You don’t need to be a professional bartender to know the difference between a sidecar and a Tom Collins, but if they’re not drinks you order regularly, you may not know how they’re made or what the history behind them is. This video from the folks at Mental Floss will teach you.
If you’re not an avid cocktail drinker, chances you’ve heard of some of these drinks before but didn’t know how they were made, or what was in them. John Green’s approach to the topic is hilarious, but it’s also educational — by the end of the video you’ll be familiar with all sorts of different drinks, from mimosas to sidecars to the ever-classic martini. Plus, the next time you’re at a bar and want to order one, you’ll know what should go in it (and you’ll be able to tell if the bartender has no idea).
26 Alcoholic Drinks [Mental Floss (YouTube)]