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Bottoms Up #28 – Blind Gin Taste Test

Ginny Tonic and Charlie return! For this week’s Bottoms Up we flash back to episode #49 of the Charlie Tonic Hour for a classic episode as Charlie dons a blindfold and takes on a four martini challenge to determine his gin of choice. Where else are you going to see that kind of entertainment? Answer…...

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 #24 – A Classic Manhattan

While tearing through Over-The-Rhine (OTR) here in Cincinnati on a fun night, a slightly inebriated Ginny Tonic and Charlie share a very classic Manhattan with Zachary Yingling at the ever amazing Japps Since 1879. Join us for the conversation, the atmosphere and the cocktail! — Run Time: 10 Minutes,...

Bottoms Up #23 – Beers of Dundee

It is a beer kind of day. Ginny and Charlie taste and discuss the Dundee Beer Spring/Summer Variety pack that includes a Kolsch-style ale, a Pale Bock Lager, a Stout and an India Pale Ale. Four beers for the price of one podcast? That’s a deal you can’t miss. — Run Time: 15 Minutes, 38 Seconds...

Bottoms Up #22 – The Charlie Tonic

Way back when Ginny and Charlie were first starting the Charlie Tonic Hour, a friend named Calamity Dawn made them an official Charlie Tonic cocktail. Now, over a year and half later Ginny and Charlie have added a second podcast and that friend has graduated bartending school and is on her way to becoming a...

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 #20 – The Constantine

Ginny and Charlie are doing double duty this week. They are working on setting up Derby City Comic Con, the comic convention Charlie owns in Louisville, but they also have a podcast to record. So of course this week’s show will have to be the unveiling of  the official cocktail of Derby City Comic...

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 #15 – Elmer T. Lee Bourbon

This week on Bottoms Up we take a closer look at a single barrel bourbon named after a living legend. Elmer T. Lee. Named after Master Distiller Emeritus Elmer T. Lee, this 90 proof bourbon put out by the Buffalo Trace Distillery is a balanced, rich bourbon good for sipping or in a cocktail. And use it in a...

Bottoms Up #14 – MadTree Brewing

A local brewery that makes some great beer is one thing. A local brewery that makes some great beer AND has a taproom that feels like an extension of your backyard, where you can hang out, play corn hole, and get some great food from the food truck parked outside is another. MadTree Brewing has been selling...
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