Kathy Casey’s Liquid Kitchen™
“Kathy Casey’s Liquid Kitchen™,” mixes her talent behind the bar and experience as a chef into a creative journey through great drinks inspired by the kitchen.
Port of Mischief Punch - Charlotte Voisey
5 Jul 11 5
Punch can be served any time of year. In the Winter, hot punches full of wine and spice can warm your guests, like an internal fire, after a long journey through the cold and the snow. In the Summer, punches filled with fresh fruits and small icebergs of ice keep your friends cool and refreshed. Regardless of the season mixing up a punch is a great way to bring people together to enjoy each others company. Kathy's special guest, Charlotte Voisey, world-renowned mixologist, demonstrates how to make her recipe for the rum based Port of Mischief Punch.
Citrus 75 Cocktail
28 Dec 10 5
The French 75 originated in France during World War I as a celebratory cocktail after hard won victories. Citrus comes to the forefront in this version through the use of homemade limoncello rounded out by locally sourced honey syrup. Über Bar Tools as seen in this video include: ProFlow™ speed pourer, ProJig™, ProCrush Muddler and the Juliep Strainer.
Zen Garden Cocktail
11 Oct 11 4
Wonderfully fresh and full of life, the Zen Garden Cocktail celebrates what the garden provides. Coupled with the far east flavors of sake and yuzu, this cocktail is the epitome of garden fresh.
Tuscan Martini Cocktail
30 Nov 10 4
After a visit to Italy, Kathy was inspired to create these marinated olives and grappa and lemon infused vermouth. What better way to bring a bit of Tuscany into an ice cold martini? You can use any type of olive you prefer and they only get better the longer they are marinated. A bowl of the marinated olives makes a great party snack as well!
How to Make Cocktail Foam
26 Oct 10 4
Cocktail foams add elegance, texture and mouth feel to any cocktail. They can also add subtle flavors with the addition of spirits, fruits and liqueurs. In this version, Kathy uses Grand Marnier to heighten the flavor profile of the Black and Blue Cadillac Margarita.
Honey Hum Collins Cocktail
19 Oct 10 4
The Honey Hum Collins was inspired by local honey and HUM, a unique herbal liqueur. Combined with Maker's 46 they create a deliciously flavorful twist on the classic Collins.
Maple Bourbon Old Fashioned Cocktail
7 Nov 12 3
Real maple syrup is so tasty in this twist on an old fashioned cocktail – it adds not only a touch of sweetness but also a depth of flavor. Be sure to use a high quality maple syrup and keep your maple syrup refrigerated when not using.
21 Aug 12 3
It’s what you’ll be after drinking this drink! It’s like fire and ice in a glass. But use the hot sauce with slight hand; it should enhance – not overpower. Shake in a few sprigs of cilantro for a little herbalicious’ness!
5 Jun 12 3
This is a perfect sangria recipe for any time of the year. Use whatever fruit is in season to create infinite variations.
Maguey Harvest Cocktail with Tim Master
8 Dec 11 3
Mezcal is an often misunderstood spirit. Although similar to Tequila, it is worlds apart in many ways. Tim Master, Director of Specialty Spirits Division and Trade Education at Frederick Wildman & Sons, brought Ilegal Mezcal to share with Kathy and taught her a bit about this robust and unique spirit. Tim also shared his recipe for a wonderful winter Mezcal cocktail, the Maguey Harvest.
How Maraschino Cherries Are Made
20 Oct 11 3
Kathy had the honor of touring the beautiful cherry orchards of Washington and Oregon to see how the maraschino cherry is made from harvest to jar.
Tuscan Rosemary Lemon Drop Cocktail
27 Sep 11 3
The Tuscan Rosemary Lemon Drop is the perfect cocktail to showcase this season's citrus as well as the herbs in your garden. Start with a rosemary sugar to rim your glasses with. This adds a great aroma, flavor and texture to your guests cocktail.
Whole Fruit Strawberry Daiquiri
19 Jul 11 3
Traditionally, the Daiquiri is made with three ingredients: rum, lime juice and sugar. It is shaken with ice and strained into a cocktail glass. This classic sour style cocktail is hard to beat. That being said, utilizing seasonal whole fruits, like strawberries, and the power of a Vitamix blender, you can create a delicious blended daiquiri that is a perfect way to beat the heat.
How to Make Fruit Purees
16 Nov 10 3
Making seasonal fruit purees is a simple and easy way to bring color and amazing flavor a your cocktails and dishes. A Vitamix blender makes quick and handy work of a variety of fruits. Don't forget to use your creations in the Seasonal Lemon Drop!
9 Nov 10 3
Tiki drinks, in particular blended drinks, are coming back in a big way. The Piña Colada is one of the best of the bunch. In this episode, Kathy blends one in her Vitamix blender and makes it a bit luxurious with an aged rum float.
Citrus Scandi Cocktail & Oysters with Citrus Splash
6 Nov 12 2
Aquavit’s spice notes of caraway and cardamom dance well with crisp cold vodka and citrus in this cocktail - which pairs so perfectly with fresh oysters briny flavor.
Liquid Indulgence Spiked Milkshake
25 Sep 12 2
Liquid Indulgence says it all about this libacious after dinner sipper. It is the perfect drinkable “little something” dessert! A splash of Mezcal adds a touch of smoke and earthiness to an otherwise creamy, delectable end to your meal. Learn more about The Quiet One from Vitamix.
Blended Peach Whiskey Sour
28 Aug 12 2
This blended version of a classic whiskey sour is a perfect way to celebrate wonderful ripe peaches during the summer. The addition of apricot preserves helps bump up the flavor of this cocktail – especially if using frozen peaches. Try making it with fresh nectarines or apricots if in season.
Platinum Sparkle Cocktail
4 Oct 11 2
The Platinum Sparkle Cocktail is perfect for the holidays and celebrations throughout the year.
14 Dec 10 2
The Manhattan cocktail should be inducted into the cocktail hall of fame! When made correctly, it is a perfectly balanced and delicious cocktail. Why not take your next Manhattan up a notch and celebrate the holidays in style with gold gilded cherries!? Über Bar Tools as seen in this video include: ProFlow™ speed pourer, ProJig™, Prostirrer and the Juliep Strainer.
Berry Purity H2O Cocktail
2 Nov 10 2
The Berry Purity H2O plays into the Spa Sip and H20 cocktail trend for those imbibers that are looking for a dryer-style cocktail that is easy on the waistline. It is light and refreshing and full of flavor from the berry water and the complex character of Purity Vodka.
DIY Homemade Spiced Vermouth
17 Dec 12 1
Infusing vermouth with citrus zests and spices is a great way to customize your vermouth to your tastes or for use in a special cocktail creation. Especially during the holidays, homemade spiced vermouth is a perfectly simple treat for taking your Manhattans up a notch.
Gin with House-Made Bitter Lemon and Soda
7 Nov 12 1
Making your own house-made ingredients is a great way to up the quality of your cocktails. House-made syrups are a great place to start like in this bitter lemon syrup that is perfect with or without the use of a base spirit. For a savory twist, try shaking in a sprig of fresh tarragon with the gin and bitter lemon before adding the sparkling water. Another delicious twist is the addition of a 1/4 oz of green Chartreuse.
VSOP Lemon Derby Cocktail
10 Jul 12 1
This light and refreshing cocktail is perfect for the summer. A honey lemon foam adds eye and mouth appeal.
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