Friday, December 30, 2016

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Jamie's Prosecco, Pear & Blackberry Punch | Jamie Oliver


Jamie's knocked up a fantastic winter punch, full of fruity flavour and perfect for a party - you have to give this a try. It's infused with winter spices and citrus, enhanced with fresh blackberries and pears, and taken to the next level with Martini Prosecco and Pear Vodka. Let us know what you think... (This is a paid ad by Martini)

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Happy Holidays


Best Wishes for a Wonderful Holiday Season and a New Year Filled with Peace and Happiness

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Peppermint Shot Glasses with Candy Cane Vodka


Here's the recipe:

PEPPERMINT SHOT GLASSES WITH CANDY CANE VODKA
Vodka
Candy Canes
Round Peppermints
Silicone Shot Glass Mold

PREPARATION:

1. Create shot glasses by placing round peppermints in a silicone shot glass mold and baking for about 12 minutes at 350 degrees.
2. Allow shot glasses to cool and fully harden before removing from mold.
3. To create candy cane vodka, place candy canes in a small bottle and fill with vodka. Allow to infuse for a few hours or until all candy is dissolved.
4. Pour and enjoy!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Introducing Brunch, the Ketel One Way: Carrot Mary


Brunch is a time to gather around the kitchen table with friends and family. Sometimes you may be looking for something a little quirky, a little off-beat, something more than just the usual bacon and eggs. So at Ketel One, we've partnered with cocktail and food experts, to bring you a variety of favourite brunch dishes with a unique twist.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Vodka Marshmallow Pops


VODKA MARSHMALLOW POPS
Marshmallow Vodka
Large Marshmallows
Colored Sugar
Lollipop Sticks

PREPARATION
1. Place marshmallows on lollipop sticks.
2. Place marshmallow lollipops upside down in a shot glass and cover with marshmallow vodka.
3. Allow vodka to infuse for a few minutes. (DO NOT leave marshmallows in the vodka for too long or they will dissolve.)
4. Remove marshmallows lollipops from glass and shake off any excess vodka.
5. Shake to coat marshmallows with a colored sugar of your choice.

Monday, December 12, 2016

The Perfect Christmas Vodka Cocktail | Bois Vanille | Joe McCanta


Joe "Christmas Elf" McCanta is getting us into the spirit with the perfect vodka cocktail for Christmas - the Bois Vanille. It's a delicious, spicy, Manhattan-like cocktail made with Grey Goose Vodka, Martini Rosso, Blackcurrant Liqueur and Peychauds Bitters. This drink will be your new favourite to sip by the fire on cold winter nights.

Friday, December 9, 2016

How To Make A White Russian


Throw a good old fashioned holiday party with a new twist on a classic drink. This easy and simple White Russian cocktail has a delicious Christmas kick that is pefect for the winter season. But if you want to get cozy early, mix one up this fall. We won’t judge.

How to make a Smirnoff White Russian (holiday edition):
1oz Bailey’s Espresso Flavored Coffee Liqueur
1oz Fresh Cream
1.5oz Smirnoff Peppermint Twist

Salted Caramel Martini


Here's the recipe: 

SALTED CARAMEL MARTINI
2 oz. (60ml) Caramel Vodka
2 oz. (60ml) Rum Chata
Caramel Syrup
Coarse Salt
Caramel Candy

PREPARATION

Rim martini glass with caramel syrup and salt.
Shake caramel vodka and rum chata with ice to chill.
Garnish inside of martini glass with caramel syrup.
Pour vodka rum chata mix into the martini glass.
Garnish martini glass with a caramel candy.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Blood & Sand Whisky Cocktail | Shev


Blood & Sand - weird name, delicious drink! Shev is here to show us how to make this fantastic cocktail with Scotch Whisky, Sweet Vermouth, Cherry Liqueur and Fresh Orange Juice. It's an awesome combo!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The GREY GOOSE Martini


Watch as our Global Ambassador, Joe McCanta, demonstrates how the mix of GREY GOOSE® Vodka, Noilly Prat® Dry Vermouth, a dash of orange bitters and zest of lemon combine into the martini: the most iconic cocktail recipe in the world ... Just remember, never shake, always stir.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Introducing Brunch, the Ketel One Way: Beetroot Mary


Brunch is a time to gather around the kitchen table with friends and family. Sometimes you may be looking for something a little quirky, a little off-beat, something more than just the usual bacon and eggs. So at Ketel One, we've partnered with cocktail and food experts, to bring you a variety of favourite brunch dishes with a unique twist.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!


