Three bartenders in a backyard teach you how to make three classic summer drinks on a budget: the daiquiri, the gin & tonic, and the mint julep.
Not simple enough? How about the only summer cocktail recipe you will ever need?
Constitutions of Classic Cocktails
- A single image that charts the ingredients of many well loved drinks.
The Violet Hour, a speakeasy styled lounge in Chicago with no sign, has been pushing the envelope in creative drink mixing since it opened in 2005. Toby Maloney, the Violet Hour's "Head Intoxocologist", had no problem posting on a Chicago food forum and sharing some of the drink recipes
that have made his bar one of the most exciting in the country. [more inside]
"In the U.S., they're mixing drinks with herbs and other weird
, but in Ginza
the best guys just polish
." And perhaps no Japanese mixology master has contributed more than Kauzo Ueda, who has perfected the art of the hard shake
, a refinement over more traditional shake
. He has a disciple in NYC's Eben Freeman
, who now imparts the secrets
of the hard shake
via a video tutorial. [more inside]
Jerry Thomas' Bar-Tender's Guide or How to Mix Drinks
Try Saying Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Tea And Mint Julep Without Smiling:
it can't be done. Coz June is busting out all over in Bourbon country and the mint is as high as an elephant's eye. For this we all rejoice. But - wait - did you know that, for that most perfect Summer drink, the thirst-quenching nec plus ultra
they call the Julep
, "the most important ingredient is a T-shirt for the mint juice extraction
"? Oh yes! The time has come. Here comes the sun. Mmmm...