Tik Talk: The tipsy bartender's top drink tips

ABC News' Kayna Whitworth spoke with Skyy John, known as @realtipsybarentender on TikTok, on his tips and tricks for making out-of-the-box drinks.
6:14 | 08/05/22

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>> WE NOW TURN TO OUR WEEKLY SEGMENT TIKTOK WHERE WE TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE STORY BEHIND THE SENSATION, AND Y'ALL, IT'S A GOOD ONE. ARE YOU IN THE MOOD FOR A MARTINI, MARGARITA, MAYBE A NEW SUMMER DRINK? I MEAN, IT IS THURSDAY, I DON'T KNOW. OUR NEXT GUEST MAY HAVE JUST WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR. SKYY JOHN, BEST KNOWN TO HIS 7 MILLION FOLLOWERS ON TIKTOK, AT THE REAL TIPSY BARTENDER. HE TEACHES US HOW TO THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX, OR BOTTLE, WHEN IT COMES TO CREATING TASTY DRINKS. TAKE A LOOK. >> IT IS TIME! FRUIT SALAD! WHAT A, WITH TEQUILA. OKAY. THAT GOES TOGETHER. I'VE GOT ANOTHER ONE FROM THE SITE, OKAY? COCONUT RUM, EVER CLEAR! GOT ANOTHER EVER CLEAR! I GOT A VODKA! SILVER ROOM! ANOTHER ROOM! >> I LOVE IT. SKYY, WELCOME TO THE SHOW! >> THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME. >> IT'S SORT OF LIKE CONTROLLED CHAOS, WATCHING YOU MAKE DRINKS. >> YEAH, IT IS, A LITTLE BIT. [LAUGHS] THERE IS A LOGIC TO THE MADNESS. >> I BELIEVE YOU! I BELIEVE YOU. LET'S TALK ABOUT THAT. HOW DO YOU DRAW YOUR INFLUENCE FROM YOUR CARIBBEAN AND BOHEMIAN ROUTES, IN TO MAKING THESE DRINKS? >> AND THE B HOMERS, AND THE CARIBBEAN IN GENERAL, A LOT OF THE DRINKS TEND TO BE ON THE SWEETER SIDE, SO THAT TRANSLATES INTO MY DRINKS, BECAUSE A TYPICAL AMERICAN GUY IS NOT GOING TO WALK AROUND WITH STRAWBERRY DAIQUIRI'S, CHERRIES, AND CANDIES ON THEIR DRINK. COMING FROM THE BAHAMAS, WE EMBRACE SUGAR, YOU KNOW, GOOD OR BAD, IT WORKS. IT'S DIFFERENT. NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE GOING TO DO. THAT PEOPLE LOOK AT MY DRINKS AND THINK IT'S TOO SWEET! IT'S FUN, YEAH, IT IS SWEET, BUT IT IS FUN. >> YOU ARE KNOWN FOR GETTING CREATIVE, NOT JUST WITH YOUR INGREDIENTS, BUT HOW YOU SERVE THE DRINKS WHICH I LOVE IN PARTICULAR, USING, I MEAN, THE KITCHEN SINK,'S FISHBOWL,'S WATERMELONS. SOME REAL CROWD FLEECE OR'S THERE. HOW DID YOU BECOME SO RESOURCEFUL? >> WELL, IT IS ME AND MY GIRLFRIEND, PRETTY MUCH. WE LOOK AROUND, AND IF IT IS A CONTAINER IN ANY FORM, I MAKE IT WORK. WE PUT DRINKS IN PINEAPPLES, WE PUT DRINKS IN APPLES. YOU NAME THE FRUIT, WE HAVE DONE IT. BATHTUB, I HAVEN'T DONE A TOILET BOWL, YET BUT IT'S COMING. >> OKAY, WELL, I SUPPOSE WE WILL HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE THAT. [LAUGHS] SO, TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR DIY ICE CUBES, AND HOW EFFECTIVE THEY CAN BE IN CREATING THOSE REALLY FUN, TASTY DRINKS. >> YEAH, BECAUSE, REMEMBER NOW, ICE CUBES, YOU KNOW, YOU LOOK AT THAT AS BEING SOMETHING TO CHILL A DRINK, BUT THERE'S SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT. YOU COULD FILL YOUR ICE CUBE WITH REGULAR WATER, AND ADD IN STRAWBERRIES. NOW YOU HAVE STRAWBERRY FLAVORED WATER, IN YOUR DRINK, THOSE ICE CUBES BEGIN TO DISSOLVE BECAUSE, REMEMBER, AS THE STRAWBERRY IS