Food & Drink

Firefighters, soldiers, and geishas teach you how to make cocktails

Common sense says that you should learn to make cocktails from bartenders. But who's to say the geisha down the block can't mix an awesome martini? (Side note: where do you even live?) Punch has started a sweet video series called "People Making Drinks" in which non-mixologists teach you to make great cocktails. It all began with a bodybuilder shaking up a Mexican Firing Squad, and has progressed to a retired Army officer mixing a Negroni and a firefighter making an Aperol Spritz... which ironically requires a flaming orange peel.

Punch has been rolling out a new edition about once a week, so keep an eye out for the next chapter starting Monday. And if you think your beekeeping buddy makes the best Manhattan in town, let this crew know ASAP.

Kristin Hunt is a Food/Drink staff writer for Thrillist. She understands that Punch is going for people with grabby uniforms, but begs them not to employ a clown. Follow her at @kristin_hunt.