Holiday Mixology Class & Party

Holiday Mixology Class & Party

SipScout Craft Alcohol Membership Club – December, 2022

It’s our monthly SipScout party and this month we’re mixing up cocktails with our Holiday Mixology Kit. Join us in making three festive cocktails that are easy and delicious…so you can keep making them all season long! 


The three festive cocktails we’re making:

1) Santa Spritz
2) Pom Prancer
3) Festive Fizz

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About Your Hosts

The Crafty Cask celebrates and supports craft alcohol makers through engaging consumer content, events, virtual tastings, and online education. We help craft enthusiasts drink better and craft makers market their brands better to build thriving small businesses that keep #TipplerNation drinking well!

Your hosts for this event are Suzanne Henricksen, Founder of The Crafty Cask and Evan Rothrock, sommelier, certified cider professional, mixologist, spirits professional, and bespoke wine tour guide.

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Hello hello… every one… Happy Holidays…

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Yehey… Excited hot summit festive.. alight

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hi Denice

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hi Michael welcome

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hi Terry hello hello hello

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glad everyone got their kits in time Santa 
sure was in trouble this year he was cutting  

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it to the last minute he better get on his 
game before actual Christmas gets here yeah

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um but we’re excited to make some delicious 
cocktails with you today and uh share off

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Jingle Bells on so while he’s shaking 
you’re gonna hear some extra let’s see  

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a little bit of a lot yeah it might be 
a model if it starts to annoy people  

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after a little while you just let us 
know we can take it off that’s right  

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um we’re gonna give the a couple minutes a few 
more minutes to join um and then we’ll get diving  

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right in with these delicious holiday cocktails 
yeah what’s everyone’s plans plans for holidays  

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everyone’s staying kind of local or anyone 
traveling Denise I know you guys are staying local

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we’re all excited for some some 
family to come to town yeah yeah yeah

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um for our drinks this is the first drink 
we’re gonna do a wine glass yep last word  

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um we’ve got the wine glass we’ve got  

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regular kind of rocks glasses for the 
second one um and then little coops or yeah

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hi Denise how you guys doing good got Alex 
there with you too yep he’s here too hello hello

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yeah yeah we are looking forward to having some uh 
relatives in town and um taking the whole trying  

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to take the whole week off between Christmas and 
New Year’s and really spend some quality time with  

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people and Evan’s birthday is Christmas Eve so 
we have extra extra celebrations this time of  

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year yeah um I try I have to I have to figure out 
so I started last year because you know when your  

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birthday’s near Christmas it’s a little bit of 
a bummer especially like when you’re younger and  

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people try to like merge the gifts together and 
kind of do the thing and um and and you know his  

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friends are never around for his birthday because 
they’re all doing family stock so he doesn’t get  

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the same birthday experience that the rest of us 
do so I I started last year because he doesn’t  

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complain about it but he makes it known that it’s 
kind of a bummer so I started hiding the Christmas  

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tree and just throwing a sheet over it but this 
year because we have these beautiful high ceilings  

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we went out into the forest and actually cut a 
10-foot Christmas tree like in the wild in the  

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wild and so but it’s a 10-fold Christmas tree and 
so I was looking at it today and I’m like how the  

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heck am I going to hide that Christmas tree for 
Christmas Eve to celebrate his birthday right so I  

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have a I have a little logistical challenge of how 
to be especially since Evan is normally the one  

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I would call on to help me figure that out yeah 
it was it was a very pleasant surprise the first  

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year that Suzanne did this uh I came downstairs 
and there was just a shroud over the Christmas  

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tree and it said happy birthday a little Banner 
in front and we started calling it The Ghost  

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of birthdays pack because it was just like this 
creepy ghost floating in the corner of the room

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doesn’t think that

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that glad you could get to see you oh Michael I 
love that you went and got a hat yes bring the  

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festivities in I love it good awesome everybody 
gets hats so I got a hat that’s right yeah and I  

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like Alex I like yours it’s almost like a Jester 
hat it has it yeah oh that’s cute I like that  

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that’s really fun what Jester Santa hat that’s 
great Evan has his reindeer ears on mostly because  

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he gets too hot and he’s got a half whereas I 
am like ooh keep me warm let’s do the Santa hat  

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all right should we get making our first cocktail 
here I don’t see why not so we can have something  

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to sip on while we while we chat holidays yeah so 
our first cocktail is honestly one of my all-time  

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favorite cocktails to make um while I’m cooking 
honestly for the holiday meals to sip on while I’m  

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cooking and also to just have ready so if guests 
arrive early because it’s super easy to make  

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um and it’s featuring Amaro um and so if you’re 
not familiar with Amaro it’s kind of it’s a bitter  

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liqueur tomorrow technically I mean not technical 
it translates to Bitter right um and so you have  

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actually some extra in here you’re only going 
to need about half of this for your two drinks  

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um and so if you wanna pour a little bit 
into a little glass and just take a little  

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sip of it first we always recommend 
if you’ve never had something before  

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um to give it a try because based on what 
it tastes like you might decide you want to  

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add a little more sweetener to your cocktail 
you want to add a little bit more tartness to  

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your cocktail whatever the case may be um and 
this is kind of the full-size bottle of this  

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um Amaro that we have here and so the nice thing 
about this is it actually has a little bit of a  

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smokiness to it as well indeed that’s what the 
word means right yeah we want to meet Smokey and  

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that uh characteristic of this particular model 
comes from the primary bittering agent ingredient  

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um which is uh the word below that which is and if 
you’re going to take a a shot at translating that  

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I I’d give you Kudos um but Roberto is Italian 
for Chinese rhubarb so when using Chinese rhubarb  

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as the primary bittering agent in this Amaro it 
gives us a little bit of a smoky characteristic  

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yeah so yeah amarus rumato rabararo and the 
reason we’re calling this the Santa Spritz  

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is because Amaro is really good for Digestive 
purposes to get your belly kind of in order um  

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so it’s often drink after a big meal so after you 
have your big Christmas meal having a little bit  

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of this will kind of help you digest but having 
it beforehand also helps kind of get your belly  

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ready for some overindulgence and some rich foods 
so we always like those digestive juices exactly  

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and it’s also I like to make it when I’m as a 
first cocktail or while I’m kind of making dinner  

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um because it’s lower in 80 it’s lower in 
alcohol so you can sip on it for a little  

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while and not worry that you’re gonna get 
sloshed and mess up the mashed potatoes  

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um so yeah so we’re excited about this one 
one of the uh reasons why omaros and bitter  

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DJ’s thiefs and aperitifes are good at uh kind 
of waking up your digestive system is because  

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in general like biologically physiologically the 
bitter flavor in nature is generally indicative  

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of uh toxins and so so as a way to try to kind 
of break down what might potentially be harmful  

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your body tends to flood your stomach with a 
lot more stomach acid when you taste something  

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bitter as a way to kind of destroy what might 
be otherwise harmful to you if it weren’t dealt  

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with with you know stomach acid yeah so um so get 
your Morrow out of your box and your Sperry dry

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while we’re talking about cider um we’d like to 
take a pause here just to let you know about our  

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next Generation kit January’s kit is a craft cider 
tasting um we’ll be featuring Finn River cidery  

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and they are up in Washington state and so you’ll 
be getting some of these delicious ciders one of  

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them is a hot cider um so like beer it has hops 
in it and so that’s really fun one’s a Farmstead  

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kind of a traditional cider and then there’s 
a sour one that has a little bit of flavors of  

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stone fruit so some peaches yeah so this is gonna 
be a really fun box in January to do craft sailor  

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for SipScout numbers um and as always as we get 
started kind of making this first cocktail here  

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please feel free to you know whenever you have 
questions unmute yourselves interrupt us ask  

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us throw them in the chat whatever works for you 
and we can access questions about anything yeah  

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um so first off what we’re going to do 
here is we’re going to add some Amaro  

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and cider to Denise did you have a question 
I saw you on meeting yourself no you sure  

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you got to just like jump in and interrupt us 
sometimes we just kind of keep talking we’re sorry  

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um Kristen I like your Miami Christmas sweater 
oh I didn’t even see that meow me Christmas yes  

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yes that’s so cute I love it that is great very 
nice so I’m going to go ahead and add uh you know  

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between four and six ounces of The Cider actually 
I’m gonna say between four and five because I want  

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to leave and that’s at least yeah uh I want 
to leave at least a couple of ounces in here  

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um and you’ll see why for the last cocktail that 
we’re gonna do so don’t pour out all of the cider  

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into the glass for this first cocktail um and 
then we’re going to measure out a couple of I’m  

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sorry an ounce of Amaro and uh if you don’t have 
a [ __ ] at home um a tablespoon is a great way  

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to measure out yeah I’ll put that in the Trap yeah 
a half an ounce is one tablespoon so you’ll want  

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two uh tablespoons for one cocktail here and of 
course if you’re making two go ahead and double  

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it yeah if you’re making two cocktails you’ll 
almost use the full can of cider you want to  

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just leave about two ounces left in that cider 
pan um but otherwise you’ll use right about yeah  

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most of the cider um yeah and then about 
half of the Amaro and then you can have  

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the rest of the emerald to sip on before 
after some big meals like we talked about  

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or does anybody have any big meals 
that they’re excited about coming up

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Evan’s birthday being on Christmas Eve too 
because like we go big for food on Evan’s  

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birthday as well so we have like a huge 
Christmas Eve like Evan birthday dinner  

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and then Christmas it’s huge food 
again and so it’s extra extra extra

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all right and then I’m gonna add a scoop of ice to  

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this not because I’m planning on shaking 
it but because I just wanted to cool down  

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um get this nice and chilly uh and so I’m actually 
going to take the spoon here and just gently stir  

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it technically you know you can put your pinky 
up if you want swirl that around just a little  

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bit you don’t want to break up the carbonation too 
much so you don’t want to stir it too vigorously  

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when there’s carbonation at all but chilling it 
down is is nice and you know you could observe  

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this over ice we tend to chill it down in the 
cocktail shaker and serve it up straight again  

