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COCKTAIL TIME WITH KEVIN KOS

Clear Ice Cubes In a Small Freezer - Is it possible?

Clear Ice Cubes In a Small Freezer – Is it possible?

I’ve been asked a lot about how I make my Clear Ice – it not only looks good, but melts slower than regular ice in the cocktails. Although having a big freezer with lots of space to make big ice blocks is great, today I’ll show you how you can make Clear Ice cubes at home by turning any plastic container into your own, homemade cooler – this way you can make great Clear Ice even if you have limited freezer space! I’ll also be showing you how you can carve the ice into any shape you want, using regular tools you might even have at home, so you are getting two Clear Ice hacks in one video. With that said, pull up a chair, and get your arts & crafts skills ready for today’s episode of Cocktail Time. Cheers!

Rum & Champagne - Can this even work!?

Rum & Champagne – Can this even work!?

Rum was the hottest spirit of 2022, but there’s just something special about opening a bottle of Champagne this time of the year. So the natural question is can this combination even work in a cocktail? The answer is yes, and today I tried 3 recipes so that you can add a twist to this amazing sparkling wine from the Champagne region of France. I’ll start with the Air Mail (similar to an effervescent Honeysuckle Daiquiri), followed by Audrey Saunders’ Old Cuban and ending with a Rum Champagne Cocktail, so you’ll have more than enough options to start this New Year in the best way possible! Let’s say goodbye to 2022 together and greet the exciting times that are ahead. Here’s to 2023. Cheers!

How to Make Butterbeer: A Delicious Harry Potter-Inspired Drink

How to Make Butterbeer: A Delicious Harry Potter-Inspired Drink

Butterbeer is not a traditional Christmas drink, but it’s great to know how to make this delicious Harry Potter-inspired drink. It really hits the spot on a cold winter day! Despite it being popularized by J.K. Rowling, making it a magic beverage loved by witches and wizards of Hogwarts (and Muggles everywhere), the original “Buttered Beere” recipe dates back to at least the 16th century. So today in today’s edition of Old vs New, I’ll make it the way it was made more than 400 years ago – with a good quality British Ale as the base – followed by an elevated modern version with IPA and Spiced Butter Syrup, topped with Butterscotch Foam. If you are into rich and decadent drinks, get out your Advanced Potion-Making textbook and enjoy today’s episode. Cheers!

8 Perfect Cocktail Gifts - For Anyone!

8 Perfect Cocktail Gifts – For Anyone!

Holiday season is here so I’m bringing you 8 Perfect Cocktail Gifts for Anyone! In today’s episode I’ll show you how to make or pick bartending gifts, starting with festive Winter Spice Bitters made using rapid infusion – highlighted by Dave Arnold in Liquid Intelligence – which I’ll use to make a pre-batched Christmas Old Fashioned. I’ll then do a throwback to previous holiday episodes to show you how to make Gingerbread Cookie Eggnog, as well as Homemade Coca Cola, so you can even have a gift idea for yourself by the end of the video! I also recommend some gear and books that I think any bartender or home cocktail enthusiast would be stoked about!

Boozy Hot Chocolates - Make It Your Own Way!

Boozy Hot Chocolates – Make It Your Own Way!

Boozy Hot Chocolate is just what you need to become the star of this upcoming festive season! If you have never made your own Hot Chocolate from scratch, you don’t know what you are missing, and today we’ll be making 3 versions so that you are covered whether your friends or family like funky, smoky or herbal flavors. I’ll start by making a delicious Hot Chocolate with Smith & Cross Jamaican Rum and Tonka Bean whipped cream, followed by a spicy & smokey Hot Chocolate using Vida Mezcal and ending with a Fernet Branca Menta Hot Chocolate that will provide those peppermint and chocolate notes that you’ll love! So get cozy, pull up a chair and get ready for today’s episode of Cocktail Time. Cheers!

How To Make Better Mulled Wine - Red & White!

How To Make Better Mulled Wine – Red & White!

Mulled Wine is just what you need to warm your soul these coming colder months, but how do you make the best Mulled Wine? In today’s episode I’ll be showing you first how to make the classic version you’ll find in cafes and street markets, followed by two Cocktail Time variations using red and white wine with a few extra things added to make both versions a little special – don’t worry, nothing crazy, just something to elevate the cozy experience for you and your loved ones! So if it’s also getting colder where you live, make sure to pull up a chair and a cozy jacket for this episode. Cheers!

Tropical Creamy Eggnog | Holiday Cocktail Time Special

Tropical Creamy Eggnog | Holiday Cocktail Time Special

Cocktail Time is back with another holiday special episode! This time I made a tropical eggnog, with coconut, pineapple (in the Tequila), and banana oleo saccharum. Oh and it’s 100% dairy-free, so no tummy aches next morning! Why did I make it? To get back my stolen Cocktail Time watch! Make this for your family during the holidays and even the relative, who you call the Grinch behind his back, will love it! Find the recipe below. Cheers and enjoy the holidays!

Special EGGNOG | with DIY Gingerbread Cookie syrup | Cocktail Time With Kevin Kos

Special EGGNOG | with DIY Gingerbread Cookie syrup

Christmas is almost here and that means it’s time for a Special Christmas Eggnog with DIY Gingerbread Cookie Syrup. I know I should have posted this episode a lot earlier, so you could properly prepare for this year’s holidays but I hope that you’ll still have time to stock up for everything you need to make this amazing eggnog.

Chestnut Old Fashioned | Cocktail Time with Kevin Kos

Chestnut Old Fashioned | Cocktail Time with Kevin Kos

You’ll love the Chestnut Old Fashioned if you are a fan of Fall flavors! It is not the first time a Fall-themed cocktail appears on the channel – you might remember the Scotch & Apple Highball or the HighFall that combined buckwheat and pear – but I felt it was time for a stiff Autumn drink to get you in the spirit for this season.

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