- a 1½-oz. (45-milliliter) measure used in cocktail recipes.
- a small whiskey glass holding 1½ ounces (45 milliliters).
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When I drank at all, I barely bothered to jigger my pours to get the proportions right.How to garnish cocktails, now that you’re clinking glasses with friends again|M. Carrie Allan|May 21, 2021|Washington Post
Every jigger and strainer and bar spoon passes through the hands of several artists, all compensated for their efforts before the company ever turns a profit, which may help account for the high price tag.
Serve it as is from the pot for kids; add a jigger of rum, brandy, or Calvados for the grownups.
I mean, if I was trying to jigger into—well, I guess this is my house now, so [ laughter] it probably wouldn't happen.
“I mean, if I was trying to jigger into—well, I guess this is my house now, so it probably wouldn't happen,” he explained.
Here a sort of jigger-tackle held them in a bunch bound fast to a single cable, capable of being directed by one arm.Toilers of the Sea|Victor Hugo
Turpin treated him as he had done the dub at the knapping jigger, and cleared the driver and his little wain with ease.Rookwood|William Harrison Ainsworth
Something tells me that my tongue is doomed to wag forever to the jigger of that remorseless jingle.Alonzo Fitz and Other Stories|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
If he pulled the mid-iron from his bag the jigger would be placed in nomination.Fore!|Charles Emmett Van Loan
He said he felt pains in his interior, and drank a jigger of whisky.The Book of the Bush|George Dunderdale