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so that the ice doesn’t keep kind of diluting 
it and making it the carbonation go flat

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all right and then I’m just gonna go ahead 
and strain it into these two waiting glasses  

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um why thank you

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and then you want to pull out your orange bitters 
um and drop a couple of dashes in there and you  

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know bitters bitters are one of those things that 
a lot of people often ask us you know man whenever  

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I made cocktails at home like my cocktails don’t 
taste like they make them at the bar and Bitters  

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and garnishes in general are one of the reasons 
why so people forget to garnish they forget to  

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add that they think oh it’s only a couple of drops 
of bitters no big deal I’m just gonna skip that  

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part it makes a big big difference and you could 
even take a sip of it before you add the drops of  

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bitters try it without it and then try it again 
after you just do like two or three little drops  

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of bitters on each one yeah in this case the 
cocktail is more about um is more about the or  

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the bitter the more about the flavor of the orange 
that’s being added yeah these are orange spinners  

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oh there isn’t one then it is for so the bitters 
Terry uh is this little bottle it’s not that  

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bottle right I think you have King Floyd’s orange 
bitters is that what you guys have in your box

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it looks more like this

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actually if you look to this camera no no bitters 
oh wait but no no we didn’t get bitters in our box  

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but we have some so we brought them out oh 
interesting yeah I didn’t considers in mine  

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either uh-oh blood orange bitters perfect 
yeah orange bitters at home that’s great

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there we go um it’s not the little blue bottle 
no the blue bottle is the foamer for the third  

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drink ah okay so they sent me a picture of 
your box and everything to approve and there  

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was definitely bitters in the picture of the box 
that I approved I’m sorry that that got left out  

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um but it sounds like a few of you have bitters 
at home I just added ones I already had open so  

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it works out fine perfect and that’s your Santa 
Spritz uh delicious while you’re preparing any  

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number of uh side dishes and main courses 
over the course of the next couple of weeks  

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and like I said it’s a really nice easy 
drink to kind of give to people as they  

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walk in the door to get the juices flowing a 
little bit and also with rich food you know  

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bitterness really helps cut through that a 
little bit it really helps you kind of yeah

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yeah very tasty yeah and the shocksberry cider 
so shacksbury is up in Vermont um they’re really  

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great they um so cider in our country if you 
remember you know maybe 10 15 years ago when  

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cider started becoming popular again um it was all 
very sweet a lot of it it was Sweet Sticky kind  

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of tasted like a Jolly Rancher a lot of people 
kind of you know either loved it because they  

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like sweet things or kind of got scared Away by it 
and one of the reasons for that is because during  

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when prohibition happens so cider was one of 
the very first American drinks when you know  

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we settled this country and we were kind of 
over here making cider was very easy they  

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would just leave apples out and they would kind 
of ferment themselves we had apples all over you  

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know the the east coast and but a lot of those 
apples a lot of those trees the types of apples  

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that make this style of cider um a dryer cider 
those apples tend to be useless for pretty much  

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anything else other than making cider baking 
with them eating them raw they are so bitter  

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and so sharp that they just like make it it’s like 
biting into a crab apple if you’ve ever done that  

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um and so when prohibition hit all those apple 
trees that really couldn’t make anything other  

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than cider were kind of a waste for people and 
if that’s how they made their money previously  

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they had to rip them up plant new crops that 
they could make money off of and so we lost a  

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lot of our heirloom Heritage apple trees in this 
country they just like we lost those varieties  

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they weren’t planted again for a very long time 
and shaftesbury is doing a really cool thing  

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um because they want those dry tart super 
bitter apples to make these styles of cider  

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they are actually like they forage for apples but 
they also put a call out to the Vermont community  

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and say hey do you have a weird apple tree growing 
in your backyard or like did you see one down the  

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street when you were driving somewhere tell 
us about it please and then they go out and  

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they find these apple trees that like no one 
knows what they are they’re kind of overgrown  

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they’re being ignored and they Harvest them 
and then they also graft them onto new plants  

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so that they can bring back these heirloom kind 
of varieties and make delicious fry ciders like  

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this yeah we’ll send them in for genetic testing 
and really try to help um determine the regions  

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yeah regions where these apple trees are still 
uh primarily heirloom varietals even though that  

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Suzanne mentioned they are less and less common 
but bringing them back is a I think a very Noble  

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Endeavor in The Cider Community because each one 
the same way different grapes when you’re making  

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wine will produce different characteristics in the 
wine that’s the reason why you know a Pinot Noir  

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tastes different from a Cabernet Sauvignon each 
individual apple makes very different Fighters  

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yeah contributes different characteristics 
of the result Insider yeah absolutely so so  

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we hope you enjoy this yeah he certainly I think 
it’s quite close what do you guys think of this

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this was a little bit of a risky one for 
us to include because we know bitterness  

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can be a little polarizing for people but 
part of being a SipScout member is kind of  

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opening your palette and opening your mind 
and trying things that you might not try

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I love this cocktail but I am really sensitive 
to Bitter so I actually after tasting it a few  

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times I added a little extra cider to sweeten it 
up a little bit more for me and now it’s perfect  

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perfect and that’s exactly what you should 
do you know and actually when we first the  

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original recipe that I normally make this 
with is actually two ounces of Amaro until  

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four to six ounces of cider and when we tasted 
this specific this specific Amaro is much more  

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bitter than some and that smokiness too lends a 
different flavor so we actually cut back on the  

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Amaro ourselves even though I am a super bear 
like lover yeah the original recipe was gonna  

00:17:30,960 –> 00:17:36,660
be hard to receive the uh characteristic 
through the smokiness and the bitter yeah  

00:17:36,660 –> 00:17:43,500
again yeah Patrick could join us this evening 
but he’s a huge immoral lover um as you guys know  

00:17:43,500 –> 00:17:48,240
and I’m sure he’s gonna love this tomorrow 
and would like the original version I love

00:17:51,120 –> 00:17:56,580
Michael were you saying something no I 
just said it’s very refreshing and and it’s  

00:17:56,580 –> 00:18:00,120
um you know and I like I 
like the bitter as well yeah

00:18:01,980 –> 00:18:06,660
hey Jay let’s see that that sweater you got going  

00:18:06,660 –> 00:18:11,580
on there what’s happening here we’ve got 
a couple of good questions and scarf too

00:18:13,620 –> 00:18:21,360
oh it’s a onesie yes Merry 
Christmas man oh man that’s amazing

00:18:21,360 –> 00:18:27,720
I don’t know Kristen I thought you were going 
to be the winner we weren’t even having a  

00:18:27,720 –> 00:18:33,300
contest here and I was like in love with like a 
onesie like a cat with a red nose I don’t know  

00:18:34,080 –> 00:18:37,920
if there’s some good stuff here 
they both get it Chris just Applause

00:18:44,700 –> 00:18:52,440
hmm I was at a work holiday party today that 
had an ugly sweater party I did not win but  

00:18:52,440 –> 00:18:57,660
people did like it you didn’t win because 
it’s kind of a cute ugly sweater I know yeah  

00:18:58,680 –> 00:19:02,580
the person who won actually had bells 
on their sweater that would like jingle  

00:19:02,580 –> 00:19:08,880
every time she moved so not just an ugly 
sweater an ugly annoying sweater right  

00:19:09,840 –> 00:19:15,720
and the other person who won actually had a 
t-shirt on that said due to inflation this is my  

00:19:15,720 –> 00:19:21,840
ugly sweater I thought it was like you know 
a t-shirt that’s good I like it was cute  

00:19:22,800 –> 00:19:30,180
that’s great that that t-shirt is the new 
indicator for the market yeah Mary 2022.

00:19:33,180 –> 00:19:39,060
yeah well I’m glad everyone has something 
I like how the bidders in this and the  

00:19:39,060 –> 00:19:45,240
Amaro uh take away some of the Tang 
of the yes of The Cider that’s great  

00:19:46,380 –> 00:19:52,860
yeah you know as with as with food it’s uh you 
know it’s a it’s a balancing act when you’re  

00:19:52,860 –> 00:19:58,440
making a cocktail with a with a dish you know 
you’re generally kind of balancing elements  

00:19:58,440 –> 00:20:06,840
of salt and acid and fat and you know spice and 
heat um with with cocktails it’s generally sweet  

00:20:06,840 –> 00:20:14,280
and sour and then the warmth and the heat from the 
alcohol and then bitterness and you know sourness  

00:20:14,280 –> 00:20:20,700
will cause your salivary glands to start cranking 
and punching on you know a bunch of saliva  

00:20:21,420 –> 00:20:27,960
um the same way spice will do that with uh you 
know buffalo wings but then bitterness is drying  

00:20:27,960 –> 00:20:33,900
so that’s a very you know that compliment they 
complement each other very well the bitterness  

00:20:33,900 –> 00:20:38,700
dries your mouth out and then the acidity causes 
you to salivate kind of removing that dryness  

00:20:39,720 –> 00:20:46,140
um yeah yeah because good you know again a lot of 
people think of cider is just being sweet mostly  

00:20:46,140 –> 00:20:51,960
but dry ciders I mean apples have more tannins 
in them than grapes do and so when we think of  

00:20:51,960 –> 00:20:57,600
red wine with a cannon at least cider apples cider 
apples well but also because apples have tannins  

00:20:57,600 –> 00:21:03,360
In the Flesh and in the skin and in the seeds 
and in all parts of them whereas with grapes the  

00:21:03,360 –> 00:21:08,400
tannins only exist in the skins and so that’s 
why red wines are tannic but white wines are  

00:21:08,400 –> 00:21:13,500
not and so you can get that it can the dry ciders 
especially can be a little overpowering for some  

00:21:13,500 –> 00:21:18,420
with the Cannons and that you know fascinating 
thing if you ever have an opportunity to try a  

00:21:18,420 –> 00:21:25,260
cider apple um the bitterness and the tartness 
you know likely will be pretty overwhelming and  

00:21:25,260 –> 00:21:31,320
make it borderline and edible um fun fact though 
keep in mind that the sugar level in that apple  

