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How To : Make a Miami Vice Cocktail

Do you want this refreshing Miami Vice at home? This simple guide can help you make this refreshing summer cocktail with ease. If you like rum, piña colada and the taste of strawberries, you can't not mix this. What you need: One jigger or 5 ounces of 151 rum 8 ounces of pi ...more

How To : Make the perfect lemon twist as a cocktail garnish

It's not just about a pretty twist of lemon peel; it's about the lemon zest and the citrusy oil, and all of that nestling in your glass and interacting with your cocktail's ingredients, says CHOW. This is an important technique for bartenders. Learn how to make the perfect lem ...more

How To : Do tin basics for flair bartending

This instructional video demonstrates the following flair bartending trick: understand tin basics. Flair bartending is the practice of entertainment bartending: fun & dazzling bar tricks with cocktail shakers, bottles and other bar tools. Flair bartending is intended for more ...more

How To : Cut a lemon twist for a cocktail

This is how the pro bartenders cut a proper lemon twist. You will need a knife, an ice pick, and of course, a lemon. Watch this video bartending tutorial and learn how to peel a pretty and decorative lemon peel twist.

How To : Do the tin roll exchange flair bartending trick

This instructional video demonstrates the following flair bartending trick: the tin roll exchange. Flair bartending is the practice of entertainment bartending: fun & dazzling bar tricks with cocktail shakers, bottles and other bar tools. Flair bartending is intended for more ...more

How To : Make a shot glass out of ice

The coolest way to do a shot? Drink it from a glass made of ice. Learn how to make a shot glass out of ice. You will need: One 3 oz plastic cup One 9 oz plastic cup Water Duct tape Remember, when serving liquor, keep in mind that your shot glass will be twice as big as the ...more

How To : Cut an orange garnish for a cocktail

Learn how the pros cut an orange garnish. Bartender Blake shows a simple way to cut a wedge of orange that fits easily on a martini glass. Watch this video bartending tutorial and learn how to make an orange garnish for a cocktail.

How To : Cut a lemon garnish for a cocktail

This video demonstrates how professional bartenders cut their lemons. Lemons can be cut either as half moons or wedges. Watch this video bartending tutorial and learn how to make a fancy lemon garnish for a cocktail.

How To : Rim a cocktail glass

Learn how to rim a cocktail glass because it tastes so good when it touches your lips, says CHOW. One of the things that can be difficult is making a perfect rim witht either sugar or salt on a cocktail glass. Take a piece of citrus and rub it gently around the rim. Flip it ov ...more

How To : Perform bottle tin exchanges for flair bartending

This instructional video demonstrates the following flair bartending trick: the bottle tin exchange. Flair bartending is the practice of entertainment bartending: fun & dazzling bar tricks with cocktail shakers, bottles and other bar tools. Flair bartending is intended for mo ...more

How To : Mix a Simple Grasshopper Cocktail

How to Mix a Simple Grasshopper Drink The Grasshopper is the first cocktail I learned. It is very delicious and refreshing, yet easy to make. This cocktail is a must try to the people who hate the taste of pure liqueur like gin, rum etc. Ingredients: Water Orange juice powd ...more

How To : Pick up a wine glass with a straw

This video demonstrates a trick for bartenders. It shows how you can pick up a wine glass with a straw without touching the glass. There are two ways of doing this. The first way is that you roll the straw around the stem of the wine glass. Hold the straw firmly from as close ...more

How To : Cut a perfect lime wedge

Check out this video to learn how to cut a perfect lime wedge so it perches on the side of your glass. Don’t forgo the garnish for fear of a wiggly lime. This also applies to wobbly lemons! Important bartending tip.

How To : Make a lime garnish for a cocktail

Learn how a professional bartender cuts a lime garnish. Limes can either be cut as a half moon or a wedge. Watch this video bartending tutorial and learn how to cut a lime garnish for a cocktail.

