Putting the Cock Back in Cocktail: I Wish You Love

In bartending, as in life, the fundamental things apply.

And time goes by.





Thank you for watching.



7 Comments

  • Dave

    August 30, 2016

    Dear Ray, thanks for using some decent music for once. I found this installment interesting but glum, which is far better than glib, in my opinion. But who am I? You have to be careful with puns Hon, they get boring and overripe…like an overused bar rag, like a deadbeat who out lives his tab.

    I liked the drink-making here. Though at 1:09 it appears that you use the same stirring spoon in two separate beverages. Wouldn’t that contaminate the cocktail? Who do you think you’re fooling with? You knew damned well I’d catch that.

    You light something on fire despite your better judgment at 1:54. What’s up with that? First, it’s unnecessary, a reckless gesture that could get your place closed down. It appears to be a pin joint. But you don’t smoke it; you just wave it around leaving me to ask why. You drop the pinner to the floor.

    After the joint you regain your composure. Your shaking is still the best in Fort Collins. Though you look disturbed. Was it the music, the sad and authentic notes? Was this tone something we’ll see in the future?

    Dave

  • Ray

    August 31, 2016

    “You have to be careful with puns Hon, they get boring and overripe”

    Yes. So do the rhymes.

    What I was going for here was something like the effect achieved in “The Last Wanderings of Emmanuel Ramirez.”

    I don’t think I succeeded.

    Thank you for dropping by.

  • Ophelia

    October 11, 2016

    No constructive criticism here. I would like to know, even if double dipped stirring sticks contaminate, where do all the drinks go after making them for each of the cocktail series?

  • Ray

    October 11, 2016

    There’s a willow grows aslant a brook that shows his hoary leaves in the glassy stream.

    These drinks, I’m afraid, go down into the weepy brook.

  • Ray

    October 23, 2016

    But I’d happily pour them down your gullet!

  • Scott

    October 25, 2016

    Aslant, indeed – lucky tree.
    The creek is safer. Take it from me, Ophelia.
    These drinks are little sticks of dynamite.

    Still there are times seeing a favorite error go down the creek
    during a game when you are in the splash zone can kind of feel like (0:04):

    https://youtu.be/qw03mtr6uOg?t=13s

    Recall the first cocktology video posted … had a couple of fine
    individuals that likely didn’t let those ones go to the tree.

  • Ray

    October 28, 2016

    Ha-ha-ha!

    Sorry that beauty of a comment got caught up in the spam folder, Scott.

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