The Proper Pour with Charlotte Voisey
The Proper Pour with Charlotte Voisey takes you on a journey from basics of bartending to advanced mixology.
Montelobos Smoked Tea Sour Cocktail
20 May 13 3
The Smoked Tea Sour is a cocktail built on the earthy and smoky flavors of Mezcal. Lapsang Souchong tea, a smoked black tea from China, infused in a simple syrup, further enhances the natural characteristics of Montelobos Mezcal creating a deeply smoky yet delightfully light and refreshing cocktail.
Tiki Time Cocktail
13 Jun 12 3
Thinking of tiki cocktails conjures up visions of rum, tropical fruits and exotic ingredients. There is no doubt that rum plays a leading role in the tiki cocktails of yesterday and today. That being said, many great tiki cocktails use gin as a base. Charlotte adds her Tiki Time cocktail to that list.
Earl Grey Southside Cocktail
5 Jun 12 3
This twist on a classic Southside Cocktail utilizes tea as a flavor component. It is easy to add the flavor of tea to any cocktail by steeping tea as one normally would then using the tea as the base for simple syrup.
Maracuja Mosquito Cocktail
14 Sep 11 3
Exotic ingredients are available almost anywhere these days. Because of this, getting creative with your own cocktail creations is easy and fun. The Maracuja Mosquito, created by Charlotte Voisey, is a great example of how to take a classic cocktail, like the mojito, and add your own twist to make something new.
Bond St. Sparkler Cocktail
23 Aug 11 3
Originally created for the W Hotel in New York, the Bond St. Sparkler is the epitome of a seasonal twist on a classic champagne cocktail such as the Bellini. Add a bit of flair to your next brunch and pour a sparkler inspired by the seasonal fruits available to you. It is sure to please.
Sponsored: 20th Century Cocktail
24 Feb 15 2
Gin is very mixable and provides a wonderful range of botanical flavors on which bartenders can build delicious cocktails. One flavor you will not often see used with gin cocktails is chocolate; that is, until you come across the 20th Century Cocktail.
Sponsored: White Lady Cocktail
17 Feb 15 2
During Prohibition in America, many American bartenders travelled abroad to ply their trade. One of the most well known to make the journey across the pond was Harry Craddock. While working at the American Bar in the Savoy Hotel in London, Harry created the White Lady cocktail which remains one of Charlotte's favorite cocktails from that era. Here, she shakes up a modern interpretation of this classic cocktail.
Scottish Pear Cocktail
7 Aug 13 2
Beginning in August, pears come in to season. The Scottish Pear Cocktail, one of Charlotte's favorite creations, is the perfect cocktail to celebrate the appearance of such a diverse and delectable fruit. Of note is Charlotte's use of two base spirits in this cocktail which builds a unique and robust platform for the remaining ingredients and enables each spirit to shine through while complimenting the other.
Strawberry Collins Cocktail
22 Aug 12 2
Delicious ripe strawberries are the epitome of summer freshness. Muddled into this Collins style cocktail, the strawberries provide an enticing base for the flavor of blood orange and a decent helping of Peychaud's. Lengthened by vodka and balanced with a touch of sweetness and a bit of lemon juice for acidity, this cocktail is surely the perfect way to end a nice summer evening.
Sponsored: Gin Basil Smash - Created by Joerg Meyer
17 Mar 15 1
A new category of gin has spawned a new generation of gin cocktails. One of Charlotte's favorites, and surely a new classic cocktail, is the Gin Basil Smash created by Joerg Meyer in 2008 at Le Lion Bar in Hamburg, Germany. A true celebration of basil and the botanicals in gin, this cocktail is perfect for any time of year but best suited for a warm, sunny day.
Sponsored: Flor de Caña Old Fashioned
3 Feb 15 1
The Old Fashioned Cocktail is arguably the original cocktail. Typically made with Bourbon, an Old Fashioned style cocktail can be made with any type of base spirit. In this episode, Charlotte Voisey makes and Old Fashioned with Flor de Caña Rum that has been aged seven years. Her palate tells her that this particular rum would pair nicely with orange, tobacco and chocolate. To heighten those particular notes, she adds a few dashes of coffee bitters. *Remember, great cocktails start with measuring responsibly.*
Sponsored: New Spanish Style Gin and Tonic
6 Jan 15 1
In Spain, gin and tonic cocktails are served up in wine glasses. This style of serving is not necessarily anything new. What is new is the use of aromatic and eye-catching garnishes that bartenders in Spain and across the globe are using to enhance and embellish the simple G&T. In this episode, Charlotte builds a delicious cocktail and chooses garnishes that best represent the base spirit while also creating a proper drinking experience.
