Bartender Handshakes (Charlie Tonic Hour #306)

Bartender Handshakes (Charlie Tonic Hour #306)

This week we kick things off with SO MANY stories. From salsa dancing to yuletide nightmares, there’s a lot to cover. After that Mike Bowling joins us once again. You may remember him from episode #302 where we covered arcade bars. This time he provides a bit of industry perspective as we discuss bartender handshakes. These are those little insider drinks that bartenders share when they meet. First we delve into the concept then we line up a mix of them and work our way through a tasting. All this plus a couple event recommendations round out the week!

Episode #306: Bartender Handshakes
(Download | 62 minutes | iTunes | RSS)



Scenes From The Week That Was
(Discourse Starts 23 Seconds Into The Show)

The Opening Discourse In Video Form

Yuletide Nightmare @ The Video Archive


Art After Dark @ The Cincinnati Museum


Salsa Dancing @ Cove 51


Kings Island Haunt


9th Annual Sanregret House Halloween Party



Our Main Discussion Segment
Bartender Handshakes
With Special Guest – Mike Bowling
(Starts 21 Minutes Into The Show)


Articles Discussed

In Praise of the Bartender’s Handshake / Tales of the Cocktail
What is the “bartenders handshake” in your town? / Reddit

Our Main Discussion Segment In Video Form


Bottoms Up Cocktail
Line Up The Bartender Handshakes
With Special Guest – Mike Bowling
(Starts 38 Minutes Into The Show)


Mike Bowling is back for Bottoms Up this week as we try a series of bartender handshakes live on the show. Handshakes sampled include Ferrari (half Fernet Branca and half Campari), Jameson, Miller High Life and Ten Cane Rum. If you want to know more about the nature and origins of bartender handshakes, check out episode #306 of the Charlie Tonic Hour.


Closing Out The Show
(Starts 54 Minutes Into The Show)

Ginny And Charlie’s Picks This Week


Around the Kitchen
Dayton Convention Center – November 4-5, 10 AM – 5 PM


MeSseD Season 2 Comics Release Party
Know Theatre of Cincinnati, November 5 at 1 PM – 4 PM
Hear The Interview With The Creators / Charlie Tonic #288

Other Upcoming and Ongoing Events Of Note


Edible Good Spirits
21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati – November 4, 6-9 PM


CurioCity Series: Heroes & Villains
Cornell Road Envision Cinemas – November 9, 7-9 PM


Dance With Your Heart Charity Gala
Newport Syndicate – November 11, 6-11 PM


Every Monday For The Rest Of The Year
Featuring Middle West Spirits OYO and Vim & Petal


Special thanks to Ford Theatre Reunion,
the music of the Charlie Tonic Hour!



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