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How To: Make an Old-Fashioned with bourbon, cherries, orange slices, bitters & sugar

Want to make an Old Fashioned like a champion bartender? This clip will show you how it's done. With the proper technique, mixing the perfect drink can be easy. So easy, in fact, that this free video bartenders' guide can present an overview of the process in about a minute. For more information, including a full list of ingredients and complete instructions on how to mix this drink yourself, watch this video drink recipe.

How To: Mix a Mint Julep with bourbon, mint and sugar cubes

Want to make a Mint Julep cocktail like a champion bartender? This clip will show you how it's done. With the proper technique, mixing the perfect drink can be easy. So easy, in fact, that this free video bartenders' guide can present an overview of the process in about a minute. For more information, including a full list of ingredients and complete instructions on how to mix this drink yourself, watch this video drink recipe.

How To: Make a Scotch and Soda like a professional bartender

Want to make a scotch and soda like a champion bartender? This clip will show you how it's done. With the proper technique, mixing the perfect drink can be easy. So easy, in fact, that this free video bartenders' guide can present an overview of the process in about a minute's time. For more information, including a full list of ingredients and complete instructions on how to mix this drink yourself, take a look.

How To: Mix a Special K cocktail with whiskey, orange juice and Southern Comfort

Want to make a Special K cocktail like a champion bartender? This clip will show you how it's done. With the proper technique, mixing the perfect drink can be easy. So easy, in fact, that this free video bartenders' guide can present an overview of the process in about a minute's time. For more information, including a full list of ingredients and complete instructions on how to mix this drink yourself, take a look.

How To: Make your very own moonshine

In this tutorial, we learn how to make your very own moon shine. You will first need to take some sugar and mix it with some water. After these are combined, add in yeast to this mixture along with cinnamon and additional water. After this, you will need to pump some CO2 into the mixture and seal it tightly. Now, store this in a warm and dry place for 10 days without disturbing it. When finished, you will strain this mixture out and place into a pot with a pipe coming out of it. Once this is ...

How To: Make smoky, rich, bacon-infused bourbon liquor for mixed drinks

If you're a bacon lover, you can't pass up this drink recipe! Believe it or not, this video will show you what it takes to make a bacon-flavored bourbon for cocktails and mixed drinks. It's called fat-washing bacon over bourbon, where you add warm bacon grease to bourbon and let it sit for 24 hours, which produces smoky, rich, bacon-flavored liquor. Strain and funnel the mixture into a bar bottle and add it to your favorite drinks that call for bourbon. Clever idea from Aaron Butler of Russel...

How To: Mix a Tennessee Tea with whiskey, triple sec, sweet & sour mix and cola

Want to make a Tennessee Tea like a champion bartender? This clip will show you how it's done. With the proper technique, mixing the perfect drink can be easy. So easy, in fact, that this free video bartenders' guide can present an overview of the process in about a minute's time. For more information, including a full list of ingredients and complete instructions on how to mix this drink yourself, take a look.

How To: Mix a Special K cocktail with whiskey, peach juice and orange juice

Want to make a Special K like a champion bartender? This clip will show you how it's done. With the proper technique, mixing the perfect drink can be easy. So easy, in fact, that this free video bartenders' guide can present an overview of the process in about a minute's time. For more information, including a full list of ingredients and complete instructions on how to mix this drink yourself, take a look.

How To: Make a Basil in the Rye drink

Forget the Catcher in the Rye, try out this Basil in the Rye, which is a modern take on the classic cocktail Sazarac. If you're willing to try out new mixed drinks, then this is definitely one you need to down. Both delicious and satisfying, with an aromatic feel. And this is a stirred cocktail, not shaken, because it will ruin the flavor otherwise.

How To: Make a whiskey sour from scratch

This video teaches you how to make a whiskey sour drink from scratch. You first put 1 jigger of whiskey for each drink into a cocktail shaker. Next you add about ¾ of an ounce of lemon juice per drink. Then you add 1 tablespoon of sugar syrup. You make this by heating water and dissolving sugar in it, about 2x as much sugar as water. Next you add crushed ice, and shake until the drink is ice cold. You can tell when the drink is ice cold when the shaker begins to condensate and feels cold to t...

How To: Make a hot toddy cocktail

You will need some whiskey of your choice. It is also fine to use brandy if you like that better. Next make some tea as you would normally brew tea. The steeping process of the tea may be cut short as it is not the main flavor. After the tea has been brewed take a mug and pour the tea into it, leaving some room at the top. Add four ounces of the whiskey. It is also alright to pour to a four count; each numbered count is a ounce. Finish filling by adding honey to the batch. Then you will want ...

How To: Make hot alcoholic Irish coffee

This how to video explains making a hot Irish Coffee. The ingredients include whipped cream, a teaspoon of brown sugar-the secret ingredient, and one and a half ounces of irish whiskey. In England this is a Duncan Donuts coffee compared to our Starbucks Coffee. First, mix in the brown sugar with the coffee, then add the whiskey. Next, put the whipped cream on top or any other creams you would prefer. The narrator suggests putting nutmeg on the top. It is more light of a light coffee rather th...

How To: Make bourbon pecan sour

Watch this video to learn how to make a bourbon pecan sour. Start by putting 2 ounces of Makers Mark in a metal container shaker. Then add an ounce and a half of pecan syrup and a half ounce of lemon juice. Add ice and shake it up. After you shake it up you will want to strain the mixture as you pour it out into a glass. Then you want to garnish the drink with an orange peel. To get the pecan syrup you emulsify it down to simple syrup using tic gum. This keeps the pecan oil from floating on t...

How To: Mix a bourbon-based Mint Julep cocktail

In this ExtremeBartending video, we learn how to make the perfect Mint Julep cocktail. Start with a Collins glass. Take four sprigs of mint (it's very important that it be four) and place them in the glass. Add a teaspoon of sugar, and about two tablespoons of water (it's a strong drink, so you might want to add more water). With a muddler, mix it up, and this will expand the taste of the mint. Now grab some crushed or shaved ice and put it in the glass. Add an ounce and a half of bourbon, ga...

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 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 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.