Old Fashioned

Old-FashionedOld Fashioned Two Peels of Citrus, One Packet of Sugar, Two Spoons of Water and 3 Shakes of Angostura Bitters, Muddle, then Add ice 2 ounces Whiskey, Garnish with an Orange Peel. Check out my bartending and beverage BOOKS Yes, we provide bartender TRAINING What about beverage business Management Services and Consulting? Need a Web Site? Marketing or E-Commerce? Cocktail is a very misunderstood drink nowadays. The Old Fashioned is a cocktail made by muddling dissolved sugar with bitters then adding alcohol, such as jenever, whiskey or brandy, but usually whiskey, and a twist of citrus rind. The name references the combination’s age: it is possibly the first drink to be called a cocktail. It is traditionally served in a short, round glass called an Old Fashioned glass, named after the drink. There is great contention on the proper way to make an Old Fashioned. The apparently earliest written recipe, from 1895, specifies the following: “Dissolve a small lump of sugar with a little water in a whiskey-glass; add two dashes Angostura bitters, a small piece of ice, a piece of lemon-peel, one jigger whiskey. Mix with small bar-spoon and serve, leaving spoon in glass. This is the ‘old school’ preparation, however the more modern and contemporary preparation has the preparer muddle a slice of orange and a maraschino cherry with bitters, then add whiskey and ice. So… when your guest orders this cocktail, you should ask them, ‘Would you like the traditional ‘old school’ version or the more modern ‘contemporary’ style. By communicating this to your guest… then you will show them they are in good hands. The first use of the specific name “Old Fashioned” was for a Bourbon whiskey cocktail in the 1880s, at the Pendennis Club, a gentleman’s club in Louisville, Kentucky. The recipe is said to have been invented by a bartender at that club, and popularized by a club member and bourbon distiller, Colonel James E. Pepper. The apparently earliest written recipe, from 1895, specifies the following: Dissolve a small lump of sugar with a little water in a whiskey-glass; add two dashes Angostura bitters, a small piece ice, a piece lemon-peel, one jigger or 1.5 ounces whiskey. Mix with small bar-spoon and serve, leaving spoon in glass. My version is decidedly different and not necessarily ‘classic’. Shown in my video is what the modern drinker ‘expects’ in a good ‘old fashioned’. THIS IS NOT THE END ALL RECIPE, it’s just a very tasty drink that has evolved for 130 years. Cheers! BUY MY BOOK = http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0974505943/ref=sib_dp_pt#reader-link The Drink Chef = http://thedrinkchef.com Connect with me on Facebook = http://facebook.com/thedrinkchef Follow me on Twitter = http://twitter.com/thedrinkchef Web Design by 3Plus = http://wordpress3plus.com

Mocktails

mocktailArnold Palmer- iced tea, lemonade Fresh Squeezed Lemonade –Fresh Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup & Water Cran & Soda – cranberry juice & sparkling mineral water BVI – Pineapple juice, coconut milk, coconut cream & milk Phillips Screwdriver – Fresh Orange juice with a splash or Cranberry juice Red Dog – grapefruit juice, cranberry juice, soda Baby Bellini – peach nectar, sparkling cider Banana Coco Protein Smoothie- bananas, soy milk or rice milk, carob powder, maple syrup, vanilla ice cream Banana Smoothie – bananas, vanilla yogurt, honey, vanilla extract, ice Banana Split Smoothie – banana, pineapple, strawberry, milk, agave nectar, whipped cream, chocolate syrup, maraschino cherry mocktail-2Wild Berry Creme- blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, vanilla ice cream, milk Juicy Cooler Check out my bartending and beverage Books Yes, we have bartender Gear and bartender Training When is Your Next Party? What about beverage business? Management Services and Consulting Need a Web Site for Marketing or E-Commerce ?

