Drinks Made Easy Present-How to make the Vesper Martini. Ian Flemming first wrote about The Vesper in James Bond's first adventure, Casino Royale. It eventually morphed into a dry martini shaken not stirred, but Daniel Craig's Bond made note of it in the 20th Bond Film Casino Royale.
To make the is drink you will need the following:
Vodka (1 oz.)
Lillet Blanc (1oz.)
Lemon Twist for garnish
First, in your Martini Shaker filled with ice, pour your 3 oz. of Gin, 1oz. of Vodka, and 1oz. of Lillet Blanc. Cover and shake until the sides of your shaker are very cold (almost too cold to the touch). Then strain your mixture into a pre-chilled Martini Glass and there you have it, The Vesper Martini
A very simple and refreshing cocktail for those long hot summer days is the Tom Collins. The crispness of the soda mixing with the gin, lemon juice and simple syrup will make you want to kick back and watch the world go by as the sun sets.
To make a Tom Collins you will need the following:
2 oz Gin (your Choice)
2 oz. Lemon Juice
1 tsp. of simple syrup
First, in a collins sized glass filled with ice, pour the 2 oz. of Gin. Next, add your 2 oz. of lemon juice and your teaspoon of simple syrup. Stir the with a large/long spoon to ensure proper mixing. Finally, top it off with club soda. Give it one last stir and garnish your maraschino cherry and lemon twist. Vio La, you have yourself a Tom Collins.
Drinks Made Easy presents-How to make the Irish Car Bomb.
For our first St. Patrick's Day drink video we are back at O'Brien's Irish Pub with Willy O'Sullivan, owner and head bartender. In it he shows us how to make the Irish Car Bomb, a drink with a rather politically incorrect name. So out of respect for Irish folk, both here and abroad, ask for it by it's parts.
To make this drink you will need the following:
3-4oz. Guiness (it can be more but no more than half of a pint glass)
1/2 a shot of Jameson Irish Whiskey
1/2 a shot of Bailey's Irish Cream
First, fill your pint glass with the 3-4 oz. of Guiness. Next, fill your shot glass, half with Bailey's and half with Jameson. Then drop your shot glass into the Guiness and drink quickly. If you leave it in too long the bailey's will curdle. Enjoy!
Drinks Made Easy Presents: How to make an Old Fashioned
The Old Fashioned Cocktail is well, Old Fashioned, but it is truly a cocktail lovers cocktail. The drink is simple to make, but the combination of the sugar, bitters, and rye whiskey come together so nicely that it really brings out the flavor of the whiskey. Softening the bite and letting the smoothness come out.
To make this Cocktail you will need the following ingredients:
2oz. Rye Whiskey
1 Sugar Cube
Angostura Bitters (make sure it Angostura!)
First, place your sugar cube in the glass add your bitters and muddle (break up) the sugar cube. Next, add the 8 oz. of Rye Whiskey and continue to muddle and stir. Add some fairly big ice cubes and stir until the sugar . The reason you want large cubes is when you stir the ice will begin to melt so the larger the cube the less melting (it's physics). Finally add your orange and lemon garnish and Vio La you have an Old Fashioned.
Drinks Made Easy presents-How to make a Snake Bite. In our first "on location" drink video we are at O'Brien's Irish Pub at 2226 Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica Ca. with Willy O'Sullivan, owner and head bartender.
To make the Snake Bite you will need the following:
An Imperial Pint Glass (20 oz)
Your choice of Hard Cider
Your Choice of Lager Beer (we used Stella)
First, you will fill your Imperial Pint half way with your hard cider and finish with your beer (Stella). That's it! Enjoy.