SITTING THERE, AND IT'S FREEZING, THAT FLAVOR AND TASTE IS GOING TO JUST PERMEATE THE WATER. NOW YOU HAVE THIS INFUSED ICE CUBE. OR, LOOKING AT YOU, I AM GOING TO GUESS YOU LIKE WINE, I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU DRINK, BUT I WILL GO OUT ON A LIMB AND SAY YOU LIKE WINE, OKAY? IT IS SUMMER. HERE IS WHAT YOU DO, YOU TAKE A ROS�, LET'S SAY YOU LIKE ROS�, OR A CHARDONNAY, MERLOT, AND YOU POUR THEM IN AN ICE CUBE TRAY, YOU PUT THAT IN A FREEZER, AND IT'S GOING TO FREEZE. IT'S NOT GOING TO FREEZE LIKE WATER, BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, ICE -- ALCOHOL DOES NOT FREEZE THE SAME TEMPERATURE AS WATER. YOU COULD CREATE A NICE, SLUSH. A WINE SLUSHY. THAT ALREADY SOUNDS REFRESHING, OKAY? WE HAVEN'T DONE IT YET, IT IS JUST TALKING ABOUT IT! YOU PUT FRUITS AND THERE, NOW YOU HAVE A DRINK. >> IT SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD IDEA, MY FRIEND. FOR OUR VIEWERS WHO ARE BUILDING THEIR BAR AT HOME, YOU HAVE A LOT GOING ON THERE BEHIND YOU. WHAT ARE SOME OF THESE STAPLES YOU WOULD RECOMMEND OF SOMEONE WAS STARTING TO BUILD UP THEIR BAR AT HOME? >> WELL, JUST THE BASICS. I HAVE A BARTENDING COURSE ON YOUTUBE, IF YOU'RE CURIOUS. VODKA, RUN RUM, JIM, TEQUILA. FOR MEANS YOU ARE GOING TO USE. IF YOU WANT TO WHISKEY, WHISKEY ARE FOR GUYS WHO ARE EXPERTS AT WHISKING MIXING DRINKS, THEY USE WHISKEY AS A BASE. MOST PEOPLE CAN'T DO THAT. YOU MIGHT HAVE YOUR JACK AND COKE, AND YOUR JAMESON, THE IRISH WHISKY, AS YOU COULD HAVE THOSE ON THE SIDE. THE MAIN THINGS, VODKA, RUM, JIM, TEQUILA, AND THEY WHISKEY YOU LIKE, YOU'RE, GUEST OR WHOEVER IS COMING OVER. WITH THOSE FOUR, YOU COULD GET MIXERS THAT HAVE FUN. >> OKAY, I LOVE IT. I AM ALSO IN LOS ANGELES. I KNOW YOU ARE AS WELL. IT'S BEEN A LITTLE TOASTY OUT HERE, A LITTLE HOT. WHAT IS YOUR SIGNATURE SUMMER DRINK? >> AUTOMATICALLY, BY LOOKING AT THE KITCHEN SINK DRINK I AM SHOWING, I'M THE KING OF -- NO ONE ON PLANET EARTH, I COULD SAFELY SAY, HAS MADE AS MANY JOBS USES AS I HAVE, EVEN IF YOU CALL, IT I'VE GOT YOU BEAT, OKAY? I WOULD GET A LARGER CONTAINER, DROP IN YOUR FAVORITE FRUITS, WATERMELON, STRAWBERRY, RASPBERRIES, BLACKBERRIES, THAT KIND, YOU KNOW, THE HONEY DO, CANTALOUPE, PUT THOSE IN AND YOU WANT TO START ADDING A TON OF VODKA, AND, ON TOP OF, THAT JUST TO MAKE THIS SIMPLE, YOU COULD PUT A HAWAIIAN PUNCH, IF YOU DON'T LIKE THAT, YOU FEEL SOMETHING LIKE THAT IS TOO SWEET, GET A BUNCH OF LACROIX, OR TRULY, WHATEVER FLAVORED WATER -- THOSE SPARKLING WATERS OUT THERE RIGHT NOW, AND MAKE THAT YOU ARE MAKE. CERTAINLY A YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL, FLAVORFUL DRINK THAT IS NOT OVERLY SWEET, AND IT IS PERFECT FOR THE SUMMER, AND IT IS COLORFUL BECAUSE OF ALL EFFORTS TO PUT. AND YOU JUST KILLED THE GAME, OKAY, WITH VODKA AS YOUR BASE, AND THOSE LACROIX, AND GAME OVER. >> MY MAN! ALL RIGHT, WELL, NEXT TIME I HAVE A PARTY, YOU BETTER BE COMING, SKYY. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US! >> ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME! STAY TIPSY! >> OF COURSE! YOU CAN FIND ALL HIS FUN COCKTAIL REC

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