This is a fictional web series I created for my Multimedia Communications Performance course at the Academy of Art University in 2016. For our midterm, we had to create a two minute "How To..." video. The only thing I could think of was cocktails. This piece was shot in the spring, that's why I chose Henny and Ginger ale. It's a spring time drink and it can be devoured any time of day or evening.
The Amaretto Sour is a delicious cocktail. The Amaretto, which is the main alcohol in this cocktail, comes from the Italian word amaro, meaning “bitter”, from the bitter almond which is one of the key ingredients of this liqueur. To sweeten it, simple syrup or almond syrup is added. While there is another Italian liqueur called “amaro”, they should be confused with one another. It is safe to say, though, that they share a trait - bitterness. However, amaro is a lot more bitter than the amaretto, therefore rightfully gaining its moniker, “the little bitter”.
Shots. Does anybody really like them? Sure, you and your mates may brag about your addiction to them on a night out — but we all know it's a lie. Because, the truth is — shots aren't that nice. Shots are, in fact, just quick slams to get you on your way and into the next bar before your system realises what you're doing.
As much you would love to have a glass of wine in your hand to get you through a hectic, monotonous work week, you can't do that! So, come the weekend, don't stop yourself from enjoying your much-deserved sparkling wine, surrounded by the people you love.
A very creative and exciting cocktail doesn’t have to be extremely complex. You can get by with just a simple cocktail as long as it’s done right. The Paper Plane Cocktail Recipe was created by Sam Ross back in 2007, and it’s a riff on Last Word, which is known to be a classic. A lot of people believe that this is named right after the MIA track, and it was one of the reasons why the cocktail ended up being made in the first place. It’s a very distinctive, unique thing and it does come with its fair share of powerful ideas, which is what you want to explore in a situation like this.
I don’t think there are many better times for having a cocktail than sipping it under the glaring sun, probably on a sun lounger near a pool. However, if you are bereft of both a sun lounger and a pool (sad times), then you’ll just have to make do with the sun, and an eclectically-mixed drink. The only problem though is deciding which drink to have. There are so many to choose from, so what would you pick? And what does it say about you as a person? Well, look no further.
Well, if you’re planning an unforgettable hen’s night, you’ll need to include a few different types of cocktails. Not only will you make sure that everybody’s taste buds are satisfied, but it’ll also make good practice for the future. With summer lurking upon us, you’ll need a few cocktail recipes up your sleeve for the upcoming weekend BBQs or afternoons by the pool. Get ready, and let’s start mixing!
Some martinis can cost $10 just for one! As university students, we can’t always afford buying drinks. But you could have a martini night with your friends. Depending on how many people and how much alcohol you buy (splitting the cost of course!), you could make a few fun nights out of one purchase. Even if you don’t have martini glasses or bar tools, you can still make your own martinis. So here’s a guide to mixing the perfect martini and a few recipes to try out this Wednesday “hump day” evening or the weekend!
Congratulations, newlyweds! How is marital bliss, so far?
Oscar parties are fun, but let's face it, they're common as can be. When it's awards ceremony season, that usually means people are going to throw parties so they can make bets on who wins what.
Far be it from me to sound like Mugatu, but aperitif cocktails are so hot right now. They are light drinks that pair well with appetizers, look amazing, and can also be made quickly enough for a larger dinner party.