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
    Binging with Babish  a years ago +3157

    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.

  • NeverSatisfied
    NeverSatisfied  4 days ago

    Why can't you just sync up wtf you're doing with wtf you're saying so we can actually follow along

  • Blake Weigel
    Blake Weigel  5 days ago

    you do not shake a martini because it should be crystal clear. Shaking will make the drink hazy due to the broken ice in the drink and dilute it too much. For the most part you only shake drinks with added citrus, like a margarita or daiquiri (the real on not the slush trash). Drinks like martini's, old fashioned, Manhattan,... should be stirred over ice to chill, but still remain clear.

  • Gabriel Morin
    Gabriel Morin  5 days ago +1

    Never shake a Martini, always shake a margaritha...Always double strain your shaken cocktails...Amazing food videos, less precise in the matters of cocktails

  • JeJe
    JeJe  7 days ago

    Why am I just now learning about drinks on this channel? I'm all in! Booze with Babish, let's gooo!

  • Samuel Summer
    Samuel Summer  7 days ago +1

    Did he ever do a revised episode? This... is... well... just all kinds wrong.

  • r crouch
    r crouch  7 days ago +1

    psa people. dont buy simple syrup. its just sugar and water. boil a cup of water and add a cup of sugar. mix it till its all liquid. boom.

  • CosmicBrambleclawV2
    CosmicBrambleclawV2  7 days ago +2

    "The cocktail you are required to like if you are a human being"

    Bout to get myself shot, but margaritas are no bueno

    Mildly disappointed Cape Cods or Screwdrivers didn't make the cut

  • SmokeyOwOs
    SmokeyOwOs  7 days ago

    Gonna need a list of the alcohol you used pls

  • TMF Network Studios

    Dude got the ingredients right, but the proportions? And please for God's sake, shake the Margarita, and properly stir your negroni and old fashioned, dilution is wanted.

  • myHuge249
    myHuge249  7 days ago +3

    wouldnt it make sense to use dry vermouth in a dry martini

  • Mike Boca
    Mike Boca  7 days ago

    Martini goes with gin

  • Holly Francis
    Holly Francis  7 days ago

    at first I though you said "the jabroni" haha

  • William Hughes
    William Hughes  14 days ago +1

    Im sad I didnt hear Niles' "full throated shout" of Tequilla verbatim ;) love ya bud

  • DayLoukarai
    DayLoukarai  14 days ago

    I love the subtle implication I have no friends in the into

  • Andrew
    Andrew  14 days ago

    What a comfort quality life!

  • dakota faw
    dakota faw  14 days ago

    Fuck all those tools. Eye ball and test sips hahaha.

  • Daniel Santamaria
    Daniel Santamaria  14 days ago

    I´m 19 and don´t drink, I´m here cause I have no idea, but can you mae a hot cocoa basics so I can look fancy?

  • Amy Stark
    Amy Stark  14 days ago

    I want him

  • Jacob B
    Jacob B  14 days ago

    I may not know a lot about cocktails, but I do know that's way to much vermouth in the martini, as well as a martini should only be made with gin! :P