• Begin With 1 Slice of Fresh Jalapeno
• 3 Wedges of Lime
• And 1 Chili Pepper, Muddle These
• At The Bottom of a Mixing Glass
• 1 1/4 ounce Premium Tequila
• ¾ ounce Triple Sec
• 2 ounce Homemade Sweet & Sour
• Shake and Pour into a Salt Rimmed Highball Glass
• Garnish with a Strawberry and a Slice of Jalapeno
Chili Pineapple Margarita – is a Drink Chef signature cocktail. It’s a little sweet, a little spicy and quite delicious! Put it on your menu and watch it grow… A huge house favorite! Savory, sweet AND spicy! Not for everyone, this is quite unique and enticing to many, many of my guests. Give it a try this weekend! The cilantro kosher salt is also a great addition. Just put kosher salt in a food processor an a small bunch of cilantro leaves, blend them up and rim your glass! Cheers!
The ‘Martini’ is a cocktail made with Gin and Dry Vermouth, usually garnished with an olive . The amounts of each vary greatly, depending on local, or personal preferences. A 4 : 1 ratio was quite popular in times gone by. Now… ‘just a whisper’ is what my guests want… Also originally stirred, many like their martinis shaken now. This one is served with a twist. Probably the most notable cocktail of modern culture, it has it’s origins in clouded in obscurity. Many, many stories abound about the true origin of this fine cocktail. Cheers!
The Daiquiri was supposedly invented in the year 1900 in a bar near the coal mine and also named local beach called ‘Daiquiri’, near Santiago, Cuba. Gaining it’s popularity in a bar called ‘El Foridita, in Havana… This is a simple mixture of light rum, sugar and lime juice. There are many, many variations! All kinds of flavors. In this video… I use a blender, but the original recipe calls for a highball glass full of crushed ice, one spoon of sugar on top… the juice of a fresh lime and a generous pour of rum on top of that. Then it was stirred by the guest with a long handled spoon… Picture a hazy, hot, slowwww day, out on the back porch…Cheers!
The Gimlet is a cocktail made of Gin (or Vodka) and lime juice. In this video I squeezed fresh some lime juice (not shown) and added it with a squeeze bottle. Also you want lime ‘pulp’ in this drink! Rose’s Lime Juice is a favorite of many and can be substituted with or added to the fresh juice. Either way is correct! Mix em how you like em’! Cheers
The Bronx Cocktail is essentially a Perfect Martini with orange juice added. It was ranked number three in “The World’s 10 Most Famous Cocktails in 1934”. An old school classic, it was the third most popular cocktail in 1934, after the martini and the Manhattan. Today, it remains a popular choice in some markets, and is designated as an Official Cocktail by the International Bartender Association. Like the Manhattan, the Bronx is one of five cocktails named for one of New York City’s five boroughs, but is perhaps most closely related to the Queens, which substitutes pineapple for the Bronx’s orange. Two gentlemen of the era are separately credited as this drinks originators. Joe Sormani, from Philly and Johnnie Solon of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. Whoever was the true author, this drink has fallen into obscurity, but isn’t out of the game completely. Gin, Dry Vermouth, Sweet Vermouth and Orange Juice, makes this a tasty drink.
The Cosmopolitan Cocktail seems to have it’s purported roots in the hands of modern mixology. With so many bartenders staking claim on it’s creation… there is no way of knowing exactly where it was invented… It does seem to be generally recognized as a drink since the late 1980s and since then… it’s popularity has skyrocketed to it’s current stature as the quintessential ‘martini cocktail’. Made with vodka (originally ‘citrus’ vodka), triple sec & cranberry juice, squeeze of lemon (lime has taken hold here) and give it a good shake. Cheers! Stay thirsty my friends!
Cuba Libre translates as ‘ Free Cuba” in Spanish. A simple & tasty drink is made for you here by The Drink Chef. Rum, lime juice & Cola with a lime. Some like light rum, some like dark rum, drink what you prefer! Be Safe! Viva Cuba! Viva America! Cheers!
This is the perfect summertime cocktail. A signature creation of The Drink Chef… It is a simple mix of sparkling wine and a nice splash of guava nectar. I like the brand ‘Kerns’, but others will do if you can find them. This drink is smooth and silky on the palette and leaves you wanting more. Cheers!
Ask Me How I Am?… Olive!
Dirty Martini Anyone? This is a little demonstration by Blake, catching olives on a toothpick, held between his teeth. Nice little trick!
Know when to say fun!
I first saw this trick on a VCR video called ‘Olympic Bartending, by professional bartenders, Don Foley & JB Bandy. These guys were very early in my career as a bartending ‘lifer’, a true inspiration.