Sunday, September 30, 2012

Motor Oil via TipsyBartender

Definitely a hilarious episode of Tipsy Bartender! Man, he's had an episode every day this week! Noooiiiceeee! =).

Recipe
1 part Goldschlager
1 part Jagermeister
1 part Coconut Rum
1 part Peppermint Schnapps

Chocolate Blowjob Shot via Tipsy Bartender

For you freaks out there, this is the one for you. LOL.

Recipe
1/2 shot Bailey's Irish Cream
1/2 shot Kahlua
Whipped Cream
Lots of Chocolate


Jolly Rancher Sour Apple Shock shot (Jolly Rancher Vodka) via Common Man Cocktails

Man, this looks pretty cool and I bet it makes an excellent party shot!


Recipe
1 oz. Aftershock
1 oz. Jolly Rancher Sour Apple Vodka

Cucumber Margaritas with Alex Thomopolous

I've seen some cucumber based cocktails, but never thought once of doing a cucumber margarita. Sounds interesting. The recipe also uses egg whites which is pretty interesting in a margarita also. Check it out below:

Recipe:
2 shots tequila blanco
3/4 shot agave
1 shot fresh lime juice
1 egg white
2 tablespoons cucumber juice
2 tablespoons simple syrup, equal parts water and sugar
Ice
English cucumber rounds, for garnish


Saturday, September 29, 2012

Keziah and Tipsy Bartender live on YouTube

Ahh, I love Keziah, yo! She's gorgeous. Mad mellow and cool.


Jose Cuervo Especial is Garbage, Here is Why via Common Man Cocktails



You see, there was this one time last summer I really got in an incredible evening of drinking. I clearly remember this one day in fact when I was over my Aunt's for her birthday. I had two shots of Jose Cuervo Especial. Not only was it crappy, but I felt the remnants of those shots the next day. It was not a great feeling by any means. LOL. That kind of stirred me off Tequila for a bit. I do like Tequila, but not as much as a Vodka or a Rum, you know?

You wanna know why you get headaches and feel horrible after that Tequila? Well, first of all...the whole thing is NOT Tequila! Yes! You are being duped by a cheap ass drink that will screw you up! 51% is tequila! The rest is made up of straight up corn or grain alcohol plus a boatload of sugar. That combo of corn or grain alcohol and crappy sugar makes you feel a headache in the morning. That's why a lot of the time, I stay away from cheap ass alcohol. Alcohol isn't the best thing to drink in general, but at least drink some quality shit, you know? Anyway, he says EVERYTHING you need to know on why you should STAY THE HELL AWAY from JOSE CUERVO ESPECIAL! LOL.

The only Tequila you should mess with are those that claim 100% Agave! That's it!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Amoretti Fruit Martini via Tipsy Bartender

This actually looks like a pretty decent mix. The first one def looks visually appealing. LOL @ Mallorie's attempt at "And there you have it!" very funny stuff =). There are a lot of different flavors which you can purchase right here to your liking:



Type in even more to find different flavors! =). Enjoy the video!

If you want to get exactly what's in the video, here are the mixers:

Passion Fruit and Raspberry

Blueberry and Lemon Drop

Common Man Cocktails aka Everyday Drinkers Livestream

Cool stream of this week's cocktails.



Live broadcast by Ustream

43 Black and Blues Cocktail Recipe via Common Man Cocktails

Interesting ingredients make for an insane color. You don't really see cocktails with this type of green hue. If sugary sweet, syrup with a kick of spice is your type of flave - definitely go with this one. Enjoy!

Recipe
2 oz. Licor 43
1 oz. Blue Curacao
1/2 oz. Captain Morgan Black


How to Choose a Glass for Your Cocktail - The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess





I touched on it briefly when talking about the Wine Glasses. But choosing the right glass is imperative. Let's take for example red wine. You want the glass to be a bit more robust because you want to see the legs, the aroma of the cocktail, this that and the third. Also, for a mixed drink, you might want to use a longer glass not for the alcohol but for the mixer (whether it's cranberry, apple, or orange juice). It all really depends on the type of liquor and the build up.

How to Garnish cocktails - The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess





In my opinion, garnishes are one of the most important components of the drink. It's one of those things that really adds a lot of spunk and character. Not only with the presentation but it definitely adds major flavor. For example, if you are the kind of person that loves a Cape Cod or more commonly known as a Vodka/Cranberry, then a lime would be suitable because Cranberry is on the sour side but it's a bit sweet, too. The lime adds a bit of a bitterness and tangyness to the cocktails over all flavor.

Also with certain drinks that use Cognac, Brandy, or even a Gin. The garnish adds an extra scent. For example, a martini with a twist would include your gin then a lemon peel and twist. The oils add a bit of flavor, but the oils adds more of a lemon note to the cocktail bringing out the aroma more!

Here's a great description from Robert Hess talking about garnishes and flavors. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Alba - TipsyBartender

Real slick calling this the Alba! LOL. I'm sure Jessica appreciates it =P.

Recipe
1 1/2oz Cognac
1oz Orange Juice
1/2oz Raspberry Juice

Bordeaux Cocktail - The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess - Small Screen

This actually has a pretty cool local background story to it. The name of the cocktail actually stems from a friend of Robert Hess'. Here's his story:

"This drink was created by the owner (and sometimes bartender) of "Monas Bistro & Lounge" here in Seattle. It was one of my hangouts in my early years of digging into cocktails, in fact Tito (the owner) even built my home bar for me."

Recipe
1 1/2 oz citron vodka
1/2 oz Lillet blanc

Agent Orange #3 via Common Man Cocktails

Definitely cannot front on orange juice in a cocktail. This is a definite cool name!

