I love being pleasantly surprised by bar-related knowledge, and this is the most recent surprise I learned while doing a staff training last week here in Portland. Head bartender Jared Miller shocked me by telling me that he cuts his citrus peels with one of the cheese slicers they use at the wine bar he | Read More
Half Full over at The Daily Beast an Bulleit Bourbon were kind enough to let me do this quick video at home about one of our most popular drinks at the bar, the Bourbon Renewal.
Okay, so as a follow-up to the last video I posted, I wanted to show you how we use the Blichmann BeerGun at my bars to bottle our ginger beer and our two bottled cocktails that are on the menu at all times. I also love using this technique at home (yes, I’m a dork | Read More
Now that I”m enjoying making these little instructional videos, here’s the first part of two where I show you how to carbonate cocktails (or anything, really) with a keg.
Okay, so the title might make this seem super elementary, but I’ve got to say that after traveling the world and watching bartenders – especially those in cocktail competitions – dispense a foamy soda that quickly turns flat, I thought I would post a quick video showing you how to solve that problem. It’s a | Read More
This was a super fun project I shot in Chicago with my good friends at Heaven Hill/Elijah Craig. The Old Fashioned is one of my favorite drinks to make and drink, and I think our Old Fashioned at Clyde Common is the best you’re going to find anywhere. Check out the video below and learn | Read More
This year I was honored (and quite shocked, really) to be invited to speak at the P(our) Symposium in London. I spoke about my experience being behind the bar for the past 23 years, and in addition to the usual myth-busting and casual outrage, I decided to get very personal on this one. Also, I | Read More
I love the herb syrup technique we did for The Bar Book. It just makes the brightest, freshest, most vibrant mint (or any other herb)syrup you’ve ever had. In this collaboration between the book and Tanqueray, I show you how to make a mint syrup and then whip up a little Southside Fizz with Tanqueray | Read More
For my first-ever appearance on late-night television, I got to show Seth Meyers how to make that classic Portland cocktail, the Spanish Coffee. It was pretty terrifying to be up making cocktails in front of so many people, but I really enjoyed it. Thanks for having me on, guys!
Let’s face it, most cocktail videos are all the same. The host stands behind a counter and drones on about ingredients and quantities. It’s not a lot of fun. So I thought I’d do my best to try to (sorry, there’s no other way to say this) … shake things up a bit. Cheers. Enjoy.
This is a shoot I did for Tanqueray in conjunction with The Bar Book. It’s a quick demonstration of how to make the Raspberry Syrup we did in the book, and then turn that into a delicious Clover Club using Tanqueray Ten.
This is one of the videos I did for Stoli in their “Drink What You Want” series, where we explored this notion that bartenders judge you negatively for drinking vodka (spoiler alert: we aren’t). What follows is a litany of things we might, however, be judging you for.
My friends at Saveur Magazine and I got together at my house way too late one night and shot this fun little video on how to incorporate orange marmalade into a classic Whiskey Sour, which is one of my favorite little tricks of all time.
Reading David Wondrich’s Punch really opened my eyes to the wonders of oleo saccharum. It happened to most of us, I think! Anyway, as I detailed in this post, it’s so much easier with a vacuum sealer. So in this little video collaboration between The Bar Book and Tanqueray, I show you how it works, | Read More
He’s such a fixture in bars these days: the Whiskey Alpha. He wants to tell you all about how you’re ordering drinks (and drinking them) the wrong way. But I’m here to tell you that he’s full of shit. Thank you to Stoli for giving me the platform to help shut this guy down.