Happy hour comes to Cooking Channel with Drink Up , a show that excites the senses while it slakes your thirst for the history, hints and ins and outs of your favorite cocktail components. From the first crude pot still, producing fiery drops of proto-vodka, to today's creative and complex cocktails served by mad-scientist mixologists in sexy lounges, the drink you're holding took a long and exciting journey to get into your hand. Fruity or tart. Shaken or stirred. Trendy or timeless. The cocktail is back and getting the kind of praise and attention that used to be reserved for haute cuisine.

Most Popular Recipes

Beef Fennel Stew

Gin and Ginger Salmon with Cucumber, Coconut Labne and Caviar

Sauteed Veal Sweetbreads

Roasted Wild Boar with Fried Potato Chipotle, Peas, Fava beans, Smoked Black Pepper and Whiskey Sauce

Siberian Sling

Patagonic-Style Braised Lamb, Toasted Creamy Polenta, Malbec and Oak Honey Reduction

Ceviche de Atun

Pilot Punch

Saute Spicy Shrimp, Pea Shoots with Roasted Corn and Chile-Mango Whiskey Sauce

Homemade Streaky Ham with Pickled Lime Mustard and Fig Jam

Watermelon Vodka Gazpacho

Beer Battered Green Beans

Spicy Sausages

Moschofilero Lemongrass and Asian Pear Sorbet

Provoleta

Tomato and Parmesan Tart

Gin Botanical Meringue

Chicken Satay Marinade

About the Host