In the next 'how to' video series, Epicurious opens up the drinks cupboard and focuses on classic cocktails, in particular drinks from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Join New York bartender Jeff Solomon as he whistles through the classics, mixing, stirring, shaking and garnishing, and offering up plenty of insider tips, as he gets to work on all the favourites from the historical boulevardier, to the legendary Manhattan.
It's a long video, clocking in at around over 30 minutes, but you can easily dip in and out, depending on what you're drinking.
Equipment you'll need:
- Boston shaker
- Strainers. Hawthorne strainer, julep strainer, fine mesh strainer.
- Bar spoon
- Bartender's measuring cup
Good ice (extremely important for making a good cocktail) - try ChefSteps glacial clear ice recipe
Good quality alcohol
Then just take your pick of cocktails on offer:
Aviation Number 1
Corpse Reviver Number 2
Dark n’ Stormy
Hotel Nacional Special
Improved Whiskey Cocktail
Mexican Firing Squad Special
Pan American Clipper
Ramos Gin Fizz
Watch how it's done in the hands of a smooth-talking barman ...