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Bottoms Up #33 – Snow White

It’s a classic Charlie Tonic Bottoms Up this week as we flash back to Ginny Tonic’s very FIRST cocktail creation. It involved marshmallow vodka and we dubbed it the snow white. Join us for your short shot of alcohol to kick off your weekend and get all the details! — Run Time: 7 Minutes, 2...

Bottoms Up #32 – Beers of Alltech

It’s a classic Charlie Tonic Bottoms Up this week as we flash back to the start of 2013 and our afternoon sampling beer in the private tap room located in the heart of the Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co. in Lexington, KY. This the home of the wonderful Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale. Join us...

Bottoms Up #31 – Bulleit Rye Whiskey

Rye whiskey is a classic American whiskey that is making a big comeback lately. Ginny and Charlie talk about this trend and why it is making a comeback. Then they taste one of the leading brands of rye, Bulleit Rye Whiskey and use it to make an outstanding manhattan. — Run Time: 13 Minutes, 17 Seconds...

Bottoms Up #30 – BJ’s Brewhouse

This week on Bottoms Up, Ginny and Charlie learn that BJ’s and beer are a great combination. A visit to BJ’s Brewhouse brings us some tasty beer and a discussion on how this national chain is trying to keep their brew-pub roots alive while fitting into Cincinnati’s beer scene. — Run...

Bottoms Up #29 – Bachelorette Parties

Sometimes girls just want to have fun and drink some sugary cocktails. This week Ginny makes two shots and a cocktail using Buttershots, Bailey’s and Kahlua in preparation for an upcoming bachelorette party. With sexy names and a sweet taste, these drinks will go down well with your whole hen party....

Bottoms Up #27 – Classic Flips and Fizzes

Egg whites are a common ingredient in many classic cocktails but can be intimidating for the casual home mixologist. This week Ginny and Charlie make two classic egg white cocktails, The Ramos Gin Fizz and the Bourbon Flip, and help you realize why you shouldn’t fear the egg. With a little basic safety...

Bottoms Up #26 – el Arco Tequila

A law office high above Cincinnati is an unusual setting for a tequila tasting but sometimes you just have to follow where the alcohol leads. This week Ginny and Charlie meet with two of the owners of el Arco premium tequila to taste their wears and learn what makes el Arco stand apart from the other top...

Bottoms Up #25 – Bluegrass Sundown

Have you heard of the Bluegrass Sundown? It is a dark roasted coffee infused with Kentucky Bourbon and sugar which makes a wonderful little cocktail that’s really quite original. How does it taste in other mixes? Ginny Tonic and Charlie explore this Irish Coffee with a decidedly Kentucky spin and...

Bottoms Up #21 – Tito’s Vodka

After 21 episodes, Ginny and Charlie finally get around to reviewing a basic vodka. This week they try Tito’s Handmade Vodka from the Mockingbird Distillery in Austin, Texas. Tito’s has a great story and luckily it has a great vodka to back it up. We try the vodka and then make ourselves a Godmother...

Bottoms Up #19 – The Martinez

This week Ginny and Charlie bring you a treat from the Charlie Tonic archives. From her pin-up fabulous hair to her classic tattoo’s, Molly Wellmann is clearly a woman who takes the best of what the past has to offer and gives it her own modern touch. Back in April 2012 when Charlie and I sat down with...

Bottoms Up #18 – Ancient Age

It’s a blast from the past for Bourbon Day today. In honor of the invention of bourbon by Elijah Craig in 1789 we present you with a review of our favorite “everyday” bourbon, Ancient Age 10 Star. This more modest bottle out of the Buffalo Trace distillery is a lovely, rye-heavy, bourbon that is...

Bottoms Up #17 – 1800 Reposado Tequila

Many people who drink shy away from tequila having sampled rougher versions of this fine beverage in their youth. Join Ginny Tonic and Charlie as they demystify the aging process a bit and share some pointers on how to find the good stuff. Along the way they share a great summer cocktail and sample a very...

Bottoms Up #16 – Beers of Memphis

While Ginny Tonic and Charlie were down in Memphis, they took time out to look for local craft beers and learned just how great they have it in Cincinnati. That said, they came back with two local favorites, Lazy Magnolia Brewing’s Southern Pecan Nut Brown Ale and Ghost River Brewing’s Golden...

Bottoms Up #11 – The Sazerac

Ginny Tonic and Charlie are off on a traveling adventure as they visit the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (aka C2E2). For this week episode we present our first ever flashback Bottoms Up episode. After a brief into by this podcasting duo, we jump back to Episode #8 of the Charlie Tonic Hour and share...

Bottoms Up #10 – Custom Cocktails with Homemade Syrups

With the warmth of spring finally being felt in Cincinnati, Ginny Tonic and Charlie are in the mood for some fresh and fruity drinks. What better way to do this than with some homemade syrup using fresh ingredients? Making your own syrups at home is easy and it is a great way to personalize your cocktails...
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