small bottle of beer.


E.g. He ordered a pitcher for his friends and I ordered a pint for myself.

7. Cocktails and Mocktails

An alcoholic drink mixed with another nonalcoholic drink or other alcoholic drink is called cocktails.


Mocktails are any mixed drink like fruit juices and syrups that do not have alcohol.

E.g. I would prefer a cocktail party.

8. Brewski

Brewski is a slang word used for cold beer.


E.g. Can you grab a brewski for me?

9. Neat

Neat means to drink alcohol without diluting it with any juice or beverage.


E.g. Archana likes to drink neat.

10. Hung-over

The sickness caused by drinking excessive alcohol.


E.g. After yesterday’s party, my friend got a bad hung-over.

The above vocabulary for drinks and beverages will help you to impress others with your English communication skills. Moreover, an English speaking course is all you need to improve your spoken English and train yourself to speak like a pro.

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