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How To: Make a Lynchburg lemonade

When life hands you lemons… make a Lynchburg lemonade! Fill a cocktail shaker and a highball glass with ice. Add three-quarters of an ounce of Jack Daniel’s and three-quarters of an ounce of triple sec to the cocktail shaker. Add three ounces of sour mix and a splash of 7-Up. Shake vigorously for about 10 seconds. Strain the contents of the shaker into a highball glass over ice. Garnish with a lemon wedge and pucker up. Lynchburg lemonade takes its name from Lynchburg, Tennessee, the home of ...

How To: Mix a Manhattan cocktail

Bridget Albert, master mixologist, shows how to shake up a delicious alcoholic drink. Follow along with the step-by-step directions in this how-to video and learn how to make a Manhattan. For the recipe used in this video cocktail-mixing tutorial, you will need sweet vermouth, Canadian whisky, and Angostura bitters. Enjoy your fresh Manhattan cocktail.

How To: Mix an old fashioned cocktail

Bridget Albert, master mixologist, shows how to shake up a delicious alcoholic drink. Follow along with the step-by-step directions in this how-to video and learn how to make an old fashioned cocktail. For the recipe used in this video cocktail-mixing tutorial, you will need sugar, Angostura bitters, orange slices, a cherry, and bourbon whiskey. Enjoy your fresh old fashioned cocktail.

How To: Mix a pineapple black sour cocktail

Bridget Albert, master mixologist, shows how to shake up a delicious alcoholic drink. Follow along with the step-by-step directions in this how-to video and learn how to make a pineapple black sour. For the recipe used in this video cocktail-mixing tutorial, you will need bourbon whiskey, sour mix, pineapple juice, and egg white. Enjoy your fresh pineapple black sour cocktail.

How To: Mix a Mellow Tennessee cocktail

What better way to learn how to mix a drink than from a hot girl! This bartending how-to video teaches a cocktail recipe for a Mellow Tennessee. You will need Jack Daniels whiskey, ginger ale, and orange juice. Follow along with this video mixology lesson and find out how to make a Mellow Tennessee cocktail. Get your (alcoholic) drink on.

How To: Mix a classic, Kentucky mint julep cocktail

Mixologist Eben Freeman, of Tailor restaurant in New York City, demonstrates how to prepare a variation on the classic Mint Julep cocktail. This Southern whiskey drink conjures up lazy afternoons on the porch or a day at the Kentucky Derby, so it's more of a sipping and enjoying cocktail. You will need sugar, soda water, mint leaves, crushed ice, and whiskey. Watch this video mixology tutorial and learn how to make a mint julep cocktail.

How To: Mix a classic Old Fashioned mixed drink cocktail

The Old Fashioned is one of America's earliest cocktails. It has very few ingredients, but is very complex and is quite challenging. Brown sugar syrup adds extra flavor and works very well with the bourbon. If you use a different base, such as Crown Royal Canadian whiskey, brown sugar syrup might be too overpowering. Bitters is an important part of the Old Fashioned and the amount is entirely up to you (although omitting the bitters is not an option). Adding the orange zest is highly recommen...

How To: Mix America's classic Manhattan like a pro bartender

The Manhattan is one of America's classics. It originally was based with rye but now predominately uses bourbon as the base. Rye is quite a bit more dry and there are a lot more smokey woody tones in it where as bourbon is slightly sweeter and carries vanilla tones. The vermouth used in this recipe was Ponti Rosso. It has some spicy notes that complement the sweeter flavors very well. If you want to use a really good vermouth, use Carpano Antica Formula. Any high quality bourbon such as Maker...

How To: Mix a classic Manhattan cocktail

Ah, the Manhattan. Named after the detably greatest place on earth. Its rich amber-red shimmer lights up any dark room. The anticipation of the first sip is high, so high in fact, that hardcore Manhattan tipplers will tell you instantly not only what kind of whiskey was used (rye, bourbon, blended), but what brand. You will need rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, and Angoustura bitters. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to mix up the classic Manhattan cocktail.

How To: Mix a Rob Roy cocktail

The drinking continues! Rob "Riki Tiki" Roy gives a little history on Scotch and shows how to make the Rob Roy. You'll need scotch, vermouth, Angostura bitters, and a cherry on top. Watch this video beverage-making tutorial and learn how to make a Rob Roy cocktail, the Scottish bastard son of the martini.

How To: Mix a fuzzy peach martini cocktail

Bourbon whiskey, peach schnapps and sweet and sour mix make up the sweet and fruity fuzzy peach martini cocktail. Follow along with bartender Francine as she gives step by step directions for how to mix up this specialty drink. Watch this video beverage making tutorial and learn how to mix the fuzzy peach martini cocktail.

How To: Drink Scotch whisky

Learn everything there is to know about Scotch whisky with LX.com's George Oliphant at the Brandy Library in New York City. Older and more expensive doesn't mean better with Scotch whisky, nor does it ruin Scotch to add water. Learn other ways for how to enjoy drinking Scotch whisky by watching this video tutorial.