Bartending School Library
Dash or Splash
These are terms that simply refer to small amounts. When you are using dashes or splashes, you are flavouring a cocktail for taste, so it becomes a bit of a judgement call. Don't go overboard, but make sure you use enough to be noticed. A splash is a little more than a dash, and generally involves less viscous liquids such as mixers, whereas dashes are used with stronger flavourings, such as tabasco.
Many recipes on the site call for measurements in "parts". This is simply a relative measurement, often used for mixing large batches of drinks at once. So if the recipe calls for 1 part of ingredient A, and 2 parts of ingredient B, then you would use twice as much of ingredient B.
Unfortunately, there are no single agreed upon units of measures in use world wide. This measurement conversion table will help you determine measurements in different units.
Date: November 16th, 2008