Trail Dictionary: Dranks

Definitions relating to socially drinking whisky, or whiskey, on the Appalachian Trail. All definitions assume the vessel is a bottle unless otherwise noted because, really, who has time to take out a mug.

Sip: The smallest drink from a bottle, taken out of politeness rather than thirst.

Sup: A slightly larger, thirstier sip. Enough to whet the palette.

Drink: A good natured, hearty pull. Also, sometimes exists in a glass.

Drank: A drink after several drinks – the singular plural.

Belt: A strong enough drink to warm you belly or lower.

Slug: A belt that hits you in the head, or gut. Often accompanied by cartoon stars.

Swill: A lascivious drink accompanied by a sideways glance.

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