Why Do We Call A Drink "A Sherbert"?

23 August 2016, 16:31

alcoholic drink

Mystery Hour Question

What is the origin of referring to an alcoholic drink as a ‘sherbet’? 

Lucy, Reigate  

Answer

Name: Crez, Waterloo                                                                                                                                         

Qualification: Used to be a bartender in London and asked a ‘proper cockerney’

Answer: It stems from cockney rhyming slang where sherbet dip stands in for ‘sip’

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