recent from Events Bourbon Classic Announces Kentucky Proud Partnership and 2018 Cocktail & Culinary Challenge Teams
With all eyes on Kentucky as the up-and-coming culinary destination, Bourbon Classic is pleased to announce the 2018 Cocktail & Culinary Challenge contestants and a partnership with Kentucky Proud. The Bourbon Classic Cocktail & Culinary Challenge presented by Kentucky Proud takes place Friday,...
recent from Bottoms Up History Cuba Libra (Bottoms Up #87)
  What actually makes a rum & coke into a Cuba Libra? What is the history behind this drink? How does it play into Charlie’s own history? Listen and learn as your short shot of alcohol comes served with lime this week! Episode #87: Cuba Libra (Download | 14 minutes | iTunes | RSS) Considering The...
recent from Charlie Tonic History Drinking Deliberately (Charlie Tonic Hour #321)
As much as we here at the Charlie Tonic Hour are advocates of drinking and drinking culture, there comes a time when you simply have to reflect on what’s fun, what’s healthy and what deserves a bit of moderation. This is where “drinking deliberately” comes into play. Catch our...
recent from Remeasured Life History From Foodie To Marketing – Michael Shawn McCabe (Remeasured Life #9)
For the final episode of Remeasured Life Season One, Ginny Tonic sits down with Michael Shawn McCabe. Shawn is the president and owner of McCabe Media, a marketing agency in Cincinnati. His journey to starting his business began when he had to restart his life after a divorce and career change. This lead...

Bourbon Classic Announces Kentucky Proud Partnership and 2018 Cocktail & Culinary Challenge Teams

With all eyes on Kentucky as the up-and-coming culinary destination, Bourbon Classic is pleased to announce the 2018 Cocktail & Culinary Challenge contestants and a partnership with Kentucky Proud. The Bourbon Classic Cocktail & Culinary Challenge presented by Kentucky Proud takes place Friday, March 2, from 7 – 10 p.m., at a new venue for the event: The Foundry at...

Cuba Libra (Bottoms Up #87)

  What actually makes a rum & coke into a Cuba Libra? What is the history behind this drink? How does it play into Charlie’s own history? Listen and learn as your short shot of alcohol comes served with lime this week! Episode #87: Cuba Libra (Download | 14 minutes | iTunes | RSS) Considering The Cuba Libre Article Discussed and Referenced The Indispensables: The...

Drinking Deliberately (Charlie Tonic Hour #321)

As much as we here at the Charlie Tonic Hour are advocates of drinking and drinking culture, there comes a time when you simply have to reflect on what’s fun, what’s healthy and what deserves a bit of moderation. This is where “drinking deliberately” comes into play. Catch our thoughts on this topic, storytelling from the week that was, how craft beer...

Tasting Liqueurs (Bottoms Up #86)

  This week Ginny Tonic and Charlie consider liqueurs. You know, those alcoholic beverages made from distilled spirits that are often flavored with fruit, cream, herbs, spices, flowers or nuts and sweetened when bottled. In this week’s Bottoms Up they jump into two cocktails (one of which was NOT featured in the main show) and enjoy an episode of tasting liqueurs!...

Considering Liqueurs (Charlie Tonic Hour #320)

This week Ginny Tonic and Charlie consider liqueurs. You know, those alcoholic beverages made from distilled spirits that are often flavored with fruit, cream, herbs, spices, flowers or nuts and sweetened when bottled. In the discussion segment they go through some essential ones to consider for you bar. After that they jump into a cocktail that is served with mixed results....

The Drinks Of Aster (Bottoms Up #85)

  This week (over on the main show), we talk with the creative personalities of Aster, a new bar located on 4th Street near Vine and here on Bottoms Up we work our way through their entire drink menu. This great new spot considers itself a “social sippery where old friends gather and new ones are made”. This is a cocktail run that is unequaled on many levels and covers...

Aster Social Sippery (Charlie Tonic Hour #319)

From the Bay Horse Cafe to Maury’s Tiny Cove, Ginny Tonic and Charlie were all over the city this week checking out bars, new and old, creating stories every step of the way. This quest took them from OTR to Cheviot then back downtown again. This week the opening segment covers A LOT of locations and stories then our hosts settle in to talk with the creative personalities of...

Treaty Oak Distilling (Bottoms Up #84)

  Four years ago, Charlie attended a panel at the 2014 San Antonio Cocktail conference that introduced him to barrel aged gin. He’s been talking about it ever since as an example of regional distilleries doing amazing things. A chance encounter at the 2018 conference allowed him to reconnect with Treaty Oak, the distillery that blew him away all those years ago. In the...