AP Stylebook’s guide to cocktail consumption

Next time you’re looking to invite colleagues to de-stress after work with a cocktail or craft beer, consider these style tips from a recent Twitter chat.

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For busy PR pros who favor a cocktail after a long day, the Associated Press’ food editor, J.M. Hirsch, weighed in on how to correctly write about various libations. (If you’re unsure what constitutes a long day, consult this list of opportune occasions.)

In the Stylebook’s recent Twitter chat, Hirsch answered questions about drink options—from Champagne to moonshine. Here are a few highlights, beginning with the margarita:

Mixed drinks

Capitalization is reserved for proper names of drinks and ingredients; lowercase the generics.

When making a margarita, reach for the tequila and orange liqueur, sometimes known as triple sec. #APStyleChat

— AP Stylebook (@APStylebook) September 15, 2015

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