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Cocktails & Spirits

The meaning of "up"

BobB | Jul 16, 201510:00 AM     18

Being a native Bostonian, I've always used the term "up" when referring to drinks to mean without ice, i.e. straight up. My friend from New York insists that there, "up" means in a martini glass as opposed to a whiskey glass, and has nothing to do with the presence of ice.

Is this a regional thing? Or is one of us just mistaken?

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