Friday, August 31, 2012

Peach Long Island via Tipsy Bartender

This is actually pretty cool because I've been in a Long Island theme for the past two weeks! You can check out my Long Island with a Twist recipe here! OR you can check out my Tropical Daze recipe here!

Here's how Skyy John and Mallorie made the PEACH Long Island!

Recipe
1 part Vodka
1 part Rum
1 part Gin
1 part Tequila
1 part Peach Schnapps
Splash Cola


Everyday Drinkers Friday Livestream!!!



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How to make a Smirnoff Preparada via Mexican Connection

This is basically a chug channel I post for today, but this is interesting because they are actually making a cocktail.

Here's how to make one!

"Main Ingredients: Smirnoff Ice, Lime or Limon, Ice, Chamoy Powder, Gummi Bears, Cherries, Chile Powder, Chamoy Liquid, Fresh fruit.

We recommend fresh fruit over canned. You can add or take away any ingredient you don't like or substitute it for something else. You can also choose the Smirnoff flavor of your choice. Smirnoff makes many flavors of their drinks so pick your favorite flavor & work around it with your choice of fruits to match it. We just went with the mango flavor & theme & that's why all the candies where mango flavored. But let's say you like apples then you get the Smirnoff Green Apple flavor drink & add fresh diced apples to your taste.

This Smirnoff Preparada drink is very popular here in deep south Texas. It was invented in Mexico & has migrated across the border to Texas. Here in the valley drive-thru stores you can pick up one of these drinks for about $8.00 each. It's a 24oz cup served with a 12oz Smirnoff Ice malt beverage flavor of your choice.

I want to give special thanks to Diageo the world's largest producer of spirits & a major producer of beer & wine. I also want to give thanks to my local alcohol distributor Glazer's."



How To Make The Agave Dream via Common Man Cocktails

Now, this is something I definitely need to try out. I haven't had Malibu Red yet, but I love Rum and Tequila is pretty cool, so I really want to see how this will taste especially with the Agave Liqueur. It'll probably have a very rich taste.



Recipe
1 1/2 oz Mariposa Agave Liqueur
1 oz Malibu Red
1/2 oz Triple Sec


1800 Tequila Launches Limited Edition "I Love Dust" custom for Essential Artists series



This is awesome and I'm definitely a big fan of 1800. Check out more info at the dieline

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Blue Hawaiian Mountain via Tipsy Bartender

Man, I think I would even try this out and with 99 bananas, it would be a pretty strong drink.


1 part White Rum
1 part Coconut Rum
1 part Blue Curacao
1 part Banana Schnapps *Skyy actually used Creme de Bananas
1 part Pineapple Juice
1 part Cream of Coconut


I think I should make this for a girl =).


Jasmine Cocktail - The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess





Man, I never that Gin was actually supposed to be mixed and not drunk on the rocks or neat 0_o. I guess that's why my Moms always drinks it with Tonic or Soda Water.

Recipe
1 1/2 oz gin
1 oz Cointreau
3/4 oz Campari
1/2 oz lemon juice

Caribbean Rum Cocktail (Ti Punch) - Drink Inc.




Really simple cocktail that almost reminds me of a specialized Cuba Libre. Hmm.....however, I love the raw Caribbean elements of this particular drink. I especially love how they spell rum as RHUM. That's definitely old school. Check this out!

Recipe:
1 wedge of lime, about 1/8 of a lime
1/2 ounce Martinique Cane Syrup
2 ounces Rhum Agricole
Ice cubes

Thirsty Thursdays - The Tropical Daze

I'm going with this whole Long Island theme such as last week but adding more tropical elements to it. Instead of getting a sweet and sour and coke. I decided to really get into the tropical vibe. Take a look at the main ingredients:



1 oz vodka
.75 Spiced Rum
.75 Gin
.50 Triple Sec
Top with Some Pineapple Juice


Now, this is a strong but kind of sweet drink. However, if you are like me and kind of dig the sour vibe a bit....you can definitely go with a good 1/2 oz of Lime Juice.

I'm still going with spiced rum because I feel the flavor really sets apart a better dynamic than your typical white rum.

Here's the finished product:



Enjoy and sip SLOWLY!

Guion - The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess

I LOVE historical cocktail recipes!!! This is just great!!! According to Robert Hess, "This drink was named for a member of the family which founded the Guion Line, a steamship company which operated from 1866 to 1892 and was one of the primary steamship lines providing transportation from London to New York. This drink was probably created at the Waldorf Astoria bar."

Recipe
1 1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth
2 Dashes The Bitter Truth orange bitters


Lemon Apple Gin Fizz - Beer Chicks

Very interesting stuff here, ladies!!

Recipe

1 fresh egg white
2 ounces gin
1 ounce fresh squeezed and strained lemon juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
1 bottle Unibroue Ephemere, chilled
Ice

1.Into the smaller cup of a cocktail shaker add the egg white. Into the larger cup add the gin, lime juice, and simple syrup. Merge both cups and dry shake (without ice) vigorously for 1 minute or until you feel the shaker "expand" in your hand. Pop the shaker open and add ice. Close and shake vigorously for 5-12 minutes.
Strain into a saucer glass, about 3/4 full and top with Unibroue Ephemere.


How to Make the Radioactive Ooze via Common Man Cocktails

With all of these ingredients, I can tell this will be a pretty tasty cocktail. Definitely tasty!

Recipe
3oz Orange Juice
3oz Hpnotiq
3oz Citrus Vodka

Boyfriend does my makeup tag (Tipsy Bartender edition)

There's no real drink or recipe done here. It's just a funny parody of what's going on with the current YouTube sensation of guys putting makeup on their girls. I have to say this is kind of funny. Skyy didn't do a perfect job, but I'm really surprised at what he knew...hahahaha. Peep it! Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Whiskey Sour - The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess





Nothing can get more old school and fly like this particular cocktail. This is just plain awesome! Definitely a great start to Thirsty Thursdays. I got a few posts in mind that are very special! You'll have to wait until tomorrow to find out, though! HAHA! =). Enjoy the recipe!!!

2 oz Bourbon Whiskey
1 oz simple syrup
3/4 oz lemon juice
1 tsp egg white

Booze 101: Is it Whisky or Whiskey? via TipsyBartender


This picture is taken from the Refined Guy. Please check out his 11 Things Every Man Needs to Know About Whiskey post! It's dope! Trust me!



This is actually a pretty cool post. I posted something like this a week or two ago which is a much longer version. For those that want a cooler, Spark Notes version, you might wanna tune into this one!

Alaska Sour - The Proper Pour with Charlotte Voisey

This looks absolutely awesome. Egg whites in cocktail definitely add a whole new texture. I love when people from different countries really know the right amount of mixes to put in their drink to make the cocktail get the true essence on the taste buds. I definitely dig this one. I'm going to have to make it one of these days.

Recipe

1 1/2 oz Hendrick's Gin
3/4 oz Yellow Chartreuse
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
1/4 oz simple syrup
2 dashes orange bitters
1/4 oz egg white

How to make the Munich Mule via Common Man Cocktails

I need to get my hands on some Ginger Beer. I know this probably has a really great herbal looking taste. If you like more cocktail that use cucumber slices or vegetables, check out Tequila Salsa, Game of Thrones, and Burning Mandarin.