"What if, today, we were grateful for everything?
-Charlie Brown 

Happy Thanksgiving 
from Barrel 2 Bottle

Monday, November 21, 2016

Rob Roy Whisky Cocktail | May Kongsrivilai


The lovely May is here, and she's got a sophisticated, elegant & classy whisky cocktail for us - the Rob Roy. Made with Scotch Whisky and Sweet Vermouth, it's a take on a Manhattan, and it's perfect for an evening tipple. It's got a lot of history & pedigree, so give it a try and you might just like it.

Friday, November 18, 2016

How To Make Sangria


Planning a party? This popular big batch cocktail is the perfect homemade drink. It’s got some of the tastiest mixers. Now all you need is some friendly minglers.

How to make a Smirnoff ICE Sangria:

2 Bottles of Smirnoff ICE Screwdriver
Chopped Fruit
2 Cups of Pinot Grigio
Serves 6

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Hot Smores Shooters - Tipsy Bartender


Hot Smores Shooters...tasty and delicious!

HOT SMORES SHOOTERS
Irish Cream
Whipped Cream Vodka
Dark Chocolate Liqueur
Heavy Whipping Cream
Hot Chocolate

Graham Crackers
Corn Syrup
Mini Marshmallows

Saturday, November 12, 2016

How To Make A Kamikaze


The best part of delicious and easy to make vodka shots? They always go in.

How to make a Smirnoff Kamikaze:
1.25 oz Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka
.25 oz Triple Sec
.75 oz Lime Juice
Shake and Pour

(Pro Tip: The simple and easy recipe above only serves 1, so multiply each ingredient by the number of players on your team.)

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Truffle Dark Chocolate Negroni Cocktail | Rich Woods AKA TheCocktailGuy


Negronis are many things - fashionable, tasty, classic and great to put a twist on. Rich Woods is back on Drinks Tube to show us one of his many favourite takes on the Negroni, with Truffles and Dark Chocolate. This turns an aperitivo drink into a digestif, and best of all this recipe makes a batch so you can share it too.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

How To Make A Chocolate Martini


Take your holiday hosting to the most-ing this fall and winter with the Smirnoff Chocolate Martini. The words “dessert cocktail” may sound fancy, but this delicious classic is just as easy as it is popular. Don’t trust us? Just look at the recipe!

How to make a Smirnoff Chocolate Martini:
0.75 oz of Smirnoff Vanilla
0.75 oz Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
0.25 oz Chocolate Shavings Garnish 
OR 0.25 oz Chocolate Syrup Garnish

Monday, October 31, 2016

Simone's Black Magic Halloween Cocktail! | Simone Caporale


Spooky Simone has gone all out for Halloween this year, with his dark rum cocktail - The Black Magic! It's a twisted Daiquiri style cocktail, but made with Orange Bitters and Porter too. It's tangy, bitter & sweet all at the same time, and is great for a party this Halloween. Ciao!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Ketel One All Spice Bloody Mary


Ketel One Vodka is inspired by 300 years of craftsmanship and 10 generations of family distilling expertise. In order to excel, one must do one thing well.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

How To Make A Black Widow Shot | Halloween Cocktail Recipe


The Black Widow Shot is a great Halloween Party Shot. Regardless of whether you like Halloween Drinks, Shots go down quick and they are out of the way.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Poison Apple Halloween Cocktail


Martha treats Brendan Fraser to a delicious cocktail, accurately called the poison apple.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Ketel One Bloody Mary Dutch Delight


Ketel One Vodka is inspired by 300 years of craftsmanship and 10 generations of family distilling expertise. In order to excel, one must do one thing well.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Barrel 2 Bottle's 4th Anniversary Sale is On Saturday!


Don't miss Barrel 2 Bottle's 4th Anniversary Sale on October 15th!

Azunia Tequila all flavors $19.99 for 750ml all month 
 Extra Savings on October 15th 

Come by this Saturday in Vacaville to take advantage of the deals listed below and many more!


Monday, October 10, 2016

Don't Miss Our 4th Anniversary Sale This Saturday!


