Category Archives: Bartending

Putting the Cock Back in Cocktail: Sazeracs & Manhattans

A reader writes: In your last video (which I enjoyed somewhat) you said the Old-Fashioned isn't the oldest cocktail on written record, and you are correct. The Sazerac is. When will you do a vid featuring that one, bud? Here you go, bud: Thanks for watching.

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Putting the Cock Back in Cocktail: Mixing the Proper Old-Fashioned

Is there any cocktail that gets people as lathered up about technique as the Old-Fashioned? If there is, I don't know about it. Come and have a drink with the unwashed.

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How to Make the Perfect Gin Martini

The Perfect Gin Martini: This is Part 8 in our Putting-the-Cock-Back-in-Cocktail series: Don't forget to watch the Carpet-Licker and the Cosmo. And Getting Numb with Rum

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The Carpet-Licker and the Cosmo

And other fine, fine cocktails from the 1980's: Possibly Related: Getting Numb with Rum

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Putting the Cock Back in Cocktail: Rum

Nothing says springtime like a refreshing rum cocktail -- refreshing, with its remoter connotations of freshets and bursting water. Come and have a drink with the unwashed:

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Putting the Cock Back in Cocktail (Part 7): The Blue Blazer

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A Bartender Responds to Barack Obama's "If-You're-a-Bartender" Comment

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Bleach-Haired Honkey Bitch

I am, as many of you know, a writer by day and a bartender by night -- and yet, as many of you may not know, I'm not merely a bartender by night: I'm also a very passionate man. As such, the creative spirit I strive to pour into my literature occasionally spills over into…

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Putting the Cock back in Cocktail (Part 6): Scotch

It's that time of the year again: Tequila! And the-always-risky-whisky

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Putting the Cock Back in Cocktail (Part 4): Whiskey

Whiskey -- or whisky, if you prefer -- is a distilled spirit that's usually made from corn, rye, barley, wheat, or, very often, a cross combination of some or all those. Whiskey is almost always aged in wooden casks which almost always consist of charred white oak. The word "whiskey" is an anglicized version of…

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Gin And The Origins Of The Martini

In hell, said Randal Jarell, Americans tell each other how to make a martini. A martini -- "the elixir of quietude" as E.B. White described it -- consists of gin and vermouth. The ingredients are chilled and then strained into a cocktail glass. That, at any rate, is the original martini, though vodka is now,…

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Putting The Cock Back In Cocktail

Ace Gillett's footage compliments of Levi Thornton at Levi Thornton Films.

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