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What Does Up and Straight Up Mean?

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Martinis are 'up' drinks.

Martinis are 'up' drinks.

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Definition: A drink served straight up or up is one in which the ingredients are chilled by either shaking or stirring, then strained into a glass, typically a cocktail glass.

Many Martinis are good examples of drinks served straight up.

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