Recipe
1 1/2 oz. Southern Comfort
1 1/2 oz. Jack Daniels
8 oz. Orange Juice

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Malibu Mistress via Tipsy Bartender






Definitely a drink to get those drawers off, you know? I definitely wouldn't mind making this for a lady or something! Def a cool lil variant of a scooby snack (basically the same thing just double the amount of liquor). I dig it! Peep the recipe:

1oz Melon Liqueur
1oz Malibu Coconut Rum
Top with Pineapple Juice
Whipped Cream

Sweet Irish Comfort via Common Man Cocktails

A tasty candy bar with a punch? Hmm, sounds interesting enough. Peep the recipe:

2 1/2 oz. Licor 43
1 1/2 oz. Coole Swan Irish Cream
1 oz. Southern Comfort

Añejo Highball - courtesy of Dale DeGroff - The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess

Kind of reminds me of a Dark and Stormy.

Recipe
Recipe:
1 1/2 oz añejo rum
1/2 oz orange curacao
1/2 oz lime juice
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
ginger beer



Zombie Cocktail - The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess - Small Screen






Man, talk about strength. This is pure potency right here. Now, I've seen the Zombie cocktail done before and I have to say this is a slightly different recipe from what I've seen so far.

Recipe
3/4 oz lime juice
1/2 oz grapefruit juice
1 1/2 oz pineapple juice
1/4 oz falernum
1 1/4 oz gold rum
1 oz dark rum
1 oz 151 proof Demerara rum
3/4 oz Maraschino Liquer
1/4 tsp Grenadine
1/8 tsp Pernod
2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Check here for the video. Here's how the Tipsy Bartender created the cocktail

Liquid Indulgence - Kathy Casey's Liquid Kitchen - Small Screen

Now, I've seen some Spiked Milkshakes or Spiked Ice Creams. But this is a bit more sophisticated. The ingredients are a little bit more flavorful and a bit more bourgeois? LOL. Anyway, this is a great dessert treat. You'll definitely love it!



Recipe:
1 1/2 cups ice
2 shots espresso, cooled (about 2 1/2 ounces)
1 cup high quality vanilla cream
4 Tbsp. caramel sauce
----------------------------
4 ounces Mezcal
Fleur de sal for garnishing

Honestly, I still would use a rum or vodka, but this definitely gives it a very unique flavor. Enjoy!

CSI Bartending (PT 2) via Tipsy Bartender

Man, this is one explosive recipe. And Kristina is pretty spot on with this joke. LOL. Peep it out!


Recipe:
Orange Juice
Pineapple Juice
Coconut Rum
White Rum
Melon Liqueur
Blue Curacao
Bacardi 151




Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Sneaky Jim Cocktail Recipe via Common Man Cocktails


I honestly thought there was gonna be some Jim Beam. I guess not. LOL.


1 oz. Lemon Juice
1 oz. Amaretto
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
2 oz. Light Rum

Dr. Who Sonic Screwdriver via Tipsy Bartender


Honestly, I think Skyy might have gotten Sonic (Sonic The Hedgehog) mingled together with the Dr. Who show. LOL. All good because this cocktail looks pretty effin cool. If I do say so myself, speaking of Effin. You guys should check out the Sunday takeover or this party I help promote called M Effin Party



Recipe
1 Shot Vodka
1 Shot Blue Curacao
Rose's Blue Raspberry Mix
Orange Juice

Monday, September 24, 2012

Nuclear Rainbow via Tipsy Bartender





Do not let the look of this drink deceive you! 151 is no joke! That is all I gotta say =). Peace!

Recipe
1oz Melon Liqueur
1oz Sweet & Sour
1oz Grenadine
1oz Blue Curacao
1oz Bacardi 151

Sophia & TipsyBartender LIVE on YouTube

This is a really cool chick that definitely knows her liquor. Check out the stream, y'all!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Red Hot Shots Shooter via Common Man Cocktails

This reminds me of the Cinnamon candies from back in the day. I completely forget the name of em, Maybe the Fireball? I dunno honestly.

Recipe
1/2 oz. Rumple Minze
1/2 oz. Fireball Whiskey
Drop of Grenadine.

Gluten Free Cognac & Lavender Beer Cocktail with Alex Thomopoulos - Beer Chicks




For you beer and cognac connoisseurs, you may want to give this a whirl. This is an interesting twist on a French 75!

Recipe
1 ½ oz. Cognac
1 oz. freshly squeezed and finely strained lemon juice
½ oz. lavender syrup (or simple syrup if you can't make the lavender)
Unibroue Fin Du Monde (or Belgian-style Tripel from another brewery)
*For Gluten-free cocktail use Green's Tripel (what we used in the show)
Lemon zest to garnish

Click here for the video.

Almond Milk Rum Cocktail with Alex Thomopoulos - Bites & Booze

Now, this is tasty! Vitamin D, Proteins, Sweetness all in one go! Can't be mad at that. LOL.

Recipe
Almond Milk
1 1/2 cups raw almonds, toasted
4 cups cold water
2 teaspoons agave syrup, plus more to taste
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
pinch of sea salt

As much almonds as I eat, I will definitely have to partake in this glorious looking cocktail =). MMMMM. LOL.



Saturday, September 22, 2012

Hurricane - The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess




I've already posted this before on another blog. But I really like how he breaks down the history a bit better and he shows an actual cocktail book with the recipe.

Recipe
4 oz (he does 2 oz) Dark Rum
1 oz of Torani Passion Fruit Syrup
1 oz Lemon Juice
Shaken over Ice

Friday, September 21, 2012

Happy Belated B-day Gift: New Amsterdam Vodka 750ML



So, a friend of mine who came back from South Korea not too long ago got me a nice 750ML bottle of New Amsterdam Vodka.

If you are ballin on a budget, this is definitely something you need to buy. It's one of the mid-range vodkas out there that definitely has a good price point. I believe this bottle was $12.99. It's a really nice, clean vodka. It has a good finish and little burn. Definitely a good choice!

I'm about to start sippin a bit with some pineapple juice in a sec! Enjoy your friday night, y'all!

Classic Gimlet Cocktail via Common Man Cocktails


Three types of Gin? Oh man 0_o. LOL. Peep the recipe:

2 1/4 oz. Gin
3/4 oz. Rose's Lime Juice

The Blushing Bride via TipsyBartender

Now, these are def good for your lady. Good Celebratory cocktails, too!

