What is an optic in a bar?

What is an optic in a bar?

The Optic is a device which is mounted in the neck of an inverted spirit bottle and dispenses a measure of alcohol when the lever is pushed or pulled. Optics provide an accurate way to measure spirits and are Government Stamped for use in licensed establishments.

How do bar optics work?

The optic or non-drip measure is mounted beneath an inverted spirit bottle, so that a pre-defined volume of the bottle’s contents drains into the measure. Bottles are available to the trade with their labels affixed upside down so that they will be the right way up when mounted on the optic.

What size are pub optics?

Spirit Measures & Brackets Bar Optics & Spirit measures are used to dispense Spirits & Wine to the desired measure. Bar Optics and Spirit measures are always Government Stamped to serve 25ml, 35ml & 50ml, for Wine the Spirit measures are available in 125ml, 175ml & 250ml measurements (all Government Stamped).

What is a single measure of Spirits?

Spirit measures and wine glass sizes Spirits used to be commonly served in 25ml measures, which are one unit of alcohol, many pubs and bars now serve 35ml or 50ml measures. Large wine glasses hold 250ml, which is one third of a bottle. It means there can be nearly three units or more in just one glass.

Can you put Baileys on optics?

They really, really do. Bailey’s encrusted optics are not a pretty sight and all too often you see the dispense leaver stick in place when they are operated, just reinforcing how dirty and sticky they are.

How many 25ml shots are in 70cl?

How Many Shots in a Bottle?

Spirits Size 25ml
Magnum 1.5Ltr 60
Litre 1Ltr 40
70cl 70cl 28
50cl 50cl 20

Is 50ml a single or double?

The stated measure below is the traditional measure for the products listed below and constitute a “single measure” of the product: Bailey’s Irish cream 50ml. Vermouth (e.g. Martini)50ml. Ginger Wine 50ml.

How do you clean bar optics?

At least once a week remove the optic measures and soak them in hot water, then in a cleaning solution. Make sure you thoroughly rinse them in cold water before you attach the bottle to it ready for dispensing.

Whats the definition of optic?

optic. noun. Definition of optic (Entry 2 of 2) 1 : eye. 2a : any of the elements (such as lenses, mirrors, or light guides) of an optical instrument or system —usually used in plural.

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