How To : Get rid of excess beer foam with Urawaza tricks

Melissa shows us how to get rid of unwanted beer foam using the Japanese Urawaza method of olive oil. This is a great bar trick that makes it easier to down a lager fast. The household ingenuity captured herein really caught fire in the post-war period, when Occupied Japan's ...more

How To : Order drinks like a bartender

If you get looks of exasperation whenever you stammer out a drink order, take this crash course in bar-speak. Step 1: Learn this neat terminology Learn the correct terms to specify your drink’s temperature. Ordering it “neat” means the liquor will be served right out of the b ...more

How To : Serve absinthe in the historically accurate way

Few liquors have as romantic a past as the mysterious absinthe. This video shows you the history of this drink (somtimes called the Green Fairy), and then how to prepare (or louche) the drink properly. Remember to use ice cold water, and only set it on fire if you're using lau ...more

How To : Be a faster bartender

There are a lot of little things that separate good bartenders from great ones. Bartending calls for a knowledge of a lot of different liquors and drinks. However, all the knowledge in the world is useless if you can't work fast in a busy bar. Expert bartender Jason Griffin wi ...more

How To : Mix a Red Bull and vodka cocktail like a bartender

Want to make a Red Bull and vodka cocktail like a champion bartender? This clip will show you how it's done. With the proper technique, mixing the perfect drink can be easy. So easy, in fact, that this free video bartenders' guide can present an overview of the process in abou ...more

How To : Light a match (while bartending) with one hand

This video illustrates how to light a match while bartending with one hand. Take a pack of match sticks. Slide the paper over the match pointer with your thumb. Fold a match stick backwards to the pack and fold it once at the edge of the pack. A match strip is printed over the ...more

How To : Choose essential bar tools

Do you know what tools you need to make your favorite drink at home? On this episode of FoodGear you'll find out the five must have tools for you home bar. The most basic tools for the maximum number of cocktails you can make, you should think about getting a cocktail shaker, ...more

How To : Rim a glass with sugar or salt

The rim of the empty glass can be coated with salt, sugar or the dry ingredient of your choice. It can add an extra decorative touch and additional flavor to cocktails. This online video will show you step by step how to rim a glass.

How To : Frost a glass and chill a champagne bottle

Champagne is best enjoyed at a cool temperature and a frosted glass creates a festive mood for many drinks. In this how to video, see step by step how a create the perfect frosted glass and learn tips on how to have that perfect glass of champagne.

How To : Be a better bartender with tips from a pro

Expert bartender Jason Griffin from quickstrain.com has tons of helpful tips for all you aspiring bartender out there. Jason will show how a pro does the little things that separate the good ones from great ones. Watch this video to learn how to pour multiple drinks, upsell to ...more

How To : Chill a glass like a bartender

Check out this video to learn how to chill a glass like a bartender. Bartender Duggan McDonnell shows how to chill down a glass for a better cocktail experience. This is a helpful bartending tip.

How To : Set up a bar for beginners

Watch this video and learn beginner information for drink mixing and cocktails. This video explains the tools of the trade like glass and metal shakers. Part 1 of 2 - How to Set up a bar for beginners. Part 2 of 2 - How to Set up a bar for beginners.

News : Cocktail Blueprints

Below, two different sets of schematics for mixing cocktails: the first is the "Engineer's Guide to Drinks" designed some time in the '80s; the second is a set of sleek infographics for mixing the perfect drink, from Brazilian illustrator Fabio Rex. It's interesting to consid ...more

How to Flair bartend : vertical toss grab reverse grip

In this video you will learn how to do a Flair bartend: vertical toss grab reverse grip. Start this trick with an over hand grip, then reverse grip right hand. Reverse grip and pour. Make sure you are holding your bottle security. Your holding the bottle and spinning with the ...more

How To : Rinse a cocktail glass with liquor

A traditional Sazerac calls for a rinse of absinthe. You can also apply your rinsing skills to other cocktails, says this CHOW contributor. Watch this bartending video to learn how to rinse a cocktail glass with liquor.

How To : Do the forearm bump flair bartending trick

This instructional video demonstrates the following flair bartending trick: how to bump one bottle off the forearm. Flair bartending is the practice of entertainment bartending: fun & dazzling bar tricks with cocktail shakers, bottles and other bar tools. Flair bartending is ...more

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