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Where does a “shot of whisky” come from?

Ever wonder where certain phrases originated? I do-especially while imbibing far too many shots of whatever is on the table.

So this came up - Where did "Shot of Whiskey" originate? Did you know?

“In the old west a . 45 cartridge for a six-gun cost 12 cents, so did a glass of whiskey,” “If a cowhand was low on cash he would often give the bartender a cartridge in exchange for a drink. This became known as a 'shot' of whiskey.”

Who said drinking games aren't educational?


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