Bar Essentials | Basics with Babish

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  • Published on:  Thursday, March 15, 2018
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    For this episode of Basics, I'm going to show you some bar essentials (tools and ingredients) that will help you make a host of different cocktails for your weary coworkers and spouse's friends.

    Grocery List:
    Angostura Bitters
    Tonic water
    Simple syrup
    Ginger beer
    Sweet vermouth
    Olive juice
    Triple Sec
    White rum
    Soda water/club soda

    Special equipment:
    Cocktail shaker components (large stainless steel tumbler, rubber-rimmed pint glass, smaller stainless steel tumbler)
    Cocktail strainer
    Squeeze bottles
    Lemon zester/channel knife
    Long cocktail stirring spoon
    Vegetable peeler
    Waiter's friend corkscrew/bottle opener
    Optional: metal straws
    Optional cups: old fashioned glass, copper mug, martini glass, Collins glass

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  • Binging with Babish  (Mar 15, 2018))

    Hearing some very valid criticism and discussion here - going to be posting a video this weekend with some revised/corrected techniques! Not just because I want more drinks.

  • Adam Henderson  (Jan 27, 2019))

    That's a skinny margarita, overmuddled mint gives you grass in your teeth, old fashions have cherries, oh and a dry martini has dry vermouth, not sweet, that's a Manhattan, only gin martini drinkers won't want ice crystals, vodka will. Oh and if its extra dry it means no vermouth.

  • Adam Henderson  (Jan 27, 2019))

    +TheBigdaddy77777 thank you

  • UnPhayzable  (Mar 15, 2018))

    *Binge Drinking with Babish*

  • Blue Purple  (Oct 20, 2018))

    +Harout Khacheekian One word Justin .Y

  • Iss Gr8  (Aug 10, 2018))

    Harout Khacheekian Justin Y...

  • Brylang Productions  (Mar 15, 2018))

    Whenever I go to a bar, I ask for an orange juice no pulp shaken not stirred.

  • So You  (Dec 31, 2018))

    Who drinks orange juice without pulp? Weirdo!

  • Rekken and Yu  (Dec 17, 2018))

    mad lad

  • First  (Mar 17, 2018))

    So apparently the mug I’ve been using for my hot cocoa is meant for a fancy Russian cocktail...

  • TunableJoker16  (Feb 2, 2019))

    well damn now ya know

  • Its not actually Russian, it was named that way because the drink contains vodka.

  • Mr. Krabbs  (Mar 16, 2018))

    i dont even drink alcohol why am i here

  • HEISENBERG  (Mar 12, 2019))

    Because you want to drink

  • Oskar Holm Beuschel  (Feb 19, 2019))

    +HacaPotato lol why?

  • Tessa van Rijn  (Mar 15, 2018))

    You should make the cocktails from archer

  • AD asd  (Dec 16, 2018))

    Peppermint paddy!

  • Damian Wilim  (Jul 11, 2018))

    Check out cocktail chemistry channel, it's similar to BWB, but with alcohol

  • mrslapside  (Mar 16, 2018))

    That looks super refreshing. 😋

  • John Goodman  (Mar 18, 2018))

    Sorry to correct but in a dry martini you use dry vermouth. I think you just misspoke as the vermouth you're using looks to be a dry one. Sweet vermouth is a fortified red wine versus a fortified white whine which is the dry variety. Sweet vermouth is used in sweeter cocktails like a Manhattan. Other than that I love your videos and I hope you continue to make them!

  • Stefan De Bokx  (Jul 28, 2018))

    devojane Wait really? Damn I thought it was red wine and I never knew why there wasn't a dry red one...

  • devojane  (Mar 27, 2018))

    Agreed, but you might be surprised to discover that sweet vermouth is also made with white wine; it's the spices & herbs it's infused with that give it the color.

  • Matt smith  (Mar 16, 2018))

    Babish, I love you. BUT when making a Mojito use squeezed lime juice and simple syrup and lightly press the mint... muddling sugar cubes like that will bruise the mint and bring out bitterness. I find just lightly pressing the mint in the lime and sugar with the flat back end of a bar spoon works real nice. Also the Noilly Pratt you used in your martini is dry, not sweet. But like I said I love you bro ❤️

  • Andrew Hoang  (Jun 23, 2018))

    Thanks, I love reading comments from a picky alcoholic

  • Blargaha  (Jun 21, 2018))

    Of course, I work with bitterness behind the bar all the time. However, not all bitternesses are created equal. Go out and chew on a leaf and compare that to the pleasant bitterness of an amaro, or a nice negroni. Chlorophyll bitterness is a very unpleasant bitterness that's both tart and bitter at the same time.Furthermore, a mojito already has an element of bitterness from the lime. There's really no point to ruin the natural fragrance of the mint. Sure, one could excuse poor workmanship behind the...

  • WillWoll  (Mar 16, 2018))

    You called a Voldkatini a Martini.A Martini uses Gin right?

  • Drew  (Jul 5, 2018))

    A traditional martini can be vodka or gin and was always purely the preference of the drinker. I like gin martinis.

  • franklen rocks  (Jun 14, 2018))

    Gin martini, dry martini, and vodka martini. All of them are different drinks. If your at a craft cocktail bar ordering a gin martini expect something very sweet