Recipe
The Blushing Bride
1.5-oz. Pearl Wedding Cake Vodka
1-oz. Cranberry Juice
Top with Champagne (about 2-3 oz.)
Garnish with a fresh strawberry

The Drunk Uncle
2-oz. Pearl Wedding Cake Vodka
4-oz. Rootbeer
Pour ingredients over ice


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Jalapeno Shot Glass via Tipsy Bartender

Now this is ingenious! Rather than putting a Jalapeno in the glass or garnishing with it. You take it straight up out of the Jalapeno! That is dope! LOL. Peep the recipe:

Jalapeno
Tequila
Limes
Salt

Also, if you want to get a cool brief history and ways of shots, check out my blog post from earlier! Enjoy!

Mallorie LIVE on Tipsy Bartender


Def one of my favorites out of the Tipsy Bartender girls.

How To Make The Barrakuda Margarita via Common Man Cocktails


Twisting it up with some good tequila. Word!

Recipes
1 1/4 oz. Tequila
1 oz. Peach Schnapps
1 oz. Blue Curacao
4 o.z. Sour Mix.


Peruvian Wish - Luxardo Liqueurs - More than Maraschino



Love the classiness of this particular clip. Great product, and a great history to it. Enjoy!

Recipe

1 1/2 oz - 45 ml Peruvian Pisco
3/4 - 22.5 ml Luxardo Amaro Abano
3/4 - 22.5 ml Luxardo Maraschino

A Round for the House: The History of Drinking in America (documentary)

A bit outdated but still a good documentary talking about the history of drink in the United States. I like to drink, but I make sure to drink moderately. Binge drinking on a regular basis is just not cool, and its very unhealthy. Make sure to take care of yourself and the people around you. You don't want a DUI, you don't want to get injured under the influence or any other crazy occurrences from alcohol induced situations! Thanks =). Peace!


All about shots (history, amount, and types)!!




Alcohol usage depending on where you are can be very interesting. Using some shot glasses or pourers get you to your buzz quicker, while others may be a bit on the slow sip til your death phase. I'm kidding about death, but you kind of work your way in there.

In the U.S., typically a shot is like a cocktail - 1.5 ounces. Europe it might be a little bit lower 1 to 1.2. Other places you might have a choices between a small (1 oz) and a standard 1.2-1.5 ounces. It all really depends where you are at. The same thing for asking a double, etc. I mean, in Canada a double shot could be around 2.5 while American in between 2.5 to 3 oz. The strength and pricing is different with each country.

There are a few different histories with the name of "shot". The first time I heard of the history of a shot was the Civil War where people would actual take a sip of liquor right before the battle started.

You can also pour shots using a Jigger, which is used for good measurement. One side is usually .75 ounces and the other side is a full ounce. That way it makes it easier to pour instead of eyeballing while you free pour.

Some decent history lessons for shots/shot glasses: you can check out Wikipedia and Common Man Cocktails.

Now, there some strong shots like the ABC (Absinthe, Bacardi 151, and Chartreuse)and refreshing ones for the ladies like the Buttery Nipple. You can check out both of these below. Also, check out the different shots I have posted






Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Wonder Woman via TipsyBartender

Hmm...every wanted a cool hero shot with a female heroine? Well, this is it for you! Peep the recipe:

Grenadine
Limoncello
UV Blue Vodka
Peach Vodka

Frostbite - The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess


Interesting cocktail no doubt.

Recipe
1 oz Tequila
3/4 oz Creme de Cacao
3/4 oz Cream

Pegu Club - The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess

An old but classy cocktail.

Recipe
2 oz Gin
3/4 oz Orange Curaçao
1/2 oz lime juice
dash Angostura Bitters
dash Regan's Orange Bitters

Intoxicating Root Beer Float





This looks good and potent. Peep it:

Recipe
2 oz. Vanilla Vodka
2 oz. Root Beer Schnapps
1 oz. Licor 43
2-4 cups of vanilla ice cream


Monday, September 17, 2012

Pre b-day cocktail: Hades 151!





Yup, so it's taken on a nice color..don't get it twisted! It's SUPER STRONG!!! LOL! Enjoy!

Vodka Zinger Review - Infusing Spirit via Common Man Cocktails

I definitely need something like this..I love going natural

How to cut a Mango via Tipsy Bartender

Well, this is not necessarily a drink video, but there are a lot of things you can do with mango. Peep my Tropical Storm - I used mango in there. Also, check out a Tipsy Bartender recipe using Mango below:







Pink Bikini via Tipsy Bartender

Definitely a good drink for a lady.

1 Coconut
1 part Coconut Rum
1 part Amaretto
1 part Raspberry Lemonade

What goes well with cocktails? Wedding decorations!

Cocktails and wedding decorations? Sounds like a great mix! Imagine a theme of an old school bar. You have napkins folded in a specific way, the lights dim in a specific way and you really trick it out with beautiful and classy black/white couture! Weddingstar can help you create this traditional setting without emptying out your pocket. The ambiance of a black and white wedding with a hint of red will really add a lot of flavor to your cocktails! Hit the bar and take in the beautiful decorum to add a lot of character and spark to the mix.

Tipsy Bartender and Jessica Live on YouTube!

If you missed the stream like I did last night (I was dirt tired), then you definitely need to tune into this one right here! Skyy and Jessica basically go through some of the bottles you rarely see on the show and they do a nice little flame exhibit as well =P. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

How To Make The Jager Bomb via Common Man Cocktails

A very simple but popular bomb! Peep it:

Recipe
1 shot Jager
1/2 Glass with Red Bull or any energy drink

Blackberry Margarita Pops with Alex Thomopoulous - Bites and Booze

These look pretty tasty. I love the fact that she uses Agave nectar. Definitely adds more taste!

