Our Favorite How-To Cocktail Videos of 2015

What are you drinking this New Year’s Eve? We’re tempted to fall back on some combination of sparkling wine and whatever’s leftover from Christmas, but in the spirit of turning over a new leaf, we’ve rounded up some inspiration from Potluck Video, the wonderful video production company that publishes everything from interviews with Magnus Nilsson to guided jaunts through Thai night markets. Just in time for tomorrow’s celebrations, here’s our favorite cocktail content from 2015. Prefer to go out and drink instead? Enjoy Ditmas Park Corner’s guide to New Years in the neighborhood.

How to Make Cider Cocktails
Above, Wassail cider director Dan Pucci explains how to select the perfect cider and spirits combination. Plus, head bartender Jade Brown-Godfrey demonstrates one of her favorites.

Cocktails in a Soda Can
We never thought we’d be into making cocktails in a soda can, but since at least one member of our editorial team is spending the holiday on an airplane, this how-to is proving surprisingly handy.


Four Twists on an Old Fashioned
Our nostalgia pick is always the Old Fashioned. Here, the pros at the Four Seasons Hotel show us how to update the classic.


The Dead Rabbit’s Bankers Punch Cocktail
Who knew that 19th-century rum was way more alcoholic than its modern-day counterpart? The Dead Rabbit makes up the difference by including three rums in their deadly Bankers Punch. And if you’re bartending for a crowd, don’t miss our own DIY Winter Solstice Punch.


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