Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Sunday, December 27, 2015

The History of Gin



Hendrick's gin brand ambassador Xavier Padovani tells WatchMojo.com about the evolution of gin; how it first gained popularity for its medicinal properties and is now a popular ingredient in cocktails.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Happy Holidays!


Warmest Thoughts and Best Wishes for a Wonderful Holiday and a Very Happy New Year!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Everybody Can Make A Merry Mule l Holiday Vodka Recipes



One thing we can all agree on: The perfect easy drink always makes the perfect gift. Enjoy the Merry Mule with friends this holiday season.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Top 10 Cocktails for Men



Nothing hits the spot on a testosterone-fueled night with the guys like a good cocktail.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Sutter Home Cocktails: Stocking Stuffer



Made with Sutter Home Merlot, our Stocking Stuffer wine cocktail tastes like a luxurious chocolate raspberry truffle.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

How to Make a Mulled Wine Gift | Rich Hunt | One Minute Tips



These mulled wine spice bags are really easy to prepare and make great, thoughtful gifts at Christmas time. Follow Rich's instructions and in just 60 seconds you'll have all the information you need to make your own Mulled Wine gifts at home. Tie your spice bag to a bottle of red wine, give the present to a loved one and hopefully they'll let you try a glass when they make their Mulled Wine at home!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Everybody Can Make Pumpkin Pie Shooters l Vanilla Vodka Recipes



Do you use your oven for storage? Don’t worry. Not everyone can make the perfect turkey, but everyone can make this delicious Pumpkin Pie shooter

Sunday, December 6, 2015

How to Chill a Glass | Joe McCanta | One Minute Tips



Cold cocktails should always be served in a chilled glass. In this One Minute Tip, top bartender Joe McCanta will demonstrate a few different ways to chill your glasses to perfection. Follow these tips and your guests are sure to be impressed when you serve your drinks in perfectly chilled glassware. Sponsored by Bacardi.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Ultimate Guide to GIN | Sam Carter



We headed to Laverstoke Mill, the home of Bombay Sapphire London Dry Gin, to catch up with our Gin Professor Sam Carter. In The Ultimate Guide to Gin, Sam will take you through everything you've ever wanted to know about gin, from its history and origins as Dutch genever, through to its botanicals and how gin is made and distilled today. Sponsored by Bacardi.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Smirnoff Drink Recipes - Cranberry Screwdriver



Check out this video now to learn how to make a Smirnoff Cranberry Screwdriver then try mixing one up tonight!

Smirnoff Cranberry Screwdriver

- 1.25 oz SMIRNOFF® Cranberry Flavored Vodka
- 3 oz Orange Juice
- 1 twist Lemon
- 1 twist Lemon Fill glass with ice.

Add liquid ingredients to glass. Stir well and garnish with Lemon twist.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Sutter Home Cocktails: Midwinter’s Night



Warm up your winter with a Sutter Home wine cocktail made with our delicious Cabernet Sauvignon.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Blast Your Thanksgiving | Captain Morgan Cannon Blast Shot



Let’s get the crew together this Thanksgiving and drop it like it’s shot. My delicious new Cannon Blast shot has arrived!

Know when to cease fire. Drink responsibly.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Thanksgiving Mini Apple Pie Jello Shots - Tipsy Bartender



The cutest little apple pie jello shots ever!

THANKSGIVING APPLE PIE JELLO SHOTS
Jello Mix:
2 1/2 Cup Apple Juice
3 Packs Gelatin
3/4 Cup Sugar
Dash of Cinnamon
1/4 Cup Fireball Whiskey
3/4 Cup Apple Vodka
Pie Crust

Sunday, November 15, 2015

60 Second Wine Expert: Wine Words



America's premier wine expert, Kevin Zraly tells you what to look for when ordering wine.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Introducing the New Smirnoff ICE Moscow Mule



The Smirnoff Ice Moscow Mule is the newest addition to the delicious line-up of Smirnoff Ice flavors. It's inspired by the popular cocktail and has that perfect balance of crisp ginger and lime flavor, with just a touch of sweetness.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Introducing NEW Bud Light Apple!



Bud Light Apple is here! Enjoy the smooth and refreshing taste of Bud Light with a crisp red-delicious flavor.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Alien Brain Hemorrhage Halloween Cocktail Drink



Alien Brain Hemorrhage Halloween Cocktail Drink. Treat your trick or treaters to this ghoulish cocktail.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Language of Wine: What is Oakiness?