Recipe
1 1/2 oz Vodka
Diced Cucumbers
Fill with Ginger Beer


Funny Drunk Meme: Dangers of Drinking


Too funny. If you want another one that's hilarious, check this one out!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Hit the Floor Cocktail

Now this looks pretty potent and full of heat. Fireball and Absinthe? Oh boy 0_o.

Recipe
1/2 oz Fireball Whiskey
1/2 oz Absinthe
1/2 oz Blanco Tequila
1/2 oz Gin
1/2 oz Vodka
1/2 oz Scotch
1/2 oz Bacardi 151
1/4 oz Spiced Rum
1/4 oz Lime Juice
Splash Jack Daniels
Splash Amaretto
Top with Monster Energy

WOW!!! Do you see all of this!!! HOLY MOLY!!! That is a lot of liquor!!! Long Island Iced Tea has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING on this one!!! GEEEZ! One half of this and I'd be DRUNK!!! 0_o. YIKES!!!!

The Burning Mandarin Cocktail via Tipsy Bartender


Really nice looking, right? Well, we'll see!

Recipe
2 slices Jalapenos
1.5 oz. Mandarin Vodka
1 oz. Lemon Juice
splash Cranberry Juice
splash Orange Juice
splash Simple Syrup




Blended Peach Whiskey Sour - Kathy Casey's Liquid Kitchen



A really good twist on a classic cocktail.

Recipe
2 cups ice
4 oz bourbon
1 lemon, skin cut off, quartered
1 cup peaches (you can also substitute frozen, defrosted peaches if fresh are not available)
1 1/2 oz simple syrup
2 - 3 bar spoons apricot jam

Monday, August 27, 2012

Death By Chocolate via Tipsy Bartender

After you have your dinner, this is something you should be drinking!

Recipe
1/2oz Vodka
1oz Irish Cream
1/2oz Dark Creme de Cacao
Large scoop of Chocolate Ice Cream
Whipped Cream
Chocolate Shavings

The art of tipsyness: Getting the girls!


Now, this is a pretty cool topic to touch. We are going to touch a few bases here: Buying a Drink for a girl, being a DJ, Bartender, or Dancer! And we are going to even throw in a few extras!

I'm pretty young at the age of 25 and I've picked up a few things going to different clubs in different places. So, let's touch topic number #1.

1.) Buying a girl a drink

I think this is a really thin line subject. On one end, you really shouldn't buy a girl a drink for the simple fact that she could be using you just to get herself nice and tipsy. Smart for the girl, poor for your wallet. If you are really interested in that girl, talk to her. Feel her out. If she shows you love back and you have a legitimate conversation, then maybe get her a drink.

On the flip side, you could be that cat in the club ballin for no absolute reason. Girls are attracted to guys that have sparklers on their bottles. Crazy, but it's true. You still need a good talking game and interesting game going, but it's a bit easier to CATCH their attention!

2.) The party go-er: The DJ, The Bartender, the Dancer

The DJ - plain and simple. You move the party. You are the controller of the vibe whether it's more of sensual joint, more of an upbeat, more of a freaky, or even a rough kind of joint. When you play what the ladies love, that gets them to dance and really let loose. It's very easy to get that girl if you are a good DJ!

The Bartender - obviously, you get them amped and loosened up so they can HIT the DANCE FLOOR! Very simple and easy! You make chicks a drink and you can easily stir up conversation. Some girls have problems..sometimes you listen. You never know how this could easily turn into getting that chick home. You basically know what the hell is going on!

The Dancer - now, this I know from PERSONAL experience! Why is it so easy for the dancer to get the girl. Well, for one thing a lot of females relate dance to sex. The slicker the moves, the looser the moves says that you got stamina, rhythm, and more! There are times where I've just kicked back from a good 5 mins of dancing to let people know I got some ish! LOL. Then I end up getting basically a lap dance standing up and more at times..hahaha. The great thing is you get to be yourself, you don't have to spend any money and ladies ALREADY know you can move =).

3.) Attractive girls bring more attractive girls

Normally, when you have a group of girls together, they are in it for one thing: GOOD FUN! Milfs and Cougars definitely. LOL. The single mom or the older single lady without a kid doesn't really care about a relationship. Which means, it's much easier for you to get that dance, that number, and eventually, you know what =P.

4.) The Slow song

Always make sure you get a girl for that slow song whether it's reggae, R&B or something. You can lean in close and get some real conversation and a bit intimate. Learn your hand dances and your close dances, it helps!

5.) Eye Contact and a smile

If you see a girl looking at you whether it's at the bar or the dancefloor, a simple smile and attentiveness doesn't hurt. Sometimes, that does actually help build a convo because the girl might want to come up to you and say hey, nice shirt or cool moves..or you come up to her and say nice smile or something.

These are just a few things I can come up with..take a listen to Skyy John and see what he says!








Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Dirty Shirley Cocktail via Tipsy Bartender






Now, this is a great cocktail recipe for your lady. I've had a Shirley Temple like 4 years ago, but never with Vodka. Maybe I might have to make one in the future.

Recipe
1 1/2 oz Vodka
Fills with Sprite or 7up
1/2 oz Grenadine
Top off with Orange Juice


*Note, the infograph above is a modified recipe, but still tastes great! Enjoy!

For the Ladies: Strawberry Lemon Drop Cup Cakes with CÎROC Vodka Lemon Frosting


Photo from: A cup of sugar..a pinch of salt


Hey, ladies! I think you'll definitely get a nice kick out of these great drop cupcakes! I know everyone loves the Ciroc Recipes and the Ciroc Peach recipes, but this is what you call a great cocktail dessert! If you are unfamiliar with a lemon drop, make sure you check out this post here on shots!

How to make the Jager XO via Common Man Cocktails

If you love Jager and Coffee, this is a shot for you. Enjoy!

Recipe
1/2 oz. Jagermeister
1/2 oz. Patron Cafe XO

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Saturday Shots - The Detox Shot via TipsyBartender

A pretty chill shot that females will love. Apparently, the Detox is in reference to the Cranberry Juice cleaning your urinary tract (or in the cases of a drugie - cleaning body from drugs). Peep it!

Recipe
Peach Schnapps
Cranberry Juice
Vodka

Saturday Shots - 10 of the most popular bar shots!


^A popular and strong shot called the Incredible Hulk!!!! Now for 2nite's agenda!!


Woot! Today's topic is going to be on shots obviously, but we are bringing you some of the most popular shots. There are countless ones out there but these are more of the frequent ones I see! Enjoy! Please be safe!

Buttery Nipple

A very cool kind of mellow easy going shot.

Recipe
1/2 shot Baileys Irish Cream
1/2 shot Butterscotch Schnapps



Jagerbomb

Even though,I'm not a Jager fan, the popularity of this shot is not to be ignored.

Recipe

1/2 Pint of Redbull (or any energy drink)
1 shot of Jagermeister




Irish Car Bomb

Perfect to take these right on St. Patrick's Day!

Recipe
1/2 shot Jameson Irish Whiskey
1/2 shot Baileys Irish Cream
1/2 pint Guinness Irish Stout



Lemon Drop

Very popular and sweet! Ladies love these.

