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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 : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more

How To : Play straight gin

Learn how to play straight gin. Grab a friend, pull out a deck of cards, and get comfortable. Straight Gin is easy to learn. You Will Need * A deck of cards * Two players * A table and chairs * And pens and paper Step 1. Draw for dealer Remove the jokers and shuffle the de ...more

How To : Make Smoked Ice for One-of-a-Kind Cocktails

A long time ago I was reading an issue of Saveur and saw an article about a trendsetting bar in Portland. The bartender at the joint had started making enormous blocks of smoked ice for his cocktails. When a patron ordered a drink that called for the smoked ice, the bartender ...more

Real Brain Food : What Geniuses Actually Eat, Part 1

It's common knowledge that certain foods foster brain development, health, and memory. Fish almost always makes the list, as do any foods that are loaded with antioxidants like blueberries, nuts, whole grains, green tea, and dark chocolate. Spices like turmeric are being studi ...more

How To : Make Herb-Infused Simple Syrup (& Why You Should)

The balanced and refreshing taste of a cocktail should always entice you into another sip. You'll know you're drinking something of quality when no specific ingredient, including booze, dominates its taste. A great cocktail can even mirror a great meal by exhibiting flavors li ...more

How To : Mix a Dragonfly cocktail with gin and ginger ale

If you have gin and ginger ale, you've got what it takes to make a great Dragonfly cocktail. This clip will show you how it's done. With the proper technique, mixing the perfect drink can be easy. So easy, in fact, that this free video bartenders' guide can present an overview ...more

How To : Make a purple chongo drink

A purple chongo drink, better known as a "Jay Tee Splash" consists of 4 main ingredients. If you can afford it, Bombay gin is the best. Otherwise, just a basic Seagram's gin or grocery store gin is ok. Next, Ocean Spray Cran-grape, which is cranberry and grape juice. Last two ...more

How To : 15 Mind-Blowing Ways to Use Leftover Pickle Juice

Pickles come in all shapes, sizes, and names (gherkins in the UK, cornichons in France). There are even crazy flavors such as koolickles—dill pickles soaked in a mixture of Kool-Aid and brine, an American South favorite. Whatever sort of pickle tickles your fancy, you can coun ...more

How To : Make a Blue Mediterranean gin cocktail

In this video, Derrick Schommer, sales engineer, podcaster and host of Common Man Cocktails shows viewers how to mix up a Blue Mediterranean. This classy gin cocktail is based on Bombay Sapphire gin, teamed with lemon-and-lime Sprite and Blue Curacao for a sophisticated, sligh ...more

HowTo : Infuse Your Booze Using Nitrous Oxide

Infusing liquor with different flavors (seeds, herbs, spiced, fruits, cocoa nibs, etc.) is easier than you may think. All you need is an iSi Cream Whipper (re: nitrous oxide). Here's what you do: "Put room-temperature booze into the cream whipper. Add herbs, seeds, whatever. ...more

News : Sip in Style with These Delectable Cocktail Rims

Cocktail rims are an easy way to add extra fun and pizzazz to your favorite drink; Most cocktail rims only take a few minutes to put together, and are a great way to add a burst of flavor to compliment what you're drinking. The best part is that you can save money and get a m ...more

How To : Mix a gin green tea cocktail

This is a very simple but very delicious and refreshing long drink. You don't need to worry too much about the measurements, just fill a tall glass with ice and add one part gin, one part green tea, and one part ginger ale. Watch this video mixology tutorial and learn how to m ...more

How To : Make a Red Devil cocktail

American Bartenders School shows you to make the Red Devil cocktail drink recipe. You'll need vodka, triple sec, Amaretto, Southern Comfort, sloe gin and orange juice.

How To : 3 Brilliant Culinary Uses for Bad-Tasting Vodka

In my opinion, vodka gets a lot of undeserved flak. It seems like most people have a bad experience in college with a plastic bottle of vodka and never go back. I can't blame them; it took me a few years after graduating college to start to enjoy vodka again—but now I adore it ...more

HowTo : Spike Your Popsicles

No better way to celebrate summer coming to an end than ice cold party favors. The Jewels of New York offer up two mouthwatering booze popsicle recipes, gratis, for your enjoyment: Blackberry Bramble Popsicle 1 1/2 cup fresh blackberries 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1 cups w ...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 : Play the Chinese tile game Mahjong

Mahjong is a widely popular four-player Chinese tile game that is played by players around the world. Similar to gin rummy, the objective of the game is to assemble a hand of certain combinations before the opponents. There are many rule variations that exist, however, they a ...more

How To : Mix a Dragonfly cocktail

Learn how to mix a Dragonfly cocktail from a hot girl in this instructional bartending video! Ingredients: * 1 1/2 oz Gin * 4 oz Ginger ale * 1 Lime wedge Instructions: In a highball glass almost filled with ice cubes, combine the gin and ginger ale. Stir well. Garnish with ...more