Check, Please! Bay Area host Leslie Sbrocco shares her wine expertise about the language of Wine - What is oakiness?

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015

Everybody Can Make A Moscow Mule l Vodka Recipes



The ‎Moscow Mule. Invented with Smirnoff vodka in 1941, and coming in all copper shapes and sizes ever since.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Blue Bandana Shots with Jerrod Niemann - Tipsy Bartender



Country music sensation Jerrod Niemann stops by to make some badass jack daniels BLUE BANDANA SHOTS!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

How Jameson Whiskey is made



We take a look at the Jameson Whiskey production process from grain to glass.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

What is Sweetness in Wine?



Check, Please! Bay Area host Leslie Sbrocco discusses what causes sweetness in wine and the difference between sweetness and fruitiness.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Making Cocktails at Home | Sour Bonder - How to Jameson



How to Jameson - an everyday guide to homemade drinks. A step-by-step recipe for making a Sour Bonder.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Everybody Can Make Newton's Fall l Fall Vodka Recipes



Physics is complicated. Making a delicious Newton’s Fall doesn’t have to be. Thanks, Gravity.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Old Fashioned: GREY GOOSE Vodka Cocktail



The Old Fashioned cocktail recipe typically calls for angostura bitters and brandy, bourbon or whiskey. For a fresh twist on this classic favorite, we recommend using GREY GOOSE Vodka instead. One sip and you'll see how the sweet, citrusy Old Fashioned can taste new again.

Ingredients: GREY GOOSE Original (2 parts), Demerara Brown Sugar (2 teaspoons), hot water (dash), Angostura Aromatic Bitters (dash) and orange zest (dash).

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Riesling Wine: Check, Please! Bay Area Wine Tips



Host Leslie Sbrocco shares her wine tips about Riesling on KQED's Check, Please! Bay Area

Sunday, September 13, 2015

10 Wine Tasting Party Tips - HGTV



Entertainment expert Meg Allan Cole gives tips on how to throw an idyllic wine tasting party, paired with perfect, cost-efficient accompaniments.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Wine Glasses 101



Serve wine with class using the right glass. Find out which wine glasses enhance the qualities of different wines.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Wine Tip: What Role Does Acidity Play in the Taste of Wine?



Check, Please! Bay Area host Leslie Sbrocco shares her wine tip in Season 10 episode 4. What Role does Acidity Play in the Taste of Wine?

Friday, September 4, 2015

Everybody Can Make A Rock The Block Punch l Vodka Punch Recipes



Rock the Block Punch is the perfect Block Party punch. People of the neighborhood, unite! #Punch4Everybody

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

About The "Body" of Wine



Check, Please! Bay Area host Leslie Sbrocco shares her wine expertise about the "Body" of Wine.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Sunday, August 23, 2015

People Shotgun Beer For The First Time



To Shotgun a beer: Shotgunning a beer is the act of consuming a beer at a high rate of speed after puncturing a second hole in the can.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

What Your Favorite Cocktail Says About You



From martinis to Jäger shots, what you order at a bar says a lot about your personality. We put voices to your favorite cocktails for this hilarious cartoon that highlights the best and worst in boozy stereotypes.

Monday, August 17, 2015

How to make an Absolut Blue Andy Cocktail | Recipe



Absolut Blue Andy Cocktail. Watch how to make one of your favourite cocktails. Try making them at home!

INGREDIENTS:
1,5 Parts Absolut Vodka
0,75 Part Blue Curacao
0,5 Part Apple Juice
Lemonade
2 Wheels Lime
Ice Cubes

Friday, August 14, 2015

Check, Please! Bay Area Wine Tip: What is Tannin?



KQED's Check, Please! Bay Area host Leslie Sbrocco shares her wine expertise to educate us on the role of tannin in wine. This wine tip is a segment from the Season 10 premiere.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

How to Make the Woahito | Captain Morgan Flavors Cocktail Recipe



Put some loca in your boca.

Watch Captain Morgan take over your summer. Surrender to three new tropical flavors, resistance is futile.

Drink Responsibly. Captain's Orders!

Please do not share with those under the legal purchase age of alcohol. ©2015 Captain Morgan Rum Co., Norwalk, CT.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

WARHOL WHITE COSMOPOLITAN DRINK RECIPE - HOW TO MIX



HOW TO MIX THIS COCKTAIL

Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with orange.

