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How To Make Vodka Cocktails - Home Bartending Guide

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How To Make Vodka Cocktails - Home Bartending Guide

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2 Lessons (12m)
    • 1. Welcome To The Course

      0:17
    • 2. Vodka Cocktails

      11:43
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This course provides an exciting introduction into making Vodka Cocktails. The course will be taught as a guided step by step on how to make Vodka Cocktails. After finishing this course you will be able to wow your friends and family with different Vodka Cocktails. The class is intended for the beginner who want to learn all about Vodka Cocktails.

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1. Welcome To The Course: do you want to A surefire way to impress friends and family. Learn how to make a few great cocktails. In this course, we're gonna be covering vodka cocktails, some of the classics and modern classics that you've heard about and people love. So let's crack open a bottle of vodka and start making some cocktails. 2. Vodka Cocktails: Hi and welcome to the course. We're gonna be going over some great vodka cocktails, So I hope you're ready to learn some exciting stuff that you can use at your next party or social gathering. We're gonna be starting off with James Bond Special that shaken vodka martini. I'm sure if you've watched a James Bond movie, especially one of the classics with Roger Moore, Sean Connery, you've seen this drink, we're gonna need two ounces of vodka and one ounce of driver move. We're gonna be combining both of those into a shaker and shaking it as aggressively as we can. Quick trivia. Anybody who knows anything about James Bond from the books. This was not actually a cocktail from the books. This was something made for the movies. After you get that thoroughly shaken, we're gonna crack that shaker open and strain into our waiting glass. And after straining, you can enjoy your piece of movie history with the shaken vodka martini. Enjoy. Next up is one of my personal favorites. It's the Moscow mule you'll need at one ounce and 1/2 of vodka, one ounce of fresh lime juice or about a whole line and three ounces of ginger beer or just filled to the top of whatever size class you're using. This is gonna be a built in glass drink, and we're just going to start off by having the lime juice, then our vodka, then simply top off with your ginger beer. You can take this up another step, and you can shove Ah stripe of ginger in there. Or put a lime in there. Whatever you want, just kind of make this drink your own. This is a great super casual, fun drink, and I hope you enjoy your Moscow mule. Next up is a Campari cocktail. This is a super easy cocktail for anybody who's just looking for something quick and simple . You'll need one ounce of Campari in one ounce of vodka and a dash of aromatic bitters. You're just gonna combine that into a shaker and shake it up, and then poured into an awaiting nick and Norah glass to talk for a quick on Campari. There are some great substitutes for Campari like look sort of Bitter or Grand Classico. Campari recently switched to using artificial color, So if that's not something you want in your life, try one of the other substitutes in this particular cocktail. I'm using Green Classico, which, while it doesn't have exactly the same colors Campari. Nothing's gonna have that same neon red. It's very close and taste, and it's pretty hard to tell unless you're drinking it straight and really digging into it . But we're gonna shake this drink up as aggressively as we can. It's really important that we shake it hard because we want to get that color. We want to get the upper vesting of the flavors from the Campari, and it's just gonna make for an overall, more appealing drink to consume. After you get everything thoroughly strained into your nick and Norah glass, you can go ahead and put the shaker down and enjoy your Campari cocktail. Enjoy. This is one of my wife's go too easy. Cocktails of Vodka Tonic is a classic. All I need is 1.5 ounce of vodka, 1/4 of a lime and sand tonic water and just fill it to meet your glass. You know, if you want more tonic is a bigger glass. If you want less, use a smaller glass. We're just going to start off by squeezing that quarter of a lime over our ice and then just drop that in there. Then we're gonna add our talents and 1/2 of vodka and then pour over your waiting tonic water. I'm using elder flower tonic water, cause it's my wife prefers, but there are tons of tonic waters out there, or you can make your own. So feel free to experiment after adding in your tonic water. Enjoy your vodka tonic. Enjoy. This is a combo drink. A screwdriver and a Harvey Wallbanger are extremely similar. The only difference is Galliano. So we're gonna start off by making a screwdriver to that, we're gonna need 1.5 ounce of vodka. And there were two need some orange juice and it again, we're just gonna feeling to the top of glass. So if you want more O j, use a bigger glass, you want less, use a smaller glass. Just simply pour that over the ice. And don't completely top off your glass, cause we are gonna be turning this into a Harvey Wallbanger here in a second. And there you go. Have your screwdriver. Now, if you take 1/2 an ounce of Galliano and poured over the top. And you want to do this very slowly because you don't want it mixing into the drink. You want it resting on top and just kind gingerly pour it. And there you go. Now you have a Harvey Wallbanger. Enjoy. The Greyhound is my personal favorite brunch drink. It's super easy. And if I'm not in the mood for anything bubbly like a mimosa, it's just a great choice. You're just gonna need a well