A Brief History of Shot Glasses

A shot glass is used for alcohol intake and also for measuring drinks. The term was coined in 1940s and was penned down by Oxford English Dictionary. The word shot was spelled as ‘Schott’ before being spelled ‘shot’. Shot glasses have also been called with more than one name such as ‘pony’ or ‘jigger’ in the past. If one goes back in the history, one would encounter many different versions of the stories surrounding how shot glasses actually came into being.

Tracing back the history it has been evident that shot glasses were profusely used for drinking grappa. It has been found that the shot glasses have been part of Italian society for more than two centuries. The folks who drank from the shots sipped the liquor slowly savouring the liquor to the fullest.

According to some folklore, these glasses have had their journey of evolution and incarnation. In late nineteenth century, there were small glasses that were used by people for drinking whisky. The majority of distilleries in America came up with the idea of automating these whisky glasses with embedded advertisements, designs and pictures. This is how shots came into existence.

There is another tale. It is believed that it was New York Times publication that first coined the name ‘shot glass’ in 1940s. It was in fact a tricky attempt to put a limitation on the liquor consumption by playing with the psychology of the people. Soon, Americans got used to the term and observing how many shots they consumed in a day. Elite class in New York also developed its etiquette regarding the number of shots that one should drink in social gatherings and that were acceptable.

There are many other legendry stories that surround around the origin of shot glasses. According to some the shot glasses first originated in Old West Saloons. It has been found that some customers used to exchange bullets for shots of liquor. Some other tale encompassing the shot glasses is that these were being embellished on the dinner tables for the purpose of putting lead shot of the meat. There have also been interpretations that the shots were being used for holding quills of the pens.

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How to Have a James Bond Body While Still Enjoying Alcohol

Crooning sloshed near the window, Fleming’s hero James Bond, could enchant bevy of damsels with his enviable physique but how many tipsy dandies can do it outside a novel or a film? Can somebody have a striking physique while profusely indulging in drinking habits? There are certain ways one can have the inspiring physique of James Bond while still enjoying his Adam’s ale, alcohol.

Certain foods add more calories to alcohol: Alcohol is considered to have approximately seven calories per gram and both vodka and beer have the same amount of calories. So, what drink you are sipping does not matter as much but what you take with that drink can make a lot of difference to your demeanour.

It is advised to refrain from juices and sugar with alcohol as these would add up to more calories to your glass of alcohol. Also, make little changes to your drinking habits. You can replace your whisky coke with diet coke.

Avoid meal after drinking: After the consumption of alcohol the body fights to retain the homeostasis and disposes the consumed alcohol. The body gradually works to burn all the calories gifted to it by alcohol. After that it burns the fats, proteins and carbohydrates.

The piece of information is enlightening for all health zealots. Everything that you eat after boozing gets burned after the alcohol has completely gone from the body. So, if you wish to retain the benefits of the nutritious foods, don’t eat them immediately after consuming alcohol.

Drink a lot of water: Alcohol is known to make the body dehydrated. So, drink a lot of water. This time the emphasis is on water. It would also help you to combat the hangovers that you would be waking up with in the morning after you have painted the town the whole night with shots of your favourite alcohol.

Alcohol also lowers down the sugar levels leaving one very hungry. So, drink alcohol accordingly so that you have enough time to hit the gym after you had your plate replete with sumptuous food.

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