The Harvey Wallbanger is said to have been invented in 1952 by three time world champion bartender Donato “Duke” Antone at the Blackwatch Bar in Los Angeles. That said, recent reasearch by cocktail writer Robert Simonson indicated that this is probably NOT the genesis of this particular cocktail. Firstly there is no verifiable evidence that a bar called the Blackwatch ever existed and according to Simonson’s research, Antone was living in Connecticut in the time period the drink was supposedly created. Other historians such as David Wondrich posit that it was possibly the marketing team of the McKesson Import Company that have credit for the drink’s creation. In the 1960’s they created a “Harvey Wallbanger” Sandal clad surfer mascot to promote the drink and it is known that a McKesson executive named George Bednar was instrumental in promoting the drink as a means of increasing sales of Galliano. So there you have it, everything we know about the Harvey Wallbanger! Enjoy the drink or at least the video of the drink!
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Today on the show we’re doing another “how do you use…” episode and just want to say that this video is not sponsored in any way, I didn’t receive any free product to do it, I just think it’s sometimes helpful to understand and how to use certain ingredients (especially Liqueurs) and this one has been often requested by you guys as well as being very popular. The ingredient In question is none other than St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur.
Just as there are 50 classic cocktails everyone should know, there are 50 Modern Cocktails everyone should know, but instead of giving you one big exhaustive episode, we’re going to do these in a series. So sit back and enjoy and if you so desire, mix yourself a drink!
This is really a part 2 of the Fall cocktails video we made. I got so excited for the colder weather we’re having I doubled down on recipes to help ya’ll ring it in. Again I tried to vary the recipes away from the usual whiskey based stuff so prominent this season, but I’m also trying to make sure these guys will be perfect while you’re sitting around tolerating your relatives over the holiday season. Anyway, hope you guys make some of the recipes and enjoy them! Happy Holiday and be safe out there!
Butterbeer has been around since the time of Henry VIII, 1588 to be exact! In this episode we explore the historic libation which inspired J.K. Rowling’s creation of an iconic magical drink.
The Tom and Jerry is a Christmas time cocktail which has several stories surrounding it’s creation. Jerry Thomas claimed to have created the cocktail and named it after his two pet rats, which would perch on his shoulders or atop his bowler cap. Thomas claims to have invented the drink in 1842 in the Planter’s House Hotel in St Louis and included it in the first edition of his Bartender’s Manual in 1862. Thanks to the expert Sleuthing of David Wondrich we now know that it was referenced in a Salem Gazette article in 1827 which would have been three years before the flamboyant Professor was born.
A Very Satisfying Recreation of a Seasonal Sipper from Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Room
This one has been a long time coming, you’ve asked for it and now you’re gonna get it! The Barfly’s own Hot Buttered Rum.
What would Jack and the gang drink during their spooky version of Christmas? Why Spiked Hot Chocolate of Course!
You didn’t think we’d let the holiday go by without another Egg Nog Recipe did you?
Today’s drink is a throwback all the way to George Washington’s America. It was not only a very fashionable drink of the era but also a close cousin to (if not a precursor of) Egg Nog. A little further info on the drink is that it’s based on a dish found in Cornish Cuisine also called a Syllabub which is made by curdling sweet cream with an acid like cider or wine and was popular from the 16th to 19th centuries.
OK! That’s all folks! Enjoy the drink!
Usually during the holiday season, we are inundated with Pumpkin Spice or Apple Spice based fall cocktails. And for good reason, the pumpkin is a major player in two of the three holidays and apple has a starring roles in Pies and Cider (both Alcoholic and non) in all three holidays, but really basing every recipe on these three elements is just lazy.
Today we’re going to be deep diving the mojito and I’m going to show you three different approaches.
Four gin cocktails that will turn anybody into a gin lover.