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Entry from January 29, 2018
“I think it’s neat to order whisky, no ice”

A “neat” alcoholic drink is one that is poured straight in the glass—without ice or anything else. “Know what’s neat?  no ice” was posted on Twitter on June 12, 2009. “I hate whiskeys with no ice, they think they’re so neat” was posted on Twitter on July 5, 2000. “I think it’s neat when some one drinks liquor strait with no ice” was posted on Twitter on July 27, 2012.

“I think it’s neat to order whisky, no ice” was posted on Reddit—Dad Jokes on January 29, 2018.


Twitter
jonathan barnes‏
@hinterspelunk
know what’s neat?  no ice.
1:36 PM - 12 Jun 2009

Twitter
Nick Vatterott‏
@nickvatterott
I hate whiskeys with no ice, they think they’re so neat.
4:18 PM - 5 Jul 2010

Twitter
Jon - official‏
@TickTickBoom9
With or without ice, I think all whiskey is neat.
7:40 PM - 4 Jun 2012

Twitter
Ed Galvez‏
@EdGalvez
I think it’s neat when some one drinks liquor strait with no ice.
1:58 AM - 27 Jul 2012

Twitter
Andy Byrne ™®‏
@pluckerbyrne
Last night I tried a whisky without ice.
It was neat.
2:40 AM - 4 Mar 2013

Twitter
George Can’t Surf‏
@genrefree
Drinking whiskey no ice is called neat bc irony I guess idk.
10:54 PM - 13 Oct 2013

Twitter
BitterOldPunk‏
@BitterOldPunk
You know what’s neat? A glass of scotch with no ice. So neat.
4:59 PM - 17 Dec 2013

Twitter
Sami‏
@SamiGilli
Replying to @NigelLaight1
I drink whiskey neat, without ice. “@NigelLaight1: @SamiGilli ice is water grin
2:50 AM - 20 Feb 2014

Twitter
Elliott Morgan of The Valleyfolk‏
@ElliottcMorgan
Whiskey neat?
Uh, no. Whiskey awesome. I’ll have one with no ice, please.
5:35 PM - 27 Mar 2014

Twitter
Carter Lacy‏
@Carterlacy
No ice! I like my whiskey neat, like my life
10:52 AM - 14 Nov 2014

Twitter
Beershara‏
@beershara
Neat - A spirit consumed straight, without ice, water or other mix. #DrinkIQ
2:23 AM - 16 Dec 2014

Twitter
M. Fletcher‏
@MforFletcher
Replying to @BayouFuckYou
@BayouFuckYou Whiskey, neat. That means no ice, pal.
1:27 PM - 23 Dec 2014

Twitter
Boaty McBoatface‏
@CornellWedge
Drinking alcohol without ice is really neat.
11:54 AM - 30 Jan 2015

Twitter
Cody Wittick‏
@CodyWittick
Straight whiskey. No ice. Neat. 👌
9:43 PM - 6 Nov 2015

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
I should be able to order a whiskey nice instead of neat, because nice sounds short for “no ice.”
submitted February 13, 2017 by BrendanH117

Twitter
Zach Strella 🇻🇦‏
@StrellaZach
Drink whiskey without ice, it’s neat.
9:00 PM - 30 May 2017

Reddit—Dad Jokes
I think it’s neat to order whisky, no ice (self.dadjokes)
submitted January 29, 2018 by PaxPaw
COMMENTS
cwigs96
Ordering some kind of liquor at a bar with no ice is also called ordering it neat.

Twitter
keepingitcreel‏
@Keepingitcreel
I think it’s neat to order whisky, no ice No text found
12:41 PM - 29 Jan 2018

Twitter
Dad Jokes by dadbot‏
@dadbot2000
I think it’s neat to order whisky, no ice No text found
(There is a link to Reddit—Dad Jokes.—ed.)
3:45 PM - 29 Jan 2018

Twitter
Dad Jokes‏
@DadJokeBinge
I think it’s neat to order whisky, no ice
7:31 PM - 29 Jan 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Monday, January 29, 2018 • Permalink