Recipe
1oz Lemon Vodka
1/2oz Triple Sec
1/2oz Sweet & Sour



Red Headed Slut

LOL. Interesting name for an interesting shot:

Recipe
1oz Jagermeister
1/2oz Peach Schnapps
1/2oz Cranberry Juice or Pineapple Juice



Scooby Snack

Really cool and mellow shot just like the Scooby Snack. RAGGY?! =)

Recipe
1/2 shot Midori
1/2 shot Coconut Rum
Splash of Pineapple Juice
Splash of Whipped Cream



Kamikaze

Another cool shot. I had a few of these back on St. Patrick's Day. Man, I was twisted. hahaha.

Recipe
1/2 shot Vodka
1/4 shot Triple Sec
1/4 shot Lime Juice



B-52

Another great shot. Kind of strong, too. Peep it.

Recipe
1oz Kahlua
1oz Baileys
1oz Grand Marnier



Mind Eraser

A really cool shot you take from the straw.

Recipe
1oz Kahlua
1oz Vodka
1oz Soda Water



Incredible Hulk

One of the strongest shots, drinks, whatever you wanna call it! It's POTENT, yo!

Recipe
1 part Hennessy
1 part Hpnotiq

How to Cure the Common Cold - Ciroc Coconut and Orange Juice with a bowl of Chicken Noodle Soup!


Oh said drinking was only to get you twisted??? Naw, man! This helps you get right to your cough! LOL. I made this in the dead of winter, and it was def a great little mix with the chicken noodle soup to put some hair on my chest before I went out in the cold. Peep it!

Saturday Morning Breakfast - Ciroc Cape Cod



Man, this is from a while ago! I was actually getting ready for a great day at my homie's spot for his 3 day b-day trifecta. And to start the day, I had me a strong ass Cape Cod. A cape cod is a cocktail that features Vodka and Cranberry. At the bar, normally you would just say Vodka/Cranberry to get your drink right away. Later today, I'll post some of the most popular shots you can get at the bar. Then, I'll post some of the best shots for the ladies! Enjoy! Happy sippin and drink responsibly. Check out some Ciroc Peach and regular Ciroc recipes on the respectable links over the terms! Peace!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Cantaloupe Mojito via Tipsy Bartender





Now this is what you call a treat using real Cantaloupe. Enjoy!!!

Recipe
2oz Rum
2 Cups Cantalope
7 Mint Leaves
4 pieces Lime
1/2oz Simple Syrup
1oz Soda Water

How To Make The Hidden Hpnotiq via Common Man Cocktails

Give this drink to a girl that doesn't like to drink! LOL. Super LIGHT!


Recipe
1/2 oz Hpnotiq
1 1/2 oz Orange Juice
1 1/2 oz Pineapple Juice
2 Splashes Grenadine

Top 10 Drinks to get you S*itfaced (Wasted)





Yup, had to plug in my video right quick. LOL. Anyway, I made a Long Island yesterday (which is a great, quick get wasted drink).

So I decided to post a list of 10 drinks/shots to get you completely wasted.

Zombie

Man, what an appropriate title for a drink. This shit will have you really lurking like you from Resident Evil or The Walking Dead or something. LOL.

Recipe
2oz Dark Rum
2oz White Rum
1/2oz Grenadine
1oz Pineapple Juice
1oz Orange Juice
1/2oz Bacardi 151



Caribou Lou
Man, this is still one of my fav joints to drink. Tech N9ne is a genius, man. At least, he's a genius for making it popular! LOL

Recipe
1oz Bacardi 151
1oz Malibu Rum
Top with Pineapple Juice



Long Island Ice tea

Well, seeing as I already sent the link to my version of Long Island, you can check out the big crazy giant version below:



Adios Mofo

This is the so-called cousin of the Long Island. Very strong, too!

Recipe
1/2 oz Vodka
1/2 oz Rum
1/2 oz Tequila
1/2 oz Gin
1/2 oz Blue Curacao
2 oz Sweet & Sour
2 oz Lemon Lime Soda



Tokyo Iced Tea

Another Tea based cocktail. Strong? YES!!!!!

Recipe
1/2oz Vodka
1/2oz Rum
1/2oz Gin
1/2oz Tequila
1/2oz Triple Sec
1oz Sweet & Sour
Splash Lemon-Lime Soda
1/2oz Melon Liqueur



Liquid Cocaine
Man, this is one of the untouchable drinks!! Will put you on your ass never to get up again! LOL

Recipe
1/3 Bacardi 151
1/3 Jagermeister
1/3 RumpleMintz



The Graveyard

ANOTHER WTF drink! LOL.

Recipe
1oz Vodka
1oz Rum
1oz Gin
1oz Tequila
1oz Triple Sec
1oz Whiskey
1oz Scotch
Beer
Stout



The Anthrax Island Shot

What a great name for this shot to put you on a bugged out island.

Recipe
1 Shot Jack
1 Shot Absinthe
1/2 Pint Lager



Four Horsemen Shot

OOOOOO!! WEEEE!!!!

Recipe
Equal parts
Jack Daniels
Jim Beam
Johnnie Walker
Jameson Irish Whiskey



Surfer on Absinthe

Trippy mane!

Recipe
1 part Lucid Absinthe
1 part Coconut Rum
1 part Pineapple Juice



Everyday Drinkers with Derrick Schommer and Doug (Livestream)



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Rusty Nail - Home Bar Basics with Dave Stolte

Kind of a twist on a classic cocktail. Enjoy!

Recipe
1 lemon zest piece
1 dash Angostura Bitters from Kegworks.com
1/2 oz Drambuie
2 oz Scotch whisky


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Thirsty Thursdays - The Perfect Snack with Oranges, Almonds, Vodka, Rum, and Gin!

So, obviously I didn't smash these minis right away, so I decided to make a cool little something for Pinterest. Nice pic, right? LOL. We have a good balance of Orange, Almonds, Vodka, Rum, and Gin! Peep my post on my Long Island Ice Tea! Enjoy!




Cop Cocktails - Drink Inc.

Yo, every time Drink Inc comes up with something, I absolutely love it! They have some of the best concepts for cocktails and the best inspiration. These Cop based cocktails are really dope! Check it out:






Recipes taken from Drink Inc.


Tazerac
A twist on a Sazerac -- the oldest cocktail

1/2 ounce Absinthe
1 sugar cube
2 dashes of Peychaud's bitters (traditional New Orleans bitters)
1/2 teaspoon garam masala
2 ounces American rye whisky
Ice
Smoking Gun (handheld food smoker)
Hickory wood chips

1.Coat the inside of a rocks glass with Absinthe, to add flavor, and pour out the rest. Set glass aside.

2.Into a mixing glass put sugar cube and bitters. Lightly crush the sugar cube until a paste forms on the bottom of the glass. Add half of the garam masala, whisky, ice and stir. Strain the drink into the rocks glass.

3.Load chamber of the Smoking Gun with some hickory wood chips and remaining garam masala. Infuse the cocktail with the flavored smoke, cover glass to trap smoke. Serve.

Makes: 1

Halal & Order
1 sprig rosemary
1/4 ounce demerara simple syrup (equal parts demerara and water)
1/2 ounce Italian sweet vermouth
1/2 ounce Elisir M.P. Roux Liqueur
1 ounce Pierre Ferrand 1840 Cognac
1 ounce Royal Challenge Indian Whisky
1 dash old fashion bitters
Ice

1.To smoke glass: use a blowtorch or gas burner to quickly ignite the rosemary sprig. Blow it out and place smoking sprig into a coup glass, cover with a napkin and allow smoke to flavor the inside of glass.

