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...

News: DIY Mojito Alchemy

It's just what the doctor ordered: the perfect hangover cure. A time-proven, age old trick, commonly referred to as the "Hair of the Dog", asserts that downing more alcohol the morning after is scientifically proven to ease a painful hangover—well, for the short term, at least (read more here).

How To: Mix a dirty sanchez cocktail

With a name this dirty, it's a refreshing surprise that this cocktail is so sweet. Tequila, mango vodka, coconut rum, gin orange liqueur, sweet and sour mix, orange juice, and pineapple juice make up the Dirty Sanchez cocktail. Follow along with bartender Milan/Christine as she gives step by step directions for how to mix up this fruity specialty drink. Watch this video beverage making tutorial and learn how to mix the Dirty Sanchez cocktail.

How To: Make a lemon knot

Learn how to add style to your cocktail. Watch and learn how to make a lemon knot drink garnish. We think the classic "twist" has a better look, but it's always nice to do something different... Make a lemon knot.

How To: Make a Vodka and Sprite in Seconds

Have you ever wanted to drink while relaxing in the TV room? This video will show you how to make a delicious alcoholic drink that is extremely easy. Take a bottle of vodka and a bottle of Sprite. Open the vodka and pour as much as you want into the glass. It really matters how much you feel like drinking tonight. Typically, you will want to pour a one-to-three ratio of vodka to Sprite. So keep about two-thirds of the glass empty for the Sprite. Enjoy!

How To: Mix a Beetle Juice cocktail with gin, vermouth, sour mix and 7-Up

Want to make a Beetle Juice 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 Sunny Delight with citrus vodka, triple sec, Sunny D & soda water

Want to make a Sunny Delight 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: Mix a Bloody Jack with whiskey, grenadine and Coca-Cola

Want to make a Bloody Jack 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 Mario Party Jello Shots

In this video, we learn how to make Mario Party Jell-O shots. You will need raspberry Jell-O, lime Jell-O, and tequila to make this. First, pour the Raspberry Jell-O packet into a bowl and combine it with hot water, then add in raspberry vodka in equal parts to the water. Stir this well until all the Jell-O is dissolved, and pour into paper shot glass cups. When finished, do the same process for the lime Jell-O, except add in tequila instead of raspberry vodka. Let these set up in the fridge ...

How To: Brew hard apple cider at home

The best wines will set you back almost as much as a pair of Blahniks on sale, so why not cut expenses and just make your own wine? Watch this beer brewing tutorial to see how to brew hard apple cider which has a wine-like taste.

How To: Open a glass bottle with your lighter

This video shows us how to open a glass bottle with your lighter. To open a bottle using a lighter: Hold around the top of the bottle using your left hand. The key is that the index finger must be around the top of the bottle. Hold the lighter with your right hand and place the blunt end of the lighter solidly between your lowest knuckle and the edge of the bottle cap. Hold the lighter perpendicular to the bottle. Tuck the lighter so that the edge is under the teeth of the bottle cap. Squeeze...

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: Make an X-Ray Shooter or cocktail

ExtremeBartending teaches you in this video how to make an X-Ray Shooter or cocktail. First, chill the glass and leave some ice water inside. Grab the shaker and add a third of an ounce of Bailey's cream, then a third of an ounce of Frangelico and a third of an ounce of Kahlua. Add about two ounces of milk in the shaker. Shake that whole thing up. Lastly use a strainer and pour the mix into the chilled glass. You can serve the X-Ray cocktail or shooter.

How To: Mix a Battlestar Galactica Cylon shooter

This is a part of SciFi Inside: SciFi Friday. It's shows Grace Park (Boomer) and Tahmoh Penikett (Helo) making a "Cylon Shooter". Celebrate as any BSG fanboy should, sipping o n Cylon Shooters. Grace Park of BSG mixes lychee, coconut juice, vodka and grenadine to make a sweet sci-fi cocktail! The red for the Cyclon's red eye is an authentic touch.

How To: Mix a Lemon Bomb cocktail

The Lemon Bomb mixed drink is a little more rich, as it has wonderful citrus lemon but also creamy buttery flavors as well. Remember to use high quality ingredients or even make your own lemon curd and limoncello so you can customize the flavors to your liking. The Lemon Bomb cocktail recipe is a great addition to your bartending knowledge. The Lemon Bomb was invented by Bombay Sapphire's Global Brand Ambassador and Master Mixologist Jamie Walker. Mix one up for your next cocktail party!

How To: Mix a 007 cocktail with vodka, 7-Up, and orange juice

James Bond's alcoholic drink of choice might have been a shaken, not stirred martini, but the 007 (double O seven) is a sweet vodka, 7-Up, and orange juice cocktail. Learn how to make a 007 cocktail by watching this video beverage-making tutorial. Here's a hint, fast forward through the first minute of bloopers and start making this cocktail right away.

How To: Make a Backhand Panther cocktail

Simon Adams and VideoJug demonstrate how to make a Backhand Panther cocktail. A fiery cocktail that invigorates and gives energy to those who dare - not for those wanting to relax, but for those who want to party! Remove the hulls from 4 strawberries and place 3 into the cocktail shaker. Pour over with a dash of sugar syrup. Now use a muddle stick (or the back of a fork) to press the ingredients together. Add the ice, enough to half fill the shaker. Finally, measure out and pour in 25ml of ra...

News: This May Be the Most Meticulous Home-Brewing System Ever Built

You can brew your own beer on the stove, in a keg, or even inside a pumpkin, but those all look boring next to The Wobbly Boot Pico Brewery, the most sophisticated home-brewing system you'll ever see. Built by Ben_B, an engineer at National Instruments, the brewery sits on a steel frame with two incredibly shiny kegs. There's an LCD touch-panel PC, and Ben even made his own app to make it fully automated. The app lets him save recipes and also monitors the temperature of the beer. It keeps tr...

How To: Home Brew Like the Commander-in-Chief: How to Make President Obama's White House Honey Ale and Porter

There's a lot of firsts that President Barack Obama can claim, like being the first POTUS from Hawaii, the first to publicly support same-sex marriage, and of course, the first African American to hold office. One of his coolest firsts, though, is that he's the first American president to ever brew his own beer in the White House. And thanks to a Redditor who filed a Freedom of Information Act request, two recipes have been released so that home brewers everywhere can give them a try.

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