Park Liquors - Massapequa Park NY 11762


Bartender's Glossary

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Drink Terms

Chaser
A chaser is just like it sounds...it's a drink that is used to chase down the alcohol after taking a shot. The chaser is a mixer of some sort that is usually non alcoholic however the term originates from the old bartender lingo "a shot and a beer" meaning take a shot of whiskey and follow it by a beer.
Cocktail
A cocktail is a mixture of spirits, something sweet, and usually a garnish. Most cocktails are served before dinner and consist of a base of liquor, an accent such as triple sec or wine, a sweetener such as juice or syrup, and finished off with a garnish such as a lemon or a lime wedge.
Cooler
The Cooler is typically a drink that is served with ginger ale, club soda, or some other type of carbonated beverage. The cooler should have a lemon or orange garnish and the rest is up to the bartender. There are hundreds of different types of cooler style drinks that can be made using the base of a carbonated beverage and a citrus rind.
Highball
Serving up a drink with lots of ice and club soda in a tall glass constitutes a highball. While you may use any carbonated beverage and the ice with the spirits, the addition of any other type of beverage such as a sweetener or a garnish will make the drink no longer considered a highball!
Jigger
A jigger is a bartending tool used to measure liquor. It is usually 1.5 fluid ounce (44 mL), however bar jiggers come in other sizes and may not actually measure a fluid jigger.
Lowball
The lowball consists of spirits on ice which is better known as on-the-rocks! No other additions here, just the liquor and the ice to keep it chilled.
Neat
The neat drink is a straight shot of liquor without anything else.
On-the-Rocks
While the on-the-rocks is also known as a lowball this drink consists of liquor poured over ice (hence the on-the-rocks term). The drink is served in a shallow or short glass such as an old fashioned glass.
Shot Glass
A shot glass is a small glass to hold or measure a "Shot" of liquor, which is either drunk straight from the glass ("a shot") or poured into a cocktail. A "shot" of liquor is not the same as a "shooter." A shot is generally 1 1/2 ounces, but can vary
Shooter
The shooter is one of the most common drinks in any bar. Otherwise known as a neat drink, the shooter is just a shot of liquor served up in a glass. Many bartenders love to make shooters because they are so simple...can't screw this one up, all you have to do is pour some liquor into a glass and serve it up!
Sour
The sour is served with lemon or lime juice, sugar and spirits of choice. It's a small drink usually a shot or served in a small glass such as an old fashioned glass.
Tot
A tot is just the bartender lingo for a small drink. Not quite a shot

Glass Types

(Brand) Names Of Liquors

After Shock
A Canadian cinnamon liqueur. Initially tastes like hot cinnamon
Amaretto Di Saronno (AKA Amaretto)
An Italian liqueur made from apricot stones, which produce an almond flavor
Anisette
An American liqueur with the aroma and flavor of licorice from the anise seed
Blue Curacao
Orange flavored. Made from orange peel. Blue color
B & B D.O.M
A French liqueur. combination of Benedictine and Brandy that started out as a popular mixed drink until the French decided to bottle the two together
Bailey's Irish Cream
An Irish liqueur. A blend of real cream and Irish whiskey
Buttershots Schnapps
Cordial that has intense butterscotch aromas and flavors
Campari Aperitivo
An Italian Aperitif. Aromas of fruit pits and botanicals. Slightly bitter flavors of fruit.
Chambord
A French Liqueur. Made with small black raspberries, other fruits, herbs and honey
Chartreuse Green
An herbal liqueur made by the monks of the Carthusian order in the French Alps
Cointreau Liqueur (AKA Cointreau
A French liqueur. Similar to orange curacao. Clear in color. Flavor of fresh orange peels with a slight hint of spice
Creme De Cacao
Rich cocoa flavor. Comes in different colors such as brown, white (clear)
Creme De Menthe
Mint flavored. Comes in Green or White (clear)
Creme De Banana
An American banana flavored liqueur. The 'Creme' means that this liqueur is sweeter than most liqueurs or schnapps, not that it is blended with cream.
Creme De Noyaux
Made from fruit stones (pits) that gives it a nutty, almond flavor. Similar in flavor to Creme De Almond
Creme De Cassis
Black currant flavored liqueur
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Drambuie
A Scottish liqueur. Made with aged Scotch-over 15 years old-and blended with heather honey and herbs
Fire Water Cinnamon Schnapps
Hot cinnamon schnapps, like fireball candy. 100 proof
Frangelico
A French liqueur. A mix of hazelnuts, berries, and herbs. Flavors of hazelnut and butter
Goldschlager
A schnapps from Switzerland. Clear cinnamon schnapps with flecks of gold leaf floating in the bottle. Sweet-sour cinnamon flavors
Grand Marnier
A liqueur made with cognac, essence of wild oranges and delicate syrup, the mixture is aged in oak casks prior to bottling
Irish Mist Liqueur
An Irish liqueur. A blend of heather and clover honey and herbs
Jagermeister
A German liqueur. Intensely herbal, citrus nose
Kahlua Coffee Liqueur (AKA Kahlua)
A Mexican liqueur. Aromas of coffee beans. Flavors of coffee and semisweet chocolate
Liquore Galliano (AKA Galliano)
An Italian liqueur. Aromas of roots, herbs, flowers, and cedar
Metaxa Ouzo
A Greek liqueur. A combination of grapes, herbs, and berries including aniseed, licorice, mint, wintergreen, fennel, and hazelnut
Midori Melon
A Japanese liqueur (Midori is Japanese for Green) A honeydew melon flavored liqueur. Light, fresh melon taste
Orange Curacao
Orange flavored (only natural ingredients are used) liqueur. Made from orange peel
Peach Schnapps
Peach flavored
Peppermint Schnapps
Peppermint flavored liqueur
Pernod Anise
An herbal elixir made from 15 exotic herbs steeped in alcohol. Licorice flavored and yellow-green color
Romana Black Sambuca
An Italian liqueur. Licorice flavored, black in color
Root Beer Schnapps
An American liqueur. Root Beer flavored schnapps
Schnapps
Schnapps is less sweet than a liqueur or a fruit creme. Most schnapps are generally low in proof and contain a lower sugar content than other cordials
Southern Comfort
A blend of bourbon and peach liqueur. Made from bourbon and peach liqueur in which fresh peaches were marinated
Triple Sec
Orange flavored liqueur. Orange peels are used for the flavoring. Similar to curacao, but more refined
Tia Maria Coffee Liqueur (AKA Tia or Tia Maria)
A Jamaican liqueur. Coffee taste
Yukon Jack
A Canadian liqueur. White-wine-like appearance. Flavors of orange and spirit

Park Liquors
1016 Park Blvd
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
(516)798-9393

We are located on the west side of Park Blvd (across the street from our original location), between J&R variety store and Caldwell Banker Real Estate.

Convenient parking in the back with a rear door entrance
YES! We have Ice!

We carry some hard to find bourbons:
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Store Hours
Monday - Thursday9am - 8pm
Friday 9am - 9pm
Saturday9am - 9pm
SundayNoon - 6pm
Christmas DayCLOSED


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