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3 Hot Toddy Recipes - Scotch, Rum, & Mezcal!

3 Hot Toddy Recipes – Scotch, Rum, & Mezcal!

Today I鈥檓 showing you three different recipes for the Hot Toddy! The toddy is a style of drinks that predates the cocktail (it’s super old). Original recipes were served both hot and cold, and consisted of a base spirit, sugar, and water. Since then, recipes have evolved to include teas, citrus, and spices. It seems everyone has a go-to recipe, so I thought I鈥檇 share mine along with a couple of variations – all tasty, all comforting. Hope you鈥檙e all enjoying the new year! Stay cozy, everyone. Cheers!

Celebrate NYE with a bubbly ice cream drink!

Celebrate NYE with a bubbly ice cream drink!

It鈥檚 New Years once again, so today鈥檚 cocktail is a celebratory original called the White Stallion! This bubbly ice cream drink was inspired by two classics found in the Savoy Cocktail Book – the White Cargo and the Silver Stallion (see where the name comes from?). Vanilla ice cream and gin form the base of this drink, and of course I had to add some champagne for the occasion (I also added an orange liqueur because it tastes so good). The end result is a cocktail that鈥檚 light, fluffy, floral, and zippy. What better way to ring in the new year? Hope you all enjoy this one. Thank you for another great year on the channel! Happy New Year!

How to Make a Manhattan | a simple classic cocktail recipe

How to Make a Manhattan | a simple classic cocktail recipe

In this video I teach you my manhattan recipe! I discuss some manhattan variations as well as my personal story of how I learned about the “perfect” manhattan. The base spirit I’m using is a 100 proof rye whiskey – I like the higher proof whiskey because I find it holds up to the richness of the sweet vermouth. I share my manhattan story at the end of the video, let me know if you have your own! Cheers!

The Tom & Jerry - the most cozy, fluffy holiday drink ever!

The Tom & Jerry – the most cozy, fluffy holiday drink ever!

Today鈥檚 drink is a cozy one – the Tom & Jerry! This is a holiday favorite that’s been around for 200 years. What makes it so memorable is the texture – something created by using a batter. The batter should be enjoyed fresh, and most recipes require a large group to consume it all – so it really is perfect for a holiday party. This is a smaller recipe that’s perfect for 2-3 people, but it’s easily scaleable to serve the masses – if that’s your goal. Liberties can, and should be taken. It’s common to replace the hot water with hot milk, essentially creating hot eggnog. Or, if you want it richer, you could add softened butter to the batter and steer this drink closer to a hot buttered rum. Whatever approach you choose, may this fluffy, comforting drink warm your bones. Cheers!

10 Bar Tool Essentials | Best Equipment for Home & Pros! | Anders Erickson

10 Bar Tool Essentials | Best Equipment for Home & Pros!

In this video I recommend some of my favorite bar tools and essentials, tried and tested in real bars over the years. These bar accessories are great for home use as well as professionally behind the bar. I also share the specifics of why certain bar equipment works better for certain uses, and do some bar tool comparisons. What are some of your favorite tools?

Non Alcoholic Drinks - 4 mocktails to try at home | Anders Erickson

Non Alcoholic Drinks – 4 mocktails to try at home

Looking for some non alcoholic drinks? You鈥檙e in luck! Today I鈥檓 mixing up four fun and delicious mocktails! These drinks are for everyone. Mixing up drinks should always be fun, especially with non alcoholic drinks! Go crazy, experiment with flavors, adjust the ratios to your taste – no rules here. Just because the booze is gone doesn鈥檛 mean we can鈥檛 have a little fun. So whatever reason you choose not to drink the hard stuff, may you find some joy in these recipes! Cheers!

The Noble Beast - a whole-egg holiday drink with BIG flavor!

The Noble Beast – a whole-egg holiday drink with BIG flavor!

Today I鈥檓 showing you an original holiday cocktail I call the Noble Beast! This is a whole-egg drink I鈥檝e been wanting to make on the channel, but had to wait for the right moment. Well, the time has come. The holidays are here and this drink鈥檚 worthy enough for Krampus – it鈥檚 rich, bold, and the flavors will punch you in the mouth! Try the Noble Beast instead of egg nog this holiday season – it鈥檚 not a drink you鈥檒l soon forget. Cheers!

6 Decadent cocktails to get you through the holidays!

6 Decadent cocktails to get you through the holidays!

T’is the season for decadent cocktails! Here are six of my faves to get us through the holidays. There’s something for everyone – a strong sipper, rich classics, even a tiki option. So whether you鈥檙e coming in from the cold or lounging in the sun – these festive drinks will make your holidays all the merrier! Cheers!

Grandma, Here's Your Gin (a Christmas martini) | Anders Erickson

Grandma, Here’s Your Gin (a Christmas martini)

Today’s video is a special edition! Here’s my entry to the Christmas Martini Challenge. I’m calling it “Grandma, Here’s Your Gin”. Keeping it in the style of a classic gin martini, this one’s strong and bold to get you through your holidays. Cheers everyone! 馃嵏

The ESSENTIAL Spirits | 15 bottles to build your bar! | Anders Erickson

The ESSENTIAL Spirits | 15 bottles to build your bar!

Knowing all the essential bottles to build your bar can be overwhelming. In this video, I’ll share with you my top go-to’s for mixing behind the bar. These are the spirits I use most along with my personal recommendations and alternative options, but if you have a favorite brand or bottle, you should go with that. When building up your backbar, remember there’s no need to purchase everything at once. Think of the cocktails you want to be mixing first, and start with just the bottles needed to make those. One by one, your collection will grow!

6 Holiday Cocktails for Grown Ups | Anders Erickson

6 Holiday Cocktails for Grown Ups

In this video I’ll show you six cocktails to get you through the winter! These sophisticated, holiday inspired drinks are for the grown ups – sorry kids. I’m including five festive classics with one spirit-forward original for those needing a stiffer drink. May these cold weather cocktails take away the sting of winter – Cheers!

Try these beer cocktails for fall!

Try these beer cocktails for fall! | Anders Erickson

Today I鈥檓 making beer cocktails that capture the tasty flavors of fall! This time each year I enjoy sipping on a beer while watching football (American football – for the international viewers), so I thought let’s use some of that beer in a cocktail – or three. Each drink calls for a different style of beer (porter/stout, IPA, Oktoberfest), but of course feel free to experiment with some of your favorite brews.

4 Spooky Halloween Cocktails for Grown-ups

4 Spooky Halloween Cocktails for Grown-ups

Here are four you can make at home for your upcoming costume party, or to sip on as a distraction from the ghost and ghouls outside (actually I’d suggest consulting some ghost-busting professionals if that really is the case).

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