00:21:31,320 –> 00:21:37,140
is pretty comparable to any grocery store Apple 
you’ll find the gala apple a big lady Apple the  

00:21:37,140 –> 00:21:41,580
sugarness is pretty much the same across the 
board it’s just whether or not and how how much  

00:21:41,580 –> 00:21:47,580
bittering component and sour component it has 
to complement that in the apple and oftentimes  

00:21:47,580 –> 00:21:53,760
it’s so much that you don’t even really taste 
the sweetness pretty cool I haven’t forgotten  

00:21:53,760 –> 00:21:58,980
very into cider and apples yeah since he’s met 
me you’re welcome you’re welcome you’re welcome

00:22:03,060 –> 00:22:04,860
Kristen what are your plans for the holidays

00:22:07,380 –> 00:22:15,120
we are going back to Boston to see Patrick’s 
family so we will be back on that side of the  

00:22:15,120 –> 00:22:22,680
country and I’m sure we will get some New England 
Chinese and I would hope so to the normal one

00:22:24,900 –> 00:22:32,340
yes yes excellent nice are you guys staying there 
for New Year’s as well are you back no we are back  

00:22:32,340 –> 00:22:41,700
here for New Year’s um probably doing just a very 
quiet night at home with New Year’s with friends  

00:22:41,700 –> 00:22:47,580
who just recently had a baby so you need something 
quiet to do so they bring the baby over put the  

00:22:47,580 –> 00:22:53,220
baby to sleep and we can all hang out at a fire 
we’re gonna have a baby around this New Year’s  

00:22:53,220 –> 00:23:00,480
Eve too so we’ll see we’re meeting our our first 
ever niece and or nephew I guess are for whatever  

00:23:00,480 –> 00:23:07,560
what’s the group term for that um I don’t know if 
there is one um but we’re meeting our our little  

00:23:07,560 –> 00:23:12,840
baby me please for the first time her Evan’s 
sister and her brother-in-law they live over in  

00:23:12,840 –> 00:23:16,920
South Korea and um they just had a baby a little 
over a year ago a year and a half ago almost

00:23:16,920 –> 00:23:24,960
so we’re so excited to meet her and of course 
the evidence like whatever like they’re old  

00:23:24,960 –> 00:23:31,200
news now but yeah so we’re excited to have a 
big family today was a baby family Christmas  

00:23:31,200 –> 00:23:36,780
thanks yeah it’ll be nice to be home I feel 
like I often travel with the holidays so it’s  

00:23:36,780 –> 00:23:41,280
nice to just be home in your own elements and 
kind of decorate and feel cozy since the tree

00:23:45,000 –> 00:23:48,720
Jay what about you what are your holiday plans

00:23:50,880 –> 00:23:55,320
I’m gonna test the audio here see if I get 
feedback can you hear me all right oh yeah  

00:23:55,920 –> 00:24:00,960
okay you’re not getting feedback 
on you nope all right good I  

00:24:00,960 –> 00:24:04,620
um let’s see this weekend I’m actually 
gonna go down to Portland and hang out  

00:24:04,620 –> 00:24:08,760
with my cousin and then um I’ve got 
a few days and I’m flying to Chicago  

00:24:10,200 –> 00:24:15,780
um or I’m gonna see that side of the family 
and um I’m looking to get that nice Jolly belly  

00:24:15,780 –> 00:24:21,360
eating all that Chicago Food yeah yeah just 
bring along some of Morrow you’ll be you’ll be  

00:24:22,440 –> 00:24:28,740
you’ll be in ready for more eating yeah 
this is good uh some good research for  

00:24:28,740 –> 00:24:34,560
some family holiday drinks and stuff like that 
perfect excellent there’s some good meal prep  

00:24:34,560 –> 00:24:39,960
that we’re going through here I like it yeah the 
first couple I think are pretty straightforward  

00:24:39,960 –> 00:24:46,440
and and uh fitting for the holiday season but 
also um you can whip them up in a Flash easy  

00:24:46,440 –> 00:24:50,940
to make uh and then the third one is a little 
more involved a little more involved and kind  

00:24:50,940 –> 00:24:57,000
of impressive yes that’s the one to go with 
yeah yeah in Chicago at Christmas I bet is  

00:24:57,000 –> 00:25:03,840
great we were there kind of that winter around 
yeah although or yeah go into the Chris Kindle  

00:25:03,840 –> 00:25:09,820
Market was quick oh yeah that is fun the German 
kind of yeah having some some glue wine [Music]  

00:25:11,460 –> 00:25:15,960
are we ready to move on to our sure 
so I could drink our Palm Prancer  

00:25:17,460 –> 00:25:21,180
we had fun naming these cocktails 
we did we apparently really like  

00:25:21,180 –> 00:25:24,960
alliterations they’re all they’re all 
alliterations alliterations always

00:25:27,540 –> 00:25:33,720
so the palm prints are really kind of celebrates 
the flavors of the Season yeah um pomegranate  

00:25:33,720 –> 00:25:40,020
Apple um orange right all of those things kind of 
coming together and really are wondering season  

00:25:40,020 –> 00:25:44,880
right now so and it’s also beautiful and you get 
to play with your decorating skills a little bit  

00:25:44,880 –> 00:25:50,940
indeed um so the first thing that we’re going 
to do in preparation for making this cocktail  

00:25:50,940 –> 00:25:54,600
is we’re using a rocks glass by the way yes 
we’re using the rock stars and we’re going  

00:25:54,600 –> 00:26:01,260
to be preparing our glassware for the cocktail um 
in general you always want to make sure that your  

00:26:01,260 –> 00:26:06,420
glassware is ready to go before you start making 
the cocktail because the worst thing that you can  

00:26:06,420 –> 00:26:11,220
have happen is you begin making the cocktail and 
you get to the end and you’re ready to go and you  

00:26:11,220 –> 00:26:17,640
look around and oh gosh I forgot to you know pull 
the martini glasses out of the freezer so there’s  

00:26:17,640 –> 00:26:23,820
a nice cold glass for the drink to be made in 
or I needed to put a rim on it uh because you  

00:26:23,820 –> 00:26:29,580
can’t put a rim on it after there’s liquid in the 
glass um so comparing your glassware before you  

00:26:29,580 –> 00:26:35,100
start making any kind of cocktail is really an 
important First Step yeah um and I’m just gonna  

00:26:35,100 –> 00:26:39,120
switch cameras for a minute I don’t know if you 
guys noticed but we have a cocktail cam going on  

00:26:39,120 –> 00:26:43,320
here too that you can pin for yourself at any 
time but I’ll just kind of show you here while  

00:26:43,320 –> 00:26:52,740
Evan is lemon juice sure thank you so yeah 
you can see here this uh this [ __ ] sugar  

00:26:54,600 –> 00:26:58,800
um and we’re gonna just kind of 
moisten the side of the glass  

00:26:59,460 –> 00:27:07,080
as a way to get the [ __ ] sugar to adhere to 
the side of the box and so you can do this by

00:27:13,200 –> 00:27:17,700
by but basically you want to kind of get the side 
of the glass and you’ll see he’s doing it on the  

00:27:17,700 –> 00:27:22,680
side of the glass A lot of people think you’re 
just going to do it on the rim up here but really  

00:27:22,680 –> 00:27:27,120
you want to kind of do it down the side of the 
glass partially because it’s beautiful that way  

00:27:27,840 –> 00:27:31,500
um but also that way you can just kind of 
do half of the glass and make it really  

00:27:31,500 –> 00:27:36,000
pretty and then kind of that side when you 
want a little bit of that sugar and then  

00:27:36,000 –> 00:27:40,200
still have the other half of the glass when 
you want to try it without that extra sugar  

00:27:41,700 –> 00:27:46,920
yeah especially if you’re sharing this cocktail 
with someone you might like it sweeping somebody  

00:27:46,920 –> 00:27:53,400
might not or with Margaritas some people like salt 
some people don’t know yeah and personally for me  

00:27:53,400 –> 00:27:58,320
with Margaritas yeah it’s you know from one sip 
to the next I’ve just kind of choose that off do I  

00:27:58,320 –> 00:28:03,240
want the salt or anything and so you can see here 
you know the sugar is kind of going down the side

00:28:05,520 –> 00:28:06,000

00:28:08,400 –> 00:28:13,020
the one thing that uh I guess I guess 
you got to be careful about if you’re  

00:28:13,020 –> 00:28:20,220
doing this out with a group of people um 
is then you’re licking decided enough like  

00:28:20,760 –> 00:28:26,160
you better know him real well yeah um especially 
in our post coma times although we always  

00:28:26,700 –> 00:28:37,500
half joke not really the alcohol kill so yeah um 
so the next step here is you’re going to mix uh  

00:28:37,500 –> 00:28:44,400
the ingredients together the instructions that 
you can see um in your SipScout report indicate  

00:28:44,400 –> 00:28:49,800
mixing in the glass which you can do which you 
certainly can do and especially if you have a  

00:28:49,800 –> 00:28:55,200
nice big Ice Cube if you meet a nice big ice cube 
using the mold that was sent you can certainly do  

00:28:55,200 –> 00:29:03,660
that but uh chilling the cocktail down before 
you add it into the glass um is also a really  

00:29:03,660 –> 00:29:09,420
nice option because the cocktail will last longer 
it’s already chilled down to ice temperature and  

00:29:09,420 –> 00:29:15,120
so the purpose of the ice that’s uh in the glass 
which is the next step of prepping your glassware  

00:29:16,140 –> 00:29:21,060
um is simply to keep it cold it’s not trying 
to cool the cocktail down and I think Suzanne’s  

00:29:21,060 –> 00:29:27,180
grabbing our ice creams right now career if 
you have your large ice cube get it in there

00:29:29,580 –> 00:29:32,820
did you guys play with your eyes molds and 
make a large ice cube or do you already have  

00:29:34,440 –> 00:29:37,620
ice molds at home to make large ice 
cubes with they’re quite helpful

00:29:41,280 –> 00:29:48,300
I have ice cubes that stick together oh 
I guess I guess three ice cubes stuck  

