How To: Make a margarita using a mix

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a margarita using a mix. You will need: 1/3 c tequila, 2/3 c margarita mix, 1/2 c lemon lime, 1/2 lemon, and Grand Marnier. First, pour all the ingredients into a shaker with ice and combine them all together. After this, grab your margarita glass and rim it with salt. Next, pour the mixture into the margarita glass and then place a lime wedge as garnish on the side. This will serve two people and tastes great! This is perfect for an afternoon cocktail o...

How To: Mix a classic margarita with tequila, triple sec, sour mix and lime juice

Want to make a basic margarita 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. For more information, including a full list of ingredients and complete instructions on how to mix this drink yourself, take a look.

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: 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 Blue Diablo cocktail with tequila, blue curaçao & orange juice

Want to make a Blue Diablo 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 a Blue Mediterranean gin cocktail

In this video, Derrick Schommer, sales engineer, podcaster and host of Common Man Cocktails shows viewers how to mix up a Blue Mediterranean. This classy gin cocktail is based on Bombay Sapphire gin, teamed with lemon-and-lime Sprite and Blue Curacao for a sophisticated, slightly sweet drink. The Blue Curacao and gin are placed in a high-ball glass with ice, then the drink is topped off with Sprite and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

How To: Shotgun a beer using just your thumb

Impress you drinking buddies with this shotgun beer trick. This trick simply requires your favorite brand of beer and your thumb. Watch and learn how to punch your thumb through a full and sealed can of beer. You'll never need a pen or knife again to shot gun a beer!

How To: Mix an Arnold Palmer cocktail

American Bartenders School shows how to make a Arnold Palmer mixed drink cocktail. This is the drink of choice with many golfers. You will need vodka, lemonade, and iced tea. Watch this video specialty drink-mixing tutorial and learn how to make an Arnold Palmer cocktail.

How To: Mix a leg spreader cocktail

American Bartenders School shows how to make a Leg Spreader mixed drink cocktail recipe. This drink can be served in a small rock glass or in a shot glass. You will need spiced rum (like Captain Morgan's), coconut rum, pineapple juice, and peach schnapps. Learn how to mix a leg spreader cocktail or shooter by watching this video beverage-making tutorial.

How To: Mix a Lynchburg lemonade with whiskey, triple sec, sweet & sour and Sprite

Want to make a Lynchburg lemonade 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: Heat up & serve warm brandy

In this video from ExtremeBartending, you can learn how to heat up and serve warm brandy, a classic drink, which is particularly nice to sip on a cold night. The video offers three separate ways to achieve your warm brandy, using hot water in a brandy snifter to warm the glass, and then pouring in the brandy, putting hot water in a separate glass, and then resting your brandy snifter on that, or finally, a bold method that actually involves setting the brandy on fire!

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 Booty Call cocktail

Simon Adams and VideoJug demonstrate how to make a booty call cocktail -- a late-night urge that doesn't make you feel too guilty in the morning! A simple combination of lemon and mandarin flavored vodkas with a mixture of fruit juices. First fill the mixing glass with ice, then add the vodka, rum, cranberry juice, and peach juice. Then strain, pour, and serve. Make a Booty Call cocktail.

How To: Mix a French Kiss with vodka, Chambord, Grand Marnier & whipped cream

Want to make a French kiss 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.

HowTo: Behead a Champagne Bottle With a Saber (AKA Gnarly Sword)

There's a couple things you can do to prepare for New Year's Eve this year: stock up on your cocktail recipes, make black-eyed peas (AKA Hoppin' John), or find some fireworks to enjoy. Now add one more tradition to the list: sabrage. The practice dates all the way back to the days of Napoleon, when the cavalry would saber bottles of champagne with their bayonets on the battlefield after a victory. Below, three instructional videos on beheading your bottle.

How To: Mix a sour apple martini

Dan Vincent, a bartender in Laguna Beach, Ca. shows you how to make specialty martinis for you, your friends and family in this video cocktail-mixing tutorial. This specialty drink recipe is easy, fruity, and goes down easy. You will need vodka, sour apple liqueur, sweet and sour mix, and a little Sprite.

How To: Mix a Purple Hooter with vodka, sour mix and Chambord

Want to make a Purple Hooter 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: Bottle and cap your home brewed beer

Once you have gottebn your brewed beer into the bottling bucket it is time for the final step--bottling your home brewed beer! This instructional video teaches you how to transfer your home brewed beer into bottles, putting emphasis on proper sanitation. After you have filled all of your bottles with beer it is ready to cap them! You have to wait two weeks after your bottles have been capped to let the fermentation finish but then you can enjoy your batch of home made beer! Yum!

How To: Make a Tequila Sunrise with flair bartending

ExtremeBartending offers up this great, short video on how to make one of the most popular cocktails, a Tequila Sunrise. You are shown the instructions, and also get the fun of watching a flare bartender make the drink. You will need an ice filled glass, a jigger, an ounce of tequila, orange juice to fill and a small pour of grenadine. Garnish with a straw and an orange wedge. Make sure to follow the instructions, so that the drink will end with the correct "sunrise" look, and you will end wi...

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: Choose essential bar tools

Do you know what tools you need to make your favorite drink at home? On this episode of FoodGear you'll find out the five must have tools for you home bar. The most basic tools for the maximum number of cocktails you can make, you should think about getting a cocktail shaker, a strainer, a jigger (measuring cup), a juicer (with a built in strainer), and a corkscrew. Watch this video bartending tutorial and learn how to pick out essential bar tools.

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