Sunday, December 30, 2007

Episode 52 - New Year's Eve Cocktail

Anthony and Caitlin combine Maker's Mark and hard cider to create an original AOTD New Year's Eve Cocktail!



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Monday, December 24, 2007

Episode 51 - Maker's Mark Egg Nog

Anthony and the DrinkArt Girls bring Maker's Mark Egg Nog to the Dailymotion Holiday Party!



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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Episode 50 - Singapore Sling

Art of the Drink celebrates its 50th episode with a Singapore Sling!



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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Episode 49 - Thanksgiving Vanilla Martini

Just in time for Thanksgiving, Anthony and Carlyn show you the perfect dessert drink for your Turkey Day feast!



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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Cheers for Children


Last night, I attended the Cheers for Children fundraiser for the Children of Bellevue Hospital in New York City as the celebrity host of the event's drink contest sponsored by Ty Ku liqueur. (Obviously, these folks have a different definition of celebrity than the one I'm familiar with.) The event was held in a really cool club in Chelsea call the Pink Elephant, which I'd never been to before. Pictured above is the bartender who was making the winning cocktail, the Ty Ku Lychee Martini. If you get a chance, you should check out this new sake-based liqueur -- it's got a unique taste, and mixes well with tropical and Asian ingredients. It was a terrific evening with terrific cocktails, all focused on a great cause!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

AOTD Makes the Digg.com Homepage!

So my good friend Steve Daniels wrote on my Facebook wall this morning to let me know that our Flaming Zombie episode (AOTD 25) made the Digg.com home page today! Dave and I set that as one of our major goals back when we started the podcast, though I must admit we thought it would be a long shot. Thanks to Steve and all you fans for helping us make this a reality!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Episode 48 - Classic Cocktails: Sidecar

Anthony and Carlyn continue the AOTD Classic Cocktails Series and show you how to make a cognac martini!



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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Episode 47 - Labor Day Master Steak

For Labor Day, Anthony shows you how to go from bar to barbecue with a Maker's Mark Master Steak!



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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Episode 46 - Yakety Yak

Art of the Drink returns for its second year with a grown-up version of the classic New York egg cream!



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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Pics From The Green Room



The new bar in The Green Room at the John W. Engeman Theater in Northport, NY. Opening Gala, June 16, 2007 (courtesy of Newsday).




















The John W. Engeman Theater in Northport, NY. Opening Gala, June 16, 2007 (courtesy of Newsday).

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Props From the Motherland

Just got this terrific e-mail from a fan in Brazil (home of the Caipirinha) and thought I'd share it with you:

Hey Drink Artist,
I'm from Brazil and I'm a pirate fan. You've made a very good caipirinha on the podcast and since you are an expert I believe that you know what Grog is. So I would like to recomend you making a caipiríssima or caipirinha, but instead of stirring, shaking it and adding some mints in there. It tastes way better then stirred in my opinion. Other things we have in here are caipiroska, which is made from vodka and we go on making up other caipir- names changing the drink or the fruit. My favorites are shaken caipiríssima (which I call grog) and kiwi caipirinha.

Just a little culture now, caipirinha is short for caipira, that's equivalent to hillbilly but the reason for naming the drink that way is actually a mistery.

I just saw your video podcast for the first time and I'm loving it, keep up man! Hope you give the Grog and Kiwi Caipirinha (or caipiríssima) a try.
-LipeCau

Some great info there, and rest assured we'll be doing an episode on grog soon!

Friday, April 20, 2007

Episode 45 - The Samuels

Anthony and Melissa wrap up AOTD's first year with an original cocktail honoring the First Family of Bourbon.



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Friday, April 13, 2007

Episode 44: Caipirinha

As the weather warms up, Anthony & Melissa show you the secrets behind Brazil's national drink, the Caipirinha.



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Monday, April 09, 2007

iTunes Featured!

Well, after almost a year of vidcasting and several straight months in their top 10 Food Podcasts, iTunes has finally seen fit to add Art of the Drink to the Food Home Page Featured list! We were really starting to think they didn't love us....