00:29:48,300 –> 00:29:53,640
together is almost like a large ice cube 
I have a new refrigerator that actually  

00:29:53,640 –> 00:29:59,460
makes large ice cubes oh man very cool 
fancy I didn’t even know that was a thing  

00:30:00,300 –> 00:30:08,340
yeah LG cool yeah that’s a nice one there 
they call it craft ice craft ice after the  

00:30:08,340 –> 00:30:16,020
K I think I’ve seen that craft is as in as in 
with the c oh is it in Korea where they make it  

00:30:16,020 –> 00:30:23,520
uh yeah um Jay is that was that an actual 
ice or was that uh like smeared Chiller thing

00:30:25,740 –> 00:30:30,900
no it’s actually it’s actually an ice maker 
in in the LG refrigerator that actually  

00:30:30,900 –> 00:30:39,540
makes craft ice that makes cubes this size 
about the same size as as your mold foreign

00:30:47,160 –> 00:30:53,340
so go ahead and add the uh 
equal parts of the calda dose  

00:30:54,240 –> 00:30:59,040
um which if you are unfamiliar 
calvidos is an apple Brandy  

00:31:00,060 –> 00:31:07,140
um and this one comes from the northern part of 
France uh in Normandy actually uh cavados is a  

00:31:07,140 –> 00:31:14,940
region that is designated and recognized by the 
European Union for production of Calvados this  

00:31:14,940 –> 00:31:21,780
particular one is a fine Calvados which holds 
the lowest aging requirement and as a result  

00:31:21,780 –> 00:31:29,160
has the brightest Apple characteristic that you 
see of the different Calvados aging limitations  

00:31:30,240 –> 00:31:39,720
um but really adds some very nice flavor to 
it um and then go ahead and add on your uh  

00:31:40,680 –> 00:31:45,480
your pomegranate liqueur this 
is a producer called Fair drinks  

00:31:46,080 –> 00:31:53,400
um and fair drinks is all about sourcing their 
materials in a fair practice um you know having  

00:31:53,400 –> 00:31:57,960
equal and fair wages for the employees that 
are are different in this case the pomegranate  

00:31:58,800 –> 00:32:04,140
um in some cases it’s it’s quinoa in some 
cases it’s coffee in some cases it’s mango  

00:32:04,980 –> 00:32:14,160
um but really great company uh and delicious 
products delicious products they have a kumquat  

00:32:14,160 –> 00:32:19,920
liqueur yeah that’s fantastic really yeah 
yeah I saw Kristen say something before yum

00:32:21,960 –> 00:32:24,360
um and so if you are gonna 
be cooling it off before

00:32:27,900 –> 00:32:32,520
adding it to your glass instead 
of pouring it into the glass um

00:32:34,740 –> 00:32:39,180
anytime you’re chilling a beverage you 
want to make sure that there’s lots of  

00:32:39,180 –> 00:32:44,220
ice in the vessel that you’re doing often 
and this is in an effort to cool it off  

00:32:44,220 –> 00:32:50,520
before it begins diluting past the point 
that you want it to so as you can see  

00:32:52,200 –> 00:32:58,200
this is kind of default filled like right up 
to the top with ice despite the fact that um  

00:32:58,200 –> 00:33:06,000
the liquid level was only down about a third up to 
the top and just kind of rock that back and forth

00:33:06,960 –> 00:33:18,240
he makes like figure eights in there and 
you can see it’s not really moving if you  

00:33:18,240 –> 00:33:21,600
if you do that if yeah if you just go in 
circles the ice just spins around itself  

00:33:21,600 –> 00:33:25,860
versus if you kind of rock it you’re creating 
payoffs and you’re making the ice go through  

00:33:25,860 –> 00:33:30,840
the liquid in all different directions and again 
cooling it down faster a lot of them dilating it

00:33:32,940 –> 00:33:35,280
um now something that

00:33:37,380 –> 00:33:45,540
logistically didn’t uh work to be able to include 
in this um but really can help set it off a little  

00:33:45,540 –> 00:33:50,700
bit is actually putting fresh pomegranate juice 
in here as well probably going to juice is really  

00:33:50,700 –> 00:33:56,460
just not shelf stable and shipping it not as 
such didn’t make uh didn’t make us comfortable  

00:33:57,360 –> 00:34:01,620
um but adding a little bit of just like a splash 
though right a little bit of pomegranate juice  

00:34:01,620 –> 00:34:08,160
can really help again keep the balance with 
this cocktail in check with the tannins that  

00:34:08,160 –> 00:34:14,700
you get from pomegranate juice um that are not as 
easy to translate into the actual articula itself  

00:34:14,700 –> 00:34:20,160
and if you had a pomegranate handy you could 
certainly put some fresh pomegranate on top  

00:34:20,160 –> 00:34:22,500
of your drink as a garnish which 
would be beautiful as well you know  

00:34:23,580 –> 00:34:27,840
and a little bit of orange bitters that’s right 
a little more a little bit of orange bitters to  

00:34:27,840 –> 00:34:32,880
round out the holiday flavorings and again 
taste it before you put the bitters in taste  

00:34:32,880 –> 00:34:35,700
it after you put the bitters in especially 
if you guys have orange bitters I’m sorry if  

00:34:35,700 –> 00:34:41,400
any of you don’t have any at home again but 
it does really make quite a big difference  

00:34:42,540 –> 00:34:46,200
um to kind of have it and if you don’t have 
orange bitters at home but you have an orange  

00:34:46,200 –> 00:34:50,400
just do a little orange zest maybe over it you 
know or Express a little more detail actually  

00:34:50,400 –> 00:34:56,580
is what I mean I’m more excessive yeah take 
a take a potato peeler and hold the potato  

00:34:56,580 –> 00:35:03,000
peeler steady and turn the orange and peel off 
just a little layer of the zest size yeah I put  

00:35:03,000 –> 00:35:07,380
the orange side facing away over your glass and 
just kind of squeeze it right in half and drop it  

00:35:07,380 –> 00:35:16,200
in watch the oils blast out of there and kind of 
bring this to life in yet another way yeah cheers

00:35:18,720 –> 00:35:20,760
I love Jay’s wonder if it just makes me do the one

00:35:24,840 –> 00:35:25,080

00:35:27,780 –> 00:35:31,320
so this is a little stronger you’ll 
notice it’s kind of stepping it up a  

00:35:31,320 –> 00:35:37,080
little bit from our appetizers pre-drink 
right um but this is really lovely again  

00:35:37,080 –> 00:35:40,860
a little bit of that tartness a little bit of 
that you know with some of the rich foods and  

00:35:41,640 –> 00:35:48,060
appetizers and deliciousness definitely yeah 
this is one that uh what might be might be  

00:35:48,060 –> 00:35:52,380
good for the cocktail hour is the previous 
one would be good while you’re cooking

00:35:54,780 –> 00:35:59,400
sitting on the fireplace it’s important to have 
drinks for every every stage of the mean okay  

00:35:59,400 –> 00:36:06,420
which Christmas Carol does this one though yes 
I would say The Holly And The Ivy that’s mine

00:36:08,700 –> 00:36:16,260
you know why it’s a bad greedy a fan there’s great 
the red and the green the red and the green yes  

00:36:16,260 –> 00:36:18,660
what do you guys think of this one

00:36:26,580 –> 00:36:32,160
resounding endorsements around don’t 
be shy on us we’re all friends here

00:36:34,320 –> 00:36:41,160
um this one almost makes me think of like almost 
like a holiday old-fashioned you know I mean like  

00:36:41,160 –> 00:36:45,480
I know like an old-fashioned is you know whiskey 
and Bitters and sugar but like especially with a  

00:36:45,480 –> 00:36:50,160
little bit of sugar rim and it’s just like instead 
it’s just the Apple Brandy instead of the whiskey  

00:36:50,160 –> 00:36:55,980
and then a little bit because I feel like brandy 
was a common use case in early old fashioned  

00:36:55,980 –> 00:37:02,220
and you’ve got the bittering component of the 
pomegranate yeah and while the bitters as well

00:37:05,160 –> 00:37:05,160

00:37:07,200 –> 00:37:14,880
yeah I like that it’s a little bit more Spirit 
heavy yeah yeah and um I just put a little bit  

00:37:14,880 –> 00:37:20,880
of uh just just a tiny little dash of vanilla 
extract in it too just to put a little uh  

00:37:21,780 –> 00:37:26,100
uh holiday cheering to it a little 
bit more than what’s already there

00:37:28,200 –> 00:37:32,580
yeah but I love I love the color 
I love the color and I love the  

00:37:33,540 –> 00:37:39,300
um just the the presentation of this I mean this 
will be this is a great you know Christmas sort  

00:37:39,300 –> 00:37:43,980
of drink yeah and like how do they how do 
they get the sugar to be green like this

00:37:43,980 –> 00:37:58,320
yeah now this one is this this one we found 
is an all-natural one it is uh I’m not sure  

00:37:58,320 –> 00:38:02,220
where the green color comes from I mean 
that makes more common I would say that  

00:38:02,220 –> 00:38:07,740
green is more commonly found in nature than 
like blue yeah hard to make blue for me yeah  

00:38:08,940 –> 00:38:14,520
but yeah um yeah you get all these running sugars 
they have on Amazon they have all different colors  

00:38:14,520 –> 00:38:18,240
of running sugars they also have something that’s 
really cool that I have not looked into how they  

00:38:18,240 –> 00:38:22,560
do this or what the actual ingredients are yet 
but there’s things you can drop in your drink so  

00:38:22,560 –> 00:38:28,080
we basically get a red one for this and you drop 
it in your drink and it makes it like iridescent  

00:38:28,080 –> 00:38:35,880
and like almost like a lava lampy like wow and 
it looks just beautiful but I have to imagine  

00:38:35,880 –> 00:38:39,780
it’s like chemicals up the onesie to be able 
to make that sparkly goodness happen in there  

00:38:41,160 –> 00:38:46,680
what’s that what do you got there we do have a 
little pot of pomegranate juice oh yeah we have  

