Classic Cocktail

How To : Mix the Classic Paloma cocktail

Here is Francesco LaFranconi, Master Mixologist to the stars, mixing the Classic Paloma cocktail. It contains grapefruit, lemon lime soda, tequila and lime juice. Looks like a refreshing and delcious cocktail!

How To : Make a classic shrimp cocktail

This recipe is for a shrimp cocktail like none other you have ever tasted! Ingredients you will need for the Court Bouillon: Water Onions Garlic Lemon Bay leaf Peppercorns Tarragon sprigs Old bay seasoning Salt First we are going to make a poaching liquid for fish c ...more

How To : Mix a classic martini cocktail

The martini is the most classic of all cocktails, but with great fame comes great controversy. What kind of gin do you use? What kind of gin to vermouth ratio? This video mixology tutorial series covers all those pressing martini questions and set you on the way to become a ma ...more

How To : Mix a classic champagne cocktail

In this episode of "The Cocktail Spirit," Robert Hess mixes up a classic champagne cocktail and relates some cocktail history. You will need champagne, bitters, and lemon for garnish. Learn how to mix a champagne cocktail by watching this video beverage-making tutorial.

How To : Mix a classic Manhattan cocktail

Ah, the Manhattan. Named after the detably greatest place on earth. Its rich amber-red shimmer lights up any dark room. The anticipation of the first sip is high, so high in fact, that hardcore Manhattan tipplers will tell you instantly not only what kind of whiskey was used ( ...more

How To : Make a classic Cosmopolitan cocktail

Learn how to make this classic vodka drink, the Cosmopolitan from acclaimed bartender Anthony Caporale, of The Art of the Drink. He shows how to put in the correct ounces of vodka, cranberry juice, triple sec & lime juice and he also shows very interesting techniques with the ...more

How To : Make a classic sweet martini cocktail

This video shows you how to make a classic sweet martini cocktail that you can use for an entertainment surprise. The first public recipe was published in 1888. A dry martini has very little vermouth. A sweet martini has a little more vermouth. A perfect martini is a mixture o ...more

How To : Mix a classic White Russian cocktail

One of the most popular cocktails to learn if you are just starting out as a bartender is the White Russian. This drink is an old standby and pretty much destined to be ordered at least once a night. The white russian is a easy to build cocktail that really brings out the vodk ...more

How To : Mix a classic Cuban Daiquiri cocktail

Mixologist Eben Freeman, of Tailor Restaurant in New York City, demonstrates how to prepare a variation on the classic Daiquiri cocktail. While the Daiquiri has gone through many permutations and transformations over time, this video demonstrates the classic Cuban version. You ...more

How To : Mix a classic Cuban mojito cocktail

Mixologist Eben Freeman, of Tailor restaurant in New York City, demonstrates how to prepare a variation on the classic Cuban cocktail, the mojito. There is a little technique to the mojito, in preventing the carbonation from being lost or the taste of the mint becoming bitter ...more

How To : Mix a classic Mexican margarita cocktail

Mixologist Eben Freeman, of Tailor restaurant in New York City, demonstrates how to prepare a variation on the classic margarita cocktail. The margarita has become one of the most ordered drinks in the world, and fortunately it's easy to make. You will need repesado tequila, C ...more

How To : Mix a classic strawberry daiquiri cocktail

Bridget Albert, master mixologist, shows how to shake up a delicious alcoholic drink. Follow along with the step-by-step directions in this how-to video and learn how to make a classic strawberry daiquiri. For the recipe used in this video cocktail-mixing tutorial, you will ne ...more

How To : Mix a classic bloody mary cocktail

The Bloody Mary represents a drink where everybody is welcome to test out their creativity just a little to see what sorts of unique twists they can add to this long-time classic. Start with the basic recipe and then see where that leads you. For the classic recipe, you will n ...more

How To : Mix a classic, Kentucky mint julep cocktail

Mixologist Eben Freeman, of Tailor restaurant in New York City, demonstrates how to prepare a variation on the classic Mint Julep cocktail. This Southern whiskey drink conjures up lazy afternoons on the porch or a day at the Kentucky Derby, so it's more of a sipping and enjoyi ...more

How To : Make a classic Ramos Gin Fizz cocktail

Having a cocktail party anytime soon? It's important to know the basics. In this video from Epicurious, mixologist Eben Freeman of Tailor restaurant in New York City, demonstrates how to prepare a classic Ramos Gin Fizz cocktail sure to blow away your guests.