2.Into a mixing glass add simple syrup, vermouth, Elisir Liqueur, cognac, whisky, and bitters. Add ice and stir.
3.Remove rosemary sprig from glass and strain the cocktail into smoked coup glass. Serve.

Makes: 1

How To Make The Tropical White Cocktail via Common Man Cocktails

Really white cocktail to say the least! LOL. A lot of rum 0_o.

Recipe
3 oz Coconut Rum
1 1/2 oz Vanilla Schnapps
1 oz Coole Swan Irish Cream
6 oz Milk



Thirsty Thursdays - Making a Long Island Ice Tea with a Twist!

On Saturday of last week, I decided I would make my own Long Island but a different from the original recipe. Not even two long islands in and I feel a bit tipsy right now! LOL. I purposely did not down the 2nd one because I want to be well enough to write this post before I go in again! I'll probably have another one at around 8 or 9pm before I go out 2nite.

Here's how I made mine:

First off, the ingredients you need for your basic Long Island includes: Vodka, Rum, Gin, Triple Sec, Sweet and Sour Mix, and a Coca Cola.


As you can see here, I did not use the typical white rum. I used Captain Morgan - it was cheaper in the mini form and I feel like it adds a bit of spice and kick to the drink! Also, the sweet and sour is diet because this drink is a bit on the sugary side anyway.

Next, what I did was take the main parts of the drink (vodka, rum, gin, and triple sec), I put equal parts into the drink. Normally, people call for like a 1/2 oz a piece. I did mine a bit stronger like 3/4 oz of everything. I put them all over some ice.



Then after that I added the Sweet and Sour. It's good for creating color with your drink:


After you do that, you pour in a splash of Coca Cola or any regular Cola you want to buy (it doesn't have to be name brand)


It should look like this when you stir it. Note: the bottom is lighter because of the sweet and sour and top would be darker if you just put your float in WITHOUT stirring it. If you made it correctly, it should taste like an iced tea or even a sweet tea.


Ok, here where it gets a bit twisted. So, not only did I use a Spiced Rum instead of white, but the recipe for a Long Island Ice tea garnish calls for a Lemon or Lime Wedge or even a bit of Juice. I did an Orange. It has a lot more flavor and I think it meshes better. What I did at first was just peel the lemon and did a lil twist to get the oils right and left the peel in there like so:


Now, if you are like me and love the way flavors mesh together: you can get an orange, cut up a piece and pour in some real orange juice for added flavor and depth:



I really hope you liked my post. I had a lot of fun making it and getting the ingredients for it. I spent approximately $11.40 on this. Well, if you count just one, possibly 3.29.

One 50ML bottle of Skyy Vodka - $0.99
One 50ML of New Amsterdam Gin - $0.99
One 50ML of Captain Morgan Spiced Rum - $0.99

plus alcohol tax. So yeah, it came out to that figure. Not bad, right?

If you want to get more Long Island Ice Tea variants, then peep this post! Enjoy!









Angel Island Martini via Tipsy Bartender

Definitely a great drink for the ladies with a sweet tooth. Enjoy!

Fairbank Cocktail - The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess

A pretty cool cocktail with some interesting history. I would go into it but it's explained pretty well in the video.

Recipe
1 1/2 ounces gin

1/2 ounce dry vermouth

2 dashes Bitter Truth Orange Bitters

2 dashes crème de noyeux


Sangria! Perfect for Labor Day Weekend via Beer Chicks

Sangria is definitely a good midday eating cookout type of punch to make as you work your way slowly into the stronger stuff. Definitely a great way to get a buzz while drinking your favorite wine. The beer chicks made a very special Sangria featuring beer. Should have an interesting taste. I'll post below the video and their recipe:







Secret Beer Sangria

1 bottle Sauvignon Blanc
3 ounces brandy
1/3 cup sugar
1 lime
1 lemon
1 orange
1 pear
1 pineapple
10 strawberries, sliced. Reserve half for making ice cubes.
Two 12 ounce bottles Hitachino Nest White Ale, chilled

One of the best things about Sangria is the ability to vary the recipe by adding different fruit. Use seasonal fresh fruit from your local farmer's market. Here are some alternatives: grapes, star fruit, raspberries, blackberries or grapefruit.

1.Pour one bottle of Sauvignon Blanc into a large pitcher. Add brandy and sugar. Stir well.

2.Slice the lime, lemon, orange, pear, and pineapple (you want about 4-5 slices of each). Add to pitcher along with half of the sliced strawberries. Stir to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge overnight to allow the fruit juices to infuse into mixture.

4.To make strawberry ice: fill ice tray with water and add 3 small strawberry slices into each cube (we like a tray that makes large perfectly square ice). Freeze overnight.

5.After pitcher has rested overnight, remove from fridge when ready to serve and add the chilled Hitachino Nest White Ale. Gently stir.
6.Serve by placing one strawberry ice cube into a large wine glass. Pour in the sangria, keeping excess fruit in pitcher (which you can eat later!). Garnish with a slice of your favorite fruit!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Giant Spiked Ice Cream Punch via TipsyBartender

Man, this is insane. He actually made this a long time ago, but I'm just now posting it on my site. I think this is the perfect end of the summer crazy ass float, sundae, whatever you wanna call it!

Recipe
Vodka
Rum
Amaretto
Ice
Ice Cream


The Different Types of Tequila via TipsyBartender

You see..there needs to be more guides out there that tell you this stuff. I've had Cuervo a few times, and let me tell u...it's not to be fucked with. LOL. I remember this one time. I was over at my Aunt's and she had a lot of different drinks on deck,and I had an incredible buzz. Then I turned to Cuervo...not a good look. Let's just say the day after I woke up and was way too buzzed. LOL. It was not a good feeling at all. I didn't wanna get outta bed. It was a few months later that I realized that Jose Cuervo is one of the crappiest tequilas you can get. Seriously. No more gold (unless it's the PREMIUM shit) for me. Straight up silver and BETTER! Skyy breaks down the ages and what they mean. Peep it:



How To Make The Toocan Sam Cocktail via Common Man Cocktails

Here's a pretty interesting and tropical beachy recipe


Recipe
3/4 oz Spiced Rum
3/4 oz Triple Sec
3/4 oz Coconut Rum
3/4 oz Blue Curacao
3 oz Pineapple Juice
Splash Grenadine

Strawberry Collins - The Proper Pour with Charlotte Voisey


^This looks like the ultimate end of the summer treat. Recipe is not very difficult, but definitely get the measurements correct to make it taste really good!

Recipe:

4 or 5 large strawberries, halved
1 1/2 Stolichnaya Vodka
1/2 oz Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur
2 dashes Peychaud's Bitters
3/4 oz 1:1 simple syrup
juice of half a lemon


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Takumi Watanabe mixes cocktail on fire called (Blue Blazer) via Cocktail Takumi





I've seen cocktails lit on fire, but never actually mixed with the flame inside the cocktail! This is insane!