00:38:46,680 –> 00:38:54,840
a neighbor who has a pomegranate tree and he I 
don’t know if he gifted us or if he offloaded yeah  

00:38:54,840 –> 00:39:00,360
I kind of feel like he was like funny I don’t know 
what to do with all these I have too many yeah so  

00:39:00,360 –> 00:39:06,900
we got like two shopping bags full of pomegranates 
and we were like excited but also like oh man  

00:39:06,900 –> 00:39:11,280
that’s a lot of freaking work what are we supposed 
to do with all these psalmers and Evans because  

00:39:11,280 –> 00:39:18,780
Evan’s like the the um what’s the word when you’re 
very focused on like small details he he like he  

00:39:18,780 –> 00:39:23,580
likes projects like that and so one day he just 
like put a movie on and he just sat in front in  

00:39:23,580 –> 00:39:28,680
our living room with pomegranates mind you I trust 
him a lot and he sat at the coffee table and just  

00:39:28,680 –> 00:39:33,840
opened all the pomegranates and got all the seeds 
out and it took him like three hours yeah it was  

00:39:33,840 –> 00:39:39,240
a little bit of an involved project but then we 
put the pomegranate seeds in a blender and if  

00:39:39,240 –> 00:39:43,560
you wore them up with a little water or no just 
that’s right and if you were them up you can make  

00:39:43,560 –> 00:39:47,640
your own pomegranate juice it just turns into 
like you strain it afterwards but it makes like  

00:39:47,640 –> 00:39:52,860
really fresh pomegranages and then you understand 
why pomegranate juice is expensive because it’s a  

00:39:52,860 –> 00:40:00,540
real pain in the butt but that’s right I’m glad 
you remembered we had that oh that’s pretty nice

00:40:02,580 –> 00:40:05,760
and as the pomegranate juice sits in 
your fridge it will start to kind of  

00:40:05,760 –> 00:40:10,500
self-ferment a little bit pineapple juice 
does as well anything really well I mean I  

00:40:10,500 –> 00:40:14,040
feel like apple juice I guess because those 
are all pasteurized and like flash whatever  

00:40:14,040 –> 00:40:18,480
but pineapple juice and pomegranate juice in 
particular if you kind of leave it in your  

00:40:18,480 –> 00:40:22,260
fridge for a while and you open the thing 
you’ll like kind of pop and it starts to

00:40:27,360 –> 00:40:27,840

00:40:33,000 –> 00:40:40,860
all right what holiday movie should we be watching 
does anyone want I’ve been kind of binging these a  

00:40:40,860 –> 00:40:44,580
little bit but I’ve been binging the crap ones 
the like Netflix and Hulu like brand new ones  

00:40:45,120 –> 00:40:51,480
what are the classics that we vote for uh I 
think one of the new Classics is a one called  

00:40:51,480 –> 00:40:57,480
uh Claws and it’s actually a Netflix produced 
one and it came out I want to say two years ago  

00:40:58,200 –> 00:41:06,000
but I think it’s probably the best Christmas movie 
in the last two decades and I say that because it  

00:41:06,000 –> 00:41:15,720
captures that like innocent magic of the Christmas 
season without being sort of like uh sarcastic or  

00:41:15,720 –> 00:41:23,340
cynical and so it’s just like it’s old-timey so 
and it’s a cartoonist it’s also made by an Italian  

00:41:23,340 –> 00:41:28,500
company that also has some other stuff that 
they’ve done but it’s absolutely awesome is this  

00:41:28,500 –> 00:41:33,840
the one about the postal station like up in the 
North Pole I saw that it was really good at first  

00:41:33,840 –> 00:41:37,860
I was a little like this feels a little dark but 
it really it was really quite nice you’re right  

00:41:38,880 –> 00:41:50,700
speaking of dark oh we’ve fallen into watching 
two Christmas movies that um we’re not really  

00:41:50,700 –> 00:41:54,600
sure what it was about the description that 
caused us to start watching them and after  

00:41:54,600 –> 00:42:00,660
having watched them for about 15 minutes we were 
like really sure what was going on but we knew we  

00:42:00,660 –> 00:42:05,820
needed to keep watching it um why we watch them 
is because I feel like Evan indulges me in my I  

00:42:05,820 –> 00:42:11,400
am a Christmas crazy like I love Christmas and I 
live like want Christmas all the time and because  

00:42:11,400 –> 00:42:16,860
he’s a Christmas Eve baby he does not feel the 
same and so he indulges me a little bit by like  

00:42:16,860 –> 00:42:20,940
turning on Christmas movies and so I feel a little 
bad because I know I’m crazy about it and so I try  

00:42:20,940 –> 00:42:26,040
to indulge him by being open to like die hard 
which is not a Christmas movie and like crap  

00:42:26,040 –> 00:42:33,000
like that and so Wendy but so when these came up 
and they were like kind of weird I was just like  

00:42:33,900 –> 00:42:41,100
okay it’s a Christmas movie I guess let’s try it 
out and then go ahead thank you oh well yeah they  

00:42:41,100 –> 00:42:46,260
I mean that’s you they definitely are a little 
uh on the dark side but fascinating intriguing  

00:42:46,920 –> 00:42:52,620
um one from like a cultural perspective because 
one was Scandinavian yes uh I believe Finnish  

00:42:52,620 –> 00:42:56,160
and we don’t honestly watch International 
movies that much because we’re in front of  

00:42:56,160 –> 00:43:01,080
our computer all day and I’m like I don’t want to 
read when I’m relaxing but so yes it is subtitled  

00:43:01,620 –> 00:43:06,660
oh yeah I’m gonna make one of those days oh yeah 
I’m definitely making one that’s the Die Hard  

00:43:06,660 –> 00:43:13,020
that’s the coolest idea ever I really love that 
yeah um but what was that one called uh that one  

00:43:13,020 –> 00:43:21,720
was called rare exports and it’s about the Santa 
that doesn’t doesn’t bring uh Toys to good kids  

00:43:21,720 –> 00:43:27,600
he like snatches the bad kids in the night and 
like eats them you know and it’s not like like  

00:43:27,600 –> 00:43:31,800
it’s not him eating kids it’s not about that 
but it’s that the version of Santa that they’re  

00:43:31,800 –> 00:43:38,700
kind of portraying in this and um it’s pretty 
fascinating but it’s also not a horror movie  

00:43:38,700 –> 00:43:44,280
either like it’s kind of like leans that way yeah 
it’s Brusque and raw but it’s not like yeah it’s  

00:43:44,280 –> 00:43:48,060
not a horror movie it was honestly like one of 
those movies it’s a Christmas movie but one of  

00:43:48,060 –> 00:43:51,360
those movies that like we were both like sitting 
forward the whole time and like after 20 minutes  

00:43:51,360 –> 00:43:56,820
oh we need to take a break for a minute like this 
is intense it was really good it was very good uh  

00:43:56,820 –> 00:44:01,920
and then the other one was called fat man and 
that’s with Mel Gibson I think his first foray  

00:44:01,920 –> 00:44:07,680
back into acting in a while quite a while yeah 
and he and he was amazing it took me almost an  

00:44:07,680 –> 00:44:12,240
hour and all of a sudden I was like is that 
Mel Gibson like it’s like he’s very good yeah  

00:44:13,380 –> 00:44:18,540
um but that’s a fun one too that’s more about like 
the exploitation of Christmas and like you know  

00:44:18,540 –> 00:44:24,000
almost like Santa and his elves are kind of like 
almost like like commercial slaves and like you  

00:44:24,000 –> 00:44:31,800
know like so um those are not my top movies but 
those were very interesting fascinating portrayals  

00:44:31,800 –> 00:44:40,260
of the Christmas time this is the second spirited 
have you seen that one spirited I feel like I’ve  

00:44:40,260 –> 00:44:45,360
heard of it I’m not sure if I’ve seen it we 
should work that into oh yeah it is yeah we  

00:44:45,360 –> 00:44:54,960
should make a spirited Christmas that’s right 
yeah cheers yes cheers what’s that Jay silent  

00:44:54,960 –> 00:45:02,580
night is that what it says it’s it’s the sequel 
to uh Silent Night deadly night but it’s part two

00:45:05,640 –> 00:45:12,120
it’s a low budget 80s Christmas movie 
and it’s full of cheese but it’s  

00:45:12,720 –> 00:45:19,380
the great thing about a good cheesy movie is they 
do it in a sincere way and it ends up flopping on  

00:45:19,380 –> 00:45:26,460
its face and you laugh at its uh foibles and 
and that’s what this movie is that’s great  

00:45:26,460 –> 00:45:31,800
it’s an interesting sub-genre the Christmas 
terror movie I didn’t even know it existed  

00:45:31,800 –> 00:45:35,400
until this year and actually it’s either Hulu 
or Netflix I forget which one but they have a  

00:45:35,400 –> 00:45:44,820
whole row of Christmas horror so weird one 
of them is uh violent night violent night

00:45:46,860 –> 00:45:54,840
it stars the guy that was in the uh um uh 
the uh the series with the the young girl  

00:45:55,920 –> 00:46:01,860
um and it’s it’s pretty violent 
and the title would suggest yeah  

00:46:02,820 –> 00:46:07,920
it’s funny because I was I’m very anti like 
the movie Bad Santa I like hated because like  

00:46:07,920 –> 00:46:13,980
I love Christmas and Bad Santa was just like 
grossness and negativity around Christmas but  

00:46:13,980 –> 00:46:18,780
the horror Christmas ones I’m kind 
of okay with they’re kind of weird  

00:46:18,780 –> 00:46:24,600
yeah I mean it is interesting like the finished 
one in particular that that is the Santa that they  

00:46:24,600 –> 00:46:33,660
no not in here culturally for many many years he’s 
called Krampus I believe yes yeah I think Krampus  

00:46:33,660 –> 00:46:38,400
is the term for this yeah you’re getting some 
knots people know crap evil Saint Nicholas yeah  