Don't miss Barrel 2 Bottle's 4th Anniversary Sale on October 15th!

Azunia Tequila all flavors $19.99 for 750ml all month 
 Extra Savings on October 15th 

Come by this Saturday in Vacaville to take advantage of the deals listed below and many more!


Friday, October 7, 2016

Sundown Mojito Cocktail | Abou Jallow | London Cocktail Week


Abou is showing us how to make a delicious twist on the Mojito with some pineapple juice and a great garnish. Check him out - Boom Ting!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

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.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Check, Please! Bay Area Wine Tip: What Do You Do With Leftover Wine?


Check, Please! Bay Area host Leslie Sbrocco shares her wine tip in Season 11 episode 11. What Do You Do With Leftover Wine?

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Jameson - Sine Metu, Our Family Motto


Sine Metu. It translates to Without Fear. The courage to act on your passions. It's the Jameson family motto, since 1780, and the one we still stand by today. It's on our bottle. It's in your heart. It's in every glass.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Thursday, September 22, 2016

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


Check, Please! Bay Area host Leslie Sbrocco shares her wine tip in Season 11 episode 12. What is Fumé Blanc?

Monday, September 19, 2016

Sex on the Beach Vodka Cocktail | Joel Fraser


Sex on the Beach has a bit of a bad rep, but if it's made properly, it's a fantastic fruity cocktail. It's a cheeky drink and Joel will show you just how to do it.

Friday, September 16, 2016

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?

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Three Mojito Cocktail Twists! | Simone Caporale


SIMONE! The Italian Maestro is back on Drinks Tube to show you three fantastic twists on the world's most popular cocktail - The Mojito. He's using jam, he's using vermouth, he's turning things 'downside up' like a Willy Wonka of Cocktails. Give them a go!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Baby Mango Shots - Tipsy Bartender


It's Baby Mango time!

BABY MANGO SHOTS
Vodka
Mango Nectar
Rim glass with Valentina Hot Sauce
Tajin Powder
Mango Garnish

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Wild Turkey Bourbon: The Kentucky Mule


A bit of sweet ginger syrup, some bold Wild Turkey bourbon, a little lime juice…and you have one of the most refreshing cocktails ever to be served in a copper mug. Or highball, rocks glass, cooler, etc…

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Ketel One Vodka, Official Brand Video


At the heart of Ketel One Vodka lies over 300 years of one family's passion and expertise in distilling. Each production run personally approved by the family, the marriage of the copper pot still with modern distilling techniques results in a distinctive crisp and sophisticated taste.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Brazilian Frozen Batida | Alcoholic Milkshake Cocktail | Rui Teixeira


Rui is a Brazilian who knows his drinks, and he's popped into the Drinks Tube kitchen to show us all how to make a fantastic Frozen Batida! Using Pineapple, Passion Fruit & Vodka, this alcoholic milkshake is a real treat, but just for grown-ups.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Wild Turkey Bourbon: The Old Fashioned


The first cocktail named “Old Fashioned” was supposedly concocted at the Pendennis Club in Louisville, Kentucky at the turn of the century. Its resurgence over the past few years makes us wonder if the wildly popular drink ever really went out of style – it certainly hasn’t to us.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

6 Easy Vodka Cocktails To Learn & Master / Vodka 101


Today we cover Vodka 101, a guide for those new to drinking that want to get into cocktails for the first time without spending a bunch of money.

What we cover here is six cocktails that you can create with a single bottle of vodka. We also have a few good juice options and combinations that many people will love. Mostly fresh squeezed fruit as well.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Dragon Fruit Mojito - Tipsy Bartender


This crazy purple drink is THE DRAGONFRUIT MOJITO!

THE DRAGON FRUIT MOJITO
Dragonfruit 
3 Lime Wedges 
7 Mint Leaves
2 oz. (60ml) Coconut Rum
1 oz. (30ml) Simple Syrup
Top with Lemon Lime Soda

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Wild Turkey Bourbon: The Manhattan


This consummate classic cocktail gets its particularly bold bite from Wild Turkey Rye. We like it served in a proper coupe glass with a Maraschino cherry tossed in for good measure.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Smirnoff Drink Recipes - Green Giraffe


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

Smirnoff Green Giraffe
- 1.5 oz SMIRNOFF® Lime Flavored Vodka
- 0.5 oz Lime juice
- 0.5 oz Sour Mix
- 3 oz Ginger Ale
- 1 wedge Lime

Fill shaker with ice. Add liquid ingredients into shaker. Shake and strain into a glass filled with ice.