Recipe
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blackberries
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup silver tequila
1/2 cup light agave nectar
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons orange bitters
20 mint leaves
8 popsicle molds (3 ounce each)

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Finished Product of the Hades 151 infusion cocktail!



You see that beautiful picture above! That's the finished product of the Hades 151!
YES! I am done with it and let me tell you the Hades 151 is STRONG AS FUCK!!! It's potent and very tasty! Peep the picture!

Saturday Shot - How to Make the Viagra Shooter via Common Man Cocktails

Funny name, but I dunno about the taste. Peep it for yourself:

1/3 oz. Green Creme de Menthe
1/3 oz. White Creme de Cacao
1/2 oz. Irish Cream
1/2 oz. Amaretto

Saturday Shots - The Hershey Squirt Shot

Here's a pretty cool and tasty shot.

Recipe
1 oz. Irish Cream
1/2 oz. Butterscotch Schnapps
1 Tbsp Peanut Butter
1 Tbsp Chocolate Syrup

Friday, September 14, 2012

Fantasy Island Pineapple Gangnam Style via Tipsy Bartender

Man, this looks incredible and definitely fits in with that the whole Gangnam trend going on now. LOL. Here's the recipe:

1 Whole Pineapple
1 1/2oz Dark Jamaican Rum
1 1/2oz Spiced Rum
1/2oz White Rum
2oz Cream of Coconut
1oz Pineapple Juice
Nutmeg


Making the Hades 151!

The idea came to mind to use at least a pint of Bacardi 151 which you know is potent, but then I decided to use another pint of Vodka! Let me tell you, this shit is SUPER STRONG!!!! I had maybe half an ounce and I literally felt the power of the liquor based on that! I'll break it down for you

Main ingredients:

200ML Bacardi 151
200ML Vodka
100 ML Triple Sec
Pineapple Juice
Cranberry Juice


After that, I cut up some apples and grapes...muddled them together and made not only a juice but some fruit mash to put in the cocktail for more natural flavor:



This is what I have soooo far....the complete finished product will be revealed tomorrow!

Check out the Ustream for Everyday Drinkers!

They are mixing different drinks live for next week's show!




Streaming by Ustream

How to make the Aviation Cocktail via Common Man Cocktail

I know I posted this earlier in the week, but this is definitely a much better break down. Enjoy!

2 oz gin
1/2 oz maraschino liqueur
1/4 oz lemon juice

Speed Rack Season 1 - Boston Quarter Finals - Round 4 - Trina Sturm vs. Lindsey Smith

This is pretty cool. I've never seen anything relating to a speed bartending competition, but I can only imagine what these ladies are feeling under pressure!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

ProFlow Speed Pourer Review, Free Pouring

For you future mixologists/bartenders, or you ppl that want an easier/faster way to pour, this might be the product for you! Check out the ProFlow Speed Pourer.



The North American Cocktail, Honey Whiskey via Common Man Cocktails

If you like whiskeys and bourbons, this is one you'll definitely enjoy.

Recipe
2 oz. Honey Whiskey
1/2 oz. Maple Syrup
Juice of Half a Lemon

Pink Starburst Shot via Tipsy Bartender

A great shot for a lady. Peep it:

Recipe
1oz Vanilla Vodka
1/2 Watermelon Pucker
2oz Sweet and Sour

Harvest Moon - The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess

I love the name of this cocktail because it reminds me of this old planting video game. LOL. Apparently, this cocktail was featured in a top 10 cocktail list from Esquire magazine back in 1934. Peep it!

Recipe
1 1/2 oz applejack
1/2 oz lime juice
1/2 oz orgeat

Thirsty Thursday - Jermaine Dupri goin HAM on two Ciroc bottles!


This photo was taken from his instagram @jwarhol.

Man, talk about crazyness! LOL. If you thought this was HAM, check out his Global 14 - 1414 tour that he did like 7 months prior! Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Guest: Jamie Boudreau - Molecular Mixology - Aviation - The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess

Now, this is sleek looking cocktails. I'm really not surprised because the two guys in this video are straight bosses. Check it out for yourself:


2 1/2 oz gin
3/4 oz maraschino liqueur
3/4 oz lemon juice

Violette Caviar
4 oz violette
2 oz lemon juice
2 oz Parfait Amour
2 sheets of bloomed gelatin





The Truth about College Binge Drinking

As much as I promote drinking on here and recipes, my aim is not to overindulge..it's simply the tastes and getting a nice buzz to continue the evening, you know? Please be responsible because there are a lot of consequences out there.

The Truth About College Binge Drinking
By: TheBestColleges.org

Dark and Stormy - Chinese Five Spice Rum - The Morgenthaler Method

This is a really cool twist on the Chinese Five Spiced Rum

Recipe
Cocktail
2 oz Chinese Five Spice Rum (recipe follows)
ginger beer

Chinese Five Spice Rum
1 tsp. Chinese Five Spice Powder
1 bottle Gosling's Black Seal Rum

Foamy Delight via TipsyBartender

This is another cool edition of the Whatcha Drinkin' segment. Here's the recipe:

Splash Vodka
1 Shot Irish Cream
1 Shot Blue Curacao
1 Shot Milk
Vanilla Ice Cream

How To Make The Catdaddy Float via Common Man Cocktails

Really cool drink that looks smooth and sexy. Flyness!

Recipe
2 oz. Catdaddy Carolina Moonshine
3/4 oz. Root beer schnapps
1/4 oz. Simple Syrup
Egg White
Top with Seltzer Water


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

El Floridita - The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess

Check out this really great tropical cocktail! Enjoy!


1/2 ounces rum
1/2 ounce lime juice
1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
1/8 ounce grenadine
1/8 ounce white creme de cacao

Martini - Dry - The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess

Can't knock a classic!

Recipe
1 1/2 oz gin
1/2 oz dry vermouth
dash orange bitters

Awesome Watermelon Punch Bowl via TipsyBartender

This looks awesome and I will definitely try this at some kinda party!

