Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2004 10:21 pm Post subject: Dumb Question
Dumb question here. sorry
When someone orders a drink...single...how much ounces is that? And if they order a double or triple how many ounces would each be?
The little stainless steel measuring cups have a small side and a large side. What is the measurment of each?
Joined: 01 Dec 2003 Posts: 103 Location: Western Slope of Colorado
Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2004 5:26 pm Post subject:
Your question is not dumb at all, I'm more than happy to help you out.
What gets poured onto a "single" depends on the bar. Many bars just pour one ounce, others pour and ounce and 1/2 and yet others pour 1 1/2 ounce's.
I work in three diffrent establishments and work with three diffrent pours. The touristy bar I manage only pours one ounce. This is a choice of the owners, his reasons are:
A) we are at a much higher altitide than most of our visitors are used to, and as you may or may not know, altitude affects the ammount of oxygen in the atmosphere and threfore the ammount of oxygen in the blood. The likeleyhood of someone getting too drunk too fast is increased by a great deal. It is a safety precatition for everyone's sake.
B) All of our liqour selection is midgrade to topshelf, not cheap liqours in this bar at all, even our wells are good brands. The cost is reflected in the drink price, but to pour 1.25 or 1.5, the bar starts taking a hit on revenue.
The Locals bar I tend and manage at pours 1.5, and that is the way the owner want's it. Some of his clientelle has been drinking there since the 50's, and though it is doubious as to wether they would switch bars if we started pouring shorter, it is a coustomer service thing that the owner does for his coustomers. We also attract many new faces due to the ammount we pour. Again the cost is reflected in the price of the drink, but we have a much wider variety of midgrade to lower end alcohols to select from as well as a very nice top shelf selection.
So, back to your question, a single is between 1 and 1.5 ounces, a double is between 2 and 3 ounces and a tripple is between 3 and 4.5 ounces, depends on the managers and owners.
The steel measuring cup is called a gigger, and I have a set of two. My set is an ounce and an ounce and a quarter, the other is an ounce and a half and two ounces.
Hope this is helpfull, keep on asking questions!
Jes _________________ The odds are good but the goods are odd.
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