Jeffrey has become quite the "expert" on how to make a cocktail video. In this video, he conveys all the information he has learned in order to help you make the best cocktail video you can while demonstrating the Bobby Burns cocktail using Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Scotch Whisky.
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2 oz Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Scotch Whisky: bit.ly/monkeyshoulder
3/4 oz sweet vermouth
1/2 oz Benedictine
Stir with ice.
Strain into a cocktail glass.
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Created to showcase flavors typical of Asia such as jasmine tea and mandarin oranges, the Jasmine Mandarin Sour is also a good example of a twist on a classic. Using a sour base, Simon layers on vodka infused with jasmine tea and the robust flavor of Absolut Mandarin to create a modern experience of the classic sour.
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After prohibition a number of Russian and Polish bars and restaurants that catered to immigrant populations in America began (or continued more openly) serving traditional spirits along with their traditional cuisine. Vodka being the spirit of choice for many, it is no wonder that cocktails were born behind these bars that featured the spirit. The Gypsy Queen, recently unearthed by David Wondrich, was created at the Russian Tea Room and can be found in the book "Russian Dishes and What They Are Made Of". Simon Ford of Absolut Vodka demonstrates how to make the Gypsy Queen and discusses the early history of Vodka in cocktails.