If you want to start the party out right, you have to impress the crowd with your awesome bartending skills. While lighting cocktails on fire is a nice way to warm up the crowd, it's been done by thousands of bartenders across the globe. Plus, if you're not careful, you could end up like this guy:
Milk has a notoriously short shelf life, but you need it for so many things! How can you make sure that it stay fresh for as long as you need it to? Well, you can only buy as much milk as you need as you need it, or you can do like they do in this video and put salt in it, which will make it last longer.
Become your own favorite barista by learning to create an authentic cappuccino at home. This Howcast guide demonstrates and provides a recipe for homemade cappuccinos.
Want to brew a caffè (or cafe) breve like a champion barista? This clip will show you how it's done. There are few skills as sure to win you friends as being able to make a really excellent cup of coffee. And all it takes to make a really great cup of coffee is knowledge of the proper technique, knowledge that can be won by watching free video coffee making lessons like this one. For more information, and to get started making this coffee drink yourself, watch this video guide.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make the Victorian cocktail. To start, you will first need a martini glass, mandarin-infused vodka, St. Germain, and bitter juice. Pour an ounce of each of these into the shaker with some cubed ice. Then, use a spoon to mix this together instead of shaking it. Do this until the sorbet comes out of it and then strain it into the martini glass. From here, add a bit of food coloring to the glass in the middle. From here, garnish with a blood orange peel and you ...
Raw dishes often entail food that is unprocessed and uncooked. This how-to video will show you great raw recipes to make at home. Watch and learn how to prepare a raw aloe smoothie. All you need for this refreshingly raw drink is: aloe, banana, water, agave, cacao powder, chocolate bliss powder, coconut oil, and cinnamon. Try this healthy alternative to any other type of smoothie.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make Bedouin tea. This is great to have between friends, and customary to serve in Egypt when visitors come over. First, light a fire with wood, then fill a pot with water and place it over a fire. After this, place the water inside a tea kettle, then wash the cups. Refill the pot with water and tea, and put it back onto the fire. Now, add sugar to the tea kettle and pour the tea over it when it starts to boil. After this, swirl the tea around in the kettle, ...
Coffee is one of the world's greatest discoveries, but a bad cup of joe can be devastating for your morning. Technivorm makes some of the world's best coffeemakers, and their Technivorm Moccamaster drip coffee brewer is one of the greatest. It's handmade in the Netherlands, and is considered to be the best coffeemaker ever. Poul Mark, founder of Transcend Coffee in Edmonton, Alberta Canada, demonstrates how to brew a great pot of coffee with this renowned Dutch-made machine.
Opening a brand new carton of juice can be disastrous if you're not careful. The air pressure on the inside of the carton is waiting to exit, but does so in a vigorous force when opening a carton for the first time.
In this video, a man shows us a Do-it-yourself method of distilling water. You will need heat resistant containers, tubing, and a rubber washer. You need to run the tubing through the rubber washer, and place that on top of the heat resistant beaker. Then, you use a container (any will do, as long as it's bigger than the beaker) and cut 2 holes for the rubber tube to tunnel through the container. Next, you add ice water to the now tunneled container, and run the tubing to the last container t...
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make traditional horchata. Begin by filling the blender with water and add in some cinnamon sticks. Then add in a cup of dried rice and turn on the blender to mix it. Now pour the mixture out into a strainer with a pitcher or cup underneath. The strainer will catch all the leftover rice gains. Then add in 1 tsp of vanilla, small amount of almond extract and 1/2 cup of sugar. This recipe is very fast, simple and easy to do. This video will benefit t...
This video tutorial is going to show you how to make a great chai latte. Take four ounces of cold milk. Foam it up with a whisk. The volume more than doubles. It becomes ten ounces. Now put it in the microwave for about 30 seconds. You will know when it is done when it begins to expand even further. Remove it from the microwave, add one table spoon of sugar and stir it. Pour the milk into a slightly larger size mug. Get the tea ready and decant it into the mug. After the tea or chai is added ...
In this video, we learn from Food Network mixologist Miguel Aranda how to put a delicious spin on two classic juice drinks. Not quite as simple as Apple Cider Lemonade sounds, Miguel takes us through each ingredient (the expected, the cider and lemonade, but also lots of nice touches, like star fruit for an extra zing, and fresh ginger and tea to round out the flavor). Miguel takes us through the thought process, and explains to us the intricate taste. This video will have you all set for you...
Learn how to make iced coffee. Get your caffeine jolt and chill out at the same time with an iced coffee.
This is an espresso tutorial shot on the Canon 5D Mark II.
Enjoy hot chocolate during the stifling summer months by putting it on ice. To make iced hot chocolate, you will need:
Brew caramel macchiato at home without breaking the bank. This how-to video shows a quick and easy way to make a delicious upside down caramel macchiato at home. You can use a stove top espresso maker or even a microwave to make your homemade macchiatos.
Many of you may already know that Soy milk is low on fat but at the same naturally high in proteins, essential fatty acids, and fibers. But if you're like me and can't stand the taste of Soy milk alone then I'll show you how to make it delicious by adding apples and cinnamon powder in this Apple Cinnamon Soya Shake recipe. Average preparation time: 10 Minutes
You know how you can go to those little Mexican restaurants that have the refreshing drink machines full of that sweet rice drink, horchata? Did it ever seem like some kind of arcane powdered mix or a secret recipe you would never know? If you've ever found a recipe, did you imagine it needing all these crazy ingredients that you can't find for cheap at your local supermarket?
