Jiggers

1jig·ger - noun

Definition of JIGGER


A Devise for floating alcohol on another substance, usually water or soda-pop.

A Shot glass that allows the alcohol to float on the chaser.  Not to be confused with a Jigger that a bartender would use for mixing drinks.

Usually 6oz, the bottom compartment holds 4 ounces of water while the top holds 2 ounce of whiskey, though shapes and sizes vary.  Larger jiggers are usually called Party Jiggers.

To fill the jigger, fill the bottom chamber and the narrow neck of the glass with clear water or another chaser (note: some liquids will mix and not work correctly). Then, tilt the glass slightly to avoid pouring the whiskey directly over the narrow neck. Pour the whiskey slowly into the top chamber until filled to the brim.  Slam back fast (in one gulp if possible). Repeat

The two liquids do not mix until the glass is tilted far enough, allowing the chaser to flow from the bottom bowl to the top.

Synonyms of JIGGER

Water-Jigger, Quaffer, Chaser Jigger, Jigger Glass, Whiskey on Water Shot Glass,

Origin of JIGGER

Glass Chaser Jiggers are copywrited by Jack Daniels, though variations can be found. the origin accordning to Jack Daniels is as follows...

The most popular story of its origin comes from the Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee. There, a traveling salesman wagered with Mr. Jack Daniel that he could make whiskey stand on water. Jack Daniel accepted the challenge and offered a bottle of his prized Tennessee whiskey if the salesman could prove his point. The salesman then displayed this unusual glass, filled the bottom chamber with water and the top with whiskey and won the bet. Jack Daniel was so impressed that he bought the glass and named it the ''chaser jigger''.

 

 

 

 

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