Monday, August 8, 2016

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?

Friday, August 5, 2016

Absolut Raspberri Martini Drink Recipe - How To Mix



HOW TO MIX THIS COCKTAIL
Muddle raspberry in a shaker. Add Absolut Vodka and simple syrup. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass.

INGREDIENTS
5 Parts Absolut Vodka
1 Part Simple Syrup
6 Pieces Raspberry

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Shipwrecked Margarita - Sutter Home Wine Cocktails



Our Shipwrecked Margarita will have you doing the happy dance. Live the pirate’s life with this rogue libation, where Sutter Home Merlot and a splash of OJ transport you to a tropical state of mind.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

How to make a Manhattan Cocktail | Cocktail Kate



Kate is making an absolute classic cocktail - The Manhattan. Just like New York, this is big & bold, and if you make it right, it's a fantastic drink. Let us know what you think, and subscribe for more cocktails and more Kate!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Sauvignon Blanc Peach-Berry Paradise - Sutter Home Wine Cocktails


Our Sauvignon Blanc Peach-Berry Paradise cocktail is sure to take the sting off of grill duty. It’s also pretty perfect for entertaining the folks waiting on those delicious burgers you’re whipping up.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Skittles Vodka Popsicles - Tipsy Bartender



Perfect for the summer...The Skittles Vodka Popsicles!

SKITTLES VODKA POPSICLES
Vodka
Skittles
Lemon Lime Soda
Popsicle Mold

Monday, July 18, 2016

The Bud Light Party: The Benefits of Happy Hour



Turns out happy hour may actually be good for you, and the #BudLightParty is in support of that.

Friday, July 15, 2016

The Whisky Ninja | Rich Hunt



We're in Berlin at an amazing Scotch Egg Club pop up bar at the Dewar's Hotel with Rich Hunt who has enlisted the help of local talent Andy Costello from Salt ‘n Bone. This cocktail is like the Whisky Sour, with and apple and ginger twist using Dewar's 12 blended Scotch Whisky. You'll Love It!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Summer of '75 - Wine Cocktail - Sutter Home


We’ve come to find that the heat of the summer creates a thirst for not only a great cocktail, but a bit of reminiscing. The “Summer of ’75” is our way of celebrating both, paying homage to the year Bob Trinchero accidentally discovered our signature Sutter Home White Zinfandel and almost single-handedly changed the way America drinks wine, and oh what a delicious wine it is.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Absolut On The Beach Drink Recipe - How to Mix


HOW TO MIX THIS COCKTAIL 
Fill a highball glass with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Garnish with lime.

INGREDIENTS
1,5 Parts Absolut Vodka
1,5 Parts Peach Schnapps
2 Parts Orange Juice
2 Parts Cranberry Juice
1 Wedge Lime
Ice Cubes

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Salty Dog Vodka Cocktail | Joe McCanta



The sun is shining, and Joe McCanta has jetted back to our studio to show us all how to make the Salty Dog. This Lemon Vodka and Pink Grapefruit combo is a Super Simple Summer Sipper, and you've got to give it a try. Rimming the glass with Cardamom Salt gives the drink a whole new dimension and is really easy to do.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

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!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Bud Light Party: Happy Hour Tradition



Happy hour is an American tradition — so get out of the office and enjoy it with the #BudLightParty.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Barefoot Courtside Cup Cocktail



Excited to in-TOE-duce you to our winning player, the Courtside Cup cocktail! It scored serving Barefoot Chardonnay white wine, guava, bergamot, absinthe and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker. The key secret for such success are 80ml Barefoot Chardonnay, 25ml Guava Puree, 15ml Bergamot Liqueur, 1ml Absinthe & Lemon juice to taste.
Thanks to the coach, London’s The Cocktail Trading Co.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Absolut Tonik Drink Recipe - How To Mix



HOW TO MIX THIS COCKTAIL
Fill a highball glass with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Garnish with lemon.

