Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Journey to the Draft is an organic, unscripted, docu-series that follows three college football players, all with promising professional careers. These young men attend different schools across the country and play a variety of positions on the field, but at the end of the day they share one goal:to play in the NFL. The AOL docu-series follows players Leonard Williams, Kevin White and Marcus Peters.
Connected features the personal stories of six New Yorkers woven together into one of the most intimate series ever. This groundbreaking show changes the nature of storytelling by giving each character a camera to document their lives. The result is a unique format revealing as different as everyone appears to be, we are all universally Connected.
Wake up to your world in 2 minutes.
Jews and Money. Asian Drivers. Polish IQ. CPT… that's racist! But where do these stereotypes come from? Comedian Mike Epps explores the backstories of this humor and how history and fact often distorts into a snide – but sometimes funny – shorthand.
"INSPIRED" features celebrities, visionaries and some of the biggest newsmakers of our generation, recounting the stories behind their biggest, life-changing moments of inspiration.
In a compelling series of verite encounters, Win Win provides unique access into the minds and lives of the world’s most-celebrated entrepreneurs and athletes.
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.”
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.
Comedy is hard, but teaching comedy to children is hilariously difficult. Kevin Nealon is giving the challenge to some world-famous comedians. As these young minds meet with comedy’s best, get ready to learn some valuable comedy lessons, and to laugh!
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.
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.
Executive produced by Zoe Saldana (who will be the subject of one episode), a celebrity travels back to their hometown to pay tribute to the one person from their past (before they were famous) who helped change their life by giving them an over-the-top, heart-felt surprise.
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.
Derrick Schommer: Welcome to Common Man Cocktails. I’m your host, Derrick Schommer. Today, we’re going to create the Ocean-Tini. This is a recipe sent to us by John and what John said is this good try it so I’m going to do it.
What we’re going to do here is we’re going to douse a lemon Vodka or will I be using this citrus Vodka from SKYY infusions such as SKYY infusion that recently came in. It’s infused with natural citrus flavors. I haven’t had a straight yet. Literally, it showed up. Touch on my nose, so it’s painful.
Female: That was yours.
Derrick Shcommer: That was mine. No one else can have it. We’re going to use a Blue Curacao because it is epic and it’s kind of part of the Ocean okay, and we’re going to do some Grand Marnier or you can use whatever you might have Gran Gala, Tuaca, Triple sec.
You know what? We’re going to be getting hopefully we’re going to get it in from price imports is a Luxardo Triple sec which is supposed to be like Epic, the best Triple Sec in the world literally, so I can’t wait to see that comes in, and then there’s other things you can use Patron, Citron, it’s just good.
And so we’re going to also use a little twist of orange. It calls for an orange slice or something orange wheel. You could do an orange wheel. It’s going to be in the Martini glass I’m just chilling it out right here, and I thought you know wheels are cool but twists are cooler.
And then we can use the zest to get it on the Martini glass, so stick that over there, and we’re going to stir it. Recipe didn’t say what? But I’m going to say stir because there’s no fruits in the drink, so it’s always nice you’re going to get a better presentation if you stir it will be nice and clear. You won’t get those bubbles which you could see if you do. What was that last one we did, Ghost Buster.
It had a little bubbly action in it, so we’re going to do let’s say a Grand Marnier I’ve got that in my hands. Let’s do a half of Grand Marnier or orange liqueur. You can always check how to? What was liqueur episode if you want to know all the in and outlets to the different taste that I came up with orange liqueur.
I don’t know if I made it obvious to where that—see if I can make like slice of orange EverydayDrinkers.TV/orange or something. We’re going to do an ounce of the Curacao.Again, we’re supposed to get a nice awesome brand of that too. That’s actually naturally from Curacao islands.
We’re going to do one ounce and a half of the Skyy. It feels like I want it, the Skyy Citrus. So, this is going to look like blue. It definitely has that Blue Curacao. There are no lies in here. You know what it is. We’re going to stir it. We really want to get the ice nice and diluted.
So, some people say to stir it 30 seconds. I usually stir it until it appeal like right now it doesn’t have any feel of cold at all, and you really want to get the ice diluted just normally the scientific reasoning is 30 seconds gives you the right dilution right?
The problem is just on camera I don’t want anybody to get bored, but I also don’t want to make something that’s inaccurate and get there. Lights don’t help. There we go, that’s you do. It’s a little warm.
It’s nice and chilly, and we’ll strain that into a non-ice field Martini glass, so this is going to help really chill it up, so it’s nice and foggy now. Put them in the freezer. It makes it a whole lot easier if you do that way, there we go. Oh, perfect amount too.
Good recipe ingredient measurements and then what we’re going to do is if we can is make a little —I’ve got label on there, that’s not very professional, and it make a nice little swirl and what this is going to do is it’s shooting the zest right into the glass. Oh, that looks awesome.
Hopefully you could see it if you’re watching on an HD screen. I’ll show you that in a second. Do you have anything to swirl it with? No.
— my bar where it go? No, it’s right here. It’s not that as easily swirl on this one because it kind of get those little twist on it, but in a pinch they’ll do this job is John. Alright, we’ll twist that. It has a nice flavor. It’s so much easier to do than the limes all because I have this fresh right off the—wherever you get oranges it’s right off in there. Throw that in there kind of hang it off the edge.
So, there you go that’s your Ocean –Tini, and you can see it’s got a nice dusting of orange zest all along the edges, so you really going to get that zest in a swirl around there. She’ll going to get that nice orange natural impact.
You could definitely taste that citrus Vodka, the SKYY Vodka. It comes to really well ounce and a half to the one ounce of Blue Curacao. The Blue Curacao lends it off to nice sweetness not as bitter if you were to find a more natural Curacao, but it gives you the good color.
And the Grand Marnier, super subtle because I really think that the SKYY is kind of really the core ingredient, you’re getting the hands of orange and then you’ll get that orange after taste especially with the nice zest that we spread around it, so you’re getting a very neat. Not sour not sweet, so much right in the middle, very tasty.
So, there we go. That is your Ocean-Tini submitted by John, thank you John. I’m your host, Derrick Schommer and we’re teaching you how to drink.