00:46:39,060 –> 00:46:46,740
that means you were holding out all day yeah yeah 
Krampus you should have won for Sound Engineering  

00:46:46,740 –> 00:46:52,860
for at the Academy Awards but like for whatever 
reason horror movies are always passed over for  

00:46:52,860 –> 00:46:57,060
like the technical stuff even though that 
technically they do things probably better  

00:46:57,060 –> 00:47:05,100
than the winners yeah and so if you watch Krampus 
again watch it in 7.1 and just listen for that  

00:47:05,100 –> 00:47:10,860
that that’s that hurricane of chaos that’s around 
it okay okay cool you know honestly I didn’t even  

00:47:10,860 –> 00:47:16,080
realize that there was a movie of that name 
uh I just know that like the Scandinavian  

00:47:16,920 –> 00:47:23,100
Saint Nick is this evil version called 
Krampus I’m definitely intrigued now yeah

00:47:25,620 –> 00:47:33,240
what’s that oh that looks like exactly who you’re 
talking about that’s Krampus that’s Krampus he’s  

00:47:33,240 –> 00:47:38,940
got the kids laughing he’s got the cat the 
kids in handcuffs wait Hold On Together stay  

00:47:38,940 –> 00:47:42,900
there for a second I’m just gonna Spotlight 
because that’s a cool visual that’s Krampus

00:47:44,100 –> 00:47:56,460
to be it so yeah that was given to us 
as a Christmas card Merry Christmas

00:47:58,620 –> 00:48:06,600
from a Scandinavian individual not 
really a neighbor oh that’s right

00:48:08,640 –> 00:48:13,440
are you ready to get creative with our 
third drink yeah take it up a notch now  

00:48:13,440 –> 00:48:16,260
that now that you have some alcohol in you 
we’re gonna make you do this slightly harder  

00:48:16,260 –> 00:48:25,080
one we’re going to test your motor skills now 
so this one is a has a few steps involved and  

00:48:25,980 –> 00:48:33,660
um I would encourage you to follow 
along um but to not get ahead yeah  

00:48:35,400 –> 00:48:39,840
um although I will say just we’re building this up 
a little bit because the speed foamer this little  

00:48:39,840 –> 00:48:43,800
blue bottle is one of the things you’re going to 
use in here normally this replaces an egg white  

00:48:43,800 –> 00:48:48,960
essentially so if you have an exit home and you 
want to do this with an egg white feel free we  

00:48:48,960 –> 00:48:54,540
can talk about that definitely um but that makes 
it more involved is the egg white is a big part of  

00:48:54,540 –> 00:48:59,880
it that certainly we’ve made it a little easier 
for yeah and this is something that would make  

00:48:59,880 –> 00:49:05,400
it easier if you were planning on making these 
through the course of the holidays as well as you  

00:49:05,400 –> 00:49:12,420
know as opposed to egg white each time um we’ll 
show you what the bottle is you can actually buy  

00:49:12,420 –> 00:49:16,440
this on Amazon so you can use an egg white in 
this cocktail or you can use something called  

00:49:16,440 –> 00:49:21,840
aquafaba which is the liquid that’s left over at 
the bottom of a can of chickpeas so instead of  

00:49:21,840 –> 00:49:26,520
dumping that down the drain we would recommend 
pouring that juice in an ice tray freezing it  

00:49:26,520 –> 00:49:30,120
into a little aquafaba ice cubes and then when 
you want to make drinks you just thaw one of  

00:49:30,120 –> 00:49:36,600
those out and that’s essentially the same as using 
one egg white or a drink um and then they’re this  

00:49:36,600 –> 00:49:41,880
other approach which is what’s in your little blue 
bottle it’s called fifoamer it’s by fee Brothers  

00:49:42,720 –> 00:49:45,840
um and they have other you know other brands 
of this as well the few Brothers is a very  

00:49:45,840 –> 00:49:52,680
well-known reputable brand and it’s basically 
a synthetic yeah um version of a foaming agent  

00:49:52,680 –> 00:50:02,340
it’s um Listerine or yeah propylene glycol right 
glycol so it’s basically an alcohol sugar that  

00:50:02,340 –> 00:50:07,860
creates this viscosity of surface tension that 
allows you to have foam without really without  

00:50:07,860 –> 00:50:13,260
egg whites without having to eat without chickpea 
juice without having to work um so it’s kind of  

00:50:13,260 –> 00:50:17,640
it’s kind of cool because it’s foam drinks are 
very fun yeah indeed they look pretty too and  

00:50:17,640 –> 00:50:25,020
we’re going to make this one look even prettier 
yeah you may have noticed in your box uh a stencil

00:50:25,680 –> 00:50:35,280
as well as yeah and actually you should prep that 
first this little guy yeah yeah this dusting wand  

00:50:35,280 –> 00:50:42,960
uh is also included in there and then there should 
be a packet of cinnamon sugar cinnamon sugar um  

00:50:42,960 –> 00:50:48,180
right there where the green reaming sugar from the 
previous cocktail is located and so basically you  

00:50:48,180 –> 00:50:54,420
just want to push the bottom of your thing open 
up your sifter or the cinnamon sugar in there and  

00:50:54,420 –> 00:50:58,740
then set it aside until you’re ready for that step 
we’re going to channel your inner Barista tonight  

00:50:58,740 –> 00:51:07,860
yes um may I uh trouble you for the glassware oh 
sure I mean I can’t drink it straight over Seafood

00:51:12,840 –> 00:51:18,120
no all right if I also if you don’t Bob Christmas  

00:51:18,120 –> 00:51:22,860
you don’t have that if you have one of 
these Bob and Kristen one of these um

00:51:26,700 –> 00:51:32,340
yeah you can use that to dust some cinnamon over 
on top of your cocktail when you’re done too  

00:51:34,200 –> 00:51:41,220
sure no I don’t think so that’s true um okay 
let’s get started with the recipe itself  

00:51:42,120 –> 00:51:49,020
um we are going to add the ingredients to this 
uh Shaker tin and just to make sure that this is  

00:51:49,020 –> 00:51:56,160
clear there should not be any ice in your cocktail 
shaker right now um and that’s true whenever  

00:51:56,160 –> 00:52:00,000
you’re making any cocktail you don’t want to put 
the ice pie first and then make the cocktail on  

00:52:00,000 –> 00:52:04,500
top of the ice because the whole time it’s melting 
and it’s watering down your cocktails you always  

00:52:04,500 –> 00:52:08,760
put the ice in last right but for this it’s 
particularly important yeah so the ice is meant  

00:52:08,760 –> 00:52:12,660
to cool the cocktail down as we were discussing 
earlier as well as dilute it but you want to be  

00:52:12,660 –> 00:52:17,580
in control of the dilution so if everything is in 
there uh if the ice isn’t it from the beginning  

00:52:17,580 –> 00:52:22,440
the ice begins to melt and then as you’re slowly 
measuring and adding things the ice is melting and  

00:52:22,440 –> 00:52:27,480
the ice is melting until you finally get around 
to the stage where you’re going to shake it and  

00:52:27,480 –> 00:52:33,540
uh Stir It um and then it’s already probably 
past the point of the dilution that you might  

00:52:33,540 –> 00:52:38,400
be looking for which generally is about a quarter 
of an ounce so it’s not a whole lot of dilution  

00:52:38,400 –> 00:52:43,560
you don’t want to have to melt a lot but if it’s 
filled with ice from the beginning it’s going  

00:52:43,560 –> 00:52:47,580
to melt more than you want basically you want to 
be in control of the deletion you don’t want the  

00:52:47,580 –> 00:52:54,900
deletion potential so we’re going to add an ounce 
of lemon juice to get started this is up to zoom

00:52:57,000 –> 00:52:57,780

00:53:02,580 –> 00:53:08,640
I want us to do a whole a hole out of this and 
out of the lemon juice yeah and then two ounces  

00:53:08,640 –> 00:53:18,240
of the brown sugar bread but yeah you you have uh 
twice as much as you need to make one cocktail so  

00:53:19,080 –> 00:53:20,820
um with what you have there that’s enough to make  

00:53:20,820 –> 00:53:24,060
two cocktails in case in case 
you’re inclined to be doing it

00:53:32,880 –> 00:53:36,540
um and then if you are making just one cocktail  

00:53:38,220 –> 00:53:46,140
um what did they put in somebody else right 
now what you have in there is two ounces of  

00:53:46,140 –> 00:53:50,940
the brown sugar bourbon and one ounce of 
lemon juice for one cocktail you’re making  

00:53:50,940 –> 00:53:54,600
two double baths so you’d have four ounces of 
brown sugar Bourbon and two ounces of lemon  

00:53:54,600 –> 00:53:59,280
juice which is the entire brown sugar bourbon 
container and the entire lemon juice container

00:54:03,720 –> 00:54:05,580
yeah you want to talk about brown sugar bourbon  

00:54:05,580 –> 00:54:11,640
yeah brown sugar bourbon so honestly when 
they first Centos brown sugar bourbon way  

00:54:11,640 –> 00:54:16,860
back when to try to put in one of our 
boxes we were like brown sugar bourbon

00:54:19,200 –> 00:54:24,900
put stuff in my bourbon so we were very snobby 
about it and then we tasted it we’ve all seen  

00:54:24,900 –> 00:54:30,900
the whipped cream vodkas we’ve all seen the 
artificially delicious we’ve got a fireball  

00:54:30,900 –> 00:54:35,340
right they’re gross artificially delicious 
birds are gross brown sugar bourbon is  

00:54:35,340 –> 00:54:39,480
amazing they actually use real brown sugar 
real cinnamon they chew it lightly with a  

00:54:39,480 –> 00:54:44,340
light touch we love it especially this time of 
year you just add it to some hot cider add it  

00:54:44,340 –> 00:54:49,320
to some cold cider add it to your teeth 
take your hot toddy it’s really particle  

00:54:49,980 –> 00:54:56,100
um Jamie Foxx just purchased them so we’re 
fingers crossed but they stay as good as they  

