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Here are a collection of videos that we feel may help you better understand the history of the cocktail and how to prepare many of them. Most (if not all) of the videos you see below were prepared by NOLA.com and help to present the rich cocktail history of New Orleans.
Bloody Mary, by Chris McMillian
Chris McMillian, famed New Orleans bartender, shares with us not only his technique for a traditional Bloody Mary, but also illustrates how to "roll" a drink, which is the proper way to make a Bloody Mary.
Brandy Alexander, by Chris McMillian
Chris McMillian, famed New Orleans bartender, shares with us one of his favorite after-dinner drinks, the Brandy Alexadner. Chris likes to think of this drink as the original "Chocoloate Martini". As a special treat, he also illustrates how this basic drink can form a family of drinks by also mixing up a "Pink Squirrel" and a "Grasshopper".
Brandy Milk Punch, by Chris McMillian
Chris McMillian, famed New Orleans bartender, presents in this video a classic New Orleans Sunday Brunch drink, the Brandy Milk Punch.
Caipirinha, by Chris McMillian
Chris McMillian, famed New Orleans bartender, in this episode shows us how to make the classic Brazilian drink, the Caipirinha.
Cosmopolitan, by Chris McMillian
Chris McMillian, famed New Orleans bartender, shows us how to make the contemporary classic, the Cosmopoitan. You'll see how this drink that might often be under-appreciated by many, follows the concepts of a classic cocktail.
French 75, by Chris McMillian
Hot Buttered Rum, by Chris McMillian
Irish Coffee, by Chris McMillian
Lemon Drop, by Chris McMillian
Margarita, by Chris McMillian
Martini, by Chris McMillian
Chris McMillian, famed New Orleans bartender, shares with us some of the history and controversy surrounding the king of cocktails, the Martini.
Mint Julep, by Chris McMillian
The drink that Chris McMillian is probably most often associated with, is the Mint Julep. The reason for this is because he has a special way to make it, and we're not just talking about the big wooden mallet that he uses to crush his ice with. This video is indeed worth watching, over, and over, and over again.
Old Fashioned, by Chris McMillian
Pimm's Cup, by Chris McMillian
Pisco Sour
Ramos Gin Fizz, by Chris McMillian
Sazerac, by Chris McMillian
Singapore Sling
Tom Collins, by Chris McMillian
Chris McMillian, famed New Orleans bartender, shows us how to make a traditional and simple drink, the Tom Collins. He then illustrates how this drink can become a Raspberry Collins.
Whiskey Sour, by Chris McMillian
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