Welcome to Kitchen Essentials, a video series showcasing the favorite tools of food and drink experts. In this episode, we visit with Tiki cocktail expert Shannon Mustipher at her bar Glady's in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Shannon is an expert on all things rum and Caribbean cocktails. She takes us through a list of the essential items behind her bar: a swizzle stick or le bois lélé, a metal shaker, a Japanese-style jigger, a channel knife, and a commercial drink mixer. Shop Shannon Mustipher's Bar Essential Picks.
Ready for the final season premiere of Game of Thrones? Here's a cocktail icy as winter in Westeros, and fiery as the red witch. Remember that creepy scene when Melisandre summons a shadow to attack Renly? That's what inspired cocktail alchemist, Eamon Rockey when creating this drink. Rockey's Milk Punch gives the drink beauty, El Silencio Mezcal some heat, passion fruit liqueur a little magic - and the secret ingredient (a charcoal lime oil) finishes it with an air of mystery.
For this episode of Take 5, we head to Hollywood where the food and drink scene is often mistakenly overlooked. Our host Joey takes us to five spots that are perfect for anyone in search of a good bite or drink in Tinseltown.
Chief bartender at Hotel Unique in Sao Paulo, Mateus Saint Laurent, shows us how to make the Brazilian national drink, Caipirinha. A delicious and refreshing cocktail that you should make a part of your bar repertoire.