The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess
By Small Screen Network
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The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess treats the creation of the cocktail as a culinary journey. From pre-prohibition to modern masterpieces cocktails are an american art form that is always changing. Join Robert Hess, master mixologist and historian, as he combines the best and most fresh ingredients to create taste bud pleasing libations.
|1||VideoGrasshopper Cocktail||The Grasshopper Cocktail was apparently created by Philibert Guichet Jr., the owner of Tujaque's bar in New Orleans. As the story goes, it was submitted as an entry to a New York cocktail contest which was held, amazingly enough, in 1928 just before Prohi||11 10 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoBordeaux Cocktail||This drink was created by the owner (and sometimes bartender) of “Monas Bistro & Lounge” here in Seattle. It was one of my hangouts in my early years of digging into cocktails, in fact Tito (the owner) even built my home bar for me.||27 9 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoHarvest Moon||The December 1934 edition of Esquire Magazine includes a list of the “Top 10” most popular cocktails. The list starts with an Old Fashioned, and ends with a Daiquiri. The rest of the drinks on the list are reasonably well known. One of them, The Harve||13 9 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoCorpse Reviver #1||Corpse Revivers were (and are) a style of drink intended for a bit of the hair of the dog (an expression that refers to alcohol used as a treatment for a hangover). Hard to say exactly what it was about these drinks that made them seem more appropriate fo||6 9 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoGuion Cocktail||This drink was named for a member of the family which founded the Guion Line, a steamship company which operated from 1866 to 1892 and was one of the primary steamship lines providing transportation from London to New York. This drink was probably created||30 8 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoFairbank Cocktail||This cocktail was believed to have been named after Douglas Fairbanks Sr. If that was the case, then why is it “Fairbank” and not “Fairbanks”? An alternate story says it was named after Charles Warren Fairbank, who was Theodore Roosevelt’s vice||23 8 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoWeeski Cocktail - Courtesy of David Wondrich||Necessity can often be a wonderful inspiration. David Wondrich created this drink several years ago when he wanted to bring a bottle of pre-mixed Manhattans to a gathering of friends on Halloween. But his liquor cabinet was missing a few critical ingredie||16 8 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||VideoProhibition Cocktail||This drink clearly comes from the era of American Prohibition. I found it in the Savoy Cocktail Book, which was published in 1933, so even if this wasn’t its first in-print appearance, it had to be pretty close. This recipe specifically called for Plymo||9 8 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||VideoFlame of Love Cocktail||This drink was created by Pepe Ruiz, bartender at Chasen’s in Beverly Hills. Dean Martin had apparently grown tired of the same Martini over and over again, and asked Pepe for something different. This is the drink Pepe came up with.||17 7 2012||Free||View In iTunes|