Thursday, May 21, 2015

WTNZ Segment #63: Chardonnay Day 2015

Click to watch segment #63 from May 20, 2015: Chardonnay Day 

This was a bittersweet moment, as it was my last segment working with the impeccable Moira Kaye, who has been a joy to work with since my first segment back in December 2011. It was a pleasure working with someone I watched growing up, and a terrific experience finding out that she is just as kind, funny, and personable as she seems on TV.

Enjoy the next chapter, Moira!

WTNZ Segment #62: Fried Tequila Shots

Click to watch segment #62 from May 5, 2015: Fried Tequila Shots 

Oh, Bite It! has a great step-by-step post explaining how to make the shots if you're looking for more details on how to make these tasty treats.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

WTNZ Segment #61: Avengers Cocktails Assembled

Click to watch segment #61 from April 29, 2015: Avengers Cocktails Assembled 

This was easily one of my favorite segments I've done (minus the beard close up). Thanks to the crew at WTNZ for letting me convey my love for Marvel through drinks!

Thor’s Electric Lemonade – Collins Glass
1 Part Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka
1 Part Hiram Walker Blue Curacao Liqueur
1 ounce sweet and sour mix
Fill with lemon-lime soda

Fill glass with ice.
Add vodka, blue curacao, and sweet and sour mix.
Fill glass with lemon-lime soda.
Mix gently.
Garnish lemon wedge.

The Captain America – Shot Glass
1 part Grenadine
1 part Crème de Cacao, layered
1 part Blue Curacao, layered

The Incredible Hulk – Shot Glass
1 Part D’Usse Cognac
1 Part Kinky Blue Liqueur

Black Widow Stinger – Coffee Glass
1 Part Patron XO Café Incendio
1 Part Deep Eddy Vodka
2 Shots Espresso

The Iron Man – Low Ball Glass
1 shot of Orange Juice
1.5 oz Disaronno Amaretto
.5 oz Crystal Head Vodka 
Splash of Grenadine

Mix Disaronno Amaretto, Crystal Head Vodka, and a splash of grenadine, mix and pour into a low ball glass. 
Fill shot glass with orange juice. Place shot glass into the low ball glass.

Hawkeye Martini
2 oz Deep Eddy Vodka
1-2 squirts ZMIX Purple Hooter
1 oz water
Combine 2 oz vodka, ice, 1 oz of water and 1 squirt of ZMIX Purple Hooter. Shake hard for 10 seconds and strain into a chilled martini glass.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

WTNZ Segment #60: Old Forge Cocktails

Click to watch segment #60 from April 15, 2015: Old Forge Cocktails 

Check out Old Forge Distillery's website for these recipes and more!

Segments #58 from March 17 (St Paddy's Day cocktails) and #59 from April 1 (Deep Eddy Cocktails) are not online.

WTNZ Segment #57: Patron Roca Drinks

Click to watch segment #57 from March 2, 2015: Patron Roca Drinks 

Here's the margarita recipe from the segment:


1½ oz : Patrón Roca Silver
½ oz : Fresh lime juice
½ oz : Pineapple juice
½ oz : Agave nectar
A pinch of smoked paprika
Smoked sea salt


Prepare an old fashioned glass by moistening the rim and rolling it in smoked sea salt. Shake everything with ice. Fine strain over fresh ice cubes in the prepared glass. Garnish with a lime and a dusting of smoked paprika.