00:54:56,100 –> 00:55:01,020
have been and that doesn’t change things but if 
you like Jamie Foxx Jamie Foxx likes brown sugar

00:55:03,420 –> 00:55:10,080
um and then last but not least there uh go ahead 
and grab the little blue vial that says foamer  

00:55:10,080 –> 00:55:16,500
on it and if you’re making one cocktail um you’re 
going to want to basically dash out about half of  

00:55:16,500 –> 00:55:20,880
it so the easiest way to do that I found is 
to hold it upside down and just kind of get  

00:55:20,880 –> 00:55:26,760
a little finger Spanx and you kind of have 
to smack it a little bit to get it to come  

00:55:26,760 –> 00:55:32,040
out you can’t do too much you know like it’ll 
just be just be a topic deal you don’t have the

00:55:35,100 –> 00:55:38,760
can put one egg white in for one cocktail 
or two egg whites in particularly

00:55:44,520 –> 00:55:45,120
let me give you that

00:55:48,360 –> 00:55:53,280
so as far as the egg whites do you do that in 
a separate container do you add it to it yeah  

00:55:53,280 –> 00:55:57,960
I would do it in a separate container just just 
in case any shell gets in there any yolk gets in  

00:55:57,960 –> 00:56:01,080
there then you’re not ruining the rest of your 
cocktail you would just throw that egg white out  

00:56:01,080 –> 00:56:06,240
and start over because if you do get any yolk 
in there at all it will not froth and foam that  

00:56:06,240 –> 00:56:10,860
will mess up the frothing and foaming so you can’t 
get any egg yolk in there Evan likes to just put  

00:56:10,860 –> 00:56:15,120
it over his open fingers on a hand and keep the 
yolk in his hand and let the whites kind of drip  

00:56:15,120 –> 00:56:20,100
through his hand I prefer to do the shell back 
and forth but the wrist with the shell is that  

00:56:20,100 –> 00:56:26,280
you might pierce the yolk and then get yolk 
in there okay but uh but I I want to put the  

00:56:26,280 –> 00:56:32,160
yolk in the drink you want to put the white in the 
drink you do that right right I’m sorry I’m saying  

00:56:32,160 –> 00:56:38,760
you’re right I want to put the whites in the 
drink right now okay yeah and Jay alternatively  

00:56:39,480 –> 00:56:48,180
um especially if you’re making two cocktails and 
you have a smaller Shaker tin you can put it both  

00:56:48,180 –> 00:56:54,180
of the whites in the in the vial by themselves 
without any of the other ingredients and do a  

00:56:54,180 –> 00:57:00,600
dry shake with just the white and then add the 
other ingredients and then shake it again but  

00:57:00,600 –> 00:57:07,740
we feel like it doesn’t add that much more 
foam um it’s just easier to go straight to  

00:57:07,740 –> 00:57:15,960
all ingredients the uh ice as mentioned and 
stands The Cider if you’re if you are looking  

00:57:15,960 –> 00:57:21,660
at the recipe with the sips account report 
um don’t include the signer in the Shaker  

00:57:21,660 –> 00:57:26,280
tin for the next track so the next don’t ever 
put carbonated drinks in a Shaker if you’re  

00:57:26,280 –> 00:57:35,460
going to shake it like like shake it shake it 
you can um so FYI yeah disaster um and then

00:57:36,000 –> 00:57:48,000
and maybe you’re doing a couple of drinks at 
once or you’re trying to like what you can do  

00:57:48,000 –> 00:57:53,700
is if you have one of these strainers that goes 
to your cocktail kit you can take that spring off  

00:57:54,960 –> 00:58:00,840
and put that spring inside your cocktail shaker 
while you’re shaking the egg whites so if you’ve  

00:58:00,840 –> 00:58:05,520
ever made like a protein shake and they have those 
little agitated balls in there to make the whey  

00:58:05,520 –> 00:58:12,000
protein in this would function the same way in 
your Shaker tin you don’t need to do it certainly  

00:58:12,000 –> 00:58:17,940
you know if you’re a good shaker like Evan is he 
doesn’t typically do this I’m gonna do it it’s off  

00:58:17,940 –> 00:58:21,660
there but it will just make it even frothier and 
firmer it’s kind of like a whisk being in there  

00:58:21,660 –> 00:58:29,100
so what you saw me there just do is important 
give it a nice little hit on the bottom make  

00:58:29,100 –> 00:58:35,280
sure it’s sealed and then take a look around look 
at your surroundings make sure that you’re not  

00:58:35,280 –> 00:58:41,880
near anything breakable not near any loved ones 
and I would say more often than not it’s easiest  

00:58:41,880 –> 00:58:47,760
stand up yeah um engage your core we’re 
teaching you how to shake like a pro here  

00:58:47,760 –> 00:58:52,800
people repetitive injuries repetitive motion 
injuries are a real thing so if you’re mixing  

00:58:52,800 –> 00:58:56,880
up cocktails all holiday season you want to make 
sure that you don’t hurt yourself what’s that  

00:58:57,540 –> 00:59:02,640
cocktail over your shoulder and get after 
it you’re going to want to shave here for  

00:59:02,640 –> 00:59:07,080
about 45 seconds and put your fingers but you 
could just try to get it as slowly as you can

00:59:09,000 –> 00:59:13,980
Suzanne help us out what all’s in the shaker  

00:59:15,420 –> 00:59:19,620
so in the Shaker for two drinks are 
you making two drinks or one yep  

00:59:21,360 –> 00:59:28,200
two drinks so you if you’re making two drinks then 
you’re gonna need four ounces of the brown sugar  

00:59:28,200 –> 00:59:33,360
bourbon the whole container and two ounces 
of lemon juice the whole container and then  

00:59:34,380 –> 00:59:39,780
um probably about six dashes 
of the feet foamer okay thanks

00:59:44,460 –> 00:59:48,660
I thought you’ll see he’s doing with two 
hands he’s also creating chaos there he’s  

00:59:48,660 –> 00:59:54,360
again just like if you stir in a circle it 
just goes in a circle if you just shake back  

00:59:54,360 –> 00:59:57,180
and forth It’s just hitting the top of the 
bottom he’s really kind of moving it around

01:00:07,500 –> 01:00:17,160
um so now that it’s foamed up I’m gonna let 
Suzanne put the oh yeah I hope so I don’t  

01:00:17,160 –> 01:00:24,840
know if I do start with one end already yeah 
there you go I’m learning guys I’m learning  

01:00:24,840 –> 01:00:31,740
something new oh I see I see yeah yeah 
I’m all sticky if it’s mixed in and then  

01:00:32,580 –> 01:00:39,780
grab a nice big scoop of ice fortunately 
this cocktail has already been very well  

01:00:39,780 –> 01:00:45,240
Incorporated with regard to the ingredients 
in the Shaker so you don’t have to worry about  

01:00:45,240 –> 01:00:50,700
shaking this heavily with the ice because you’ve 
already shaken it for quite a while without ice  

01:00:51,720 –> 01:00:54,360
this is just to cool it off this 
is just to cool it off exactly  

01:00:55,200 –> 01:01:03,600
remember again you’re gonna tell you and that’s 
10 quarts of quick Shades is going to be enough  

01:01:04,440 –> 01:01:15,660
it looks like somebody got ahead who’s getting 
ahead they’re Pros I know so with the ice cream  

01:01:15,660 –> 01:01:21,180
at this point you want to go ahead and strain 
it into your waiting glass if you have a fine  

01:01:21,180 –> 01:01:26,100
mesh strainer that’s a very helpful thing 
to use at this step got a little strain it  

01:01:26,700 –> 01:01:34,500
um the reason I say that is because that will 
help to uh remove any ice shards from shaking  

01:01:34,500 –> 01:01:40,920
it that will then cause the foam that you’d 
work so hard to create to kind of fall apart so

01:01:48,720 –> 01:01:54,480
and now you’re going to use the cider 
to give a little rinse to your Shaker  

01:01:54,480 –> 01:01:58,680
and get all of the last little bits of that 
delicious foam you worked so hard to create

01:02:01,200 –> 01:02:05,820
so add a couple of ounces of cider 
to your glass if you made both your  

01:02:05,820 –> 01:02:09,540
cocktails tonight probably just 
what’s left in here in your cider

01:02:12,780 –> 01:02:17,400
been strain it once over the other side 
maybe back and forth a couple of times  

01:02:18,600 –> 01:02:26,040
and then straight in the second time some more 
of that foamy goodness and add some apple cider  

01:02:26,040 –> 01:02:31,380
deliciousness yeah and the carbonation of The 
Cider also is going to help to really push that  

01:02:31,380 –> 01:02:38,400
bone to the max yeah now if you stop if you would 
have stopped before you added the apple cider or  

01:02:38,400 –> 01:02:43,920
you could use soda water or a ginger beer or 
anything you stopped before that this would  

01:02:43,920 –> 01:02:49,560
still be this would be a whiskey sour once you add 
a carbonated kind of rinse to it an ounce or two  

01:02:49,560 –> 01:02:56,280
of carbonation to it it’s now instead of a whiskey 
sour it’s called a Fizz no yeah but whiskey fizz

01:02:59,760 –> 01:03:09,900
wow then pretty tasty huh yeah yeah we’re gonna 
put some cinnamon on the top and then you know  

01:03:09,900 –> 01:03:13,560
the cinnamon on top you know we’re being a little 
cutesy and we’re doing a Christmas stencil and  

01:03:13,560 –> 01:03:18,300
it’s like all fun but even if you didn’t use 
the Christmas stencil you would still say shake  

01:03:18,300 –> 01:03:23,580
a little bit of cinnamon on top because most of 
what you taste in your mouth is coming from your  

01:03:23,580 –> 01:03:28,560
nose and what you’re smelling as it’s approaching 
your mouth and so this is again where people say  

01:03:28,560 –> 01:03:33,600
man when I have drinks at bars they’re so like 
amazing and when I have it at home I’m not it’s  

01:03:33,600 –> 01:03:38,580
because they’re skipping this garnishing stuff 
and so the smell of cinnamon as you’re bringing  

