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Nico Martini (Bottoms Up #83)

  For this week’s short shot of alcohol we sit down with Nico Martini discussing the San Antonio Cocktail Conference AND an upcoming book he’s written on Texas cocktails and bar culture! Nico Martini comes from a theatre background, as an actor/director. He was a member of the 2005 Lincoln...

The 86 Company Revisited (Bottoms Up #82)

Flashing back a few years to their first visit to the San Antonio Cocktail Conference, Ginny and Charlie sit down with a couple of luminaries of the industry. Jason Kosmas and Dushan Zaric of the famed New York cocktail bar, Employees Only, were at the time of this interview the creative minds behind The 86...

The Tio Mio (Bottoms Up #81)

This week’s Bottoms Up is both a preview and a great cocktail. Here, we’re featuring the Tio Mio, the official cocktail of the San Antonio Cocktail Conference. This is a conference where Charlie and Ginny Tonic are both attending and presenting a panel next week! Episode #81: The Tio Mio...

Category Defying Whiskeys (Bottoms Up #80)

Ginny Tonic and Charlie followup discussing a new way to categorize whiskey by trying two that demonstrate how geography isn’t everything when it comes to knowing what’s in the bottle. In this Bottoms Up we feature Bastille Blended French Whiskey and Clayton James Tennessee Whiskey! Episode #80: Category...

Creating New Cocktails with Peter Lusher (Bottoms Up #79)

Creating your own cocktail recipes is one of the most rewarding parts of bartending. But where to find the inspiration? Peter Lusher of the French Crust Bistro in Cincinnati Ohio talks about his method of creating cocktails starting from experiences. He believes that smells and emotions of a moment can help...

Dayton Beer Company and the Breweries of Dayton (Bottoms Up #78)

This week for Bottoms Up we try two barrel aged beers from the Dayton Beer Company. The first is their Beast of Tadmor Village (Dopplebock) which we follow up with Midnight Dream (Russian Imperial Stout). After sharing our thoughts, we take you over into a bit of bonus audio exclusive to Bottoms Up as  we...

Pitch Perfect Cocktails (Bottoms Up #77)

For this week’s Bottoms Up podcast, the cocktails and recipes are coming at you quick as we whisk you away to a private party where the shots are paired with Pitch Perfect films. While we are there we interview the party’s host and we even chat with some of the guests before we’re done....

Beers of Fibonacci Brewing (Bottoms Up #76)

  Photo by The Gnarly Gnome This week we pay a visit to Fibonacci Brewing Company! We are joined by Bob and Betty Bollas as we settle in at the bar to run through some of their wonderfully interesting beers! Episode #76: Beers of Fibonacci Brewing (Download | 19 minutes | iTunes | RSS) Featured On This...

Bloody Mary Secrets (Bottoms Up #75)

It is Thanksgiving week. You may have a house full of visiting friends and relatives and that means it is the perfect time for making Bloody Marys. Ginny Tonic shares a recipes and advice for pre-making your own Bloody Mary Mix. Then she tries one of Cincinnati’s many local pre-made mixes, Hammerhead...

Bourbons On A Budget (Bottoms Up #74)

This week on Bottoms Up we review three affordably priced bottles of bourbon; Old Forester, Heaven Hill Bottled in Bond and an Old Charter 8 Year vintage bottle which is no longer available for sale. From then to now, we have the “everyday bourbon” you should consider, some of which comes in as low as $12 a...

Old Tom Gin & The Martinez (Bottoms Up #73)

This week on Bottoms Up we explore Old Tom Gin and sample Hayman’s best. From there we make the classic cocktail, The Martinez, and even vary it up a bit crafting a Vim & Petal version that’s pretty spectacular in its own right! Episode #73: Old Tom Gin & The Martinez (Download | 18...

Bartender Handshake Lineup (Bottoms Up #72)

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,...

Sophisticated Halloween Cocktails (Bottoms Up #71)

Do you know why spirits (as in ghosts) and spirits (as in alcohol) share the same word in common? Interested in upping your Halloween cocktail game a bit this year? Ginny and Charlie are here with some history, some etymology and some cocktail evolution. Featuring one found cocktail and one original,...

Woody Creek Colorado Gin (Bottoms Up #70)

For Bottoms Up this week we look at Woody Creek’s Colorado Gin After we talk about the gin and how we discovered it, we look at how it faired in our blind tasting of 50+ gins (catch episode #304), use it in a martini then finish up with a shrub cocktail. You short shot of alcohol to kick off the weekend is...

The Plumb Dang It (Bottoms Up #69)

As we do a week of sustainability inspired podcasts (see Charlie Tonic #303 for more), we search through our own kitchen to see what we can find for a cocktail. From there, the Plum Dang It takes shape. Episode #69: The Plum Dang It (Download | 20 minutes | iTunes | RSS) The Plum Dang It 2 oz. rum half oz....
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