The Morgenthaler Method
Born out of his authoritative blog, jeffreymorgenthaler.com, The Morgenthaler Method is an innovative new video series which brings Jeffrey Morgenthaler's unique bartending techniques to life through his sardonic commentary and precise instruction. They might not be the only methods out there but they are certainly his own.
How to Not F@%& Up a Daiquiri
7 Nov 12 26
Fresh lime juice is not hard to come by and neither should a great tasting daiquiri. Being such a simple drink to make, it boggles the mind that someone charging you a great deal of money in exchange for bartending lessons would teach you how to make it incorrectly. See how simple the process really is here.
Mint Julep - NOT a Mojito Made with Bourbon
15 Aug 12 20
Despite what some might tell you, a Mint Julep is not a Mojito made with bourbon. It's also definitely not a mojito made with bourbon, sour mix, Rose's lime juice and Sprite. Like most great cocktails, the Mint Julep is painfully easy to make - and just as easy to screw up. Hopefully this recipe will steer you in the right direction.
Amaretto Sour Cocktail
7 Nov 12 14
Jeffrey Morgenthaler likes two things: strip clubs, and guilty pleasure cocktails. In this latest episode of The Morgenthaler Method, Jeff tears down that classic club garbage staple, the Amaretto Sour. Bolstering it with cask-proof bourbon and elevating it with fresh lemon juice and egg whites, watch as he transforms a traditional piece of crap into a beautiful cocktail worthy of your time and palate.
French 75 Cocktail
12 Sep 13 12
Early on in his career as a bartender, Jeffrey made thousands of French 75 cocktails. He never really understood why they were so popular. Then he discovered the proper way to make them after reading Harry's ABC of Mixing Cocktails by Harry MacElhone. Learn more about PAMA Professionals at PAMAPros.com
Dark and Stormy - Chinese Five Spice Rum
16 May 13 10
Morgenthaler has two requirements for the cocktails he makes. First, they've got to be incredibly delicious, to satisfy his very demanding palate. But second, they've got to be as easy as possible to make, because he's one of the laziest people you'll ever meet. His method for making spiced rum at home satisfies both those requirements.
Clyde Common Egg Nog
11 Oct 12 8
Jeffrey Morgenthaler loves egg nog, but he can't stand the thick, gelatinous goop they sell at the grocery store. Even if you were to cut it with alcohol, it's still so overly-pasteurized and full of preservatives that it would be anything but enjoyable to slug down at a Christmas party. So a few years ago, he set about concocting the simplest, tastiest Egg Nog recipe he could. (You can see the original below) In this episode of The Morgenthaler Method, Jeffrey builds on his original recipe and demonstrates the hugely popular Egg Nog recipe from Clyde Common in Portland, Oregon. Either one is tasty and perfect for the holidays. Enjoy! Need more Egg Nog? Check out this Hot Buttered style. Watch more episodes of The Morgenthaler Method
“Ohhhh, Left!” - A Story of 86ing
12 Dec 13 4
Occasionally, bar patrons can act unruly. In such cases, bar staff may be required to remove said patrons from the bar as quickly and efficiently as possible. Or, at least, remove them, somehow, as Jeffrey and his buddy Pete did one night, long, long ago.
How to Make Oleo Saccharum
21 Nov 13 3
If you haven't realized it yet, Jeffrey is lazy. He wants great ingredients for his cocktails but he doesn't want to work very hard to make them. Muddling lemon zest with sugar to make oleo saccharum was too much work, especially considering the volume needed for punches served at Clyde Common. So, Jeffrey turned to his trusty vacuum sealer and set about simplifying the process. Read Jeffrey's Blog Post on Vacuum Sealing Oleo Saccharum
Brandy Old Fashioned
14 Nov 13 3
An old fashioned is an old fashioned, right? Well, not in Wisconsin. In Wisconsin, an old fashioned is different and that will never change, no matter how snooty we all get about cocktails and what they are "supposed" to be. Jeffrey has created his own version of the Brandy Old Fashioned that pays homage to the mid-western classic. Learn more about PAMA Professionals at PAMAPros.com
How to Make a Shandy (Beer Panaché)
17 Oct 13 1
The Shandy, or Beer Panaché as it is known in France, brings two great things together: beer and lemonade. Rather than making the beer sweeter, this drink is really about making the lemonade drier. Or so says, Jeffrey Morgenthaler. Learn more about PAMA Professionals at PAMAPros.com
Gin Alexander Cocktail
3 Oct 13 1
Jeffrey's Dad had a bad experience with the Brandy Alexander back in the 70's. Could the cause be related to the ice cream used as an ingredient or the fact that they used a blender to mix up batches? Perhaps it was that they drank three full blenders of the rich concoction? We will never know. What we do know, is that the Alexander is a type of drink in which any base spirit, arguably, can be used. Originally, it was made with Gin as opposed to today's more popular variation containing Brandy. In this episode, Jeffrey makes a Gin Alexander that his Dad will never drink but would be proud of.
Liqeuer, Aperitif & Digestif
- Almond Liqueur
- Apricot Liqueur
- Blackcurrant Liqueur
- Chocolate Liqueur
- Cherry Liqueur
- Ginger Liqueur
- Herbal Liqueur
- Mint Liqueur
- Pomegranate Liqueur
- Orange Liqueur
- Violet Liqueur