Make Mine a TALL One

December 29th, 2011 No Comments Tags: , , ,

As New Year’s Eve rolls around it helps to have the occasional reminder about the bevy’s you’re about to partake in, hmmmmm. I just read about a study that looked at various shaped glasses and alcoholic drink preparation.

The researchers studied pouring accuracy of an official “shot” (i.e. 1.5 oz) into different shaped glasses such as short, wide glasses versus tall, slender glasses. Although bartenders pouring accuracy improved with practice, it did not for the short, wide glasses. What gives??

Lo and behold even well-trained bartenders who had an average of six years experience, poured ~20% more into those short, wide glasses, than the tall, slender ones. Given the calories in hard alcohol that’s a slip of the wrist that’ll affect your belt-line in no time.

Writing this makes me think about the Flinstones when Tony Granite was on the show, he ordered a tall gin and tonic on the rocks in a dirty glass!! By the way, don’t drink and drive.

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