INGREDIENTS
2 Parts Absolut Vodka
0,5 Part Orange Liqueur
1 Part White Cranberry Juice
0,5 Part Lime Juice
1 Twist Orange
Ice Cubes

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Everybody Can Make A Tex On The Beach - Smirnoff



The Tex on The Beach is easy, delicious, and looks super Texy with a bolo tie. #Punch4Everybody

Monday, July 27, 2015

A 360° Trip Back to the 1920's



Take a 360° spin through the 1920's as these #UpForWhatever fans turn back the clocks.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Everything You Need To Know About The Basics of White Wine


White wine is always a hit at parties and get-togethers. Most people can name a favorite brand, but not everyone truly knows the subtle differences and numerous varieties of the wines produced by the hundreds of varieties of white wine grapes. These grapes are planted on all corners of the globe, so the drink you're sipping on could have started in France, Italy, or Spain! Keep reading to learn about the flavor profiles and regions of the most common white wine grapes. This list could obviously be way more extensive, but here are a few of the more common varieties.

Chardonnay

Almost everyone has heard of Chardonnay. It's versatile and popular and grows all over the globe. Some of the most recognized producers are Burgundy, France, California, and Australia. Its taste calls to mind fresh green apples and can be made to be crisp and stony, buttery and toasty, or even brilliantly fresh if the green apple and citrus flavors are highlighted.

Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc is a white grape typically found in the Loire Valley of France. It's very versatile and can produce sweet dessert, sparkling, dry, and off-dry flavors. In South Africa, it is known as Steen. Wines made from these grapes typically have floral aromas, assertive acidity, and apple and pear-like flavors.

Gewurztraminer

This variety grows in Alsace and produces very intense floral, aromatic, and spicy vino. They can range from extremely dry to decadently sweet. In Oregon and northern Italy, it makes a crisp, grapefruit-flavored wine that pairs very well with spicy foods and Asian dishes.

Marsanne

This is the most important grape in the northern Rhone, and has only recently begun to be labeled in the U.S. Both in France and the U.S., it is often blended Roussanne, Viognier, and Grenache Blanc. It ripens reliably and makes full-bodied wine, low-acid and with flavors of almonds, lightly spiced pears, and white peaches. Some of the oldest plantings in the world are located in Australia.

Muscat

There are many varieties of Muscat, but all contain a strong aroma of oranges. When fermented dry, it generally imparts a hint of sweetness. Muscat is great for light sparkling wines, especially the Moscato d'Asti of northern Italy. The Muscats of Australia produce the most luscious and dense varieties.

Pinot Grigio

Pinot Grigio creates light, food-friendly wines that don't overwhelm the palate with the taste of alcohol. Popular versions come from the Tre Venezie, Alsace, and the Pfalz region of Germany. A very close cousin, Pinot Gris, has become the pre-eminent wine of Oregon. The California version of Pinot Grigio is heavier, but vintners in Washington make a version that is intense, tart, and pairs well with seafood.

Use your newfound knowledge to discuss your drink options with guests at your next dinner party or event. Your friends will surely be impressed by your repertoire.

When looking for delicious white wine, enthusiasts visit Duck Pond Cellars. To learn more, visit http://www.duckpondcellars.com.
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Sunday, July 12, 2015

60 Second Wine Expert: Pairing Wine with Fish



America's premier wine expert, Kevin Zraly and Delish.com's Elizabeth Shepard share the best wines to pair with fish.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Making Cocktails at Home | Summer Grog



Friends coming over? You don’t need cocktail credentials to make this crowd-pleasing summer drink.

Monday, July 6, 2015

#SummerBucketList - Take a Summer Class



"Take a Summer Class" should be on your #SummerBucketList... as long as it's the right class.

Friday, July 3, 2015

How to make a 4th of July Patriot Punch - Tipsy Bartender



A Red, White and Blue drink to celebrate the 4th of July, Independence Day...THE PATRIOT PUNCH! This is an awesome drink with layers of red, white, and blue! It's perfect for 4th of July parties and cookouts, and this is a family-friendly recipe that can be made non-alcoholic so everyone, adults and kids alike, can enjoy it! Include this festive drink on your party menu and enjoy one of these while you watch the fireworks!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

CÎROC Summer School: Coconut Strawberry Lemonade



CÎROC Summer School Presents: CÎROC Coconut & Strawberry Lemonade

Ingredients
1.5 oz. Cîroc® Coconut
1 oz. lemon juice
0.75 oz. honey syrup (equal parts honey and water)
3 ea. strawberries
3 oz. club soda

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Everybody Can Make A Dad Fashioned



Wish Dad a Happy Father's Day with a good, old fashioned drink fashioned just the way he'd fashion it himself.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

3 Cool Ways To Get Your Drink On This Summer



Cool down while getting turnt up.

