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Making
Cocktails
at Home
Dennis Hahn
CocktailCamp PDX
April 11, 2010
Welcome to my world
Disclaimer:
I am not a professional!
Cocktail audiences
                                               Professional
                                           ...
DIY home bar
Home bar basics
        TOOLS     GLASSWARE




       LIQUOR      MIXERS
Home bar basics
        TOOLS     GLASSWARE




       LIQUOR      MIXERS
Tools > shaking




                     VS.

 3 piece / cobbler         boston   strainer
Tools > stirring




   pint glass   bar spoon   julep strainer
Tools > measuring




             VS.

    jigger          measuring cup
Tools > other




 channel knife   muddler   juicer
Home bar basics
        TOOLS     GLASSWARE




       LIQUOR      MIXERS
Glassware > martini




    6 oz              10-12 oz
Glassware > old fashioned




  single (8 oz)   double (10-12 oz)
Glassware > tall




 collins (8-12 oz)   highball (16-18 oz)
Glassware > wine




 wine (8-10 oz)    champagne (6-8 oz)
Home bar basics
        TOOLS     GLASSWARE




       LIQUOR      MIXERS
Liquor > basics
•   Vodka unflavored     •   Whiskey or Bourbon
•   Gin                  •   Brandy or Cognac
•   Tequila ...
Liquor > quality

                   < top shelf




                   < sweet spot




                   < bottom shelf
Home bar basics
        TOOLS     GLASSWARE




       LIQUOR      MIXERS
Mixers > basics
•   Dry vermouth        • Soda water
•   Sweet vermouth      • Tonic water
•   Angostura bitters   • Simpl...
Mixers > juice
Mixers > sour mix
Home happy hour
Manhattan
2   oz bourbon or rye whiskey
1   oz Vya sweet vermouth
1   dash aromatic bitters
2   dashes orange bitters
The cocktail party
Start with the drinks
One cocktail per hour
One cocktail per hour
Stage drinks




 arrival   hors d’ourves   dinner   after dinner
Tips > prep ahead of time
• Juicing
• Garnishes
• Batching
Ginger
Peartini
1 oz Yazi Ginger Vodka
1+1/2 oz pear vodka
1/2 oz Harlequin Orange Liqueur
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz...
Tips > other
• Lots of ice
• Bottled water
• Watch alcohol ratios
Drink menus
Questions?
Dennis Hahn
www.vivalacocktail.com
Twitter @VivaLaCocktail
Making Cocktails At Home Cocktail Camp 2010
Making Cocktails At Home Cocktail Camp 2010
Making Cocktails At Home Cocktail Camp 2010
Making Cocktails At Home Cocktail Camp 2010
Making Cocktails At Home Cocktail Camp 2010
Making Cocktails At Home Cocktail Camp 2010
Making Cocktails At Home Cocktail Camp 2010
Making Cocktails At Home Cocktail Camp 2010
Making Cocktails At Home Cocktail Camp 2010
Making Cocktails At Home Cocktail Camp 2010
Making Cocktails At Home Cocktail Camp 2010
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Learn how to make cocktails at home, including: setting up a DIY home bar; cocktail party planning and cocktail recipes.

This presentation was given by Dennis Hahn of Viva la Cocktail at CocktailCamp PDX on April 11, 2010.

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  1. 1. Making Cocktails at Home Dennis Hahn CocktailCamp PDX April 11, 2010
  2. 2. Welcome to my world
  3. 3. Disclaimer: I am not a professional!
  4. 4. Cocktail audiences Professional mixologists Cocktail enthusiasts quality Opportunity! Back alley blenders skill
  5. 5. DIY home bar
  6. 6. Home bar basics TOOLS GLASSWARE LIQUOR MIXERS
  7. 7. Home bar basics TOOLS GLASSWARE LIQUOR MIXERS
  8. 8. Tools > shaking VS. 3 piece / cobbler boston strainer
  9. 9. Tools > stirring pint glass bar spoon julep strainer
  10. 10. Tools > measuring VS. jigger measuring cup
  11. 11. Tools > other channel knife muddler juicer
  12. 12. Home bar basics TOOLS GLASSWARE LIQUOR MIXERS
  13. 13. Glassware > martini 6 oz 10-12 oz
  14. 14. Glassware > old fashioned single (8 oz) double (10-12 oz)
  15. 15. Glassware > tall collins (8-12 oz) highball (16-18 oz)
  16. 16. Glassware > wine wine (8-10 oz) champagne (6-8 oz)
  17. 17. Home bar basics TOOLS GLASSWARE LIQUOR MIXERS
  18. 18. Liquor > basics • Vodka unflavored • Whiskey or Bourbon • Gin • Brandy or Cognac • Tequila 100% Agave • Cointreau • Rum • Prosecco or Cava
  19. 19. Liquor > quality < top shelf < sweet spot < bottom shelf
  20. 20. Home bar basics TOOLS GLASSWARE LIQUOR MIXERS
  21. 21. Mixers > basics • Dry vermouth • Soda water • Sweet vermouth • Tonic water • Angostura bitters • Simple syrup • Orange bitters
  22. 22. Mixers > juice
  23. 23. Mixers > sour mix
  24. 24. Home happy hour
  25. 25. Manhattan 2 oz bourbon or rye whiskey 1 oz Vya sweet vermouth 1 dash aromatic bitters 2 dashes orange bitters
  26. 26. The cocktail party
  27. 27. Start with the drinks
  28. 28. One cocktail per hour
  29. 29. One cocktail per hour
  30. 30. Stage drinks arrival hors d’ourves dinner after dinner
  31. 31. Tips > prep ahead of time • Juicing • Garnishes • Batching
  32. 32. Ginger Peartini 1 oz Yazi Ginger Vodka 1+1/2 oz pear vodka 1/2 oz Harlequin Orange Liqueur 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice 1/2 oz fresh lime juice 1 oz simple syrup 1 tablespoon fresh pear puree Fresh nutmeg
  33. 33. Tips > other • Lots of ice • Bottled water • Watch alcohol ratios
  34. 34. Drink menus
  35. 35. Questions?
  36. 36. Dennis Hahn www.vivalacocktail.com Twitter @VivaLaCocktail
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