ice glass, some grapefruit juice and 1.5 ounces of vodka were simply going to take the vodka and poured over ice. Then fill the glass up with grapefruit juice. Like what you've heard me say before. If you want less, juice is a smaller glass. More juicy is a bigger class. This is a drink you can experiment a little bit with. You know, if you have some different bidders, you want to try or maybe add a little splash of like some orange, the core different look or feel free to experiment with. This is a base. Once you have everything combined, we're just gonna grab a bar spoon and give it a quick stir to make sure the alcohol is fully combined throughout the drink. After doing this, you can enjoy your Greyhound cocktail. Enjoy. Next up is the kamikaze or a vodka margarita. You want to look at it. We're gonna 1.5 ounce of vodka, one ounce of fresh lime juice or a whole line and one ounce of triple sec. You're gonna be combining all of these into a well, I shaker, and you're gonna be shaking aggressively to talk real quick about stirring versus shaking. Shaking breaks up ice, which causes dilution. It air rates the drink, which is gonna cause changes in the color and the aroma of the drink versus stirring, which is just going to chill the drink. So different drinks require different things. If you want the drink to have a softer hit, have more smell. Have a little bit of a richer color. Shake the drink if you want to be a little bit harder hitting, started the drink. After you get everything thoroughly shaken, go ahead and have your glass at the ready and then strain into your waiting glass. After straining is complete, you can enjoy your kamikaze cocktail next up. We have another double cocktail. We're gonna be making a cape. Qatar and the mid Ross. The cape counter is 1.5 ounces of vodka fall by three ounces of cram bridgers built in glass over ice. Here I'm using a metal ice ball, but feel free to use whatever you prefer or just simply in and vodka and in the cranberry juice. And then we're gonna give it a good swirl to make sure everything's fully combined. Feel free to garnish or tweak this however you see fit Line works out really good in this more big, nice slice of orange. Uh, this is a drink you can really play with just a za base to kind of experiment with. If you want to take this up another notch and turn it into a madras, you're going to need one ounce of orange juice and we're just gonna take that import right over the top and yet again, feel free. Teoh. Play with this and tweak this recipe as you see fit with any type of garnish. Traditional Citrus nice piece of pineapple would be good to madras, and you're just gonna want to give this a good swirl if you get the O. J in there and then enjoy your mother. Ross. The Vodka Collins is another classic building. Last drink where I need 1.5 ounces of vodka, one ounce lemon juice or a whole lemon and half announce of simple Serpent Splash Eclipse sort of. We're going to start off by taking the simple syrup, the vodka and lemon juice and pouring them into the glass. A quick note on simple syrup It's super easy to make. All you need is equal portion. Sugar and hot water combined them together until the sugar dissolves, then let them chill after you get everything poured over the eyes. Then we're gonna be taking our club soda. Here. I'm using top of Chico, so feel free to substitute sparkling water or anything else sparkling that's gonna have a relatively neutral flavor and a lot of bubbles and just poured over the top after doing this. Enjoy your vodka. Collins. Enjoy the Cosmopolitan or the Cosmo is a modern classic that is adored in a lot of bars. All across America, you're gonna need 1.5 ounces of vodka, one ounce of orange liqueur, 1/2 ounce of lime juice and 1/4 ounce of cranberry juice. We're gonna be taking all of this and combining it into a well, I shaker and shaking it very aggressively. This is a drink you'll see served with several different recipes and several different styles. Some people like this drink to be stirred. Some people like to play with, you know how much vodka versus how much Cranberry, No lime. Some line. So I would tell you Start with this is a base recipe, and then tweak this drink or play with other recipes is drink to find the one that best fits you. There really is no right answer anymore to what is a cosmopolitan. Just because so many different bars something different. Bartenders have tweaked and play with the recipe, but find what you like and enjoy it after you get everything thoroughly shaken to create that beautiful, crisp color, we're gonna go ahead and strain it into our waiting glass, and you'll notice that I'm not using a strainer like what I do most of other courses. I'm using the Boston Strainer at the way it's designed, which is to be a shaker and stranger and one, and this is just personal preference. You can use a Hawthorne strainer, a julep strainer or do what I'm doing in this course, and just use the shaker to strain after you get everything together and you got in the glass. Enjoy your cosmopolitan. I am my wife. Appreciate you joining us in this course and learning how to make some fun and classic vodka cocktails with us. But we did want to take a moment to say Please always remember to drink responsibly, Never have more than what you need and never go. Get that one more drink. It's great to have fun. It's great to unwind with friends and family. It's really great to impress friends and family with some awesome cocktails that you learned, but it's always better to make it home safe. It's always better to see the sunlight on the next day, so please assign a D. D. Please have your brain turned on while you're drinking and always make it home safe. Thank you for joining us in this course, and we can't wait. See in the next one