Anthony heads down to Loretto, KY, and brings back a classic Maker's Mark Manhattan! Learn how to mix this classic cocktail by watching and following along with this drink-making video tutorial.
Bellini is a classic cocktail consisting of peach juice and champagne, and it was invented in Venice… no, not California… Italy. It's a very refreshing drink, and Lynne will show you how to make it. Lynne had her first taste of a Bellini on her own personal trip to Venice, It ...more
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!
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
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
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.
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
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
American Bartenders School shows you to make the Greyhound cocktail drink recipe from vodka and grapefruit juice.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
This is the ultimate recipe for everyone's favorite Tequila drink, the margarita. You'll need 2-5 oz. of Tequila, .75 oz. of Triple Sec or Cointreau, .75 oz. of Royal Montaine or Grand Marnier, 1 oz. of lime juice, and 4 oz. of sweet and sour mix.
Time to brush up on your bartending skills! Everyone should be able to mix the staples—especially the bourbon staples. Browse the gallery below to view three demonstrations on mixing classic bourbon cocktails such as the Manhattan, the Old Fashioned, and the Mint Julep.
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
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.
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
Martinis, though timelessly classic, are experiencing a resurgence of popularity. Some prefer the traditional gin martini, while others dabble in the ever-growing field of sweet, fruity, and specialty drink martinis. Watch this video mixology tutorial and learn how to make a c ...more
Learn how to prepare this vodka drink with a sexy name: Sex on the beach
Long Island Ice Tea is one of the most famous cocktails known around the world. To make one, first fill a glass with ice. Then pour about 20 milligrams of gin, 20 milligrams of white rum, 20 milligrams of tequila, 20 milligrams of vodka, and 20 milligrams of your favorite clea ...more
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
If you're too old to trick-or-treat (are you ever really?), throwing a Halloween party is the next best thing. You could always just serve beer and jungle juice like most other people will be doing, which will certainly get the job done, but where's the fun in that? Instead, i ...more
Girl Scout cookies are arguably some of humankind's greatest creations. Not only are they tasty, but they also support an excellent, female-empowering cause. While many folks (cough—yours truly—cough) have been known to plow through an entire sleeve of cookies at a time, there ...more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
This video shows how to make a winter holiday Jack Frost Manhattan cocktail. You will need peppermint schnapps, Makers Mark whiskey, and sweet vermouth. Put some ice cubes in a tall glass. Use a small (ox) measuring glass and pour 2 ounces of whiskey into the glass. Add 1 ounc ...more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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