Hot Specialty Drinks How-Tos

How To: Make a purple chongo drink

A purple chongo drink, better known as a "Jay Tee Splash" consists of 4 main ingredients. If you can afford it, Bombay gin is the best. Otherwise, just a basic Seagram's gin or grocery store gin is ok. Next, Ocean Spray Cran-grape, which is cranberry and grape juice. Last two ingredients are Minute Maid orange juice and of course, ice. Get a basic 8 oz. glass and fill half way with ice. Cover the ice with the gin, let it melt down a few minutes. Then you can fill the rest of the glass with th...

How To: Mix a Gorilla Fart cocktail shot

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 Gorilla Fart shot. You will need Bacardi 151 rum, Southern Comfort, and Jack Daniels bourbon whiskey. Follow along with this video mixology lesson and find out how to make a Gorilla Fart cocktail shooter. Get your (alcoholic) drink on.

How To: Mix a Butterball with butterscotch schnapps and amaretto liquer

Want to make a Butterball 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 Jager Bomb with Red Bull and Jägermeister

Want to make a Jager Bomb 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 hooch or prison alcohol

This video alcohol-brewing tutorial shows how to make hooch. Bring that cozy feeling of hard-time in prison to your own home, or get ready for an upcoming jaunt in jail. Even if you're just really cheap and looking to get really drunk on the cheap, this video is for you. You'll need water, brown bread, orange juice, sugar, and a bottle to store it in. Watch this instructional video and learn how to make some hooch.

How To: Make a Slippery Nipple mixed drink with Irish cream and butterscotch schnapps

Want to make a Slippery Nipple mixed drink 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 Miami hit cocktail

Rum, vodka, gin, amaretto, triple sec, pineapple juice, orange juice, and grenadine make up this sweet and fruity Miami hit cocktail. Follow along with bartender JP as he gives step by step directions for how to mix up this potently alcholic drink. Watch this video beverage making tutorial and learn how to mix the Miami hit cocktail.

How To: Make coconut mead

Prepare the coconuts by drilling a one inch hole in them . Drain out the coconut milk and rinse out the inside of the coconuts with spring water. Add mead and then cork with a rubber stopper and airlock. All that's being done is fermenting the coconuts so the mead can absorb the coconut flavor.

How To: Mix a BCC and guavaberry colada

Don't you ever wish you could just get away? You know, just say sayonara to your marketing meeting and take the next flight to Cabo? Unfortunately for most of us those dreams stay dreams, but that doesn't mean you can't transport your taste buds to the Carribean with a delicious tropical drink.

How To: Make limoncello with grain alcohol and simple syrup

In this tutorial, we learn how to make limoncello. First, peel a lemon and add them to a glass container, then add in 2 c of grain alcohol and stir it. Put a cap on it, then store it in a cool and dry place for two weeks. After two weeks, add in 1 oz of simple syrup, then shake it together and replace the cap. Store it again in a cool dry place for two more weeks. Shake this every couple of days and when finished, strain the mixture out into a glass. You can serve it plain or chilled, or make...

How To: Mix a Mai Tai martini cocktail

Dan Vincent, a bartender in Laguna Beach, CA shows you how to make "specialty martinis" at home for you, your family and friends in this video cocktail-mixing tutorial. This specialty drink recipe is the martini version of the classic tropical Mai Tai cocktail. To make a Mai Tai martini, you will need orange syrup, pineapple juice, orange juice, orange curacao, and rum.

How To: Distill your own alcohol

Julia Nolan, an honest to goodness Chemical Engineer, joins us on this week's episode of Systm with an easy way to distill hard liquor. Instead of building (or buying) a complicated still, made of copper and welded together, Julia has a super simple hack for a a standard countertop water distiller. The end result? We distill some pretty powerful hooch from a batch of hard cider made from apple juice concentrate! (You'll need a food grade bucket along with brewer's yeast to make the cider. (It...

How To: Mix an Adios cocktail with vodka, rum, tequila and gin

Want to make an Adios 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 two minutes' 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 Universe cocktail

First introduced to the world at the legendary Studio 54, the Universe won First Prize in the the 1978 U.S. Bartenders Guild Annual Competition. And no wonder. Its beguiling mix of tropical juices and slightly nutty finish are certain to wake up your palate. Fair warning: the Universe is so delicious, make sure you have enough ingredients when your guests ask for one or two more. You will need Midori melon liqueur, vodka, pistachio liqueur, lime juice, and pineapple juice.

How To: Mix a Jager cocktail with Jagermeister and sparkling wine

Want to make a Jager 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: Put a whole fruit inside a bottle

This how-to video teaches you the secret of real natural fruity liquor, by learning how it's possible to put an entire fruit inside a regular bottle. It's a really simple technique, and yet most people will be puzzled how you've managed to squeeze the fruit through the bottleneck! Any bottle will do, and most kinds of fruits will work great! Give it a try, just watch this instructional video!

How To: Make a Cane Mojito

Milana from Tap Tap in South Beach, Florida, demonstrates making a cane sugar mojito. After explaining the history of mojitos, she pours 1½ ounces of rum into a large glass that has already been filled with ice. Then, she puts fresh mint and raw sugar in a large mortar.

How To: Make a raspberry mojito

Milana from Tap Tap in South Beach, Florida, demonstrates making a raspberry mojito. After explaining the history of the Haitian drink, she starts the drink with fresh raw mint and raw sugar. Placing those ingredients in a rather large mortar, she uses a pestle to crush the mint stems to release their oil and grind the leaves. Then she adds fresh lime juice, raspberry puree, and fresh raspberries. After mixing the drink with a spoon, she fills a glass with ice and adds one and one half ounces...

How To: Mix a Brandy Alexander, Pink Squirrel and Grasshopper

Mix the Brandy Alexander, the Pink Squirrel or the Grasshopper! Each cocktail uses creme de cacao and whipping cream. The Brandy Alexander cocktail uses a brandy base, the Pink Squirrel uses an almond liqour base, and the Grasshoper uses green creme de menthe base. All are shaken with ice and strained into a martini glass. Perfect after dinner cocktails and very easy to make!

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