Recipe
Bottle of Rum
1/2 Bottle Apple Pucker
1/2 Bottle Coconut Rum
1/2 Bottle Sweet & Sour
Pineapple Juice

Bloody Good Balsamic Mary via Casey Kathy's Liquid Kitchen





If you are a Bloody Mary fan, you'll probably love this because it's a little take on the whole spiel. Peep it out:

Recipe

Cocktail

1 1/2 - 2 oz Bloody Good Vodka (recipe follows) or your favorite vodka

4 ounces Balsamic Mary Mix (recipe follows)


Bloody Good Vodka

Makes 1 1/2 cups, enough for about 8 drinks

1 1/2 cups vodka

1/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil)

1 small sprig fresh basil

1 small sprig fresh thyme

5 peppercorns crushed

1 small dried red chili (if you like it hot)

2 cloves garlic


Balsamic Mary Mix

Makes about 4 cups, enough for about 8 drinks

1 vine ripe tomato

1/2 ea red bell pepper, halved and seeded

1/4 ea English cucumber

1 cloves garlic

3 cups tomato juice

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

2 Tbsp.Worcestershire sauce

1 Tbsp. soy sauce

1 Tbsp. prepared horseradish (or use fresh grated done on a micro plainer)

1/4 tsp. freshly ground or coarse black pepper

1 Tbsp. kosher salt

1/2 tsp. celery seed


The Abbraccio dell'Orso (Bear Hug) Cocktail via Common Man Cocktails

This looks pretty tasty and soothing.


Recipe:
1 1/2 oz. Amaretto
1 1/2 oz. Cognac (Brandy)
2 oz. Sweet Condensed Milk

Monday, September 10, 2012

Jolly Rancher Vodka tasting, homemade Infusion by Common Man Cocktails

Pretty long but in depth taste test! Enjoy!


Happy Hour Meal of the week - Lasagna and Madras!

So, I decided to make a spur of the moment posted dedicated to Happy Hour (I'll admit I was a bit twisted). Today, is Lasagna and a Madras.

For those that don't know what a Madras is, it's a cocktail that has 1 1/2 to 2 oz of vodka then a top of both orange juice and cranberry juice. Really cool stuff. Here's the pic...enjoy.


Tipsy gets Drunk via Tipsy Bartender

LOL. I love this episode! I actually have a few drunk stories to tell y'all myself.


1.) 2004- My graduation party. My sister is such a bad influence. She made me a drink that combined sour amaretto, soju, and something else. Talk about twisted? MAN!!!!!! I've never drunk a single thing in my entire life besides a sip of beer (which I thought was apple juice) at the tender age of 7. I didn't feel it when I was drinking, but man....that next day..i was like WTF?_?! LOL.

2.) TigerThon 2010 - yooo..i was dunzo, b! Not in the sense of throwing up, but attempting to do a move called darkhammers under the influence of the incredible hulk, 3 drinks of ciroc, and JUNGLE JUICE! NOT A GOOD LOOK! As a matter of fact, take a look at this:


3.) My tango with Rikaloff. NEVER, NEVER, EVER...DRINKING THAT TOILET WATER AGAIN! I'd rather drink fuckin Smirnoff..I remember...some of my friends playing Guitar and we all took at least 12 shots of that NASTY ASS VODKA! NEVER AGAIN! LMAO!

4.) Jungle Juice NYE 2011! Yeah, that was actually fun...I mean, look at this picture:


5.) Tigerfest 2012! THE FIRST TIME I've thrown up! BUT BOY!!! THAT DAY WAS FUN!!! LMFAO!!!! hahahahahaha!!!! oh man, i have a feeling...there will be crazyness either this WKND or next OR EVEN BOTH!!! i'll definitely be there to document it! LOL. Peep the clip below of drunk stories:








Sunday, September 9, 2012

Rosewater Rickey - The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess




This is actually a 3 part series that features a guest: Jamie Boudreau, showing an incredible cocktail. Peep it!

Recipe
- 5 cherries
- bar spoon of sugar
- flamed angostura mist
- 3 oz gin
- 1 bar spoon of rosewater
- 1/2 oz fresh lime juice

Opera Cocktail - The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess



This is a really cool prohibition style cocktail. Check it out:

Recipe
2 oz gin
1/2 oz Dubonnet
1/4 oz maraschino liqueur
dash orange bitters

Obama's Baby Mama's Pomma Martini

LEMON SUGAR:
Zest two lemon and combine it with two cups of sugar. Mix together. If the zest is super oily and the guar feels wet, just add more sugar till it is nice and fluffy. Take the leftover lemon sugar and ad that shit to some iced tea.

Citrus Vodka
Pomegranate
Lemon Juice
Sugar


How to make the Jaffa Cake Cocktail shot via Common Man Cocktails

This looks like a really cool party shot.

Recipe
1 oz. Chocolate Liqueur
1 oz. Cake Vodka
1 oz. Triple Sec

Ginger Tequila Cocktail with Alex Thomopolous

This looks pretty dayum cool. Def a nice fall cocktail in the afternoon.

Recipe
12 ounce ginger beer
3 ounces silver tequila
juice of one lime, about 3 tablespoons
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
A few dashes of orange bitters to taste


Saturday, September 8, 2012

How to make Jolly Rancher vodka via Common Man Cocktails





I've definitely seen this a number of times, but this is cool because it's more in-depth. I gotta make this one day.

* Five small bottles of vodka (e.g. 375ml) or 5 empties
* A bag (or two) of Jolly Ranchers
* Fingers (to unwrap them all)

Adios Mothaf*cka Jello Shots via Tipsy Bartender

Now these are what you call perfect jello shots! Great for your party, homie!

Recipe
2 Cups of Hot Water
1 Packet of Blue Berry Jello
1 Cup Cold Water
1 Cup: Vodka, Rum, Gin, Blue Curacao
Whipped Cream
Sprinkles
Cherries


Saturday Shots - The Girl Scout Cookie Shot




Ladies, you will love this! Easy going down and it tastes great!

