Articles by Brian Christie

Brian Christie

Brian Christie envisions a future where all cocktails are made with natural ingredients and love, where hangovers don’t exist, and where everyone wants to experiment, explore, and enjoy life. As a grip/dolly grip, he’s worked on such shows as The O.C., Heroes, Iron Man 2, Gangster Squad, Horrible Bosses 2, Agents of Shield, and most recently Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. When not on set, he can be found traveling the world in search of new experiences and cocktails. His exploits include drinks in Los Angeles, Tokyo, Chicago, Rio de Janeiro, Muskegon, Munich, Boise, Prague, Phoenix, Dublin, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Sydney, and most recently Edinburgh.


Adios Amigos Cocktail
0

Adios Amigos

We have all had bad liquor at some point in our lives. When you were young what was the first booze you tasted? Peach schnapps? Communion wine? In college you didn’t go out and buy Jewel of Russia vodka or Bambu rum to make jungle juice. No you went and bought whatever was the cheapest….

Addington Cocktail
0

Addington

ADDINGTON 1.5 oz Sweet Vermouth (Carpano Antica) 1.5 oz Dry Vermouth (Dolin) Club Soda (Q) Combine everything (except the club soda) with ice and shake. Strain; add ice and club soda. Add a twist of lemon plus the peel. To look at the recipe you would never know the complex subtlety of this drink. At…

DIY Barrel-Aged Negroni -- The beginning
1

Barrel-Aged Wedding Favors

Last week was Negroni week—a week of Negronis, Negroni variations, and charity brought to you by Imbibe and Campari. Bars across the United States that participate in Negroni week donate a portion of their proceeds to a charity of their choice. Negroni week is a wonderful reason to drink up and give back. I recently…

1

Time to Cook, Part 1

The A section of The Complete World Bartender Guide has 113 cocktail recipes, 8 liquors, and 7 punches for a grand total of 134 beverages we need to make and consume. Not every session can be cocktails and fun. Some days we need to make the liquors and punches. This week we have decided to tackle a liqueur…

The Ace Cocktail
0

Ace

ACE .75 oz. gin (Plymouth) .25 oz. grenadine (Jack Rudy) 2 tsp. cream .5 egg white Shake with ice, pour, sprinkle nutmeg, and serve. Hands down this is not a good cocktail. Eric picks up on this right away. I, however, don’t really taste the drink and just slug back a mouthful. My second sip is…

Absinthe Drip Cocktail -- The Absinthe Spoon Has Done Its job
0

Absinthe Drip Cocktail

ABSINTHE DRIP COCKTAIL 1.5oz. Absinthe or Pernod in serving glass (Vieux Pontarlier) 1 Lump of sugar in a tea strainer Place crushed ice on top, add cold water. After water has filtered through the strainer drink can be served. The absinthe drip is what I think of when I think of absinthe. It is the most…

Absinthe & Egg Cocktail--Pouring
0

Absinthe and Egg

ABSINTHE AND EGG 1.5 oz. Absinthe (Vieux Pontarlier) .5 oz. Gin (Plymouth) 1 Egg White Add sugar to taste  Shake with ice, pour over shaved ice, and serve. Egg whites impart a smooth creamy texture to the cocktails without having to resort to using actual cream, which would change the flavor and have a fatty feel…

Absinthe American Cocktail
2

Absinthe American

ABSINTHE AMERICAN 1 oz. Absinthe (Vieux Pontarlier) Add Sugar to taste 1 oz. Water Shake and pour over crushed ice and serve. A very simple drink that we both enjoyed but it seemed to lack something. Eric wasn’t a big fan of this one but it was tolerable to him. Maybe we didn’t add enough or…

2

The A-1 Pick-Me-Up, Part 3: Red Alert

I wake up feeling pretty good today. Feeling pretty good because I had had a few cocktails the night before and I felt better than expected. I make breakfast and tend to some small chores around the house. I keep passing from my kitchen to the bathroom. One of the rooms along that path is the…

Always drink responsibly!