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How To: Mix a Purple Pirate with rum and grape juice

Want to make a Purple Pirate 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: Pour a perfect Irish Guinness & top it with a shamrock

Guinness is a fantastic beer straight out of Ireland and not one that is to be enjoyed quickly. You are meant to slowly pour and slowly savor this tasty stout. In this tutorial, learn how to pour a perfect Guinness from the tap and top it with a shamrock - just like in Ireland! Any Guinness fan knows, that pint is worth the wait, so give it a try!

How To: Mix a dirty vodka martini

Theo explains how to make martinis that you’ll like. He starts with vodka, preferring Grey Goose or Smirnoff. He explains that basic vermouth is fine in a martini; expensive vermouths don’t do much for the flavor. He uses a standard martini glass for serving and suggests chilling them in the freezer, and the stainless steel part of a Boston shaker and strainer for mixing the drink. He suggests having olives on hand for a dirty martini, and picks to hold the olive garnish. He starts by fil...

How To: Unstick your beer coaster

This tutorial is for those people who enjoy going to a pub or bar for a beer. While sipping a beer at the table, you tend to put the beer glass on the table. However when you try to lift the beer glass, the beer coaster gets attached underneath your glass. This can be really annoying. You can take some salt from the salt jar on the table. Now you have to sprinkle the salt on to the beer coaster. Sprinkle as much so the coaster surface is totally covered. Now you can put your glass over this c...

How To: Make a Pim Pom cocktail with gin and pomegranate juice

In this Alcohol video tutorial you will learn how to make a Pim Pom cocktail with gin and pomegranate juice. This is an ideal cocktail for a summer evening. Dave presents this video. For this you will need a high wall glass filled with ice cubes. To this add 50ml Pimms No1. Now you simply top it with Pomegranate. For garnishing use an orange slice and some ripped basil. This is a perfect drink at a picnic or a barbeque and is a great way to impress your friends with your cocktail knowledge. G...

How To: Make a strawberry martini

This recipe will make a deliciously rich strawberry martini. The three main ingredients are Vodka (the video used Gray Goose Vodka), Chambord, sugar syrup and fresh strawberries, diced. Use a cocktail shaker but don't start out with ice. You will understand why shortly. First into shaker, pour two ounces of vodka, half an ounce of Chambord, a little bit of sugar syrup according to your tastes (the more the sweeter). Drop in a small handful of the diced strawberries. Using a muddler or other b...

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: Make a Lava Lamp cocktail with rum

Watch this recipe from Common Man Cocktails to make the coolest looking alcoholic drink called a Lava Lamp Cocktail. The ingredients you need for the drinks are spiced rum (they use Captain Morgan's), Malibu Coconut Rum, grenadine, pineapple juice, a shaker and a Collins beverage glass to serve. Follow the easy instructions (and make sure to combine the ingredients in the correct order to create the Lava Lamp affect) and make a drink that is the hit of any party, particularly a 70's theme party!

How To: Mix a sloe gin fizz

This drink, may first have been introduced in the mid-1900's is a timeless classic. Sloe gin, club soda, simple syrup, some lemon and you'll end up with a berry fruit well balanced cocktail.

How To: Mix a Captain Morgan on Acid

Here is a drink which contains one of the most tasty beverages on the planet: Spiced Rum. Add to that, some coconut rum and a bit of Blue Curacao and a splash of Pineapple juice and you've got a great after dinner beverage.

How To: Mix a Blue Suede Shoes cocktail shooter

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 Blue Suede Shoes shot. You will need Southern Comfort, banana liqueur, and blue curacao. Follow along with this video mixology lesson and find out how to make a Blue Suede Shoes cocktail shooter. Get your (alcoholic) drink on.

How To: Mix a Chelada beer cocktail

There is no one true way to mix a Chelada, but anything that approximates a Bloody Mary with beer is the way to make it. Some keep it as simple as beer and Clamato, but the recipe in this how-to video is tastier. You will need dashes of Tabasco, Chipotle, and Worcestershire sauce to taste, V8 tomato juice, and beer. Watch this video beverage-making tutorial and learn how to mix a Chelada Bloody Mary-esque beer cocktail.

How To: Mix a classic Mexican margarita cocktail

Mixologist Eben Freeman, of Tailor restaurant in New York City, demonstrates how to prepare a variation on the classic margarita cocktail. The margarita has become one of the most ordered drinks in the world, and fortunately it's easy to make. You will need repesado tequila, Cointreau orange liqueur, lime juice, sugar, and salt for the rim. Watch this video mixology tutorial and learn how to make a quality Mexican margarita cocktail.

How To: Sanitize your mead making equipment

If you make mead honey wine or are thinking about making some you have to be very conscious of the santization of your equipment. This tutorial looks at how to correctly clean and sanitize your equipment so you have a successful batch of mead.

How To: Mix an apple crumble cocktail

This fancy specialty drink is like dessert in a martini glass. You will need an apple, lemon zest, orange zest, a rum-infused vanilla pod, cinnamon sticks, and Brandy or cognac. Watch this video specialty drink-mixing tutorial and learn how to make an apple crumble cocktail.

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!

How To: Rack your homemade beer into a secondary fermenter

After your homemade beer has finished its brewing in the first fermenter you may want to transfer to a second fermenter. The second fermenter will precipitate some of the solids in your beer and will improve the clarity of the beer. Also, if you are not going to bottle it for a while, transfering your beer to a secondary fermenter will protect your beer from getting off flavors as the yeast begins to die. The process of racking your beer into a secondary fermenter is made simple in this step ...

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: Mix a papi chulo cocktail or martini

Tequila, pineapple juice, cranberry juice, sweet and sour mix make up the Papi Chulo cocktail. Follow along with bartender Jack as he gives step by step directions for how to mix up this specialty drink as either a martini or on the rocks. Watch this video beverage making tutorial and learn how to mix the Papi Chulo cocktail.

How To: Mix a Herradura blue margarita cocktail

Tequila, Grand Marnier, sweet and sour mix, lime juice, and blue curacao make up the Herradura blue margarita cocktail. Follow along with the bartender as he gives step by step directions for how to mix up this new twist on a classic drink. Watch this video beverage making tutorial and learn how to mix the Herradura blue margarita cocktail.

How To: Mix a Drunken Buddha cocktail

Rum, nutmeg, ginger, cane syrup and apple juice make up the Drunken Buddha cocktail. Follow along with bartender Boun as he gives step by step directions for how to mix up this spiced specialty drink. Watch this video beverage making tutorial and learn how to mix the Drunken Buddha cocktail.

How To: Make a Flaming Zombie

The perfect drink for a Halloween party. A zombie is made with light rum, dark rum apricot brandy, and tropical fruit juices. To make it flaming, top with over proof rum and fire it up. Be sure to blow out the flame before drinking.

How To: Make a Bumbo cocktail

Matildo Nieva and VideoJug demonstrate how to make a Bumbo cocktail. This elegant, rum-based cocktail has a spicy edge. It tastes great and looks divine. First, half fill the shaker with ice cubes. Add the dark rum, lemon juice, grenadine and grated nutmeg. Put the lid on the shaker and shake well. Remove the lid and fix the strainer on top. Finally, strain the cocktail into the glass and serve. Make a Bumbo cocktail.