How To : Mix a classic Patron golden margarita cocktail

Tequila, Grand Marnier, orange juice, sweet and sour mix, and lime make up the Patron golden margarita cocktail. Follow along with the bartender as he gives step by step directions for how to mix up this classic drink. Watch this video beverage making tutorial and learn how to ...more

How To : Mix a classic Old Fashioned mixed drink cocktail

The Old Fashioned is one of America's earliest cocktails. It has very few ingredients, but is very complex and is quite challenging. Brown sugar syrup adds extra flavor and works very well with the bourbon. If you use a different base, such as Crown Royal Canadian whiskey, bro ...more

How To : Mix an Old Fashioned

This instructional video takes you step by step in making an old fashioned--a classic cocktail still enjoyed today. Steps: 1) Mix sugar and water 2) Add bitters 3) Add 50ml Bourbon Whiskey (such as Maker's Mark, Jim Beam, Jack Daniels, etc.) 4)Add ice cubes 5)Stir for at least ...more

How To : Make a whiskey flip

Learn how to make a whiskey flip from The Art of the Drink master and get some background on "the flip". Add a bit of class to your party with this classic cocktail. Your grandfather will be proud.

How To : Mix an Old Fashioned bourbon whiskey cocktail

Nothing is says classic cocktail like an Old Fashioned. You will need simple syrup, bitters, bourbon whiskey, and an orange peel for garnish. Learn how to mix an Old Fashioned cocktail by watching this video beverage-making tutorial.

How To : Mix an Amaretto Sour cocktail drink

In the mood for a classic cocktail drink at home? Well, treat yourself and mix one yourself, like this deliciously sour Amaretto Sour. This is one of the best classic cocktails, which uses Amaretto, an Italian sweet almond-flavored liqueur, made from apricot or almond pits (or ...more

How To : Mix a crown Manhattan cocktail

This is a very simple, classic cocktail recipe. It can be made with bourbon, rye or whatever your favorite happens to be. If it is made with scotch whisky, then it is a Rob Roy, but to make the traditional Manhattan, use bourbon whiskey. Watch this video mixology tutorial and ...more

How To : Mix a Tom Collins gin cocktail

The Tom Collins is a simple and classic cocktail to make. You will need gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and club soda or soda water. Learn how to mix up a Tom Collins cocktail by watching this video beverage-making tutorial.

How To : Mix a Bloody Mary cocktail

Got a hang over? Try the Bloody Mary. This drink can have more kick than the wake-up juice in Back to the Future III. You will need vodka, tomato juice, lemon juice, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and a celery stick. Learn how to make this brunchtime classic co ...more

How To : Mix The Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned is a classic cocktail which every bartender should know how to mix! Repudiated to have been first made in Kentucky. Ingredients: sugar cube Bitters water orange zest Bourbon (like Maker's Mark) Cherry Directions: Muddle water sugar and bitters. Then add ora ...more

How To : Mix the Lemon Drop

Mixologist Chris McMillian walks us through the preparation of the Lemon Drop. The Lemon Drop is a classic cocktail which is both sweet and sour and is sure to go down smooth. Originally it was a chilled shot of vodka with a sugar saturated lemon but it has evolved into the de ...more

How To : Easily make an old fashioned cocktail

The Old Fashioned cocktail is a classic cocktail in the sense that it contains a spirit, sugar and a bitter. Start with a quarter of an ounce of nice two to one simple syrup, this allows you to focus on the spirit in this drink. You then add two dashes of bitters and then a ni ...more

How To : Mix a Cherry Amaretto Sour cocktail drink

The Cherry Amaretto Sour is a classic cocktail drink you can enjoy anywhere… at the bar or at home. If you feel like having it at home, then just follow this alcohol recipe -- Cherry Amaretto Sour. Amaretto is an Italian sweet almond-flavored liqueur made from apricot or almon ...more

How To : Make a blackberry mojito

Chef Dennis Pitchford demonstrates his method for making this classic cocktail, which originated in Cuba. He calls it his In the black-berry mojito. He starts by putting half of a dozen mint leaves and five or six blackberries in a glass; then he adds some simple syrup and cru ...more

How To : Make a Basil in the Rye drink

Forget the Catcher in the Rye, try out this Basil in the Rye, which is a modern take on the classic cocktail Sazarac. If you're willing to try out new mixed drinks, then this is definitely one you need to down. Both delicious and satisfying, with an aromatic feel. And this is ...more

How To : The Perfect Formula for Making Any Cocktail

Like many others, I like a good cocktail every now and then, and I've always been impressed when my cocktail enthusiast friends would come up with a new drink or even just remember how to concoct a Clover Club (FYI, it's made with gin, raspberry syrup, lemon, and egg white). T ...more

How To : Mix the greatest Mint Julep

Master mixolgist Chris McMillian teaches you how to make the Kentucky classic, the Mint Julep. The Juelp originated in ancient Persia but as evolved to become an American classic. It needs to be prepared in the classic metal cup which allows for the drink to get properly cold. ...more

How To : Make the old fashioned Pink Lady cocktail

A stylish and sophisticated cocktail from way back when, you can recreate this classic with: 1 1/2 ounces gin, 1/2 ounce applejack brandy, 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice, 1/2 ouce grenadie and 1 egg white. You will also need a cocktail shaker and strainer. Make the old fashioned ...more

