A classic old school cocktail, becoming popular in the early 20th century. Purportedly named for Czar Alexander II. Mine is blended, but shaken and served in a martini glass is OK too. Based on an earlier version using gin called the ‘Alexander’, this one uses Brandy, Dark Creme de Cocoa and cream. It is sometimes confused with another drink called the ‘Panama’ which utilizes White Creme de Cocoa.
In this version, I use a chocolate swirl in the serving glass. This appears in no other recipe but my own. But it’s my video, so I claim creative license.
The Blue Cheese Martini – This is a very popular variation of a classic vodka or gin martini. If you are a modern mixologist, you stuff your own blue cheese olives. You can buy em, there are some good ones out there, and some with some creative variations… but, in my opinion, it’s usually better if you make them your self.
My secret is that I put the blue cheese into a food processor and whip the cheese until nice and smooth. Then you can use this base to add any flavoring that you like. When you make your whipped blue cheese stuffing, try these variations… Black Olives? Sun Dried Tomatoes? Black Pepper Fennel Seed?, Pesto Blue Cheese Olives are my favorite! Get creative… Cheers!
Blueberry Press – This is a simple cocktail, not much color but alot of flavor and only half the sugar. If I’m out cocktailing, this is what I order. Kinda cool to ask for a ‘press’ cause alot people don’t know what this is. Even alot of bartenders don’t know this drink. Usually made with vodka, in a bucket glass full of ice, with ginger ale and soda water. A half and half mixture. Sometimes the ginger ale is substituted with seven up or sprite, but the point is a tasty cocktail with half the sugar. This drink can be made with any spirit, a whiskey press used to be quite popular, but now the spirit of choice is vodka or rum. Also try it with any flavored vodka or rum that you prefer. Cheers!
• 1 ½ ounce Premium SKYY Vodka
• 4 ounces Tomato Juice
• 1 ½ ounce Homemade Bloody Mary Base
• In a Salt Rimmed Highball Serving Glass
• Garnish With An Olive, Lime Wedge and A Celery Stalk
• Other Garnish Options Include:
• Sautéed or Broiled Shrimp
• Pickled Green Beans
• Celery Salt Rim
• Tom Olives
• Anything That You Think Works
This is the quintessential breakfast cocktail. A refreshing, savory and satisfying drink. Served with any number of ingredients, with as many different garnishes to go along with it. Every bar and every bartender seem to think that they have the end all perfect recipe. Here… The Drink Chef shows you how he makes his. Not to claim to be the best. This version is a very good and reliable recipe that will prove to be completely memorable to any that tries it! In a highball glass mix ice, vodka, tomato juice and one ounce of The Drink Chef’s bloody mary base. Tweek it to your tastes, it’s not the end all recipe… everybody has their own ideas about what makes this the perfect drink. Add what you like. Use your own creativity.
• 1 cup raw horseradish
• 6 ounces A-1 Sauce
• 2 ounces Tobasco Hot Sauce
• 8 ounces Worchestershire Sauce
• 2 Tablespoons Celery Salt
• 2 Tablespoons Coarse Black Pepper
• 2 Tablespoons Kosher Salt
• 1 ounce Olive Juice
• 1 ounce Homemade Sweet & Sour
• Mix Together and Put Into a Squeeze Bottle
Bloody Mary Base – This is a video recipe showing the viewer how to make the perfect ‘base’ to mix with tomato juice which leads to a great bloody mary. In a highball glass mix ice, vodka, tomato juice and one ounce of this base for the perfect bloody mary. Tweek it to your tastes, it’s not the end all recipe… everybody has their own ideas about what makes this the perfect drink.
The Apple Martini – This is my version of a retro favorite. Popularized in the late 90s, it is still one of the favorite martini cocktails of the hipster crowd. Usually served with a cherry, maybe try it with a gummi worm? A nice slice of apple or even a sprig of mint. Here’s to the apple of my eye! It’s sweet, a little tart and very green. It seems that the Pucker Green Apple, has become less potent in the last few years, probably in an effort to get bartenders to pour more into their Apple Martinis.
• Begin With 1 Slice of Fresh Jalapeno
• 3 Wedges of Lime
• And 1 Strawberry, 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
The Strawberry Jalapeno Margarita – This is a tasty cocktail that satisfies with sweet and spicy notes on top of a fresh fruit margarita. Made with a premium tequila, tripe sec, fresh homemade sweet & sour and muddled fresh strawberries and spicy jalapenos. Garnished with a cilantro infused kosher salt rimmed glass. This is a very tasty and popular choice out here on the Left Coast! Cheers!