Pina Colada

pina-colada-225x300Pina Colada 1 ounce White Rum 1 ounce pineapple juice 1 ounce heavy cream 1 ounce coconut syrup Shake or blend with plenty of ice. Serve frothy or frozen with a pineapple and cherry flag garnish Check out my bartending and beverage BOOKS Yes, we provide bartender TRAINING When is Your Next Party? What about beverage business Management Services and Consulting? Need a Web Site for Marketing or E-Commerce? The piña colada is a sweet, rum-based cocktail made with rum, cream of coconut, and pineapple juice, usually served either blended or shaken with ice. It may be garnished with a pineapple wedge, a maraschino cherry or both. The piña colada has been the official beverage of Puerto Rico since 1978. (Spanish: piña, pineapple + colada, strained) The piña colada was created on August 16, 1954 at the Caribe Hilton’s Beachcomber Bar in San Juan, Puerto Rico by its alleged creator, Ramón “Monchito” Marrero. Apparently, the hotel management had expressly requested Monchito to mix a new signature drink that would delight the demanding palates of its star-studded clientele. Monchito accepted the challenge, and after three intense months of blending, shaking and experimenting, the first piña colada was born. Orange Juice Variation Recipe The origins of the ‘original’ Pina Colada are as varied as it’s recipes. Depending on where you are and who the bartender is… you will get many, many different versions of this delicious drink. Puerto Rico is probably the place of origin… but when? It seems the recipe for the original recipe did NOT contain orange juice. That was my idea…. This recipe is a good usable version that has an inviting color and flavor because of the OJ. Cheers!

Pomegranate Martini

Pomegranate-Martini-225x300Pomegranate Martini 1 ½ ounce Vodka ¾ ounce Triple Sec ¾ ounce Simple Syrup 1 ounce ‘POM’ Pomegranate Juice Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice. Shake Vigorously, Strain and Serve Check out my bartending and beverage Books Yes, we have bartender Gear and bartender Training When is Your Next Party? What about beverage business? Management Services and Consulting Need a Web Site for Marketing or E-Commerce ? The Pomegranate Martini is a relatively new cocktail. Gaining popularity with the onset of the health craze embracing the nation right now. The anti-oxidant power of the pomegranate hit the newsstands, and the pomegranate juice hit the market place. This tasty drink is very popular and varies in its preparation depending on where you go. A little citrus in this cocktail is OK, but I personally think it inhibits the flavor of the pomegranate. Should be ruby red and served with whatever garnish you like. Cheers!

Raspberry Lemon Drop

raspberrylemondrop-225x300Raspberry Lemon Drop 1 ½ ounce Citrus Vodka ¾ ounce Triple Sec 2 ounces Fresh Lemonade 1 ounce Fresh Raspberry Puree Check out my bartending and beverage Books Yes, we have bartender Gear and bartender Training When is Your Next Party? What about beverage business? Management Services and Consulting Need a Web Site for Marketing or E-Commerce ? The Lemon Drop Martini is a very popular and delicious cocktail. It’s tart, slightly sweet and fresh as the day is long with the raspberry puree in there. Anyone can make this simple and refreshing drink. Most popular in the summertime months… it’s not just for breakfast anymore! Cheers!

Rob Roy Cocktail

RobRoy-225x300Rob Roy Cocktail 2 ounces Scotch Whisky 1 ounce Sweet Vermouth (or Dry Vermouth) 3 Shakes Angostura Bitters Stir Thoroughly in a mixing glass and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry for the sweet version and a lemon twist for a dry Rob Roy Check out my bartending and beverage Books Yes, we have bartender Gear and bartender Training When is Your Next Party? What about beverage business? Management Services and Consulting Need a Web Site for Marketing or E-Commerce ? The Rob Roy is a cocktail made up of Scotch whisky, sweet vermouth (or dry vermouth) and bitters. Today’s version of the Rob Roy is made with sweet version, made with sweet vermouth, so there is no need to specify a ‘sweet’ Rob Roy when ordering, however… many people prefer a ‘dry’. In this case the Rob Roy is made by substituting dry vermouth for the sweet vermouth. A ‘perfect’ Rob Roy is made with equal parts sweet and dry vermouth. The drink was named in honor of the premiere of an operetta, popular at the time, called…Rob Roy, loosely based upon Scottish folk hero Robert Roy MacGregor. The Rob Roy is similar to a Manhattan but is made exclusively with Scotch whisky, while the Manhattan is traditionally made with rye and today commonly made with bourbon or Canadian whisky. Like the Manhattan, the Rob Roy can be made sweet, dry, or perfect. The Rob Roy is usually served in a cocktail glass and garnished with a cherry (for the sweet version) and a lemon twist (for the perfect and dry versions). Cheers!