How To : Shake the perfect classic margarita

Why settle for dampened down store-bought cocktail mixes when you can shake up your own? Bypass aisle five and watch this quick tutorial on how to make the perfect margarita. A yummy homemade margarita will require three things: a shaker, ice, and good timing. Oh, and watchin ...more

How To : Mix the Irish Coffee

Mixologist Chris McMillian walks us through the history and preparation of the Irish Coffee. This is a classic after dinner drink and was created in Ireland and introduced in the US in the Buena Vista Cafe in San Francisco. Ingredients: One shot Irish Whiskey (Jameson) Unrefi ...more

How To : Mix a Cazadores margarita with fresh lime juice

There's nothing like a few margaritas to survive the holidays without strangling your relatives and having a complete meltdown mid present wrapping. But don't just take the easy way out by purchasing a maragarita mix and adding some liquor - we all know that never ends up givi ...more

How To : Do a classic Audrey Hepburn inspired '60s updo

This gorgeous '60s hairstyle was inspired by the Audrey Hepburn film "Breakfast at Tiffany's." This look is quite elegant and suitable for formal events. Most importantly, it is very easy to create. As usual, certain hair accessories can be substituted such as a comb, a small ...more

How To : Make a delicious White Russian cocktail

The White Russian is the grandfather of all cocktails. This drink is a classic mix of liquor and milk that provides a creamy, delicious drink for any night of the week. If you are in the mood for a time honored drink, or are just a huge fan of the Big Lebowski, have a look at ...more

How To : Make jungle juice

Jungle Juice is a college frat party classic. In this tutorial, learn how to dump all of the left over liquor and juice in your kitchen and make this intoxicating cocktail. Jungle Juice is a great choice for a big party because people can keep adding to it, and it makes a lot ...more

How To : Make a rosemary sour cocktail drink

You've had a whiskey sour before, right? It's a classic. Why not try a new twist on an old favorite? You'll love the nice crisp flavor of the rosemary, along with the tartness of the grapefruit and lime. This cocktail will help cool you off in hot summers! An aromatic rosemar ...more

How To : Prepare a white russian cocktail

There are few cocktails more classic than the White Russian. Whether you are trying to perfect your recipe or make one for the first time, you will want to check out this step by step. In this tutorial, learn to make a White Russian. The White Russian is an easy to build cockt ...more

How To : Mix The French 75

Master mixologist Chris McMillian walks us through the history and preparation of the French 75. The French 75 is a classic Sunday brunch drink which was created in New Orleans. This is a unique cocktail that uses gin and champagne as a base! Ingredients: Gin (Bombay White La ...more

How To : Mix the Bloody Mary

Master mixologist Chris McMillian walks us through the history and preparation of the Bloody Mary. What a great way to start the day! The Bloody Mary is a classic pick me up reported to have been created in Paris during prohibition. The drink has also been called the Red Snapp ...more

How To : Mix a Brazilian Caipirinha cocktail

Mixologist Eben Freeman, of Tailor restaurant in New York City, demonstrates how to prepare a variation on the classic Brazilian cocktail, the Caipirinha--substituting kumquats for limes. While the ingredients might be a little unusual, the Caipirinha is easy to make and highl ...more

How To : Mix a classic margarita with Patron silver tequila

Tequila, Grand Marnier, sweet and sour mix, and lime make up the Patron Silver margarita cocktail. Follow along with the bartender as he gives step by step directions for how to mix up this classic drink. Watch this video beverage making tutorial and learn how to mix the Patro ...more

How To : Mix a daiquiri cocktail

Completing the holy trilogy of Cuban drinks (including the mojito and the Cuba Libre), the daiquiri has become a bit bastardized because of ready made mixes. Mixologist Angus Winchester shows the recipe for the original straight up version of the daiquiri. You will need lime j ...more

How To : Mix an Amaretto Sour cocktail

Learn how to mix a classic Amaretto Sour cocktail from a hot girl in this instructional bartending video! Ingredients: * 1 1/2 oz Amaretto * 3 oz Sour mix Instructions: Shake and strain. Garnish with a cherry and an orange slice. An easy drink to mix that will show everybo ...more

How To : Make a Mint Julep cocktail

This classic bourbon and mint cocktail evokes visions of America's Deep South, where it has been the official drink of the Kentucky Derby for nearly 100 years. Mikey Paine, from Lost Society in London, is going to show us how to make the perfect Mint Julep cocktail. Make a Min ...more

How To : Mix a Bloody Moana Bloody Mary cocktail variation

Lime, tomato juice, tobasco sauce, salt and pepper, sake and vodka combine to make a classic brunch-time cocktail. Take a tour of the Oyster Bar in Nelson, New Zealand, and pick up a great drink recipe from their resident bartender. Watch this video beverage-making tutorial an ...more

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