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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 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: Mix a Godfather cocktail with Scotch and amaretto

Want to make a Godfather 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 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 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 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 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 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.