Tequila Sunrise Pops
Ingredients
▪ 2 cups pineapple juice
▪ 1 lb, fresh pineapple, peeled and pureed
▪ 3/4 cup tequila
▪ 1/4 cup grenadine
Instructions
1. Combine and stir pineapple juice, pureed pineapple and tequila. Fill popsicle wells 3/4 way up with pineapple mixture. Pour 1 teaspoon of grenadine into each well.
2. **NOTES** (1) The recipe makes a total of 32 oz. The amount of popsicles it yields will vary on the mold used. The mold used in the photo yields sixteen 3oz popsicles. (2) If your popsicle mold does not have a top, cover the top with foil and outline each well with your fingers. Cut a tiny slit in the middle of each well and insert popsicle stick.
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Frozen Sangria
Serves: 4

Ingredients
• 1 ½ cup red wine (I used Cabernet)
• 1 ½ oz dark rum
• ¼ cup orange juice
• 3 rings of slice pineapple, canned is fine
• 1 peach, pitted and skin removed
• 2 tbsp sugar
• ⅛ tsp cinnamon
• Ice

Instructions
1. Combine wine, rum, orange juice, cinnamon, and sugar in a pitcher and stir to combine. Add fruit.
2. Dump pitcher contents into blender. Blend to puree fruit.
3. Unless you have a really big blender you will probably need to pour half the mixture back into the pitcher and work in batches.
4. With half of the sangria mixture in the blender add about 2 cups of ice and blend. Add more ice if necessary.
5. Pour in glasses and garnish with lime wedge.
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For detailed instructions on how to make the XXL Watermelon Jell-shots, check out this post! http://www.buzzfeed.com/christinebyrn...

Monday, June 15, 2015

60 Second Wine Expert: White Wine Color



America's premier wine expert, Kevin Zraly explains what you can tell about a white wine by looking at it's color.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Everybody Can Make A Freedom Punch - Smirnoff



Celebrate freedom this #July4 with the freedom to choose between two delicious Freedom Punches. Or choose both. If you want. Choice is yours #Freedom #Punch4Everybody

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Billy Leighton | Head Blender for Jameson Whiskey



With almost a decade of experience as Master Blender behind him, Billy’s precision can be traced back to his first role, as a trainee accountant at Irish Distillers’ Old Bush Mill Distillery. When given the opportunity to move into production, Billy went from calculating VAT to the Vatting House, where he prepared the whiskey for bottling.

“You don’t set out to become a whiskey blender from day one,” says Billy. "What helped was the experience I gathered with my whiskey production, but perhaps most specifically, from the blending point of view, the intimate knowledge of my stocks proved most valuable.”

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

CÎROC Summer School: CÎROC Peach Lemonade



CÎROC Summer School Presents: CÎROC Peach Lemonade

Ingredients:

1.5 oz. Cîroc® Peach
0.75 oz. lemon juice
0.75 oz. simple syrup
1 oz. iced tea
5 ea. mint leaves

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Tokyo Martini Cocktail Drink Recipe



Tokyo Martini Cocktail Drink Recipe is another variation of the popular sweetened Martinis. The Midori liqueur gives it a sweetened melon flavor with a kick from the vodka.

Recipe
1 oz. vodka
1 oz. Midori
3/4 oz. sweet and sour mix
Cherry garnish

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Everybody Can Make A Screwdriver



Don’t let the name Screwdriver scare you from making this really easy drink. All you need are hands. Or those highly skilled feet you develop after losing your hands.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Story of ABSOLUT Vodka - History



In 1979, a swedish vodka called ABSOLUT appeared in the US - a big moment for a brand whose story goes back over four hundred years.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Everybody Can Make An Ocean Breeze Punch



This Memorial Day make a batch of Ocean Breeze Punch. It’s delicious and mixes way easier than spray-sunscreen and a real ocean breeze. #Punch4Everybody.