I did a little research and the history is as follows:

Jerry Thomas was a bartender and author in the 1800s that got really well known to be the first flair bartender. He developed this cocktail called the "Blue Blazer". You know when flames get extremely hot they turn blue? Well, this shit will light up a whole forest. Basically, the trick is to keep a rolling blue flame between two different mugs without spilling anything or more importantly burning yourself and the surroundings. LOL. He had a pretty cool nickname "The Professor". Definitely a great nickname for a mixologist. The recipe was really basic:

2 oz Scotch
1 1/2 oz boiling water
sugar for sweetening to taste
lemon peel for garnish

To prepare the cocktail, you have to take these steps:


Pour the Scotch, water and sugar into a heat-resistant (silver-plated or pewter
and tulip-shaped are recommended) mug with a handle.
Light the mix on fire.
While still ablaze, roll the mix into an identical mug and back again 4-5 times.
Pour the mix into another heat resistant cup with a lemon peel, then put one of
the mugs over top to extinguish the flames.

Tips from David Wondrich's Imbibe!:

Pour over a tray full of water.
You don't want the fire to go out while pouring.
Pour only 1/2 of the contents each time.
Mix it quick as the handles will get hot.
Turn the lights down for effect and to make it easier t see what you are doing.
Practice with water first
Go outside the first few attempts at flaming.

Thanks to About.com for the info! Below the clips of these cats making it will be a few cool books by Jerry Thomas. Enjoy!



Blue Blazer Mix-Off: Dale DeGroff and Kenta Goto






Hilarious drink pic: I thought they said RUM


That is quite hilarious, but if you want some cool rum based recipes: peep this!

My new logo for Great Cocktail Recipes



I haven't put it up yet, but as you can see above I already have a cool logo designed. I may or may not use it as a background image. I may or may not use it for the header image (once I found out how to implement that). LOL. I want this site to be a forum or just place where people can look up some of the most exotic looking recipes, get great information for where to get alcohol, tips in the bar, and much more. This is like a baby. I have three other sites that I love as well, but in the realm of partying. This is probably one of the most fun sites I like to blog on daily. Be on the look out for some great shit to come!!! TURN UP!!!!




Death in the Afternoon via Tipsy Bartender




Apparently, this is Ernest Hemingway's drink of choice??? Um, can we say drunkard? This cocktail was made famous in his books: So Red the Nose, or Breath in the Afternoon. Go Um, there is no reason to drink this other than to get completely shitfaced, man. SMFH. This is ridiculous! LOL. Anyway, the recipe consists of only two things:

Absinthe
Champagne

Now, if you've drank Absinthe before you know it's at a VERY high proof...like 130 and up...then the champagne doesn't add anything to the flavor. I can't even say it lightens it up...lol. I would not under any circumstance drink this...hahahha. YOu might as well just go get yourself a Caribou Lou, my friend. Enjoy!



If you're clueless about Ernest Hemingway, you might wanna get your literary game up and check out some of his books. My personal favorite is "A Farewell to Arms" check out the books below:



How to Make the Morning Vitamin via Common Man Cocktails

I love the title because it almost reminds me of a great way to get your vitamins and sip? LOL.

Recipe
1 oz Drambuie
1/2 oz Irish Cream
1/2 oz Vodka
1/3 oz Creme de Cacao
1/3 oz Creme de Banana
1 1/2 oz Cranberry Juice


Smitten Cocktail - Kathy Casey's Liquid Kitchen - Small Screen

Spicy yet refreshing? What a serious mind screw, ey?

Recipe
1/3 cup fresh ripe watermelon (large 1” cubes)
2 oz tequila
3/4 oz agave nectar
3/4 oz fresh lime juice
2 dashes Tabasco or hot sauce

Sneaking booze into an event

I think this something we've all done at one point in time to be absolutely honest. LOL. Here are a few good ways to sneak in alcohol. I think females have the best way of hiding liquor in their bra. I mean, a few ziplocked bags of vodka, rum or something and you are good to go because a security guy will not check your top area for the simple fact that would be sexual harassment. LOL. Peep these vids!



Cool Drinking Games for your party



Honestly, I don't play related games, but I have played this game called "Cheers to the Governor" a few times. Man, talk about completely wasted. The first 10 minutes of the game was played with Jungle Juice. So you know I was already twisted. LOL. Here are a few games you can play at your college party:

Slap Cup Beer Drinking Game



Drinking Game: Sink the Boat



Flip Cup



Beer Pong



Best Beer Pong Shots


More stuff at drink nation

Monday, August 20, 2012

Giant Vodka Gummy Bear via Tipsy Bartender

Man, oh man. Okay, I'm a lil buzzed right now, but man.......this is crazy that he's making this right now because I remember Tigerfest all too well...that was the first time I actually threw up drinking alcohol. Why? Cuz of this here! I made a mix of Gummy Bears and Vodka with Rum. SMFH. Honestly, if I had brought some food with me, I woulda been absolutely fine. However, that just didnt happen. LOL. Oh well, you live and you learn. Peep this awesome vodka gummy bear recipe.

Recipe
1 Bottle Vodka
1 Bottle Peach Schnapps
1 Bottle Coconut Rum

The guide for drinking at a cheap price for your party or event



^See these cheap bottles? Well, that's the inspiration for this post!

With alcohol taxes going up, you'll always want to save money. I know I posted a pretty solid when it comes to saving money as far as the bar is concerned, but trust me PARTIES CAN GET EXTREMELY expensive! I'm keeping it short and sweet, my friends! Here are some good tactics!

1.) BYOB or BYOL!

Always a good choice when creating a party! You can buy a cheap brand of Everclear and make Jello Shots for everyone to start things off, but make it a BYOB thing. Everyone can just bring what makes them tipsy and have a good time. All you have to do is simple provide the music and the vibe so everyone can have fun!

2.) A small cover charge!

A lot of times at college parties, they'll charge a few bucks per head just so they can at least break even. Alcohol is very expensive, and you always want to make sure you get your money back. The booze money can go to a powerful ass jungle juice that can take care of 50-100 people depending on how big your party is!

3.) Buy all cheap shit!

Forget premium stuff..this is especially the case in a party or college atmosphere. A lot of people don't drink their liquor straight up, anyway. As long as you have different mixers on hand like your cranberry, pineapple, orange, grape juice. Even sodas like Cokes, Sprites, 7up, Fruit Punch, that's really all you need. Also, this counts for the sodas. You can buy the store brands for 99 cents a pop and really save a ton of money and get 3 liter bottles INSTEAD of the 2 liter 2 dollar bottles. Hell, you can even have some really cheap bottles of vodka, rum and gin that you know will last you at least through the party and have a great cocktail book to help you make drinks! This way you can have drink specials for the ladies and the fellas!!! Remember, the common liquor that everyone drinks is Vodka! It mixes well WITH EVERYTHING and you can make bountiful cocktails using just juice. Sobieski is an excellent brand because it tastes pretty good and the price is right!

4.) Sales, sales, and more SALES!!!!

Clip those coupons or print out those online coupons and head down to your local store. Warehouse stores or big stores like Costco ALWAYS have some store branded liquor on standby. Hell, even a lot of good liquor stores have brands on sale. I remember getting a bottle of Ciroc Peach that was 1.75L for less than 50 bucks one time! If you know Premium liquor, you know that Ciroc is some expensive ish!