Thanks to all our fans who came through with great reviews for us -- we really think this turned the trick!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Episode 43: Easter Ascension

Anthony brings back Melissa for an original Easter cocktail!



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Monday, April 02, 2007

Episode 42: Espresso Martini

Anthony visits Bean Traders in search of the perfect espresso and transforms it into a martini.



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Saturday, March 24, 2007

Episode 41: Master Bourbon Tasting Class

Join Anthony in a Bourbon Tasting Class hosted by Master Distiller David Pickerell!



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Friday, March 16, 2007

Episode 40: St. Patrick's Day Irish Coffee

Anthony delves into the art and science of making the perfect Irish Coffee!



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Friday, March 09, 2007

Episode 39: Season 2 Outtakes

While we're making like a yo-yo between NY and NC, enjoy this compilation of the funniest moments from our second season (so far)!



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Monday, March 05, 2007

AOTD on JoeBartender.com

Check out our interview with JoeBartender.com, the coolest bartending mag on the web!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Episode 38: Maker's Mark Distillery Tour

Anthony takes you on a guided tour and shows you how Bourbon is made by the masters!



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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Episode 37: Negroni

The Negroni, another addition to the Classic Cocktails Series, stuns in both looks and taste.



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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Episode 36: Mardi Gras Sazerac

Anthony and Krysta get ready for Mardi Gras with a traditional New Orleans Sazerac!



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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Episode 35: His-n-Hers

Anthony introduces February DrinkArt Girl Krysta and shows you the perfect new libation for Valentine's Day!



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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Art of the Drink 34: Bill Samuels Jr. Interview

Anthony visits Loretto, KY, and talks with Maker's Mark president Bill Samuels Jr.



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Sunday, January 28, 2007

Our Next DrinkArt Girl!



Stay tuned for our next DrinkArt Girl, Krysta!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

AOTD Hits iTunes Top Five Food!

I just found out that Art of the Drink is now Number 5 in the iTunes Top Food Podcasts list, beating out everything else out there except a few long-running broadcast radio shows now being co-distributed as audio podcasts...which also makes us the Number 1 video podcast in the category! As iTunes is the definitive go-to place for podcasting, this is pretty unbelievable. Thanks for all of your support, and stay tuned for more!

January Update

Been a couple weeks since our last AOTD episode, so I just wanted to give you all an update on what we've had going on and what's coming up. The plan was to take the first week of January off, and then post the episodes we shot during our trip to the Maker's Mark distillery as a special three-part series running through the end of the month. But as Bobby Burns says, the best laid plans etc....

Turns out we got way more footage than we expected, and we liked it so much that we're cutting it several different ways: you'll get the original three planned AOTD episodes in our normal six-to-eight minute format, but you'll also be able to download special extended versions of each. We'll start with an incredibly entertaining and informative interview with Maker's Mark president Bill Samuels that will take you through the entire history of American whiskey production by a man who saw most of it first-hand. Then we move into the distillery for a behind-the-scenes tour, including the famous wax hand-dipping line. Finally, we sit in on a Bourbon Tasting Class taught by Maker's Mark Master Distiller Dave Pickerell that will put most wine courses to shame. If you've ever wanted to learn how to appreciate fine spirits, please don't miss this one!

Needless to say this is all taking a bit longer than we expected. Plus, I'm getting ready for the move to New York at the end of the month (new studio, baby!), trying to work the bugs out of my recent ill-timed heart surgery on my main computer (new motherboard, processor, hard drives, and RAM -- so why didn't I just buy a whole new box instead?), preparing to speak at the upcoming Business Podcasting Expo this Friday, and just to keep things interesting had to go and catch the absolute worst case of food poisoning in my adult life last weekend (three days vanished into thin air).

So you really didn't need to know most of that -- especially the last one -- but I feel we've established a bond at this point, no? Bottom line is, bear with us just a bit longer and we're gonna get some really great stuff out to you as quickly as possible. And of course we've got barrels of great new drinks, classic cocktails, history, and techniques coming up throughout the year!

Keep up those e-mails, contest entries, and requests, and we'll keep the drinks flowing! Salute!