Ingredients For a one-crust pie:
Cappuccinos are Italian beverages that are made up of espresso, steamed milk and frothed milk. An authentic cappuccino tastes delicious—the warm, tasty beverage will melt you away. Now, let's learn how to make it.
Green tea and ginger are two of the healthiest natural herbs you can put in your body, with all sorts of health benefits. Watch this video to learn how to prepare and steep your own ginger green tea from fresh ingredients.
Most smoothies stick to the fruit, but what if you included some good old fashioned oats? It no longer is just a smoothie, it's a complete meal! Check out this video recipe for the full details of the oatmeal fruit smoothie.
Love espresso but don't feel like giving your arm and leg to Starbucks? Well, your prayers have been answered! This great video details the steps needed to make an amazing Cafe' Cortado. I can see it now, you're salivating, and your wallet is thanking you too!
Ever had poutine? It's a Québécois dish, consisting of french fries topped in fresh cheese curd and then smothered in brown gravy.
Coffee helps make the world go round. Well not exactly, but it does help add a bit of energy to those who are finding an eight hour work day to be a tad bit overwhelming. Out of all the different types of coffee out there, this particular video will focus on Vietnamese coffee. It will show you how to make it by using a French press. Enjoy!
In this video, we learn how to froth milk using a steam wand on a traditional espresso machine. First you will foam your milk then you will mix the milk. First you will pour your milk into a container and place it inside of your steamer and turn it on full power. The milk will start to foam and you will see bubbles rising on the top. Keep this going for about 30 seconds then tap down your milk two times. When you look at the milk, it will be a rich and creamy texture. You can add this to your...
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a cappuccino at home without using a cappuccino maker. First, use your french press to make coffee, using whichever coffee you prefer. Next, pour the hot coffee into a glass and warm up skim milk in a sauce pan. Then, pour the milk into the french press and aerate the warm milk, which will thicken it. When finished, pour the warm milk into the coffee. Now all you have to do is stir the coffee and milk together and you've got a delicious cappuccino! Add a...
Bob Doyle shows how to make a layered latte at home. You need an espresso machine, any brand, and milk. Skim milk foams better but whole milk tastes better, so choose which you prefer. First, steam about 3 ounces of milk until your glass is about full. Set it aside. Start the espresso. Plan for about 6 ounces of espresso. Use a container with a lip to control how you pour because the key to a layered espresso is how fast you pour your espresso into your milk. Pour slowly, alternating with a f...
Serious Eats' Burger Lab offers an extensive guide to making sliders at home. For those who have not sampled the beloved American classic, a slider is NOT just a mini hamburger. Nope, there's much more to it than that.
Here you will learn how to make mulled wine with spicy nuts for Christmas. Pour a bottle of Merlot into a large pot and start to boil. Add some rum and some fresh fruits, such as diced pears and apples and sliced clementines pierced with cloves to the pot. Add a stick of cinnamon, some star anise, water and a little bit of caster sugar to the mix. For the nuts grind some star anise and pink peppercorns with a touch of cinnamon. Add the mixture to a frying pan and heat up. Add a selection of f...
No coffeehouse or cappuccino maker in sight? Whip up a tasty instant version with a little ingenuity and some common ingredients. You will need:
In this cooking how-to video, Tracy prepares some sorrel. Sorrel is a traditional Jamaican Christmas drink. Follow along with this video cooking lesson to learn how this drink is prepared
Have a craving for the perfect iced tea? Learn how to make iced tea with tips from a tea lounge owner in this free video series.
This tutorial video will teach you to make Japanese plum syrup and plum wine, also known as Umeshu and Ume Syrup.
This how-to video demonstrates methods for breaking up a Puerh tea cake. Puer tea cake refers to a type of Chinese tea for drinking, and not cake served at tea time. Watch and learn how simple it is to break up a hard Puerh tea cake with a letter opener.
Sure, you can buy it at the store, but homemade soy milk is not only easy, it's delicious. See how to turn a bag of uncooked soy beans into fresh soy milk. Flavor with orange, ginger, or vanilla.
Robert Henry and VideoJug demonstrate how to make a cappuccino. Using a domestic coffee machine first heat the water. Then add the coffee. For a single shot of espresso you will need one spoonful of coffee (7 grams), and for a double shot you will need 2 spoonfuls (14 grams). Then filter the coffee, steam the milk, and add the milk. Make a cappuccino.
If you ask me, one of the best things about winter weather is drinking warm beverages to beat the cold. Coffee is my favorite, but hot chocolate is a close second. Whether it's the just-add-water mix from a pack or a spicy homemade Mexican variety, there's something comforting about sipping on warm, liquid chocolate. Looks delicious, doesn't it?
Some would say that Turkish coffee is the best coffee in the world, and then some would go even further and state that Armenian Turkish coffee is the best coffee in the world. Well, that's exactly what this video is about, Armenian-style coffee, and you'll learn just how to make it.