Just mix 1.5 Cups of Smirnoff VODKA, 1.5 Cups Curacao, 2 Cups Lemonade, Lemon Wheel Garnish and enjoy with 8 other beachgoers.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

70 Things to Know About Tequila - #2



Tequila is defined as the distilled spirit created from agave in certain areas of Mexico.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Build a Better Burger Tips: Wine Pairings



Building a better burger doesn’t mean stopping with what rests between the buns. To even further enhance the flavors, pair your burger creation with some of your favorite Sutter Home wines.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Thursday, May 7, 2015

70 Things to Know About Tequila - #1



How well do you know your tequila?

#1: By Mexican Law, any product labeled tequila must follow what rule?

Monday, May 4, 2015

Summer Cocktails: Margarita Recipe | Pottery Barn



A classic Tommy margarita is one the best summer cocktails to serve while entertaining. It is easy to make as it has just three ingredients and can be made in batches to serve large groups of guests.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Everybody Can Make The Kentucky Mint Mulip



You don’t have to be a jockey to win the Derby. All you need are fancy hats and a delicious Kentucky Mint Mulep.

Just mix 1.5 oz SMIRNOFF Vodka, 4 oz Ginger Beer, mint, and enjoy!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Starting a Block Party | Bud Light Commercial



Introducing the new Bud Light Lime Rita-Fiesta Pack. With New Lemon-Ade-Rita and delicious Lime-A-Rita, Straw-Ber-Rita, and Mang-o-Rita flavors, you’ll be jamming in the street. All. Night. Long. Fiesta Forever!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Smirnoff Drink Recipes - Abstract Blueberry



Check out this video now to learn how to make a Smirnoff Abstract Blueberry then try mixing one up tonight!

Smirnoff Abstract Blueberry

- 1.5 oz SMIRNOFF® Blueberry Flavored Vodka
- 3 oz Lemonade
- 3 Blueberries Fill glass with ice.

Add liquid ingredients to glass. Stir well and garnish with Blueberries.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

What's a Good Whiskey for a Beginner? | Whiskey Guide



Learn about some good types of whiskey for beginner whiskey drinkers from the experts at NYC's Rye House in this Howcast video.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Wild Turkey Bourbon - Imperfect



You don’t have to be flawless to make something flawlessly. After 60 years making Kentucky bourbon, Master Distiller Jimmy Russell is proof of that. He’s the living embodiment of the #Nevertamed spirit, and the heart and soul of Wild Turkey.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

How to Make a Smirnoff Ice® Preparada



Spice up your Smirnoff Ice® with fresh fruit, Chamoy and Chili Lime Salt – make a Preparada!

Smirnoff Ice Preparada:

- One 11.20z bottle of Smirnoff Ice
- Chopped fruit - Chamoy
- Chili lime seasoning
- Maraschino cherries (optional)

Fill glass halfway with ice. Add chopped apples and oranges. Flavor with some chili lime seasoning and chamoy to your taste. Pour one (11.20z) bottle of Smirnoff Ice® Original. Top it all off with some maraschino

Monday, April 13, 2015

Bud Light Commercial | Lime-a-Rita Fiesta Forever 30 Seconds



No matter the situation you find yourself in, you can always start a fiesta with Bud Light Lime Ritas, Straw-Ber-Rita, and delicious new Lemon-ade-Rita. Fiesta Forever.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Everybody Can Make The Exec Brunch Decision



Kick off the biggest brunch weekend of the year with good drinks and good food. Pics or it didn’t happen.

Just Mix 1.25 cups SMIRNOFF Vodka, .25 cups sparkling wine, 2.5 cups OJ, and enjoy with 8 friends!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

"#BringTheBar" | Bud Light MIXXTAIL Commercial



Now you can bring bold cocktail taste wherever the night takes you. #BringTheBar with ready-to-drink Bud Light MIXXTAIL.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Smirnoff Drink Recipes - Cranberry Screwdriver



Check out this video now to learn how to make a Smirnoff Cranberry Screwdriver then try mixing one up tonight!

Smirnoff Cranberry Screwdriver

- 1.25 oz SMIRNOFF® Cranberry Flavored Vodka
- 3 oz Orange Juice
- 1 twist Lemon
- 1 twist Lemon Fill glass with ice.