5.)Buy throughout the year and keep some of your liquor on standby

I remember going to a party one time, and my homegirl had decent collection of liquor left over from her college days back at Ohio State. If you have the liquor stash on standby, don't hesitate to just bring those out and not even go to the dayum liquor store. It can be your cheap brands just strictly for mixing cocktails!

6.) Know your audience

Not everyone of your friends drink, which is GOOD! That means less money coming out of your pocket. Just get a few more cheap mixers on standby and you are good to go!







Japanese Cocktail Technique - Hard Shake by Kazuo Uyeda




In my few short years of partaking in cocktails, I've never seen shaking done like this before. I almost feel like he's a Samurai waiting to kill his adversary with a Katana 0_o. LOL. This is pretty entertaining and even when he finishes at the end by pouring the cocktail in the martini glass,he has a rough kind of attitude. Very, very funny. Hahahaha. Peep it.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Best Frat Punches/Jungle Juices on YouTube


What's going on everyone! In honor of my last post, I wanted to post a few of the dopest Jungle Juice/Frat Punches I've seen thus far! Enjoy!

Pineapple Jam Frat Punch

Created by the people at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Recipe
1 Bottle of Bacardi 151
1 Bottle of Coconut Rum
1 Bottle of Vodka
1 Bottle of Peach Schnapps
1 Gallon of Orange Juice
2 2L bottles of Sprite




Miracle Frat Punch

Bottle of Everclear
Bottle of 99 Grapes
Bottle of Pineapple Vodka
Bottle of Coconut Rum
4 Liters of Sprite
1 Liter Pink Lemonade



Skyy John's (Tipsy Bartender) Greatest Jungle Juice Ever




Strong ass Jungle

This particular Jungle Juice uses a Spirit called Spirytus which is 192 proof (even STRONGER than Everclear)!






How To Make The Creamy CocoNanner via Common Man Cocktails

This actually looks pretty dayum good. I would def use this as a nice dessert shot.

Recipe
1 oz. Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
1/2 oz. Irish Cream
1 oz. 99 Bananas


Drink Responsibly! You do not want to get a DUI or get completely s*it faced!




I know this is a fun place where you can learn about awesome cocktails, differences between alcohol, and how to get the bar vibe started, but realize....you should do this in moderation or less. And you should be RESPONSIBLE while you sip. Don't drive while drunk or intoxicated to the point where your movements are questions....don't get completely shitfaced at the bar to the point where you want to cause trouble or make unwise decisions....and definitely be careful at parties where they serve Jungle Juice or even Long Island Ice teas.

What's a Jungle Juice you may ask?


Well, normally, you'll see these at a bunch of huge parties (social gatherings or more typical college parties esp frat parties or house parties) where you mix high powered liquor like a Bacardi 151 (Rum), Everclear (190% Grain Alcohol) typical mixed with fruits and Hawaiian Punch. However, if you check out the link from earlier we add in a lot more stuff to make it taste better. Later, I'll do a post on some of the best jungle juices/frat punches I've seen on YouTube with recipes, probably.

At any rate, here are a few reasons why you don't want to get shitfaced. One, regarding underaged drinking; two, regarding getting shitfaced at the club; three, regarding getting a DUI. On Thursday, I'll be posting some awesome shitfaced recipes...Be on the look out for that and when I make my long island iced tea! Enjoy!





Bar Etiquette: How To Order Drinks and do's and donts





I think not enough people know the right way of ordering drinks. You gotta realize that the bartender or mixologist's job is to attend to as many patrons as possible. Speed is the key. I'm copying this directly from Good Cocktails because it's a great way of really getting yourself downpat. Knowing the drink you want, tipping well, and understanding what constitutes as a good brand really can help you in the long run. Check out the blog post:


"How to Order Mixed Drinks at the Bar

Knowing how to order mixed drinks at the bar is very important. You have to let the bartender know exactly what you want to drink so he/she doesn't make something different.
Ordering Drinks

Liquor Always First
Name the Brand First
Don't Assume Anything

Types of Drinks

Well Drink
Call Drink
Premium Drink
Draught Beer (Draft Beer or Tap Beer)
House Wine


Requests

Back
Chilled
Dirty
Double
Dry
Frozen / Blended
Neat
On the Rocks
Sweet
Tall
Top Shelf
Up
With a Twist
With Salt

Liquor Always First

When you order a mixed drink, always name the liquor first.

Example: Jack and Coke, Cape Cod, Captain and Coke, Gin and Tonic, Screwdriver, etc.

Common Mistake: When some people order Vodka Red Bull, they call it Red Bull Vodka. Why? One day somebody ordered a Double Red Bull and Vodka, so I asked him, "Do you want double Red Bull and single Vodka or a double Vodka and Red Bull?"

Note: Look at any mixed drink recipe book and you'll see that the liquor is always named first, then the juices or soft drinks. When bartenders make mixed drinks, they always pour the liquor first, then the juice or soft drink.


Name the Brand First

If you like a mixed drink with a particular brand, name the brand first.

Example: If you like to drink Vodka and Tonic and you like Belvedere, order a Belvedere and Tonic instead of Vodka and Tonic with Belvedere.

Personal Experience: One day a lady came to my bar and ordered like this, "May I have a Vodka Cranberry... Stoli and Orange Juice." I thought that she wanted a Vodka Cranberry and a Stoli Orange Juice. She actually meant a Stoli Cranberry and a plain Orange Juice.

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Don't Assume Anything

Don't assume that all the bartenders make the drinks exactly the same way, because they don't.

There are many variations of the same mixed drink recipe and many bartenders make the drinks differently.

Example: A Lemon Drop Martini

Some bartenders use:
Citrus Vodka, Triple Sec, Lemon Juice and Sugar or
Citrus Vodka, Triple Sec, Sweet and Sour Mix and Sugar or
Vodka, Triple Sec, Lemon Juice and Sugar or
Vodka, Triple Sec, Sweet and Sour Mix and Sugar, etc.

If you like your drink to be made a certain way, ask the bartender to make it the way you want it.


Types of Drinks
Well Drink

A well drink is a drink made with the cheapest liquor available at the bar.

Example: If you order a Rum and Coke, you get the cheapest rum and Coke. You do not get Bacardi and Coke.

Note: Next time you go to a Happy Hour and you order a drink, you know that you will get the cheapest liquor available at that bar.

Keep in Mind: If you go to a bar and order a drink without specifying a liquor, you will get the cheapest liquor for your drink. In other words, you get a well drink.

Do you want to know more about well drinks?


Call Drink

A call drink is a drink made with a specified liquor. You call for a liquor to be used in your drink.

Example: Bacardi and Coke, Jack and Coke, Stoli and Cranberry, Tanqueray and Tonic, etc.

Careful: If you call for the most expensive liquor, your drink will become a premium drink and not a call drink

Note: If you are not sure about the drink that you want to order is a call drink or premium drink, ask the bartender and he/she will let you know.


Premium Drink

A premium drink is a drink made with an expensive liquor.

Example: Grey Goose and Tonic, a Patron shot, Cadillac Margarita etc.

Note: This is also called a top shelf drink.


Draught Beer (Draft Beer or Tap Beer)

Draught beer, draft beer or tap beer, is beer drawn from a metal barrel (keg).

Note: The most common name is draft beer or tap beer. I prefer calling it draft beer.

