We create the cran-apple martini using our Omega NC800HDS to crush some frozen cranberries. The key here, warm your cranberries before you juice them to get more juice from them, otherwise you get more slushy cranberr...
We take a bit of Pow Wow Rye and build a cocktail with some organic apple juice. This is a simple cocktail creation that is perfect for the holidays, perhaps something good for before, during or after Thanksgiving. ...
We used Coole Swan Irish Cream because we wanted a more white color without the impact of the darker spirit taking over. Red Stag Black Cherry infused Whiskey is the core component to this build and it does not domina...
Merry Turkey Day coming up, so we're getting your taste buds ready with the Pumpkin Pie Martini. Yeah, this martini actually has pumpkin in it, so get your puree ready! Ian falls in love with this drink before the se...
Viniq Glow is a peach flavor liqueur made with vodka and moscato. Much like the original Viniq Shimmery Liqueur or the follow up Ruby version, this product has the edible pearl dust floating within it that gives it su...
Obviously some fans like to watch Derrick suffer and Ian excel at drinking extremely quickly. So, we have Kraken in the Deep, a cocktail with Mike's Hard Blood Orange and Kraken in a "depth charge" style event. Aside...
If all aligns itself well, this will be the last filming in our table location before moving to the bar, so burn it into your eyes. AwesomeDrinks coupon code: TURKEY for 20% off until Dec 9th 2015.
Here is a twist on the well known Pisco Sour. Aside from being an egg white cocktail which is always silky smooth and sexy, the grape flavor comes through and lends great tasting elements to that of the pisco. Taking...
Ian sticks out his pinky for the Leap Year Cocktail as he sips the gin and vermouth martini that isn't a standard gin martini, it's a Leap Year! This is slightly sweeter than a sweet gin martini thanks to the grand ...
One of our fans submitted a "cocktail request" which was actually to do another tequila review. We happened to have tequila in house to review, so it seemed sensible to connect those two things together and the child ...
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The Stone Ricky is a light and refreshing gin-based cocktail that even non-gin drinkers will want to try. The sour combination with orange juice (seen in almost all 'stoned sour' cocktails) brings both taste and aroma without going overboard. A great beach sipper, pool side refresher, this cocktail keeps it flavorful without having to rely too much on crazy amounts of alcohol. You'll be able to sip on a few of these before having to worry about the alcohol going to your head.
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Benedictine meets flaming orange, two of Ian's favorite things! This cocktail utilizes gin, but the real focus is on the herbal liqueur Benedictine, even though it's one of the least quantities on the recipe card, it's the one with the most distinct flavor.
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The classic cocktail known as the Martinez came in two variants, the original utilizing old-tom gin as Jerry Thomas would make it, and the updated revision with more accessible and popular ingredients.
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People ask, "what did you drink on New Years Eve?" We drank Jack Rudy Elderflower Gin & Tonics and played Texas Hold'em, that's what we did. Today, we re-create that experience in a collins glass with a bit more soda utilizing the recipe on the back of the Jack Rudy Elderflower Tonic bottle.
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First cocktail of 2015, the silver fizz, a recovery cocktail for those with hangover issues. While we don't have them ourselves, we are sure someone will need this recipe today, so here we go!
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Time to bring out a cocktail submitted in 2013 for the holidays that didn't make the broadcast. But, no worries, here is the Ho, Ho, Ho cocktail for this holiday celebration.
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Our second red bull cocktail of the week (since we had a can we might as well use all of it). The Bullfrog tries to duplicate the works of a Long Island iced tea but brings in curacao and a half can of red bull. Will it hold up with all those ingredients and no juice to balance out the sharp alcohols and energy drink?
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The easy tasting flavor that has an ice tea appeal, color and lack of intense alcohol flavor. The cocktail doesn't have too much additional alcohol over many other cocktails, but it still brings a good 3 oz. in a single drink. The Long Island Iced Tea doesn't hurt a person, it's the follow up request that starts to cause the hurt.
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If you like absinthe, the Absinthe Sour is focused on your taste except, it may also fit other people too. Jennifer sat on the show and managed to sip on it without the "ew" face going on so that says something for the dynamics of this drink. There is definitely a beautiful citrus gin with some sweetness and a long drawn out finish that slowly melts into a numbing "black jelly bean" flavor, but muted.
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The Clover Rose is a spectacular cocktail designed by the folks at the Wild Hibiscus Flower Company using their new concentrate called Rose+Hibiscus. If you like the aroma of rose peddles this cocktail may blow your mind. Now that we created it, this might make a fabulous Valentine's day cocktail in a few months. The aroma is awesome, the flavor is strikingly well balanced with a creamy texture that's not too sweet and not too sour.