Salty Dog

saltydog-224x300Salty Dog 1 ½ ounce Vodka 2 ounces Fresh Grapefruit Juice Serve in a ‘Salt Rimmed’ Bucket Glass Full of Ice Check out my bartending and beverage Books Yes, we have bartender Gear and bartender Training When is Your Next Party? What about beverage business? Management Services and Consulting Need a Web Site for Marketing or E-Commerce ? The Salty Dog is a great cocktail. Vodka & grapefruit juice in a salt rimmed glass. The ‘dog’ in the name refers to the fact that this drink is actually a ‘Greyhound’ cocktail but with a salted rim on the glass. It’s simple, tart, puckering and refreshing, and the salt really enhances the flavor of the grapefruit juice. Be sure to use fresh squeezed grapefruit juice for maximum enjoyment! Cheers!

Screwdriver

Screwdriver-224x300Screwdriver Cocktail 1.5 ounces vodka Orange Juice (fresh-squeezed is best) Serve over ice in a highball glass. Garnish with orange wedge Check out my bartending and beverage Books Yes, we have bartender Gear and bartender Training When is Your Next Party? What about beverage business? Management Services and Consulting Need a Web Site for Marketing or E-Commerce ? OK… so this one is pretty simple… but I still have to document it with my videos. Vodka and orange juice, with an orange garnish. Puportedly…. the strory goes that some mechanic, somewhere… used to enjoy these after work and he just happened to stir his cocktail with a screwdriver. That’s the story… This is a great cocktail anytime. Cheers!

Americano

Americano-Cocktail-225x300Americano Cocktail 1 ounce Campari Liqueur 1 ounce Sweet Vermouth 3 ounces Sparkling Water In a Highball glass with a lemon twist garnish Check out my bartending and beverage Books Yes, we have bartender Gear and bartender Training When is Your Next Party? What about beverage business? Management Services and Consulting Need a Web Site for Marketing or E-Commerce ? The Americano is a cocktail made with Campari, Martini and Rossi sweet vermouth, and club soda. This drink was first served in Caffè Campari, in the 1860s, invented by Gaspare Campari. It was originally known as the “Milano-Torino” because of its ingredients: Campari, the bitter liqueur, is from Milan and Cinzano, the vermouth, is from Turin (Torino). In the early 1900s, the Italians noticed a surge of Americans who enjoyed the cocktail. As a compliment to the Americans, and perhaps to better sell this cocktail…it sooner or later became known as the “Americano”. It is the first drink ordered by James Bond… in the first novel of the Ian Fleming’s, James Bond Series. This first glimpse of James Bond in… ‘Casino Royale’. Today it is renowned and enjoyed the world over, by Americans, Italians and many, many other cultures. Cheers!

Aviation

aviation-cocktail-111Aviation Cocktail 2 ounce Gin ½ ounce Luxardo Marachino Liqueur ½ ounce Crème de Voilet ¾ ounce Fresh Lemon Juice Shake & strain into a cocktail glass Garnish With a lemon twist Check out my bartending and beverage Books Yes, we have bartender Gear and bartender Training When is Your Next Party? What about beverage business? Management Services and Consulting Need a Web Site for Marketing or E-Commerce ? The cocktail known as ‘The Aviation’ was first created in the early 1900s at the Wallick Hotel of New York, by a gentleman named Hugo Ensslin. Mr. Ensslin first published this recipe in his own book, called ‘Recipes for Mixed Drinks, in 1916. The creme de violet adds a slight sky blue color which perhaps inspired the name of this drink, in honor of the new aviation industry, just starting to emerge at this early time. A robust cocktail, not for the faint of heart. Wildly popular in it’s day. Cheers!