Mixology Techniques: Tom Collins with a Twist

Mixology Techniques: Tom Collins with a Twist


File Name : Tom Collins with a Twist: The
Ginger Jalapeno Collins Length :3:19
Male Speakers :Anthony Caporale FemaleSpeakers :Dana Cowin
Date : January 4, 2016 [0:00:00:0]
DANA: I love gin, and it’s not the most popular alcohol today. I can make a gin and tonic,
so I’m hoping you can push me to another level. ANTHONY: What we’re going to make today
is a variation on the Gin Collins or the Tom Collins. We’re going to add some culinary
ingredients, jalapeno and fresh ginger. DANA: How’d you decide to put these two ingredients
together? ANTHONY: They add different types of heat.
They work really well in the drink together. About a half a bar spoon worth of jalapeno,
and this is just roughly chopped. And then we’re going to do the same thing with fresh
ginger that has been peeled. And we can switch. DANA: Switch.
ANTHONY: I want to extract all the nice essential oils. But in order to muddle effectively,
I’m going to need a solvent to extract those oils. And guess what I have that’s a perfect
solvent? Ethyl alcohol in gin. So we’ll use two ounces of gin. Right between your index
and middle finger, and you can use your pinkie to steady yourself on that glass. And just
go ahead and fill that jigger to the top. Now if you’re spilling.
DANA: I’m spilling. ANTHONY: Yeah. If you notice, this pour spout
has a little air hole in the back, and you want to make sure that that air hole stays
up, and also it doesn’t always fit perfectly in the bottle. So I always take my index finger
and use it to just push it down, and that will keep the liquid hopefully from coming
up out around the pour spout. Go palm down to palm up. I actually hold it like a light
saber. Very gently push and twist. What I don’t want to do is shred the ingredients.
Four or five times just push and twist. DANA: So you can’t just smash it?
ANTHONY: Really to do this properly, you want to smash it in the presence of something that’s
going to dissolve the oils. Half ounce of simple syrup, which is half of the small side
of the jigger. DANA: Got it.
ANTHONY: So go ahead and take one of those lemons. We’re going to roll it first.
DANA: Is this like a teaspoon of lemon juice? ANTHONY: We’re doing about a half ounce of
lemon juice by putting a half a lemon in there. DANA: Oh.
ANTHONY: Chill this down. Add ice about halfway up the mixing tin. Stir this drink about fifteen
to twenty seconds. Pour it right into our Collins glass. Fill about half that space
with fresh ice and top it with seltzer. DANA: We don’t have to measure it?
ANTHONY: You don’t have to measure it. But I do like to go right to the top, just so
that my drinks always look full. And we have some fresh mint. Spank it just a little bit,
have that mint aroma, have the jalapenos, the ginger, and of course the botanicals in
the gin. There you go. Cheers. DANA: Cheers.
ANTHONY: What do you think? DANA: I love that. [Audio Ends] Vanan Group of Companies

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