AP Sylebook’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.

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.)

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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.

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