Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Documentary shorts conceived of and directed by famous actors. Jeff Garlin, Katie Holmes, Alia Shawkat, Judy Greer, and James Purefoy
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Digital influencer Justine Ezarik (iJustine) is back. After covering the world of wearable tech last season, iJustine is expanding her coverage this year by profiling the hottest tech trends across the country.
A 12 episode documentary series following 5 startup companies competing in the 2013 San Francisco TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield as they fine tune their products and eventually present in front of a panel of judges in hopes of winning $50,000 in funding.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
Hank Azaria’s touching, humorous, and often enlightening journey from a man who is not even sure he wants to have kids, to a father going through the joys, trials and tribulations of being a dad.
A potent drink of Hpnotiq meets 1800 Silver Tequila at 100-Proof. It's a cool color but has a potent attack, a good use of ...
Hpnotiq and 1800 Silver 100-Proof tequila!
Tags:Make a Hpno Tonic Shooter,100 proof tequila,dschommer,Hpno tonic shooter,tequila cocktails,tequila shooters,How to Make a Hpno Tonic Shooter
Grab video code:
Derrick: Welcome to the Sunday night Shooters edition of Common Man Cocktails. Today we’re looking at the Hpno Tonic it’s going to have Hpnotiq, that would make sense. Now, if you probably seen this we used it in Incredible Hulk.
Derrick: No. There’s something that was strong, that was incredible --you know, but there’s your green drink that we use it as brandy, and Hpnotiq.
Female: Maybe it was [Voice Overlap].
Derrick: I think it was Incredible Hulk. And so what you're going to get out of this is a perfect balance of premium vodka fine cognac in tantalizing natural tropical fruit juices. Does that not sound like partying and we’re going to use -- this is new, well at least to us it’s kind of new in the market I think, I'm not sure. This is the 1800 Silver Tequila, 100 proof pre-potent.
So we’re doing a 100 proof tequila, we’re going to do a little Hpnotiq, we’re going to layer them, so we’re going to put the Hpnotiq and we’re going to drop some tequila on top. It’s going to feather in to a nice blend and we’re going to be good, I hope. And we’ve chilled his out. So, it's a layer drink we’re not going to need to do anything special, we’re going to do let’s say 2/3 of an ounce, and see how that works out for us. So pour that in here.
I used another measuring glass, mainly because I don’t want to mix them. I don’t know if that will affect the layering at all, because you’ll going to bring in something different, and we layer it. We’re going to use our bars spoon, because it got a nice flat spoon on it. Pour that right down the side. I've done a push café style shot in a while. So, I'm expecting what you’re going to notice in this drink is the potency should be fairly extreme.
So what you’ll get if you look is a very almost looks like no tequila at all in there. It floats, there’s a slight blue in the line, probably because there’s a little weightiness where they kind of intermingle for a few seconds, but over all, it’s still kind of -- I wouldn’t say it’s the most sexy of layers, it’s not the most impressive of layers, but it is a neat looking deal, because the blue. You don’t see a lot of blue, even with the deceree out, it usually a lot sink, so you’re usually get Teflon on a topping, so clear. This is much more baby blue, if you will, so there’s your Hpnotiq, dangerous, I probably could light this on fire, if I wanted too, but I'm not going to do that right now. Let my senses come back down. It’s pretty strong, I'm not going to kid you.
Now, granted I'm using a 100 proof Silver Tequila 1800, so you’ll going to get that going. If you're looking to take it up a notch you can look for some 100 proof, but what you’re getting is almost has some hints of what a margarita will be like, because of the tropical nature of the Hpnotiq, you’re getting potency, definitely potency. You’re getting a little silver agave, like a little agave enough to know you’ve been hit by the agave stick. You're getting the tropical juices and it just tastes like a tropical shot.
Overall, pretty crisp, pretty clean, the finish is nice and long, little acidic, kind of neat, almost like a sweet sour play. So definitely a cool looking shot if you go with the hpnotoniq. Also check out our sponsor, we’ve got Haamonii Shochu you in the house, this is your standard premium shochu. One of the things I want to point out is that not all shochu are created equal, first off. So, you're going to get some certain smoothness from this, that’s why they call it the Haamonii Smooth. They work really hard to get this smoothness of the calories less than Vodka, so if you’re into more calorie consciousness, you could check that out. Also you’ll notice, if you having already that this is starting to come more to America, it’s sort of like we started with the sushi, so we’re all high Japan sushi then we get over that. Then we moved in a sake, so we got into the sake alcohols. This I think it will be the next big trend will be. So start looking at this
And I also wanted to just to mention that they sent us email saying that they're seeing the impact from the show. And I'm happy to see that people are looking at this, going to website, you know dnm.com, buying in if you want, give something new, I said try different brands. So overall, I think that’s sponsorship is kind actually working which is awesome, which shows that you guys care about we’re putting of sponsors I like it, so I hope you guys like it. I'm your host Derrick Schommer for Common Man Cocktails, we’re teaching you how to drink.