01:03:38,580 –> 01:03:43,920
it to your face and enhances the cinnamon that’s 
in this brown sugar bourbon it makes you kind of  

01:03:43,920 –> 01:03:48,600
taste that cinnamon in the drink more so even if 
you weren’t doing the cutesy stencil and kind of  

01:03:48,600 –> 01:03:56,340
going all out oh wait should I I’m gonna highlight 
you so Evan’s doing his stencil be careful with  

01:03:56,340 –> 01:04:04,260
these these stencil um balls or the dusting balls 
because they really do tap out quite a bit fast so  

01:04:04,260 –> 01:04:11,040
you want to kind of gently go and go from a little 
bit more of a height whoa we like that reaction

01:04:13,920 –> 01:04:15,900
exactly what we’re going for here

01:04:19,440 –> 01:04:24,300
now the real reveal will be when you take the 
stencil off sometimes it sometimes they don’t  

01:04:24,300 –> 01:04:33,300
turn on as well as we hope to make that print 
oh look at that those are beautiful wow wow  

01:04:34,080 –> 01:04:40,920
bring them to the camera this way yeah Christmas 
miracle that’s kind of what you’re doing Christmas  

01:04:40,920 –> 01:04:49,920
miracle yes yeah that’s kind of what you’re 
going for that nice foam layer yeah beautiful

01:04:53,700 –> 01:04:58,260
how did everyone’s turn out to get 
some nice foamy goodness on the top  

01:04:59,280 –> 01:05:03,600
we flunked I see some foam there yeah

01:05:05,700 –> 01:05:11,640
damn little [Laughter] they’re 
shaking like shaking like you mean it

01:05:15,420 –> 01:05:18,720
yeah it is often shaking a lot longer 
and harder than you think you need to  

01:05:18,720 –> 01:05:22,740
at least that first dry Shake yeah that’s 
why we joke you’re getting your workout in  

01:05:23,580 –> 01:05:26,580
um but you really need to get 
those proteins to kind of unfold

01:05:28,800 –> 01:05:34,080
this will be a practice makes perfect 
exactly yeah first attempt you’re not  

01:05:34,080 –> 01:05:41,460
meant to knock it out of the park yeah and now 
once you taste this you know you could decide  

01:05:42,480 –> 01:05:46,200
I want a little sweeter I want a little sweeter 
I’m going to pull back on the lemon juice I’m  

01:05:46,200 –> 01:05:51,900
going to add a little bit more sugar and so you 
could actually add some sweetener to this if you  

01:05:51,900 –> 01:05:56,340
wanted to you could sure well most of usually 
with these sours do have a simple syrup in them  

01:05:56,340 –> 01:06:00,840
we don’t put a simple syrup in this simply 
because the brown sugar is eat on its own  

01:06:01,440 –> 01:06:05,220
um but you certainly could add you could 
make brown sugar simple syrup just equal  

01:06:05,220 –> 01:06:09,900
parts brown sugar equal parts water you could 
add a little cinnamon to that reason and then  

01:06:09,900 –> 01:06:17,580
add you know a quarter ounce a half an ounce 
of that for this if you wanted to delicious um

01:06:17,580 –> 01:06:22,740
despite the lack of foam yeah  

01:06:23,400 –> 01:06:30,600
yeah tastes like the holidays right well hard 
to go wrong with brown sugar bourbon that’s true  

01:06:31,620 –> 01:06:38,280
that’s true that’s a good starting point yeah 
I’ll put um I’ll link in the chat here because  

01:06:38,280 –> 01:06:44,340
we actually most of the spirits that we use in 
our kits we have a site with our vendor where  

01:06:44,340 –> 01:06:48,240
you can actually go buy full-size bottles online 
so if you like the brown sugar bourbon if you like  

01:06:48,780 –> 01:06:53,040
the patapa um you know things like that 
you can get that through them online

01:06:56,400 –> 01:07:02,580
and then while I’m doing a PSA you also 
can gift SipScout for the holidays oh  

01:07:02,580 –> 01:07:07,020
that’s right yeah I’ve been there yeah 
I will we just we just set up recently  

01:07:07,020 –> 01:07:10,320
um you know because this just launched 
in September so it’s a new our new baby  

01:07:11,220 –> 01:07:15,060
um but we just launched gift cards and so you 
can actually get a gift card for someone and  

01:07:15,060 –> 01:07:19,260
you can buy them one month of membership three 
months of membership or six months of membership  

01:07:20,160 –> 01:07:24,660
um and they get to choose when they start their 
membership so you get to give them the gift card  

01:07:24,660 –> 01:07:29,460
and then they get to look at the calendar and 
say I’m gonna wait until the margarita class in  

01:07:29,460 –> 01:07:35,760
May and then from then I want to kind of be a 
member or the Irish beer event in March for St  

01:07:35,760 –> 01:07:43,440
Patrick’s Day or whatever yeah so it’s a nice 
way to help someone explore and try new things  

01:07:43,440 –> 01:07:48,600
and support small businesses while you do over 
there there it is all right so this is the link  

01:07:48,600 –> 01:07:56,340
to buy full bottles of spirits and then here’s 
the link to become to give the gift of scout

01:08:02,640 –> 01:08:06,600
yeah yeah there you go jingle jingle jingle jangle

01:08:10,920 –> 01:08:17,400
tastes like Christmas yeah it really does so 
is everyone taking time off the week before  

01:08:17,400 –> 01:08:21,240
Christmas or the week after Christmas 
I feel like it’s weird when it’s on a  

01:08:21,240 –> 01:08:25,560
weekend in between like that right like 
do you want time leading up to Christmas  

01:08:25,560 –> 01:08:33,480
or yeah like it’s on a Wednesday do you take 
Monday Tuesday Thursday Friday off yeah what  

01:08:33,480 –> 01:08:37,200
are you guys doing what’s your what’s what’s 
your like relaxing vacation Christmasy time

01:08:38,880 –> 01:08:44,040
is going to be our uh last day 
and then we have two weeks off  

01:08:44,760 –> 01:08:53,880
oh nice nice it’s gonna be real fun yeah 
Originals I think Alex said before right here  

01:08:53,880 –> 01:09:01,260
before yes yeah yeah that makes sense tomorrow is 
a Christmas party at work and then I’m on vacation

01:09:01,260 –> 01:09:09,300
nice nice That’s great hi 
Kristen hi good to see you

01:09:09,900 –> 01:09:22,140
yeah they’re wonderful especially 
Alex’s look at that yeah contest

01:09:22,140 –> 01:09:34,620
waitress we’ve had these we’ve had these hats for 
probably 10 years easily very cool it’s wonderful  

01:09:34,620 –> 01:09:40,320
what’d you say about court gesture yeah I was 
wondering what happened to the rest of the group

01:09:40,320 –> 01:09:44,400
that’s wonderful

01:09:45,000 –> 01:09:55,260
wait can I see the pattern close up what’s the 
pattern no close up other way your other left  

01:09:56,160 –> 01:10:05,220
oh reindeer I feel like this is what I was looking 
like today Jay has to talk so he pops up on the  

01:10:05,760 –> 01:10:12,720
um Spotlight and I can I can manage that 
for us hold on wait Jay do it again nice  

01:10:14,280 –> 01:10:19,440
oh that’s wonderful yeah that’s that’s a that’s 
amazing that’s what I was looking that together  

01:10:19,440 –> 01:10:25,680
like matching ones nice Jake you’re gonna have to 
send me the link and tell me where you got that  

01:10:27,360 –> 01:10:35,400
excellent thanks buddy we’re gonna have to 
torture heaven with that [Laughter] don’t  

01:10:35,400 –> 01:10:40,980
laugh too hard you two might be 
tortured too we’re sure you’re capable

01:10:44,040 –> 01:10:48,480
well thank you everyone for joining us for a 
little festive holiday party it’s so nice to  

01:10:48,480 –> 01:10:53,100
see all of your faces and make some merry drinks 
with you we hope that we gave you some drinks that  

01:10:53,100 –> 01:10:59,520
you can celebrate with others and kind of whip 
up confidently and deliciously right the holidays  

01:10:59,520 –> 01:11:04,500
just another couple attempts with the poem I’m 
sure there should be a quick and easy route  

01:11:04,500 –> 01:11:12,840
with that last one frankly you can’t you’re 
not going to change the flavor drastically  

01:11:12,840 –> 01:11:18,720
by adding more of the foamer no so don’t 
be shy but also add as much as you need  

01:11:19,500 –> 01:11:29,640
yeah and I did want to put a link in here too yeah 
sure yeah but or the blue bottle for sure for sure  

01:11:29,640 –> 01:11:34,080
I also just put a link in the chat for some of our 
other favorite holiday recipes so we have a whole  

01:11:34,800 –> 01:11:40,020
document of like eight or nine yeah there’s a 
homemade eggnog recipe in there which by the  

01:11:40,020 –> 01:11:46,620
buy if all you’ve ever drank is store-bought 
eggnog oh man I was not a Believer and I made  

01:11:46,620 –> 01:11:53,220
it last year it is it’s incredible super good um 
there’s a hot buttered rum recipe that’s amazing  

01:11:53,220 –> 01:11:57,540
because you just make this batter and then you 
store the batter in your freezer so all season  

01:11:57,540 –> 01:12:03,120
long you just take a tablespoon add some hot 
water add some rum and you were like in cozy  

01:12:03,120 –> 01:12:08,220
okay happy time and it’s so that’s awesome for 
guests pop by because you can always entertain  

01:12:08,220 –> 01:12:14,640
them with like oh you want a hot buttered or wrong 
very glad you had a great time uh thanks so much  

01:12:14,640 –> 01:12:22,080
for coming and I hope that you love the cocktails 
yeah yeah we’re happy to hang out and keep chit  

01:12:22,080 –> 01:12:25,680
chatting holiday plans and stuff with people but 
we also know we might have to get to your dinner  

01:12:25,680 –> 01:12:32,460
plans for the evening so thank you for joining 
us and happy holidays Yuletide greetings happy

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