On Monday, thousands took part in “National Margarita Day“—but not everyone used proper AP style in their online mentions of the honored drink.
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:
Capitalization is reserved for proper names of drinks and ingredients; lowercase the generics.