RestaurantI am Nick Fisher, host and creator of the YouTube webseries Cocktail Chemistry. Let me know your favorite drink, video you'd like to see, or just AMA!
Jan 28th 2018 by CocktailChem • 47 Questions • 1529 Points
Hey guys! This is Nick, the deep-voiced torso and host of Cocktail Chemistry (proof).
My videos range from crazy presentations of cocktails to basic cocktails and fundamentals for those getting started. I've also done some fun recreations of drinks from TV and movies.
Ask me anything about cocktails and spirits, filming/editing on an iPhone, being a YouTuber, or hiding a dad bod with a black button down shirt...
9:00am: Pour over coffee with homemade Kahlua and cream
10:55am: Mimosa with fresh orange juice
12:07pm: Amaro Montenegro on the rocks
Hey team, that's gonna do it for me today! I'm off to get lunch and prep for the live chat this afternoon. This was awesome, hope to do it again sometime.
Is there a certain ingredient you are just obsessed with? I for one will drink just about anything with campari in it!
I love campari too!
I used to answer this question with "ginger", and loved making my own ginger syrup for moscow/kentucky mules.
These days I'd say Mezcal has me really intrigued. I love all the flavor combinations you can do with it, and generally swapping out gin for mezcal in cocktails is an awesome move
Whats the easiest to make but tastiest drink you can recommend?
(Also, will there be any more future collabs with bingingwithbabish in the near future? I really enjoyed watching that one haha)
I had a great time collaborating with Andy! Hope to do it again sometime, maybe next time he's in SF (ahem u/oliverbabish)
Easiest tasty drink 2oz of your favorite spirit (bourbon, mezcal, gin, vodka) into a highball glass squeeze half a lime into the glass top with ginger beer and stir
Would your rather drink 100 cocktail-sized horses or 1 horse-sized cocktail? If you were only allowed to drink one kind of liquor for the rest of your life, why would I ask when the only answer is whiskey? Did you have any homoerotic urges when you collaborated with Binging with Babish?
All I read was horse-sized cock. I think that answers your last question too.
Will never forget when our beards touched <3
Is there a fictional cocktail you've wanted to tackle but haven't been able to?
Hmm, the hardest one I did was the pan galactic gargle blaster, but that was a fun creative process.
I get asked a lot for Snake Juice from parks & rec, but dont really know where to start with that one!
Actually, it was meant to be a reference to the movie Lucky Number Slevin, where the main character spends most of the movie trying to convince people that he is not Nick Fisher. It’s a pretty amazing movie. I didn’t even know there was a drink (though it’s really not that surprising).
ahhhhh got it haha. Yeah when that movie came out I didnt hear the end of it
I like oranges and Rum what would be a good cocktail i could try?
The Havana cocktail
- 1 1/2 ounces Gosling’s rum
- 3/4 ounce Cointreau
- 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
- 1/4 ounce simple syrup
- Splash of orange juice
- Dash of orange bitters
Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake until cold, and then strain into a cocktail glass
Loved your collab with Babish! Do you have any plans for another in the future?
Nothing on the books! But I wouldn't be surprised if we did another at some point. He's definitely upped his collab game since we did ours though!
I know you're content is focused on cocktails but, do you have a favorite sipping drink to have neat or on the rocks?
Also, as many other have said, keep up the great work!
WhistlePig Rye or Japanese whiskey is good.
Really getting into the Amaro category these days as well. I love an Amaro Montenegro on the rocks for a lower abv drink
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I have both in my cabinet, I can't tell the difference. Maybe my vodka palate is off but I'd just go with a decent $15-20 bottle
Love the vids! In one of them, I suggested using vapor instead of smoke to make the presentation last longer. Did you try it? No real aromatics but it dissipates less.
Hmm, not tried it!
The smoke is both for visual and aromatic effect though, I love that applewood flavor
Hi, lately I've been making Irish mules, but instead of limes/lime juice I use apple slices, apple juice, dash of cinnamon and spoon of honey. It's become one of my favorites. Does this have a name so when I go out I can order it?
Edit: I just have to say this is my first time hearing of you, but your channel is mind blowing.
Wow that sounds good! Is there enough citrus though? You could add a touch of citric acid to balance it
No idea if that already exists. I'd call it the irish american pie
Hi! I just wanted to stop by and say thank you for your channel! After watching couple of your videos I started making cocktails at home. Right now my favorite is Smokey Grove by Jonathan Pogash. I recently bought some white dog whiskey and in plan to age it at home, but before that I am thinking of infusion with some aromatic tobacco. Do you think that it is a good idea?
You know I haven't gotten into tobacco infusions, they can be dangerous if not done properly.
Maybe someone in r/cocktails can answer that one
Great! Thanks. Is there any way that you can think of to substitute the 5 big boozes for non-alcoholics? (Gin, Vodka, Tequila, Whiskey, & Rum) [So, basically anything that goes reliably well with each one so that it pairs with the other things in the cocktail too?]
hmm, to be honest it's not an easy swap. The cop out answer is water (still or sparkling), but a good mocktail should be designed without alcohol.
I'm torn at the moment between Kahlua and my old neighbours homemade Damsin Gin. Sadly, I've yet to find a way to mix the two.
uhh, a white dutch? Poor attempt at a white russian spinoff...
Thanks for advice, I will be causeous with tobacco infusion. I have one more question, last week I bought italian Limoncello and had made some cocktails with it, but nothing impressive. Can you suggest a good cocktail recipe for it?
Huh, never seen a cocktail with limoncello!
Maybe just a little of it with some prosecco would be tasty