Recipe
1/2oz Kahlua
1/2oz Baileys
1/2oz Peppermint Schnapps


Friday, September 7, 2012

The Lawnmower via TipsyBartender




Man, this looks really refreshing....can't wait to sip next weekend, mannnnnnnn...lol.


Recipe
1 cup diced, ripe honeydew
1 oz vanilla vodka
1/2 oz Cointreau
3/4 oz fresh lime juice
fresh mint
1/2 glass Champagne

How to make the Absolute Berry Exotic via Common Man Cocktails


This is actually a pretty thorough recipes. When I see all of these ingredients together. It kind of reminds me of a sort of flavored tea mix.

Recipe
2 oz. Absolut Wild Tea
3/4 oz. Agave Nectar
Juice of Half Lemon
1 oz. Apple Juice
2 Muddled Strawberries




Japanese Cocktail - The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess




Really cool and simple recipe! Enjoy!

Recipe
2 oz brandy
1/2 oz orgeat syrup
2 dashes bitters


Thursday, September 6, 2012

Melon Cooler via TipsyBartender

Interesting color combo, but definitely a good look for a female! Definitely one to take down in the books!

Recipe
1oz Melon Liqueur
1/2oz Peach Schnapps
1/2oz Raspberry Liqueur
2oz Pineapple Juice



Comfort Cocktails - Drink Inc.

This is definitely one of my fav cocktail shows. I'm always inspired by the fact they come up with their recipes through just experiencing a meal. Creative and coolness definitely goes to them for banging out some excellent recipes. The vibe you get is a summer time afternoon and a great fall morning with these two drinks. Check out the recipes below the video:




SOUTHERN SOUR RECIPE

Into a shaker put:

¾ oz honey syrup
½ oz orange juice
½ oz lemon juice
2 oz white corn whisky

Into the another shaker put one egg white (use a different shaker so you don't spoil the booze if you mess up)
Add shakers together and do a dry shake (no ice)
Add ice and do a wet shake
Add ice cubes to a sour glass and strain the shaker into the glass
Shake the foam from the shaker into the cocktail glass
Top the cocktail with soda water
Add 5 or six drops of maple bitters to the top

Makes: 1


GOVIND'S GARDEN RECIPE

Into a shaker put:

1 pinch of mint
2 oz Pineapple juice
¾ oz Lime juice
¾ oz Lillet -- French fortified wine
Lightly muddle the mint
1 ½ oz London Dry Gin
Add ice and shake
Strain over ice into a Collins glass

Pour a float of a strawberry and amaretto liquor. To prepare this blend 1/2 pint of strawberries with 1/2 pint of amaretto and pass through a sieve.

Garnish with a mint sprig or strawberry

Chocolate Chata with Vodka Morava, Cello Liqueur, and RumChata on Hotmixology

Chocolate chata?? Now, this sounds extremely awesome! I love Rumchata by itself, but with chocolate - it gives a great dessert option!

Great Bacardi meet up on Hot Mixology Goes Back To College

This is a pretty cool table introducing some possible new flavors of Bacardi rum. Check it out for yourself.



Corpse Reviver #1 - The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess





Now, this is funny. Old school drinkers used to actually sip brandy the day after a drunken stupor? LOL. Wow, no wonder there were serious drunkards back then. Peep this kind of historical cocktail reviver. Also, check out the book link below at the source! Enjoy!





Corpse Reviver #1 Recipe
• 2 ounces brandy
• 1 ounce sweet vermouth
• 1 ounce applejack
Stir with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
Source: "The Savoy Cocktail Book" by Harry Craddock (1930)

The Skittle Vodka Flip Cocktail via Common Man Cocktails

Now this interesting. Normally, you just see the Skittles and the Vodka. You never really see it built into an actual drink with other stuff. Here's a few cocktails they made:

Tasting Notes: Flavor-Ice, lightly sweet lime. A bit of Key-Lime Pie.
Cherry/Lime Cocktail: a higher sweet flavor which sorta taste like a pile of skittles in your mouth and is very serviceable to the average "sweet cocktail consumer."

Recipe 1 "Skittle Flip"

Egg White
2 oz. Lime Skittle Vodka (or 1 1/2 if you want less)
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
Garnish with an Orange Twist

Recipe 2 "Cherry Lime Vodka Skittle Ricky .... Flip" or... "The Awesome Flip."
Egg White
1 oz. Lime Skittle Vodka
1 oz. Cherry Skittle Vodka
1/2 oz. Simple Syrup
Garnish with an Orange Twist

Cool ass way to make egg whites via TipsyBartender

This is actually pretty cool! Egg whites aren't the best thing to eat, but the thing about it is when in alcohol, it kills the bacteria! I like how he picks it up with the plastic bottle and transfers the actual egg yolk elsewhere. Pretty freakin' cool! Enjoy! Later today they actually show a drink they made with the egg whites.

Check out this recipe using egg whites then the one below.


Pimping out your home bar with bar tools and liquors you need






Hey, peeps! This is a great tutorial for those just getting into bartending or those seriously getting into mixology.

Shakers

You definitely need a shaker. One of the most common shakers is the Boston Shaker which is really great for mixing thorough cocktails especially in the case of one that uses Egg Whites.

Jiggers/Shot Glasses/Spouts

You definitely need these handy to help measure how much you give to your patrons or guests. Learning to pour the perfect amount in a drink can make or break a cocktail. In most cases, a typical cocktail or shot is around 1.3 to 1.5 oz worth of liquor. 2.6 to 3.0oz is a double shot worth. Keep that in mind. A Jigger is great for putting your liquor into pour. Shot glasses are great for that, too. But they are mainly used just to take shots. It's best to use a shaker and make sure your liquor is cold or keep your bottle cold in the freezer then pour directly in the shot glass. Spouts, perfect for free pouring and doing different bartending tricks. Whether you come up with a basic long pour or some flairing, it definitely gets your audience going.

Muddler

A muddler is crucial for making different cocktails that require you to use oils, mints, etc for things such as Mojitos, Old Fashioned Cocktails and anything that requires you to mince things up to help create a cocktail.