House Wine

House wine is referred to the less expensive wine at the bar or restaurant.


Requests
Back

Back means a non-alcoholic chaser. It is often used when a person orders a shot of a straight liquor and wants a water, soda or juice chaser to go with the shot.

Example: Let's assume you want a shot of Jack Daniel's and you want to chase it with a glass of Coke. This is how you would order it, "May I get a shot of Jack Daniel's with a Coke back."

Example 2: You want a shot of tequila and a glass of water. You order it like this, "May I get a shot of tequila with a water back."


Chilled

Chilled means cold. It is used when ordering shots of a liquor.

Example: A chilled shot of tequila or a chilled shot of whiskey.

How to chill a shot of a liquor?
Pour the liquor into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a shot glass.

Note: Chilling a liquor adds a little bit of water to it.


Dirty

Dirty means with olive juice and it's used in gin martinis and vodka martinis.

Example: Dirty Martini

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Double

Double means double the liquor. In other words, two shots of liquor in one drink.

Example: A double shot of tequila means two shots of tequila served in one big shot glass.

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Dry

Dry means with dry vermouth and it's used in gin martinis and vodka martinis.

Example: Dry Martini

Note: Dry does not mean without vermouth. If you don't want vermouth, order a gin up or vodka up.

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Frozen / Blended

Frozen means blended.

Example: Frozen Margarita

Careful: If you order a Margarita at a bar, don't assume that it is going to be blended. If you really want a blended Margarita, order a Frozen Margarita and if you really want a Margarita with ice, order a Margarita on the rocks.

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Neat

Neat means without ice and in an old-fashioned glass. It is used when ordering a liquor by itself.

Example: If somebody orders a Scotch neat, that person wants Scotch by itself and in an old-fashioned glass.

Another Name: Some people say, "Straight Up" when they want a liquor by itself. This could be in an old-fashioned glass or in a shot glass.

Note: If somebody asks for "neat" do not pour the liquor into a shot glass. It has to be poured into an old-fashioned glass so it could be drank by little sips.

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On the Rocks

On the rocks means with ice.

Example: Whiskey on the rocks, Margarita on the rocks, etc.

Note: If you pour a liquor on the rocks, use an old-fashioned glass. An old-fashioned glass is also known as a "rocks glass" because it is used to serve single liquors on the rocks.

Sweet

Sweet means with sweet vermouth and it's used in gin martinis and vodka martinis.

Example: Sweet Martini


Tall

Tall means in a bigger glass. If you order a tall drink, you get the same amount of liquor, but with more juice or soda.

Example: Tall Screwdriver, Tall Cape Cod, Tall Jack and Coke, Tall Gin and Tonic, etc.

Careful: Not all the drinks can be made tall drinks.

Which drinks can be made tall drinks?
Drinks that come in Highball glasses can be made tall by using Collins glasses.

Note: If you don't like strong drinks, you may ask your bartender to make your drink a tall drink.


Top Shelf

Top shelf means premium. It means to use the best liquors available at the bar.

Example: Top Shelf Long Island Iced Tea


Up

Up means chilled and strained into a martini glass.

Example: Stoli Up, Absolut Up, Sapphire Up, etc.

Note: If you want a martini without vermouth, order a gin up or vodka up.

With a Twist

This means to add a twist, usually a lemon twist, to the drink.


With Salt

This means to coat the rim of a glass with kosher salt."

Here are a few videos to further explain not only how to order drinks, but tipping, using your credit card, and more...all great bar etiquette:












Saturday, August 18, 2012

Sangrita-Rita Cocktail

This cocktail is based off the Sangrita which is a type of juice sipped before a tequila shot and after a tequila shot. It's typically made of tomato juice and orange juice. Peep this recipe!

Raising the Bar with Jamie Boudreau - How to smoke a cocktail

If you want to add a smoky kind of flavor to your drink without using a bourbon, scotch and the like, this video is definitely for you.


Raising the Bar with Jamie Boudreau - How to Smoke a Cocktail from Small Screen on Vimeo.

Chug Fridays - Four Loko 3 can chug by Quarter Ton

Yeah, I'm never going to do this chugging. I'm never going to drink Four Loko. And yeah, you shouldn't attempt anything like this either....there's a reason why Four Loko is virtually not on the market anymore...flavored beer plus energy drink in one and a lot of sugar....can we say crazy heart palpitations? Oh yeah, look at the weight of the guy...of course, he's able to somewhat withstand this...lol. For a person like me at a buck 80...not gonna happen! But I'm posting it here for your entertainment =P. Enjoy!

Saturday Shots - $3 hooker shot


Man, this is powerful! I've had a shot called the Rusty Trombone with Grand Marnier, Rumple Minze, and Patron, but this is literally right there with it!

Recipe
1/2oz Bailey's
1/2oz Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
1/2oz Peppermint Schnapps

Saturday Shots - How to make a B-52


This is pretty self explanatory. The history of the B-52 stems from the bombers used in the Vietnam War.

Recipe
1oz Kahlua
1oz Baileys
1oz Grand Marnier

Friday, August 17, 2012

Friday Night Sippin: Screwdriver


Well, I'm not going out 2nite, so I decided to make myself a double shot screwdriver. If you aren't familiar with the term, then basically it's 2 shots (3 oz) worth of vodka and a couple ounces of orange juice. Not going to lie, this is pretty dayum strong. LOL. I'm sipping it slowly. If you have no idea how to make a screwdriver and you drink, you should slap yourself. LOL. However, I will post a video on how to make one below:





5 great cocktails for the sexy ladies

I know you've probably perused my post 5 certified cocktails that'll get the panties off, but here are some very cool, classy and unique cocktails just for the bar or your evening dinner to set up for the knock out!

Black and White Russian

Recipe
1 1/2 oz Vodka
3/4 Kahlua
Add 1 oz Milk or Cream (White Russian)



Woo Woo

Recipe
1oz Vodka
1/2oz Peach Schnapps
1/2oz Cranberry Juice





Killer Halloween Party Cocktail - Vampire Kiss Martini Drink Recipe

Taken from Cooking with Sugar TV

3 oz. Chilled Pinnacle "Whipped" Vodka or Vanilla Vodka
Strawberry Sundae syrup
Plastic vampire teeth as a garnish

Preparation

Rim a martini glass with the strawberry syrup. Drizzle some on the inside of the glass so it drips. Pour vodka into a shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into prepared martini glass. Add teeth on the side of the glass as a garnish.



Caramel Apple Martini

Recipe
1 Vodka
1 1/2oz Sour Apple Pucker
1 1/2oz Butterscotch Schnapps



An evening in Paris
Recipe
2oz peach vodka
1oz pineapple juice
1oz orange juice
1/2oz fresh lemon juice
Top with Sprite (or 7 up soda)
2 teaspoons sugar

Learning differences between Bourbon Whiskey, Scotch Whisky, and Sour Mash

I've always wanted to know the difference between Bourbon, Whiskey, Regular Whiskey, Sour Mash, Scotch Whisky amongst others. Here are some educational videos to learn these things.





How To Make The Speaker Cocktail via Common Man Cocktails

Now this is an interesting bourbon based cocktail 0_o.

