The Mixology Talk Podcast, Episode Fifty Three

Three more questions from listeners this week have us talking about efficient bartending, making your own Grand Marnier and trying to find the elusive Takuro Yarai Mixing glass

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In today’s Episode…

We’re answering three more questions from listeners.

Antonin from Southeastern France

Hey you guys, I was just wondering since most of the time I’m making drinks for at least a couple people at a time, what would be the most proficient/effective way to go about making a couple cocktails (all different from each other) all at once without overdiluting either of them/lagging behind so you can serve them without one sitting for too long etc?

A couple tips from Chris:

  • Find common ground across your cocktails so you can do similar steps together. For example, do all lime juice first, then do all rum together, etc.
  • Use two hands! Pour the lime juice with one hand and the spirit with the other, etc. (Admittedly, this takes practice!)
  • Build all cocktails first before you add the ice, then shake two at the same time, etc.

Merv from Santa Rosa

How can you infuse orange into brandy to make a Grand Marnier?

Since Grand Marnier is a liqueur, you can make it following a similar process as Limoncello (see our Homemade Limoncello video here.) Just use brandy (or cognac) as the base and infuse with oranges instead of lemons – then sweeten to taste.

Jean from Illinois

Where can I find Takuro mixing glass in the Yarai pattern?

Bad news – you can’t! It seems as though they no longer make it. The good news is you don’t need to worry so much about finding the Takuro brand anymore – the quality of most of the ones on Amazon has gone up quite a bit. Here’s a reasonable Yarai Mixing glass, for example.

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