Draw a cold one at NYC's The Pony Bar, an American Craft Beer Bar, to find out everything you wanted to know about beer. Justin Philips proves that wine's not the only beverage you can pair with sophisticated food. Plus, two avid homebrewers show us how to DIY.
Discover a tequila bar named Mayahuel, and meet tequila expert Phil Ward mix up wild tequila cocktails, tasty tequila pairings and some crazy twists on everyone's favorite tequila cocktail, the margarita. Luis Gonzales cooks up braised ribs with a mezcal glaze, and a tequila tuna tartare. Plus check out a visit to the Tequila Library where you can check out tequila instead of books.
Shaken, not stirred...it's Vodka. Pour classic martinis at the Raines Law Room and cook up everything from blinis to dessert. Eben Freeman turns vodka into a science experiment with a molecular screwdriver and his wild vodka infusions bring some surprises.
Darryl Robinson enlisted top experts to analyze white wine.
Let's mix up gin cocktails and explore gin lore at Double Crown. And for a surprising twist on a typical dessert, we'll whip up herbal infused jams to pair with Madam Geneva's gin cocktails.
Rum can transport your senses to a tropical island with just one sip. On this episode Darryl Robinson is at Dram Cocktail and Tiki and along with bartender Jason Littrell he is walking us through the different varieties of this sweet Caribbean spirit. Chef Corwin Kave of Fatty Crab cooks up tasty chicken satay, clams and cue bacon, and his version of pork fries, to pair with some of Jason's incredible signature rum drinks.
What better place to talk about whiskey than the legendary 21 Club in New York City? For this journey, Darryl Robinson has enlisted the help of whiskey expert and master mixologist Allen Katz to guide us from a traditional Scotch Whiskey to the all-American bourbon. Then we are pairing up some of Chef John Greeley's whiskey inspired dishes to go with Allen's innovative cocktails. And you won't want to miss a trip to Bond Street restaurant, where Japanese whiskey expert Gardner Dunn carves his own ice and makes an Old Fashioned cocktail with an Asian twist.
Inspired by the Sip 'n Sail wine tour at New York's South Street Seaport, Darryl Robinson is all about rosé! He pays a visit to Pasanella and Son vintners, where he uncovers new and exciting styles of this summertime classic. But that's not all, there are also some easy European inspired dishes like a French style white pizza and a delicious squid and chorizo salad that you'll want to include on your next summer time celebration.
Red wine is demystified at top restaurants across the country along with the top experts. Meet author Mark Oldman at NY's Industria Argentina and uncork the basics of pinot noir, merlot, and cabernet. And don't miss the unique and clever tricks Brian Duncan of Bin 36 in Chicago shares for translating wine terms while pouring some of the best reds around. Plus there's delicious food: a taste of Spain with a rich paella, an extraordinary rack of lamb sauced with Argentinean Malbec, gooey baked cheese, and Darryl's most refreshing red wine cocktails.
Your sweet tooth is satisfied with grown up ice cream floats at Sweetiepie in NYC, a whimsical place that attracts dessert-crazed kids and grown ups alike. Darryl matches Sweetiepie's delicious desserts with some of his most sinfully sweet cocktails before whipping up his own creamy and tangy Lemon Drop Mousse. Discover what to sip with Italian tiramisu or cannoli, plus more decadent treats with a top Mixologist. Later, Darryl hits a hip nightspot to sample some seriously boozy cupcakes! A must see for those with a weakness for the sweeter things in life.
Forget those over-salted peanuts and boring snack mixes, today Darryl Robinson is on a mission to find some of the best bar snacks around! He's at stylish Freemans restaurant where Yana Volfson will share their famous cheese toast and salty bacon-wrapped nibbles paired with their signature cocktails. The odyssey continues at Buttermilk Channel with spice-rubbed baby back ribs and maple and bacon roasted almonds, while sipping down cool creative drinks. Don't miss Darryl's recipes for killer cocktails and sweet and savory nut mixes too.
Just say no to cloying and artificial premade bar mixes. On this episode, Darryl Robinson will show you that making fresh mixers is a breeze and they're guaranteed to take your cocktails to the next level. Alongside innovative mixologist Naren Young at hip taverna Locanda Verde, Darryl mixes up uplifting fresh cocktails to be paired with Chef Andrew Carmellini's rustic Italian dishes. Then, it's off to Ft. Defiance where bartender St. John Frizell, pairs great soda drinks with classic sandwiches. An Egg Cream and a PB&J never had it so good!
It's time to party and Darryl Robinson has some great festive cocktails to inspire your next bash. He's with the charming owners of Tipsy Parson, a New York spot with a Southern style menu that knows how to let loose. Serving everything from homemade cheese sticks to a show-stopping trifle, Darryl supplies the kind of liquid cheer that keeps the party hopping. Then we pay a visit to Herve Rousseau of Flute Bar, to get the 411 on all things bubbly, along with some great champagne cocktail recipes you can break out the next time you're entertaining.
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