News : Make Edible Lasers (Jell-O or Gin & Tonic Flavored)

Remember the glowing pickle? Well, here's another sci-fi food-oddity. Sounds entirely fictitious, but apparently you can make edible lasers. Says Make, "A friend of mine claimed you can make a laser from a gin & tonic, and so I had to find out more. It turns out that not onl ...more

How To : Mix a Mongolian Mother F'er cocktail

This cocktail contains more liquor than you'd expect for its tropical flavors. All flavors work together to bring one solidified taste which will not let you down. If you're sick of basic cocktails, expand your knowledge. Watch this mixed drink recipe video to learn how to mi ...more

HowTo : Brew Your Own Bathtub Gin (Well, Sorta)

Here's another slightly under-the-table D.I.Y. project for you (though much less gritty than today's earlier example). Not Martha demonstrates how to make your own sorta-gin: "I made gin! Well, sort of. I infused vodka in the hopes of making gin. I used the recipe I found at ...more

Super Bowl Snacks : Gatorade-Infused Treats for Game Day

Gatorade and football go hand in hand, from player endorsements to the traditional Gatorade shower that coaches get at each Super Bowl. So, get in the game-day spirit with these Gatorade-infused drinks, desserts, and snacks. The good thing about Gatorade is that it comes in ev ...more

How To : Make a gin & tonic with a hot girl

Watch this video to learn a little about the history of gin & tonic. Tonic water was consumed to prevent malaria in the 18th century. It was extremely bitter, so gin was added to make it more pleasant.

How To : Mix the Martini

Learn how to mix the king of cocktails--the Martini! The martini was originated in the middle 19th century. Ingredients: gin (Bombay or other high quality) vermouth ice (clean ice) Directions: Add vermouth gin and ice into a glass and stir. DO NOT SHAKE! That will add air bu ...more

Beer : Our New Favorite Cocktail Ingredient

One of my favorite things about cocktails is that they're so diverse. They can be sweet or savory, filling or refreshing. And they can take advantage of nearly any ingredient imaginable, including egg whites, smoked ice, flavor cubes, and even beer. As a card-carrying member ...more

How To : Mix a Simple Grasshopper Cocktail

How to Mix a Simple Grasshopper Drink The Grasshopper is the first cocktail I learned. It is very delicious and refreshing, yet easy to make. This cocktail is a must try to the people who hate the taste of pure liqueur like gin, rum etc. Ingredients: Water Orange juice powd ...more

How To : Make a perfect gin martini, stirred, not shaken

Unlike cooking Chinese food, martini-making requires more than just throwing in whatever you happen to have lying around your countertop and shaking it up. This video provides fresh, concise instructions for making a stirred gin martini. If you like your drinks robust and sha ...more

How To : Mix a "Barnum was Right" gin & brandy cocktail

Here's how you can mix a "Barnum was Right" cocktail in just twelve seconds! You're going to pour in two ounces of gin, one ounce of apricot brandy, two dashes of angostura bitters and half an ounce of lemon juice. Shake the mixture with ice, then strain it and then garnish wi ...more

How To : Mix a Long Island Ice Tea cocktail

What better way to learn how to mix a drink than from a hot girl! This bartending how-to video teaches a cocktail recipe for a Long Island Iced Tea. You will need vodka, tequila, rum, gin, triple sec, and citrus juice or sweet and sour mix. Follow along with this video mixolog ...more

How To : Create a great seasonal infusion of blueberry gin

Infusions make some of the best drinks, especially when made with fruit like blueberries. And gin and blueberries are a perfect match, which is great with tonic water or other drinks. Kevin Martin of Eastern Standard makes a gin infusion he claims "is like gold at the restaur ...more

How To : Stock a home bar with alcohol

Mixologist Eben Freeman, of Tailor restaurant in New York City, identifies the bottles every bar must stock: vodka, gin, tequila, rum, bourbon, and more. The first rule is that you only need the bottles of alcohol to mix the drinks you like to make. This video guide also sugge ...more

News : Get Drunk on Rhubodka

...Or just a little tipsy. Rhubodka = Rhubarb vodka, the perfect summer drink. Very easy to make, recipe courtesy of Apartment Therapy. You Will Need: 1 1.75-liter bottle of vodka (bottom shelf cheap vodka is fine) 4-5 sticks of red rhubarb (not green) 1/3-1/2 cup sugar ...more

How To : Mix a dirty sanchez cocktail

With a name this dirty, it's a refreshing surprise that this cocktail is so sweet. Tequila, mango vodka, coconut rum, gin orange liqueur, sweet and sour mix, orange juice, and pineapple juice make up the Dirty Sanchez cocktail. Follow along with bartender Milan/Christine as sh ...more

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