Recipe
1 1/2 oz. Bourbon
1/2 oz. Creme de Cassis
2 Dashes of Lemon Juice
Dash of Grenadine



Tales of the Cocktail 2012 - Episode 3 - Inspired Sips with The Liquid Muse

Man, I'm really liking this one because it has one of my favorite master distillers in here, Jean Sebastian Robiquet. He's an excellent model for creating well known spirits. I'm really intrigued with his new G'Vine. I'm not a huge Gin fan, but ugni blanc grapes in a Gin sounds really solid to be honest. I'm definitely waiting to see what he has to offer.

Tales of the Cocktail 2012 - Inspired Sips with the Liquid Muse - Episode 2

Really cool insight into the awards ceremony, tasting, and the like....


Loaded Dream-sicle (50/50 Bar) via TipsyBartender

I still don't really eff with Jager, but I will definitely drink that Dreamsicle, though. LOL.

Recipes
Loaded Dreamsicle:
1 part Orange Vodka
1 part Vanilla Vodka
Sugar Free Loaded Energy Drink

Loaded Bomb:
1 shot Jagermeister
Loaded Energy Drink




Tales of the Cocktail 2012 - Inspired Sips with the Liquid Muse - Episode 1

Now this looks like an awesome birthday bash I wish I was apart of..LOL. Peep it:

Thursday, August 16, 2012

How To Make The Jager Island via Common Man Cocktails

Jager, Rum, and Ciroc? I don't know about this one, but I'm sure someone will love it. LOL.

Recipe
1/4 oz. Vodka
1/4 oz. Tequila
1/2 oz. Jagermeister
1/4 oz. Triple Sec
1/4 oz. Light Rum
1/2 oz. Lemon Juice
Splash of Soda

How to Not F*ck up a Daiquiri via The Morgenthaler Method

This is definitely a simple but great recipe for those that don't know how to make a standard daiquiri.

Recipe
2 1/2 oz aged rum
3/4 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz simple syrup


The Airmail - Drink Inc.

A pretty cool and relaxing cocktail from Drink Inc

Recipe
Into a mixing glass add:
1 oz Fresh lime juice
Bar spoon of honey syrup (equal parts honey and water)
2 oz Rhum agricole (special rum from Martinique)
Add ice
Shake
Strain into a coup glass or champagne flute about ¾ full
Top with champagne
Garnish with a lime peel zest

Cosmocello via TipsyBartender

Not a bad summer drink, and I'm surprised Jessica actually liked it! LOL.

Recipe
1.5 oz. Citrus Vodka
3/4 oz. Limoncello
1/2 oz. Cointreau
1 oz. Cranberry Juice


Weeski Cocktail - Courtesy of David Wondrich - The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess

Really classy cocktail with some history behind it.

Recipe
2 ounces irish whiskey
1 ounce Lillet Blanc
1/4 oz Cointreau
2 dashes Bitter Truth Orange Bitters


Thirsty Thursdays - Making a Madras

Decided for Today's Thirsty Thursdays I'd make a Madras.

Very simple
2 oz Vodka
1 oz Orange Juice
1 oz Cranberry








How To Make The Pomberry Blossom Martini

I think the ladies would love this seeing as it has a lot of sweet/flavorful elements.


Recipe
1 oz Strawberry Rum
1 oz Pama Pomagranate Liqueur
1/4 oz Gin
2 oz Sprite



Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Top 5 Whiskey Recipes




I'm a big vodka and rum drinker, but I know there's a huge market for those that love whiskey, scotch, bourbon, etc. These are five cocktails you must have in your arsenal just because they are classics. All good stuff, too. Peep the recipes and videos:

Manhattan

Recipe
1 1/2 oz. Whiskey
1/2 Sweet Vermouth
1 whole Maraschino Cherry





Irish Coffee

Recipe
2 1/2 oz strong, hot coffee
1 1/2 oz Irish whiskey
1 tsp brown sugar
1 oz whipping cream




Sidecar
1 1/2oz Brandy
3/4oz Cointreau
1/2 Fresh Lemon Juice





Whiskey Sour

Recipe
2oz Whiskey
1oz Lemon Juice
1oz Simple Syrup
2 dashes Angostura Bitter



Old Fashioned

Recipe
1 Sugar Cube
Dash of Angostura Bitters
2oz. Bourbon
Splash Soda Water

Three Olives Recipe: How To Make The Bubble Bomb via Common Man Cocktails

A very simple cocktail using the Three Olives Bubble brand.

Recipe
2 oz Bubble Vodka
4 oz Energy Drink


Three Olives Recipe: Chocolate Diamond Martini via Common Man Cocktails

Three Olives is one of my favorite brands to say the least, and they always have some great flavors. I'll post up some of them overtime. I think I'll make it Wednesday thing. I need a name for it, though. Hmmm...any takers? Oh well, peep this cocktail.

Recipe
1/2 oz of Chocolate Vodka
1oz of Vanilla Vodka
1/2 oz of Creme de Cocoa

Mint Julep - NOT a Mojito with Bourbon

I have to say this is a chill video. As I'm getting more aware of classic cocktails, I notice that through times the original ingredients are lost in the sauce. Take the hurricane for example, it's not colorful. It's dark rum and some fruit passion syrup.

Here's the Mint Julep
Recipe
12 - 20 mint leaves
1 tsp. 2:1 simple syrup
2 oz Bourbon


Appleton Reserve Remixology Bartender Challenge 2012 -- NYC

Pretty cool remixology competition. Cocktails and dancing? Yes, I can dig!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tales of the Cocktail 2012 - Spirited Awards Red Carpet - Inspired Sips


This is pretty interesting, I knew they had spirit awards, but nothing like this. It almost looks like they are going to the Academy Awards for drinks! LOL. Peep it!

The Madraski via TipsyBartender

An interesting take on the classic Madras. It just has a kiwi twist. Peep it.

Recipe
1 Kiwi Fruit
1.5 oz. Vodka
2 oz. Cranberry Juice
1 oz. Orange Juice

How to Make the Angie Collins via Common Man Cocktails

Funny, that's actually one of my sisters. LOL. A lot of bitters in this one!

Recipe
1 1/2 oz Bitters
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1 tbsp Simple Syrup
Fill with Soda


How to Make KC Tea (Tech N9ne cocktail)

Here's yet another great cocktail popularized by the rapper, Tech N9ne. KC actually stands for Kansas City. It's actually pretty good especially if you love Cognac with a slight citrus boost.

Recipe (I've seen it differ...I guess it all depends on how strong you want your drink.. 1 1/2 to 2oz of Hennessy is what I've seen)

1 1/2 to 2 oz of Hennessy
Top with Sprite
Lemon Squeeze
Lemon Garnish





Video of KC Tea is below:



Diddy and Fabolous get cocoloso wasted!





We all know that Diddy has a 50% stake in the company as the lead Global Brand Ambassador and head of Marketing. It's his brand, of course he's going to suport it heavily. I've always liked the original Ciroc, but the Ciroc Coconut definitely is a favorite. Whether it's on ice or sipped with Pineapple Juice - it's excellent. Point. Blank. Period. At any rate, you see, Fab and Diddy both getting cocoloso wasted. In fact, below the clip check out a video made called the Tropical Storm cocktail. In there, you'll see how I made an excellent cocktail using Ciroc and Malibu. Additionally, it features a song called Cocoloso Wasted featuring Fab's artist Dean Cain and Fab on the hook.