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Brew Minds Meetup Flashback

We’re thrilled to share some new Charlie Tonic related video that recently emerged from the Brew Minds vault! The conversation below was recently unearthed and took place back on September 19th. This was right around the time of our 300th episode. In addition to discussing all the new podcast goodness...

Local Drinking in Philadelphia

Philadelphia was a great drinking city. Of course, any city is a great drinking city when I am there but I love it when a place makes it easy for me. Here are a few photos of some of the memorable drinks of the trip. The drinks I had there were all spot on and I loved the bar communities enthusiasm for...

What I’ve Learned From Bourbon

The following article served as Ginny Tonic’s farewell to her time as a senior contributor for Bourbon & Banter. The article was originally posted here on March 3, 2017 and is syndicated on our site in the hope that you will visit them and become a regular reader. We love what they continue to...

Ginny Tonic Takes on Tequila

I got a very in depth education on tequila in the past week so I thought I would write up how it came to pass and give the listeners a better understanding of how I go about getting my spirits knowledge. It all started with a bottle that arrived in the mail. Tequila Corralejo had asked Bourbon & Banter...

San Antonio Day Four

It’s the final day of our 2014 San Antonio Cocktail Conference recap and we are going out with a bang! If you missed our recaps of Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3, please take a moment to jump back and check out the play-by-play. For Day 4, we return with a new mix of shots (taken by both Ginny and I) from...

The Mark Twain Cocktail

“I always take scotch whiskey at night as a preventative of toothache. I have never had the toothache; and what is more, I never intend to have it.” – Mark Twain On Episode 93 I decided to make Charlie a cocktail using some of the Johnnie Walker Black Label that he got for his birthday....

Meet The Bulleit

On this week’s episode of Bottoms Up, we took a turn tasting Bulleit Rye. Unlike many of our episodes, we went in knowing we liked this particular straight rye whiskey and in some ways wanted to celebrate it. The bottle, thankfully, was already on hand and made for an easy focus for the show. As I...

Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar

I originally wrote this post as part of the Bourbon Across America series on Bourbon and Banter. Hope you enjoy it. Bourbon and I are old friends. We first got to know each other back in my 20′s and we’ve been enjoying each other’s company ever since. Sure, at first I thought bourbon was a little out of my...

Chatting with Molly Wellmann

It is a bourbon-heavy show this week but we are guessing listeners of the Charlie Tonic Hour podcast will be ok with that. After a weekend wrap-up Ginny and I sit down with Molly Wellmann at the Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar to talk about the bar, her new cocktail book, and of course, bourbon. After that we have...

Eight Years Waiting

A lone bottle of pomegranate zinfandel may seem like a strange wine to hold for eight years, but that’s what happened with this one. My mom purchased it as a gift with a special label dedicated to a farm I had just purchased all those years ago. At first I was holding it for some kind of ceremonial...

Christmas in July Shot

  Recently I have somehow found myself with a surplus of peppermint schnapps. I mean, considering I only ever use it in hot chocolate there is no reason for me to have two bottles of the stuff. But despite the fact that the bottle is occupying valuable real estate in my liquor cabinet, I just...

Ginny’s Goldshush

On Episode 82 we mentioned a new cocktail I made this week. It was, if I say so myself, a big hit so I wanted to share the recipe. It was based on another cocktail called the Goldrush so Charlie named it Ginny’s Goldshush instead. Easy to make and very good. The Goldshush 1 1/2 ounce ginger liqueur 1...

Afternoon Delight Cocktail

With Arrested Development and a discussion of Marijuana legalization coming up in Episode 76 this week, I just couldn’t resist finding a drink that would tie the two items together. What better than an “afternoon delight?” This was a drink where I thought of the name and knew there must be...

Kickstarter and Creativity

This week on Episode 71, Charlie and I will discuss the ways that comic creators and other creative types are using Kickstarter to fund their projects and make a living. You can hear our thoughts on the subject on Wednesday but in the mean time here are a few of the projects we mentioned and one of them is...

Dutch’s Bar, Bottle Shop, & Larder

  After hearing many good things about Dutch’s Bar & Bottle Shop from both our beer friends and from our foodie friends, Charlie and I decided to finally stop by for dinner and a beer last Friday night. It was quite an experience and took some getting used to but in the end I was so impressed...
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