Everyone has one of those friends that just can't make good judgement calls. All of my friends happen to be like that, except for me, of course (I'm perfect). So that's why I'm never surprised when they bring back a 24-pack of warm beers, after explicitly being told to make sure to get cold ones.
There’s nothing worse than grabbing a nice bottle of wine and realizing you don’t have a corkscrew. Don’t panic—we’re going to help you get into that sucker.
This video tutorial is an in-depth look at bourbon whiskey, Maker's Mark in particular. Learn how to appreciate Maker's Mark whisky and learn about the history of the brand.
The Tokyo Rose cocktail is made with sake, which is usually served hot, but the video shows us how to make a cold cocktail with sake. Start by chilling the cocktail glass and the shaker so they are both nice and cold. In the shaker put an ounce of sake, an ounce of vodka and an ounce of melon liqueur. Give it a good shake and strain it into the cold cocktail glass. The end result is a good looking and delicious Tokyo Rose.
Sometimes you just don't have a corkscrew, and there's really no other way to celebrate with a bottle of wine without one— or is there? If you're daring enough, you can try out this method of boiling the bottle of wine, which will create steam gas inside the wine bottle, causing the cork to slowly rise out of the neck, until it pops off like a champagne bottle! Only try this method if you're willing to heat your wine slightly— it could ruin the overall taste.
If you've just killed your whole family and you find yourself bunking down in an L.A prison for 40 years, chances are you are going to come across a primitive form of alcohol called Pruno. It's all the rage these days in the slammer. Many inmates have given up trying to smuggle drugs in, so they have been forced to get creative. The result is this ridiculous form of booze that has many simple ingredients and some totally absurd ingredients - such as tomato sauce.
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!
Want to make an All-American 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.
American Bartenders School shows how to make a China White mixed drink cocktail recipe. You will need Bailey's Irish cream, white creme de cacao, and vodka. Learn how to mix a China White cocktail shooter by watching this video beverage-making tutorial.
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.
Here's a great video that will show you how to make one heck of a tasty MIA TIA. We use Captain Morgan, Malibu Rum, Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice and Grenadine.
American Bartenders School shows how to make a God Mother mixed drink cocktail. You will need vodka and amaretto. Watch this video specialty drink-mixing tutorial and learn how to make a Godmother cocktail.
gotoguyenterprises teaches you how to make a glue bound paperback book. You will print you book on a4 paper, two pages per side, on each side. That means you will have the four pages in total on a sheet of a4 paper. Fold the paper in the middle and make stacks of the pages. You will also need an adjustable wood placement for the pages. Make sure you also have a piece of card stock for the black cover. Then align everything up, clamp it down to make the pages staying tight. On the spine of the...
This all-occasion recipe for fruit punch is a real crowd pleaser. Learn how to make alcoholic fruit punch with this recipe video.
Bartender Chris Bokelberg teaches bartending lessons in Bottoms Up.
People love to drink during the holidays. Whether it's because you don't feel quite festive without downing a few cranberry martinis or you can't prevent yourself from strangling your visiting relatives without a gin and tonic, cocktails are the bee's knees during this time of year.
In this how-to video, Jake Westerfeld, the online media coordinator for Cameron Hughes Wine, will show you how to open a bottle of wine with your shoe. In order to do this, you will need a shoe and any kind of wine in a bottle. Make sure you practice safety before attempting this, so wear goggles and gloves. First, place the bottom of the bottle inside your shoe. From there, hold the bottle and shoe so that the bottle is horizontal. Next, band the bottom of the shoe against the wall until the...
Cointreau, lime juice, simple syrup, amaretto and tequila make up the Italian margarita cocktail. Follow along with bartender Matt as he gives step by step directions for how to mix up this twist on a classic specialty drink. Watch this video beverage making tutorial and learn how to mix the Italian margarita cocktail.
It's only a cocktail, nothing more :-) So what's the secret to this Kahlua and vodka whipped cream shot? No hands allowed!
American Bartenders School shows you to make the Slippery Nipple shooter from butterscotch schnapps and Bailey's.
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...
Sexy Bitch? Drinks can be called anything nowadays, and nothing sounds as tempting as the "sexy bitch". The sexy bitch can be made at home with no problem. Simply fill the glass with ice, one full shot of Smirnoff Citrus Vodka, one full shot of Malibu Rum, a dash of sour mix, splash of club soda, a 1/4 shot of Hypnotiq, a dash of Sprite, and finally… complete with an orange garnish. It's one sexy bitch for one sex gal. This alcohol DIY video was made for LaGrandeLife.
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!
Watch this video and learn how to mix a Cherry Breezer. You will need vodka, cherry puree, cranberry juice, fresh lime, and ginger ale.
Not only do they look elegant, citrus peel can add to the flavor of a beverage. This tutorial shows you how to make your own fancy twists of citrus peel for using as garnishes for your home bar. You'll be surprised at how easy it is! Make your own fancy citrus twists for garnishes at home.
Learn how to mix a Dirty Dog cocktail from a hot girl in this instructional bartending video! Ingredients:
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.
To make this delicious holiday drink, you will need: 2 cups of water, 4-5 whole star anise, 10-12 whole cloves, 1 cinnamon stick, 15 ounces cream of coconut, 14.5 ounces coconut milk, 14 ounces of condensed milk and 2 - 2 1/2 cups of white rum, plus raspberries and nutmeg to garnish. Make a "Cocotini" coconut martini.
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.
We've all been there. You bring a delicious bottle of wine to a party, on a trip or to a picnic and you've forgotten your corkscrew! No worries! In this clip, all you need is something long and thin like a wooden spoon and a towel to get into the good stuff. Enjoy!
Learn how to make the after dinner drink, the Irish Candy. It's a not too sweet, not too fruity after dinner digestive.
Nothing beats a Champagne tower for old-world elegance—so long as you construct it so it doesn’t fall down! Watch this video to learn how to build your own champagne tower. You will need:
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 pomegranate heaven. For the recipe used in this video cocktail-mixing tutorial, you will need sour mix, citrus vodka, and pomegranate liqueur. Enjoy your fresh pomegranate heaven cocktail.
Tony Spinelli Sr., of Seymour, Connecticut, an expert at making homemade wine from store bought grape juice, shows and explains how to do it yourself. Tip: use Manishevitz grape juice for best results. May also buy pre-pressed vineyard juices for authentic Cabernets, etc.
In this video Gary has pulled the 6 top selling California Cabernet Sauvignon wines under $20 off the shelves (2003 Stephan Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon, 2003 Twenty Rows Cabernet Sauvignon, 2003 Trentadue Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon, 2000 Douglass Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, 2003 Simi Cabernet Sauvignon, 2003 Hess Select Cab Sauv) and is tasting and reviewing them for you. Are they popular for a reason? Or should you save your $20 for something better?
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...
In Mexico, there are a lot of kinds of agave, and depending on the type of agave you can make different drinks. Blue agave is the only kind used to make tequila. The harvested agave stalks are then steamed in an oven for a day, and then cooled for another day. The stalks are then fermented. No need to add any sugar. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to make tequila from agave nectar. Make tequila from agave nectar.
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.
This video teaches you how Laphroaig whiskey is made and also how to properly taste it. It gives background on the Laphroaig brewing company, explaining the process Laphroaig whiskey goes through and how to properly drink the completed whiskey. The video is a great tutorial on the background of whiskey making.
Want to make a Blue Bayou 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.