Add liquid ingredients to glass. Stir well and garnish with Lemon twist.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Everything can mix with Smirnoff Raspberry



Toast your viewing party with one of these easy drinks but hurry, before the music gets you.

 Just mix Smirnoff Raspberry with Iced Tea, or Lemonade, or Cranberry Juice.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Sutter Home Wine Cocktails: Pop & Rocks



Made with Sutter Home Chardonnay, our Pop & Rocks wine cocktail is a lively sipper that calls for an encore. http://po.st/poprocks

Monday, March 23, 2015

60 Second Wine Expert: Wine Words



America's premier wine expert, Kevin Zraly tells you what to look for when ordering wine.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Introducing Bud Light MIXXTAIL | Bud Light MIXXTAIL



#BringTheBar with Bud Light MIXXTAIL. We reinvented the cocktail so it’s ready-to-drink with three bold, smooth flavors: Long Island Iced Tea, Hurricane, and Firewalker. Bold cocktail taste for wherever the night takes you.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Sutter Home Wine Cocktails: Rainbow’s End



Made with Sutter Home Chenin Blanc, our Rainbow’s End wine cocktail will have you rejoicing in your good fortune. Get the recipe here: http://po.st/rainbowsend

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Green Lantern Martini Cocktail Drink Recipe



Green Lantern Martini Cocktail Drink and bartender tips from American Bartending School. A great drink for the super hero in you.

Recipe
1 oz. -.30 ml vodka
1 oz - .30 ml.Midori melon flavored liqueur
1/2 oz. -.15 ml Rose's Lime Juice
Lemon twist garnish

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

How to Make the Irish Car Bomb - Tipsy Bartender



You're not celebrating unless you're having....THE IRISH CAR BOMB! This bomb shot always gets the party started! A shot of whiskey and Irish cream are dropped into a glass of beer, and the taste is surprisingly smooth. Having these on hand for St. Patrick's Day festivities is a must, but these make a fun addition to any party any time!

RECIPE: =======
1/2 shot Jameson Irish Whiskey
1/2 shot Baileys Irish Cream
1/2 pint Guinness Irish Stout

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Thursday, March 5, 2015

French Negroni: GREY GOOSE Vodka Cocktail



A twist on the classic bitter and citrusy Negroni cocktail, the French Negroni is a simple and easy drink recipe to prepare. While the Negroni usually calls for gin, the French Negroni is crafted with GREY GOOSE Vodka, sweet Vermouth and garnished with an orange slice. It is the perfect pre-dinner drink as it stimulates the appetite.

Ingredients: GREY GOOSE L'Orange (1 part), NOILLY PRAT Rouge Vermouth (1 part), French Bitter Aperitif (¾ part) and orange zest (garnish).

Monday, March 2, 2015

Tennessee Whiskey vs Bourbon: What's the Difference?



Jack Daniels' master distiller explains what the difference is between a Tennessee whiskey and a bourbon.

Friday, February 27, 2015

60 Second Wine Expert: Tasting Red Wines



America's premier wine expert, Kevin Zraly explains what to look for when tasting red wines.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Beer is Better Served in the Right Glass



Become the ultimate beer expert and find out which beer glasses enhance the qualities of different brews.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Star Wars Shots - Tipsy Bartender



Super tasty and fun... STAR WARS SHOTS! This is a crazy combo with a clever Star Wars theme!

RECIPE
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Han Solo Shot:
1/2 oz. (15ml) Kahlua coffee liqueur
1/2 oz (15ml) Bailey's
1/2 oz (15ml) Crown Royal

Greedo Shot:
1/2 oz. (15ml) Kahlua coffee liqueur
1/2 oz (15ml) Bailey's
Mix 1 oz (30ml) Green Creme de Menthe and Bacardi 151 in a measuring glass, then layer on top. Light the mixture to signify Greedo getting shot by the blaster!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Sutter Home Cocktails: Sorbet Soirée



Made with Sutter Home Pink Moscato, our Sorbet Soirée wine cocktail is a sweet treat. Get the recipe here: po.st/shsorbetsoiree

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Dirty Martini: GREY GOOSE Vodka Cocktail



GREY GOOSE helps solve the mystery of how to make a Dirty Martini. The Grey Goose Dirty Martini recipe is a classic cocktail combining vodka and olives or olive juice, made with Dry Vermouth and ice, strained into a Martini glass. Let more of the muddled olive pieces into the glass if you like yours a little dirtier.

