- Nov 9, 2022
A larger glass does not mean more liquor. Am I going crazy here or are you guys just making this up as you go along? I even Googled it to see if something has changed and not one site or dictionary said that on the rocks means anything other than getting ice. It doesn't mean getting charged more for a bigger glass and it doesn't mean that you get more liquor. It ONLY means that you pour your drink over ice. That's it.
No, in the restaurant industry, if someone orders something "on the rocks" it is meant to be served over ice WITH more alcohol than a standard mixed drink. I've bartended in corporate restaurants where everything is accounted for to a T. We absolutely had to have that rocks charge added or we could be fired for stealing. This was back in the day of handwritten bar tickets, that were all rung up when the party cashed out. So things had to add up. X meant rocks, so you still might see something on a receipt as Vodka X, meaning vodka on the rocks.