Wine Tools

In case a friend or somebody wants some wine, you definitely need something to pop the cork. Wine glasses aren't really needed, but they are nice to have on deck.

Blender

This is really good for making your frozen cocktails like a nice Pina Colada or Strawberry Daiquiri. Always great to mix in your ingredients with ice to change not only the density but the flavor.

Juice Extractor/Ice Bucket

Always good to have a Juice Extractor handy when you want fresh juice from fruits instead of the pre-packaged stuff. Definitely makes for a better tasting cocktail with fresh ingredients.
An ice bucket goes without saying, I mean - you definitely need the ice cold and the cocktails cold!

These are some of the main things you need. There are probably some I left out, but with these you should do fine.

I'm going to also post videos on getting the right liquors together to build cocktails for your friends, patrons, etc. Check all that out below! Enjoy!










Wednesday, September 5, 2012

CSI Bartending - TipsyBartender

Check out this interesting video where they try to solve a problem and make a cocktail at the same time 0_o. Pretty interesting =P. Enjoy!

Recipe
1 part Grenadine
1 part Mango Rum
1 part Coconut Rum
1 part Pineapple Juice
1 Part Blue Curacao

5 top notch Absinthe based cocktails and history!

If you've never heard of Absinthe, you are in for something a little spectacular and out of the ordinary. This particular liquor is not meant to be sipped straight up. It's meant to be served in a specific way! There's a reason why they called this particular cocktail the Green Fairy 0_o. Here's a solid video from Pour Your Poison on the history of Absinthe, serving Absinthe and other things.



Now that you know how to serve it and a bit of the history, take a look at these crazy cocktails, which are sure to rock your socks off.


Surfer on Absinthe

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




THE HULK
=========
1 part Absinthe
1 part Midori
3 parts Mountain Dew

Based of the Avenger Cocktails from Tipsy Bartender and EXP bar



The ABC Shooter

Recipe
1/3 Absinthe
1/3 Bacardi 151
1/3 Green Chartreuse




Absinthe Popsicles

Recipe
1 Part Absinthe
1 Part Lime Juice
1 Part Simple Syrup
4 Parts Water
Raspberries



Dragon's Breath

Recipe
1 part Absinthe
1 part Chambord

Low Calorie Cocktail: The Roxy Cocktail via Common Man Cocktails

With Fall on the horizon and less people wanting to go outside because of the change in temperature, it's best to start cutting down the calories with what you eat. Drinking is a fast paced way to help bring on more calories especially if you are the everyday drinker. If you do happen to go out or have a home bar, here is a recipe that's a bit easier on the calories.

Recipe
2 oz. Ketel One Citroen or use Soju for lighter taste and lighter calories
2 Maraschino Cherries
Fill with Club Soda
Garnished with a Lime

If you want to get more skinny recipes, you can check out my page that has skinny cocktails and recipes

And check out this great word from Skyy John talking about Alcohol and Weight Loss

Colleges: What is the difference between a white college party and black college party?

All right, everyone. I thought I would do something a little bit different. I graduated from school a few years ago, but I still remember a lot of it cuz I would still visit from time to time. Towson was kind of know as the party school, same as University of Maryland. Anyway, there are some significant differences between a White college party and a Black college party. Other ethnic backgrounds may vary depending on the mood or circumstances.

Before I go on, this post is not meant to be racist or prejudice in anyway. This is based on pure observation. And I think it's an interesting topic of discussion. There will also be some funny anecdotes throughout this post. So, let's start with the white party shall we??

What does a white college party consist of?

-Beer, beer, beer
-Kegs, Kegs, Kegs
- Beer Pong
-Cards
-Lots of team shirts, polos and flip flops
-Tables
-Loud Music

To get a picture of what I'm talking about check out this picture:



Typically, these get kind of hectic and they involve large keggers





As you can see, the main premise is alcohol and seeing how far you can take your body with it. LOLOL.

Black people on the other hand, it's a bit of different vibe:

The party is more catered to the ladies and the dancing. It's all about the social interaction between the guy and girl. So instead of a kegger, there is a very strong alcoholic drink called Jungle Juice!

Black party consists of:

Dark Room

Walls

Jungle Juice (usually mixed with Everclear or Bacardi 151 as the base ingredients)

Fine girls dancing

Dancing, Dancing, Dancing

This isn't exactly a "black" party but as you can see everyone is getting lose and there are a lot of people dancing and enjoying the vibe. No beer pong and all that other stuff =P.



Welp, there's a brief analysis of what goes down at your party. make sure you subscribe and yeah...check back for more! Peace!

Fish Tacos and Beer Margaritas on Grill This with Nathan Lippy



Trying to get those last few cookout days in before the whole Fall really starts? You might want to take a look at this:

Beer Margarita Recipe

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, plus lime wedge for garnish
salt
ice
1/4 cup simple syrup (equal parts water and sugar)
1/4 cup silver tequila
1/2 cup Mexican beer




Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Most Epic Las Vegas Party Ever via Tipsy Bartender

For those that don't know the Tipsy Bartender, he is a bartender from LA that has been doing his thing for years. You definitely need to vote for this cat because he is awesome and you already know he's going to take us with him and the girls to this crazy one night in Las Vegas. The voting link is coming soon:


While you're at it enjoy some Dos Equis beers! Peace!







Gin with House-made Bitter Lemon and Soda - Kathy Casey's Liquid Kitchen

Not a bad cocktail using your everyday items.

Recipe

1 1/2 oz Martin Miller's Gin
1 oz Housemade Bitter Lemon (recipe follows)
2 oz chilled Perrier Natural Sparkling Mineral Water
House-made Bitter Lemon
Makes 2 1/2 cups
4 large lemons
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups water

How To Make The New Fashioned Cocktail via Common Man Cocktails

I have to say when these three together it's pure mayhem. You'll see. Just watch. LOL. If you never had an old fashioned, this is a remix to that specific recipe. Check that out here. Enjoy!

