Happy Hour With Josh Gates

Test your mixology skills by recreating some of Josh Gates' favorite drinks featured on his late night talk show JOSH GATES TONIGHT. Here are 20 of Josh's best cocktails. Cheers!

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Dark and Stormy

Step 1: Pour dark rum in a lowball glass filled with ice.

Step 2: Add ginger beer.

Step 3: Garnish with a lime.

Step 4: If if you want to go lighter on the "stormy" and heavier on the "dark", add more rum (optional).

Step 5: Enjoy the taste of simplicity!

White Russian

Step 1: Pour equal parts vodka (preferrably Russian) and coffee liqueur over ice.

Step 2: Top with milk or cream.

Step 3: Stir gently and enjoy!

Himalayan Sunrise

Step 1: Add 3 parts gin over ice.

Step 2: Add 1 part vermouth.

Step 3: Put it in a shaker and shake.

Step 4: Pour into a martini glass.

Step 5: Garnish with a bit of grenadine.

Step 6: Sit back and enjoy the good llife!

Earth Day Ocean

Step 1: Fill glass with crushed ice.

Step 2: Cut lime peels into continent shapes.

Step 3: Add coconut flavored vodka.

Step 4: Add lemon-lime soda.

Step 5: Add blue curaçao.

Step 6: Enjoy!

Screaming Viking

Step 1: Pour vodka into glass ove ice.

Step 2: Add vermouth.

Step 3: Add lime juice.

Step 4: Shake + Pour back into glass.

Step 5: Garnish with bruised cucumber spear...and if you're feeling adventurous, pour into viking drinking horn for an authentic viking experience!

King Solomon’s Cooler

Step 1: Pour 1 1/2 oz of gin (or more) into high ball glass with ice.

Step 2: Add equal amount of apple juice.

Step 3: Add a little bit of lime juice and lemon juice.

Step 4: Top with lemonade.

Step 5: Stir well.

Step 6: Garnish with lemon wedge.

Step 7: Drink and chill!.

Bermuda Rum Swizzle

Step 1: Fill highball glass with crushed ice.

Step 2: Pour 1 1/2 oz of dark rum of your choice.

Step 3: Pour 1 1/2 oz of your preferred gold or amber rum.

Step 4: Add equal parts of orange juice and pineapple juice.

Step 5: Add a bit of grenadine and fallernum.

Step 6: Add a few dashes of bitters, garnishes and of course, a tiny unbrella with a maraschino cherry.

Step 7: Mix with swizzle stick.

Step 8: Drift into paradise!

Merlin's Treat

Step 1: Choose your favorite grail to drink out of (or any other drinkware available).

Step 2: Fill with crushed ice.

Step 3: Add equal parts of mango juice, orange juice and pineapple juice.

Step 4: Add a little bit of strawberry syrup.

Step 5: Fill up with ginger ale.

Step 6: Top with a dash of nutmeg.

Step 6: Savor the moment!

Suffering Bastard

Step 1: Add a shot of gin.

Step 2: Follow up with a shot of cognac.

Step 3: Add half shot of lime cordial or lime juice.

Step 4: Add a couple of dashes of angostura bitters.

Step 5: Give it a good stir over the ice.

Step 6: Top with ginger beer.

Step 7: Garnish with a little mint and orange slice.

Step 8: Kiss your hangover goodbye!

Whiskey Shot Josh Gates Style

Step 1: Find your favorite shot glass.

Step 2: Fill with hooch.

Step 3: Drink up!

Corpse Reviver

Step 1: Pour 1 oz of orange flavored liqueur.

Step 2: Pour 1 oz of fresh lemon juice.

Step 3: Add a dash of absinthe.

Step 4: Add 1 oz of brandy.

Step 5: Stir and pour.

Step 6: Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

Step 7: Get ready to be brought back to life!

Yorsh

Step 1: Pour real Russian beer into glass.

Step 2: Top glass off with authentic Russian vodka.

Step 3: Drink in one go... if you dare!

24 Karat Cocktail

Step 1: Grab a champagne flute.

Step 2: Add 1/2 a teaspoon of gold luster dust.

Step 3: Add 1 to 1 1/2 oz of gin.

Step 4: Add about 1/2 oz of elderflower flavored liqueur.

Step 5: Top with champagne or sparkling wine.

Step 6: Relish the sweet taste of luxury!

Alien Brain Hemorrhage

Step 1: Grab a shot glass.

Step 2: Fill up with peach schnapps.

Step 3: Layer on Irish cream with the back of a spoon.

Step 4: Add a few drops of blue curaçao and a few drops of grenadine

Step 5: Enjoy this extraterrestrial treat!

Ecto Cooler Cocktail

Step 1: Get a nice tall glass with ice.

Step 2: Fill with about 3 oz of orange, tangerine juice

Step 3: Add 1 oz of lemonade

Step 4: Add 1 1/2 oz of orange flavored vodka

Step 5: Add about 1 or 2 tablespoons of blue curaçao.

Step 6: Stir until colors mix.

Step 7: Bottoms up!

The Millionaire

Step 1: Fill cocktail shaker with ice.

Step 2: Add 3/4 of an oz of sloe gin.

Step 3: Add equal parts apricot brandy and Jamaican rum.

Step 4: Top with a splash of grenadine.

Step 5: Shake well.

Step 6: Pour into a martini glass.

Step 7: Toast to the good life!

S.O.S

Step 1: Add crush ice into blender.

Step 2: Combine 3/4 of an oz of fresh lime juice, orange juice and honey water mix.

Step 3: Add 1/2 oz of demerara rum

Step 4: Add 1 oz of Puerto Rican gold rum.

Step 5: Lastly, add 1/4 oz of falernum, blend for 5 seconds and pour into glass.

Step 6: Garnish with 3 cherries and 1 pineapple spear on a stick.

Step 7: Cheers!

Danny Ocean

Step 1: Start with a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

Step 2: Add 1 1/2 oz of reposado tequila.

Step 3: Add 1 oz of fresh lemon juice and grape juice each.

Step 4: Add 1/2 oz of agave nectar.

Step 5: Add a generous splash of maraschino liqueur.

Step 6: Shake vigorously and pour over ice.

Step 7: Garnish with a grapefruit

Step 8: Salud!

A Touch of Evil

Step 1: Fill cocktail shaker with ice.

Step 2: Add 1 1/2 oz of bourbon.

Step 3: Pour 1 oz of rhubarb syrup.

Step 4: Add about 3/4 of an oz of freshly squeezed lemon juice.

Step 5: Add a splash of absinthe and give it a shake.

Step 6: Pour into coupe glass

Step 7: Garnish with a twist of lemon and a crushed sprig of mint.

Step 8: Drink at your own risk!

The Raven

Step 1: Grab a shaker and fill with ice.

Step 2: Pour 1 oz of vodka.

Step 3: Add 1 oz of rum and 1 oz of blue curaçao.

Step 4: Shake and pour into a highball glass filled with ice.

Step 5: Lasty, add 1 oz of raspberry liqueur and garnish with black raspberries.

Step 6: Indulge in the mix of flavors!

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