Ingredients: GREY GOOSE Original (2 parts), NOILLY PRAT Original French Dry Vermouth (½ part), Mediterranean Olive Brine ( 2/3 part) and Mediterranean olives (4).

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Sutter Home Cocktails: Red Blend Fizz



Made with Sutter Home Red Blend, our Red Blend Fizz wine cocktail is sure to liven up any occasion. Get the recipe here: po.st/redblendfizz

Monday, February 9, 2015

60 Second Wine Expert: American Wine



America's premier wine expert, Kevin Zraly shares information about American wine.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Old Fashioned: GREY GOOSE Vodka Cocktail



The Old Fashioned cocktail recipe typically calls for angostura bitters and brandy, bourbon or whiskey. For a fresh twist on this classic favorite, we recommend using GREY GOOSE Vodka instead. One sip and you'll see how the sweet, citrusy Old Fashioned can taste new again.

Ingredients: GREY GOOSE Original (2 parts), Demerara Brown Sugar (2 teaspoons), hot water (dash), Angostura Aromatic Bitters (dash) and orange zest (dash).

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

All about Vodka: How It's Made and How to Drink It



Made of potatoes, grains or even beets, vodka is a popular alcohol due to its versatility in mixed drinks. WatchMojo.com speaks to François Thibault, the maitre de chai who originated the recipe for Grey Goose vodka and serves as its brand's ambassador.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

60 Second Wine Expert: Chardonnay



America's premier wine expert, Kevin Zraly talks about Chardonnay with Delish.com's Elizabeth Shepard.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

St. Tropez: GREY GOOSE Vodka Cocktail



A St.Tropez cocktail, commonly spelled Saint Tropez, is named after its origin in France. This sweet, refreshing cocktail is designed to brighten up your palate. Served in a highball glass, this mixed drink is a combination of GREY GOOSE Le Citron Vodka, lemonade or lime juice and can include club soda, based on your taste preferences.

Ingredients: GREY GOOSE Le Citron (1 ½ parts) and lemonade.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

60 Second Wine Expert: White Wine



America's premier wine expert, Kevin Zraly talks about white wine with Delish.com's Elizabeth Shepard.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

How to make Jolly Rancher Vodka! - Tipsy Bartender



Here's how to make your own Jolly Rancher candy flavored vodka! We soak jolly rancher hard candies in vodka to create the perfect infusion. We have vodka in all the jolly rancher candy flavors; green apple, cherry, watermelon, grape and blue raspberry.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Le Fizz: GREY GOOSE Vodka Cocktail



Similar to champagne cocktails, the Le Fizz cocktail is perfect for celebrating. The Le Fizz recipe is a uniquely tart and floral cocktail. Crafted with soft, floral St. Germain Elderflower liqueur and refreshing lime to highlight the smooth, rounded taste of GREY GOOSE Vodka.

Ingredients: GREY GOOSE Original (1 ½ parts), St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur (1 part), freshly squeezed Lime juice (¾ part) and soda water (2 parts).

Friday, January 16, 2015

60 Second Wine Expert: Red Wine Color



America's premier wine expert, Kevin Zraly explains what you tell about a red wine by looking at it's color.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Wet Martini: GREY GOOSE Vodka Cocktail



The Wet Martini recipe, a vintage vodka cocktail that has come back into fashion. Similar to the Dirty Martini recipe, the Wet Martini calls for the perfect blend of Vermouth and GREY GOOSE Vodka to create a bitter, herbal drink fit for any occasion.

Ingredients: GREY GOOSE Original (2 parts), NOILLY PRAT Original French Dry Vermouth (1 part), Orange Bitters (1 dash) and Mediterranean olives (2 garnish).

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Sutter Home Cocktails: Midwinter’s Night



Warm up your winter with a Sutter Home wine cocktail made with our delicious Cabernet Sauvignon.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

The Journey to Whatever - #UpForWhatever Bottle | Bud Light



This year, our #UpForWhatever bottles are inviting you to be more #UpForWhatever than ever before. Each Bud Light starts in our brewery, but when you’re #UpForWhatever, you never know where it’ll end up.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

60 Second Wine Expert: Zinfandel



America's premier wine expert, Kevin Zraly talks about Zindandel with Delish.com's Elizabeth Shepard.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!


Out with the old, in with the new, may you be happy the whole year through!

Happy New Year from Barrel 2 Bottle!