INGREDIENTS
1 Part Absolut Vodka
3 Parts Tonic Water
1 Wedge Lemon
Ice Cubes

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Penicillin Whisky Cocktail | Jamie Oliver



Whisky, Ginger, Lemon, Honey... YUM! Jamie is on Drinks Tube to show us how to knock up this modern day classic Whisky Cocktail, invented by Sam Ross at Milk & Honey. It's refreshing, delicious & aromatic, and is a drink you have to try. If you're giving Whisky as a gift, why not check out our Whisky Gift Pack too. (This is a paid ad by Dewar's.)

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Check, Please! Bay Area Spirits Tip: All About Vodka



Check, Please! Bay Area host Leslie Sbrocco shares her spirits tip in Season 11 episode 10. How is vodka made?

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Bud Light Party | The Issues: Gym Selfies



The Bud Light Party knows: our social media feeds are 'swole up' with too many gym selfies. Time to drop the dumbbells and bench a Bud Light.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Mini Vodka Watermelon Bowl - Tipsy Bartender



Take this to your summer pool party...THE MINI VODKA WATERMELON BOWL

MINI VODKA WATERMELON BOWL
Mini Watermelon
Strawberry Vodka
Rosé Wine
Fresh Orange Juice
Orange Slices
Lemon Slices
Lime Slices
Strawberry Slices 

Monday, June 6, 2016

Captain Morgan 'Team Captain' Cocktail Recipe



Go Full Captain on Gameday with this delicious drink. Mix up a Team Captain and be the Captain of the tailgate.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Check, Please! Bay Area Wine Tip: What's The Right Serving Temperature for Wine?



Check, Please! Bay Area host Leslie Sbrocco shares her wine tip in Season 11 episode 8. What's the right serving temperature for wine?

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Mini Ice Cream Cone Shot Glasses - Tipsy Bartender



These are freakin' cute and delicious...MINI ICE CREAM CONE SHOT GLASSES!

MINI ICE CREAM CONE SHOT GLASSES
Mini Ice Cream Cones
Candy Melts
Sprinkles
Baileys Irish Cream
Vanilla Vodka
Vanilla Ice Cream
Whipped Cream

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Bud Light Party | Memorial Day



Heed the warning of the Bud Light Party. Stock up on plenty of Bud Light or you could find yourself in a hairy situation.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Check, Please! Bay Area Wine Tip: About Vermouth



Check, Please! Bay Area host Leslie Sbrocco shares her wine tip in Season 11 episode 6. What is vermouth and how is it best used?

Monday, May 16, 2016

Wine Tip: The Wines of Calistoga



Check, Please! Bay Area host Leslie Sbrocco shares her wine tip in Season 11 episode 4. What are wines associated with Calistoga?

Friday, May 13, 2016

Strawberry Daiquiri 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 strawberry.

INGREDIENTS
2 Parts Aged Rum of Cuban Type
1 Part Strawberry Liqueur
0,5 Part Lime Juice
0,5 Part Simple Syrup
1 Wedge Strawberry
Ice Cubes

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Wine Tip: Dilution is the Solution



Check, Please! Bay Area host Leslie Sbrocco shares her wine tip in Season 11 episode 5. What is the role of water in avoiding a hangover?

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Mid-Summer Breeze Drink Recipe - How to Mix



HOW TO MIX THIS COCKTAIL
Fill a highball glass with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Garnish with grapefruit.

INGREDIENTS
2 Parts Absolut Cherrys
4 Parts Cranberry Juice
2 Parts Grapefruit Juice
1 Twist Grapefruit
Ice Cubes

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

3 Mexican-Inspired Drinks for Cinco de Mayo



Donna Ruko and Cien Agaves' Katie Conway, have three cocktail ideas that'll turn any party into a full-on fiesta.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

You've Been Drinking Tequila Wrong Your Whole Life! | Simone Caporale



TEQUILA BABY! Lots of you have been asking for more Simone, and he's back, and this time he's telling us all about the wonderful spirit of Tequila. What it is, how to drink it as a shot, and a Tequila Sunrise Cocktail Recipe - this video is jam-packed! Cheers! (This is a paid ad by Cazadores)

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Mini Drunken Caramel Apples - Tipsy Bartender



We soaked green apples in vodka to make MINI CARAMEL APPLES!

