Hot Alcohol How-Tos

How To: Make a vodka and Sprite in seconds

Have you ever wanted to have a 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 on 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 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: Make tequila from agave nectar

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.

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: Find good, cheap wine with Gary Vaynerchuk

Learn how to pick out a good, cheap bottle of wine from expert Gary Vaynerchuk. Look for great vintages, because a good year can carry a mediocre producer. The converse is also true; a good producer can make a decent wine even if the grapes were bad that year. Watch this oeniphile video tutorial and learn how to pick out a tasty, inexpensive wine.

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: Mix a Sidecar cocktail

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 Sidecar. For the recipe used in this video cocktail-mixing tutorial, you will need sour mix, triple sec, and cognac brandy. Enjoy your fresh Sidecar cocktail.

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 Maggie May martini cocktail

Finally, a cocktail worthy of being named by the greatest Rod Stewart song of all time. Southern Comfort, amaretto, Chambord, lime juice, grenadine, and triple sec make up the sweet Maggie May martini cocktail. Follow along with bartender Maggie as she gives step by step directions for how to mix up this specialty drink. Watch this video beverage making tutorial and learn how to mix the Maggie May martini cocktail.

How To: Mix a Woo Woo cocktail with vodka, peach schnapps & cranberry juice

If you have vodka, peach schnapps & cranberry juice, then you've got what it takes to make a Woo Woo cocktail. 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, take a look.

How To: Get Drunk Fast

Sick of pounding beer and shots to get drunk faster? Here's a sure-fire way to get drunk faster, be forewarned, this involves using your anus. If you can't view the video below, you can check out this MANswer over on Spike.

How To: Cut a perfect lime wedge

Check out this video to learn how to cut a perfect lime wedge so it perches on the side of your glass. Don’t forgo the garnish for fear of a wiggly lime. This also applies to wobbly lemons! Important bartending tip.

How To: Mix a Cheese Cake shot cocktail

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 Cheese Cake shoot. You will need Bailey's Irish cream, pineapple juice, and grenadine. Follow along with this video mixology lesson and find out how to make a Cheese Cake 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 Ditka Kick Ass Bloody Mary cocktail

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 Ditka Kick Ass Bloody Mary. For the recipe used in this video cocktail-mixing tutorial, you will need 100 proof vodka, Ditka's Bloody Mary Kick Ass bloody mary mix, and lemon. Enjoy your fresh bloody mary 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: Make a Sidecar cocktail with cognac

Jason Littrell, The Randolph on Broome shows us how to make a sidecar cocktail with cognac within just 12 seconds. For this we need is three quarters of an ounce of lemon juice, one ounce of Cointreau, one ounce of cognac. Then shake it with ice, Strain and Serve in a Coupe. Do the garnishing with a Lemon. Besides this he also shows us how to make a world war one styled drinks. For this you need are the premium ingredients and the freshest lemon juice possibly found. You just need to squeeze ...

How To: Mix a New York Tiger cocktail with whiskey, triple sec and grenadine

Want to make a New York Tiger 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: Light a match (while bartending) with one hand

This video illustrates how to light a match while bartending with one hand. Take a pack of match sticks. Slide the paper over the match pointer with your thumb. Fold a match stick backwards to the pack and fold it once at the edge of the pack. A match strip is printed over the edge in pack of match sticks. Just let the match stick rub the match strip using your thumb and the match stick is lighted up. Just slide over the table. Benefit after watching this video: 1. To light a match while bart...

How To: Make firecracker shots for the 4th of July

What's the best way to celebrate your independence? Alcohol. There's no a soul out there that can't enjoy a few drinks during a nice celebration. So, why not go a step further with some crazy shots? Shots are the quickest and easiest way to get drunk fast. Do it for your country — but don’t overdo it. Mix up a batch of patriotic cocktails for your Independence Day party.

How To: Compare California and French chardonnay

Technically it's the California Chardonnay vs. the French White Burgundy but since they both use the Chardonnay grape it's still a battle. In this video Gary tastes and compares two against two: 2004 Pessagno Sleepy Hollow Chardonnay and 2004 Beringer Private Reserve Chardonnay vs. 2003 Caves De Colombe Chassagne Montrachet and 2001 Matrot Puligny Montrachet Comb Ottes. See which Gary puts on top.

How To: Make orange bitters in an alcohol base for cocktail flavoring

Sure, something called "orange bitters" can't be tasty, right? Bitterness is the first thing you think, but despite it's name, these aren't bitter at all. They go great in mixed drinks, like the Serafina Delle Rose cocktail, adding a nice accent of flavor. Chuck Draghi, Chef and Mixologist, shows you how to make these orange bitters. Fresh orange peel, herbs, spices, vodka and a little time are all you need.

How To: Make a classic sweet martini cocktail

This video shows you how to make a classic sweet martini cocktail that you can use for an entertainment surprise. The first public recipe was published in 1888. A dry martini has very little vermouth. A sweet martini has a little more vermouth. A perfect martini is a mixture of dry and sweet vermouth. To make the sweet martini cocktail we use a cocktail glass not a martini glass. Get the glass cold by putting ice and water into the glass. Get the shaker tin and put ice, 1 1/2 ounce of good gi...

How To: Open a Beer with Your Forearm

If you can't always crack open a cold one with the usual twisting motion, you might want to try it like shown in this instructional video. It keeps your t-shirts intact, and saves the humiliation of asking for a bottle opener for that twist-off cap. Follow along with this how-to video to learn how to open a beer bottle with your forearm.

How To: Mix a smurf cocktail shooter

American Bartenders School shows how to make a Smurf mixed drink cocktail recipe. You will need vodka and grenadine. Learn how to mix the deceptively not blue Smurf cocktail by watching this video beverage-making tutorial.

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 rum and chocolate cocktail

Not sure what to serve at your next cocktail party? Why not try a decadent rum drink that doubles as a chocolate dessert? In this how-to video James prepares a rum based cocktail with Hotel Chocolat's Liquid Chocolat.

How To: Make a cocktail martini

Drink@Drink demonstrates how to make a cocktail martini. First, add ice to a martini glass and a cocktail shaker. Next, stir the ice to chill the glass and the shaker. Then, strain the excess water out of the shaker. Add 8 parts gin and 2 parts martini dry to the shaker. Pour the ice out of the glass. Mix the ice with the gin and martini concoction in the shaker. Strain the mixed martini into the martini glass. Finally, add an olive garnish to the glass, gently mixing it in the martini, to co...

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