Bar Essentials | Basics with Babish

Bar Essentials | Basics with Babish

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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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77 Responses

  1. Remi Fjelldal says:

    360p basics with babish

  2. thekenmatax says:

    360p squad, where you at?

  3. Mikicas says:

    This what i crave for! Drinks and Babish

  4. Derp Derpington says:

    I recommend making a vomit cake, popularized by the prestigious chef Francis

  5. Giffy_Mcgee says:

    >Not a collab with cocktail chemistry. Literally why.

  6. UnPhayzable says:

    *Binge Drinking with Babish*

  7. Sauce Stache says:

    The first episode where binging would be a bad idea.

  8. phoenixkhost says:

    Martinis should be stirred not shaken. If you shake it you add in ice crystals which screws up the finish.

  9. Ludacris_Ginger says:

    Isn’t a Martini traditionally made with Gin, not Vodka

  10. UnPhayzable says:

    Just drop an olive in a glass of water and call it a day

  11. Hobo Nichol BBQ says:

    I just made smoked olives the other day. I need to try them in a martini.

  12. Luke Leonard says:

    Did you say a shout if Tiquila? Didnt you mean a shout of Ti-Killya?

  13. Dragon Dung says:

    Dringing with babish

  14. 1_HighDuke says:

    He keeps saying “sweet vermouth” when making those martinis, but that’s dry vermouth. As it should be.

    • Hemingway 44 says:

      Lol well at last he’s not using sweet vermouth in those martinis??

    • b baker says:

      Old guy I used to work with (now I am the old guy) would instruct me (with a Marlboro dangling from his mouth) that Manhattans and Martins are like women’s breasts… 3 is to many and 1 is not enough.

    • Amanda Moody says:

      Had a mild heart attack when he said sweet… have I been making these wrong this whole time?! Nope. Thank jeebus.

    • Nikolas Floros says:

      phew! glad this comment was already here. I was freaking out.

  15. CHUPACABRA says:

    Where’s white russian and tom collins?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?
    – Jaka

  16. Binging with Babish says:

    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.

  17. Dan Smoke says:

    *This is all great but I find no cocktail is benefited by cloudy ice..get that ice “crystal clear” with science!*

  18. Endyo says:

    Gotta love a Moscow Mule, but in my experience you add the lime juice to the vodka and let the ginger beer mix them – this is generally because instead of a giant single ice cube you’d use for something you want minimal melting in, you use normal sized cubes so it’s nice and cold. That’s how I learned to make it.

  19. Mojito says:

    Thanks for the shoutout bro!

  20. Brynley Louise says:

    Ah, the Mojito the first cocktail I ever ordered.

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