Pineapple Arugula Smash Cocktail
24 Jul 13 1
Adding herbs to cocktails is nothing new. Herbs enhance and augment flavors inherent in many base spirits. They are especially apt ingredients in cocktails using gin and tequila. The Pineapple Arugula Smash Cocktail uses the peppery and vegetal arugula as a main ingredient as it plays extremely well with similar flavors Charlotte finds in the Milagro Select Barrel Silver Tequila.
Flame of Love Cocktail
19 Jun 13 1
There are a number of twists on the classic Martini cocktail. One of the more elegant and flamboyant of these is the Flame of Love. Invented in Los Angeles by Pepé Ruiz for one of his most frequent clients, Dean Martin, it is a variation worth celebrating. *Remember, great cocktails start with measuring responsibly.*
South Carolina Swizzle Cocktail
24 Apr 13 1
Inspired by the delicious produce of South Carolina and Georgia, Charlotte created the South Carolina Swizzle Cocktail to celebrate one of her favorite regions of the United States. Served in a julep style, this refreshing libation is perfect as a summer sipper.
Alaska Sour Cocktail
29 Aug 12 1
Using classic cocktail books to research cocktails is a great way to come up with new drinks for your menu at home or behind your bar. In this episode, Charlotte twists up Harry Craddock's Alaska Cocktail by making it in a sour style.
Margarita Especial Cocktail
6 Sep 11 1
The most popular cocktail in America is the Margarita. Making one is simple. Creating a special Margarita is just as easy. Playing off the agave in the Tequila and adding agave nectar and bumping up to a reposado or añejo Tequila, as Charlotte Voisey does here, takes the Margarita to the next level.
Tiki Swizzle Cocktail
16 Aug 11 1
The swizzle is a classification of a cocktail. "Rum swizzles" have been mentioned in literature since the late 18th century and originated, like many rum drinks, in the caribbean. Instead of shaking or stirring a swizzle, the drink is, well, "swizzled" with a special stick made from the Quararibea turbinata tree. If you don't have access to the authentic version, a bar spoon will do the trick.
Sponsored: Clover Club Cocktail
27 Jan 15 0
Brought back to popularity by Julie Reiner's bar, Clover Club, in New York, the Clover Club cocktail was originally created for a club of the same name made up of professionals in Philadelphia in the early 1900's. It is a delicious gin cocktail to have in your repertoire.
Sponsored: Airmail Cocktail Variation
14 Jan 15 0
Similar to the French 75 Cocktail, the traditional Airmail Cocktail is rum based and uses honey as a sweetener and lime juice instead of lemon. Arguably, the Airmail could also be thought of as a sparkling Daiquiri. In this variation, Charlotte layers on the flavors of both fresh muddled pineapple and The Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters which work very nicely with the Flor de Caña Seven Year Rum.
Sponsored: Mr. Micawber’s Hot Gin Punch Recipe
24 Dec 14 0
Many of the original punches were most likely hot punches. This hot gin punch, favored by Mr. Micawber of Charles Dickens' novel, David Copperfield, is the perfect drink for celebrating the holiday season. Serve it to your guests from a tea pot into tea cups for an extra level of charm and sophistication!
Drambuie Flip Cocktail
16 Dec 14 0
The Flip is an egg based cocktail that is similar to Egg Nog and perfect for the holidays. You can use any based spirit in a flip but it comes together especially well using a rich brown spirit or something full of spice and a bit of sweetness like Drambuie.
Hot Chocolate with Ancho Reyes Chili Liqueur
9 Dec 14 0
A hot chocolate can be the perfect foil for cold weather. Why not spice your favorite hot chocolate recipe up a bit with a chili liqueur like Ancho Reyes? This special combination will definitely keep the cold at bay.
Navy and Army Cocktail
5 Jun 13 0
Charlotte twists up the classic Army and Navy Cocktail which first appears in print in David Embury's The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks. Embury described it as a Gin Sour that uses orgeat instead of simple syrup. In this version, Charlotte uses Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, thus the different name.
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