MINI DRUNKEN CARAMEL APPLES
Green Apple
Caramel Vodka
Lollipop Sticks
Caramel Squares
Splash of Heavy Whipping Cream
Chopped Nuts
Sprinkles
Colored Chocolate Chips

Monday, April 25, 2016

Vodka Collins Drink Recipe - How To Mix



HOW TO MIX THIS COCKTAIL
Add Absolut Vodka, lemon juice and simple syrup into a champagne glass. Top up with champagne.

INGREDIENTS
3 Parts Absolut Vodka
Champagne
2 Parts Lemon Juice
1 Part Simple Syrup

Friday, April 22, 2016

Wine Tip: Food and Wine Pairing Tips -- Sparkling and Snacks



Check, Please! Bay Area host Leslie Sbrocco shares her wine tip in Season 11 episode 2. What are some food and wine pairing tips? Sparkling and Snacks

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

GREY GOOSE® Le Grand Fizz: The 2016 Summer Cocktail



Watch our master bartender, Joe McCanta, as he prepares the elegant and refreshing Le Grand Fizz. GREY GOOSE® Vodka, ST-GERMAIN® Elderflower Liqueur, soda water, and lime effortlessly come together in this year's extraordinary summer cocktail.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Wine Tip: Do You Know About the Wine-Growing Region on the Sonoma Coast?



Check, Please! Bay Area host Leslie Sbrocco shares her wine tip in Season 11 episode 1. Do you know about the wine-growing region on the Sonoma Coast?

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Smoked Pineapple Martini - Tipsy Bartender



We infused vodka with pineapple to make a Smoked Pineapple Martini!

SMOKED PINEAPPLE MARTINI
2 oz (60ml) Pineapple Infused Vodka
Muddle Caramelized Pineapples
1/2 oz (15ml) Smoked Hickory Syrup
1 oz (30ml) Pineapple Juice
Sugar Rim

Created by : Dalton Forbes, Bartender at Atlantis Hotel, Nassau Bahamas

Sunday, April 10, 2016

CHERRYS SOUR DRINK RECIPE - HOW TO MIX



HOW TO MIX THIS COCKTAIL
Fill a shaker with crushed ice. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.

INGREDIENTS
2.5 Parts Absolut Cherrys
0,5 Part Cherry Liqueur
1 Part Lime Juice
0,5 Part Orgeat Almond Syrup
1 Whole Cherry
Crushed Ice

Monday, April 4, 2016

Bud Light Party: Motorcade



Bud Light has a new look, so Michael Peña and the Bud Light Party are traveling across the country, sharing it with everyone.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Traffic Light Bomb - Tipsy Bartender



Red, Yellow and a Blue that turns Green...THE TRAFFIC LIGHT BOMB!

TRAFFIC LIGHT BOMB
Red Layer:
1 oz (30ml) Vodka
1 oz (30ml) Strawberry Liqueur

Yellow Layer:
1 oz (30ml) Alize Gold Passion
Orange Juice (Optional)

Blue Layer:
1 oz (30ml) UV Blue Raspberry Vodka
1 oz (30ml) Island Punch Pucker

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Irish Fishbowl - Tipsy Bartender



Nothing says St Patrick's day fun like this IRISH FISHBOWL.

IRISH FISHBOWL
Green Apples
Melon Balls
4 Leaf Clover Cookie Cutter
6 oz. (180ml) Jameson Irish Whiskey
4 oz. (120ml) Apple Juice
4 oz. (120ml) Sour Apple Pucker
4 oz. (120ml) Midori Melon Liqueur
2 Green Apple Sodas
1 1/2 oz. (45ml) Blue Curacao
Top with Apple Juice

Monday, March 14, 2016

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Vodka Jello Cups - Tipsy Bartender



Drink your booze and then eat the cup....VODKA JELLO CUPS!

VODKA JELLO CUPS
1/2 Cup hot water
4 Packs of gelatine
1/2 Cup cold water
1 oz. (30 ml) Vodka
Big Cup
Small Cup
Non stick Spray
Tape 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Joehito | Mango and Passionfruit Mojito Cocktail | The Body Coach



What do you get when you cross Joe and a Mojito? The Joehito! Joe Wicks AKA The Body Coach likes a drink every now and then, and loves his creation using white rum, mint, mango and passionfruit. It's delicious, refreshing and packed full of flavour. Give it a go! (This is a paid ad by Bacardi)

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Bud Light Party | Food Truck



Seth Rogen, Amy Schumer, and Michael Peña talk about America's delicious diversity.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Starburst Vodka and Starburst Shots Glasses - Tipsy Bartender



Starburst Infused Vodka and Starburst Shot Glasses...they're awesome and tasty!

