Water Back


    A “back” is a small glass of something that accompanies a drink.  Thus, a water back is simply a small glass of water ordered with a drink.  Shots and drinks served neat often call for a water back.  Backs are often referred to as chasers and the terms commingle often.  For example, many folks will order a shot with a beer back or a beer chaser.  While drinks can be specifically ordered “no chaser,” it is typically unnecessary.  Be careful in the United Kingdom however, as a chaser there usually refers to a shot taken after the pint of beer.




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