Recipe
1 oz. Canadian Whiskey
1/2 oz. Amaretto
1/4 oz. Simple Syrup
3 Dashes Bitters
Orange Peel Garnish



Monday, September 3, 2012

Making my own concoction with Strawberry Vodka

All right, y'all. You know I love to make drinks! I can't really stand Smirnoff, but in this case, it didn't matter! LOL. I wish it was somethin a few steps better like a Sobieski, but I made due!

Peep it!





Recipe
Strawberry Mix with a Strawberry
2-3 Oz of Vodka

and that's it! =)

Smooth Sailing Bahamas via TipsyBartender

This is what you call a hood ass rum drink. Gotta love being an islander. LOL.

Recipe
1 part Banana Rum
1 part Coconut Rum
1 part Gold Rum
1 part Pineapple Juice




You can find all of these ingredients below:










How To Make The Screaming Nazi Cocktail Shooter




Potent and German. What can you expect other than to get completely twisted!

Recipe
1 oz Jagermeister
1 oz Rumple Minze
1 oz GoldSchlager


Saturday, September 1, 2012

Chug Fridays - SLAMS 375 ML OF BACARDI 151 IN 6 SECONDS

Bacardi 151 is crazy!!! This guy is crazy!

Chug Fridays - 4 JAGER BOMBS IN 30 SECONDS


Crazy, but not as crazy as the next one I will post!!!

Saturday Shots: Top 5 cocktails/shots for ladies!


^Awesome looking Martini right, ladies?



Ladies, ladies! Do you like to sip, but you aren't really too particular about the strength of the drink. You want something that tastes sweet, but still want a nice little punch? Well, check out these 5 shots/cocktails to get it in!!!

1.) Pineapple Upside Down Cake Shot

Recipe
1oz Vanilla Vodka
1/2oz Pineapple Juice
Drop of Grenadine




Lemon Drop

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



Surfer on Acid

Recipe
1/2 oz Jagermeister
1/2 oz Coconut Rum
Splash of Pineapple Juice



German Chocolate Cake

Recipe
3/4oz Jagermeister
3/4oz Chocolate Liqueur
Splash Coconut Rum
Splash Butterscotch Schnapps




Jolly Rancher Shot

Recipe
3/4 oz of Peach Schnapps
3/4 oz of Apple Pucker
Splash of cranberry

10 Prohibition-Era Cocktails





You can't get anymore bad ass then Prohibition era based cocktails!!! Here are a few of the sources I used to scrounge these up: Prohibition-Repeal and Ask-Men.


Mary Pickford
Along with her husband, Douglas Fairbanks, the golden-haired Mary Pickford was at the pinnacle of the first generation of movie royalty. This 1920s Cuban concoction does her honor.
Stir well with cracked ice:
1 1/2 oz white rum
1 oz unsweetened pineapple juice
1/2 teaspoon grenadine
Strain into chilled cocktail glass and drop in a maraschino cherry.



Gin and Sin

Recipe
1oz Rehorst Gin
1oz Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
1/4oz of Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
Dash of Grenadine
Ice to top the glass, shake, and double strain the cocktail into a piece of stemware





Bacardi Cocktail
The proximity of Cuba to Florida ensured that the wildly popular Bacardi Cocktail stood a pretty good chance of being made with real Bacardi.
Shake well with cracked ice:
1 1/2 oz light rum
1/2 oz lime or lemon juice
3 dashes grenadine
Strain into chilled cocktail glass



Barbary Coast
Only desperation would cause somebody to mix Scotch and gin, but Prohibition was a desperate time—and, surprisingly, the results aren't half bad.
Shake well with cracked ice:
3/4 oz blended Scotch
3/4 oz gin
3/4 oz crème de cacao
3/4 oz heavy cream
Strain into chilled cocktail glass.



Whiskey Old-Fashioned
The Old-Fashioned was around before Prohibition and it was around after Prohibition, but never was it more needed than during Prohibition—there being no better way invented to improve the taste of indifferent liquor. And if you actually have good liquor...

Muddle 1 sugar cube with a teaspoon of water and 2 dashes of Angostura bitters in the bottom of an Old-Fashioned glass until the sugar dissolves. Add 1 1/2 oz whisk(e)y—in order of Prohibition-era popularity: straight rye (or “rye”), bourbon (or “bourbon”), Canadian or blended Scotch—and stir briefly. Then add 2-3 ice cubes, stir some more, squeeze a large swatch of thin-cut lemon peel over the top and drop it in. This drink is always best if you let it sit for a minute or two before sipping it.




Sidecar
This French creation became the defining cocktail of the era.
Shake well with cracked ice:
1 ¼ oz cognac
½ oz Cointreau
¾ oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice.
Strain into chilled, sugar-rimmed cocktail glass



French 75
Named after an hard-hitting World War I artillery piece, the French 75 is, as far as can be determined, the only cocktail invented in the United States during Prohibition to become a classic.

Shake well with cracked ice:
1 ½ oz London dry gin
½ oz fresh-squeezed lemon juice
¾ oz simple syrup
Strain into highball glass full of cracked ice and top off with chilled champagne.





Bee's Knees
Since the bathtub gin that was being produced at the time tasted like a throat-full of gasoline struck by a bolt of lightning, it was important to mask the flavor with sweetening ingredients like honey and lemon in this classic. The exact origin is hard to pin down, but it's generally accepted as a Prohibition cocktail staple. Most people seem to think it takes its name from a popular saying at the time, in which calling something “the bee’s knees” was high praise.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz gin
3/4 oz honey syrup
1 tsp fresh lemon juice



Clover Thyme Club Cocktail

This is a cocktail for the pre-prohibition era.

Recipe
Few clovers of thyme
2 oz of Gin
3/4 oz of Lemon Juice
1/2 oz of Raspberry Syrup
Egg White



The Scofflaw

Recipe
1 oz whisky
1 oz dry vermouth
3/4 oz grenadine (the real pomegranate kind)
Dash of Angostura bitters