STARBURST VODKA & STARBURST SHOT GLASSES
Starburst
Vodka
Silicon Shot Glass Mold

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Cheap Vs. Expensive Champagne Taste Test



We’re doing what our good friend 50 Cent would call, “A Champagne Campaign.”

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Perfect Pizza and Beer Matching with Italian Beers | Gennaro Contaldo



When we wanted someone to show us some delicious pizza and beer matches, there was only one choice - Gennaro! He shows us three fantastic combinations of Italian Beers and Freshly Made Pizza for you to try at home. Next time you're having pizza, try his home made recipe at the link below, and give these beers a go with them.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Deadpool Shots - Tipsy Bartender



This potent shots are based on the hit movie...DEADPOOL SHOTS!

DEADPOOL SHOTS
1 oz. (30ml) Strawberry Vodka
2 oz. (60ml) Strawberry Liqueur
1 oz. (30ml) Grenadine
Top with Black Absinthe

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Introducing CÎROC Apple



CÎROC Apple, infused with a vivid apple and other natural flavors, with a touch of ripeness and a subtly smooth, tart finish.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Captain Morgan at Mardi Gras 2016 | Captain Morgan Rum



WARNING: This video may cause severe Mardi Gras FOMO for some viewers. Discretion is strongly advised. Geaux #FullCaptain.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Pillow Talk - Tipsy Bartender



This Valentine's Day drink will blow your mind...PILLOW TALK!

PILLOW TALK
1 oz. (30ml) Strawberry Vodka
1 oz. (30ml) Raspberry Vodka
Mini Champagne Bottle
Strawberries
Raspberries

Shot #1
1/2 oz. (15ml) Strawberry Liqueur
1/2 oz. (15ml) Watermelon Pucker Shot

Shot #2
1/2 oz. (15ml)Strawberry Daiquiri Mix
1/2 oz. (15ml) Grenadine Shot

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Italy Vs. California Wine Taste Test



All wines chosen by Sommelier Whitney Adams.

2014 Folk Machine Tocai
2013 Ermacora Friulano

2011 Pavia 'Moliss' Barbera d'Asti
2013 Idlewild Barbera

2008 Palmina Nebbiolo
2013 Burlotto Langhe Nebbiolo

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Bud Light Party: Super Bowl Commercial 2016



America. They say we’re a nation divided. They say we disagree on everything. But they’re wrong. We agree on a lot. Like liberty. Justice. Three-day weekends. Funny t-shirts. Jeans. Free parking. Burritos. Sliding on hardwood floors in socks. Cat videos. And beer.

Nothing brings America together like Bud Light. That’s why we formed the Bud Light Party. A party for everyone: man or woman, liberal or conservative, Broncos or Panthers fan. We don't care about labels. Beer should have labels, not people. We're not stuck in the past. We're unstuck in the present. We are the fake political party America needs right now. Because no matter where we all stand on the issues, we all sit on bar stools. America has seen the light. And there’s a Bud in front of it.

Friday, January 29, 2016

How to Make the Four John Ginger



The first four heads of the Jameson distillery were called John Jameson the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. Blatant nepotism aside, they did a fine job, and made it easy to remember the boss’s name for four generations. This is our toast to the Johns.

More modern twist on the classic hot toddy.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

How to Muddle a Cocktail | Rich Hunt | One Minute Tips



Muddling a cocktail such as a Mojito isn't as straightforward as you might think and if you want to muddle like a professional you'll need to use different techniques depending on whether you're working with fruit or herbs. In just 60 seconds, Rich Hunt will show you how to become a Muddle Master in the latest of our handy One Minute Tips. Sponsored by Bacardi.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

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.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

How to Strain a Cocktail | Joe McCanta | One Minute Tips



The method you use to strain a cocktail varies depending on the type of drink. Should you use a julep strainer, a hawthorn strainer and do you need to double or fine strain? Find out which type of strainer you should use and how to use it best in this handy one minute tip with top bartender Joe McCanta!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Friday, January 8, 2016

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).

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Saturday, January 2, 2016