Drink Like a Bartender: Thin Mint Mocha

jamie edit.jpgNeed a delicious holiday cocktail? Our Bar Manager Jamie-Paul Rizzo (pictured above) has crafted a concoction to please even the most persnickety pundit of libations.  It’s the perfect balance of the rich, sweetness you expect from white chocolate, kept in check by the drink’s bold bouncer – Cafe Umbria coffee- with a finale of wintery peppermint.

ENCORE!

Monsieur Rizzo agreed to share the recipe for this palate pleaser (and many more to come) in this month’s Drink Like a Bartender.

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Thin Mint Mocha

1 oz. Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
1 oz. peppermint schnapps
.5 oz. white creme de cocoa
Topped with Caffe Umbria Arco Etrusco blend, whipped cream, and sprinkled with grated dark chocolate

Make it at home or swing by the tent and order one from our mixologists.

Cocktail Time with Caesar – Cleo 7

As Hail Caesar! winds down, so does our online video mixology series “Cocktail Time with Caesar.” In this final installment, Bar Czar Jamie Rizzo honors The Caesar’s muse, the beautiful Cleopatra, with her very own drink called a “Cleo 7.”

Learn how to make a Cleo 7 in this mixology course led by Teatro ZinZanni’s Caesar (Frank Ferrante) and bartender Jamie Rizzo, with a special appearance by Cleopatra herself (Dreya Weber).

You’ll need VeeV, St. Germain, PAMA and Prosecco.

Starring:

Frank Ferrante, Dreya Weber & Jamie Rizzo

Produced by Teatro ZinZanni

Directed by Korum Bischoff

Filmed & Edited by Arc Media

Costumes: Louise DiLenge & Beaver Bauer

Styling: Giuseppe Grazioli

Lighting: Reed Nakayama

Assistants: Erin Hovland & Stephen Anunson

Music Arrangement: Jamie Rizzo

Vocalists: Kristyn Grim, Charleen Schneider & Nadia Tarnawsky

©2011 Teatro ZinZanni. All Rights Reserved

Cocktail Time with Caesar – Flaming Rizzo

Bar Czar Jamie Rizzo treats Caesar to an original concoction in today’s Cocktail Time with Caesar.

Learn how to make a Flaming Rizzo in this mixology course led by Teatro ZinZanni’s Caesar (Frank Ferrante) and bartender Jamie Rizzo, with a special appearance by Cleopatra herself (Dreya Weber).

You’ll need Cucumber, Vodka, Orange Juice, Strawberry Purée, Triple Sec and Soda.

Starring:

Frank Ferrante, Dreya Weber & Jamie Rizzo

Produced by Teatro ZinZanni

Directed by Korum Bischoff

Filmed & Edited by Arc Media

Costumes: Louise DiLenge & Beaver Bauer

Styling: Giuseppe Grazioli

Lighting: Reed Nakayama

Assistants: Erin Hovland & Stephen Anunson

Music Arrangement: Jamie Rizzo

Vocalists: Kristyn Grim, Charleen Schneider & Nadia Tarnawsky

©2011 Teatro ZinZanni. All Rights Reserved

Cocktail Time with Caesar – French 75

Caesar and the gang mix up the classic French 75 in the latest episode of “Cocktail Time with Caesar.”

Learn how to make a French 75 in this mixology course led by Teatro ZinZanni’s Caesar (Frank Ferrante) and bartender Jamie Rizzo, with a special appearance by Cleopatra herself (Dreya Weber).

You’ll need Gin, Lemon Juice, St. Germain, and Sugar.

Starring:

Frank Ferrante, Dreya Weber & Jamie Rizzo

Produced by Teatro ZinZanni

Directed by Korum Bischoff

Filmed & Edited by Arc Media

Costumes: Louise DiLenge & Beaver Bauer

Styling: Giuseppe Grazioli

Lighting: Reed Nakayama

Assistants: Erin Hovland & Stephen Anunson

Music Arrangement: Jamie Rizzo

Vocalists: Kristyn Grim, Charleen Schneider & Nadia Tarnawsky

©2011 Teatro ZinZanni. All Rights Reserved

Cocktail Time with Caesar – Metaxa Sidecar

Hello everybody! It’s all Greek to Caesar this week as Jamie enlightens us with this twist on a classic!

And in honor of being halfway through the “Cocktail Time with Caesar” series, take a peak behind the scenes of the shoot with this short video put together by Teatro ZinZanni intern Stephen Anunson.

Cocktail Time with Caesar – German Chocolate Cake Shots

It’s Christmas in July! You’ve got to try the latest drink in the Cocktail Time with Caesar series, the German Chocolate Cake Shot. Head to the store and pick up some vanilla-infused vodka, Frangelico, and a lemon and get ready for a tasty weekend.

Next week: Old Fashioned

Cocktail Time with Caesar – The Sazerac

One scrumptious drink after another… we aim to please! This week Caesar and Jamie sample the Sazerac.

Next week: German Chocolate Cake Shot