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Recovery & Resturant Story – PJ Neumann (Remeasured Life #2)

Ginny Tonic talks with PJ Neumann. PJ is the proprietor of Boomtown Biscuits & Whiskey in Cincinnati Ohio and he talks frankly about his big life changes. His journey took him from opioid addiction, to recovery and college, working in the financial industry, and finally back into the restaurant and bar...

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,...

BONUS: Craft Beer Taxation Rebuttal

  Mike Bowling takes center stage for our first BONUS as he shares a rebuttal to our recent discussion of craft beer taxation. Our conversation happened on episode #305 while he was with us as a guest on episode #306. We cover the issue and so much more! This is our first ever Charlie Tonic Hour BONUS...

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...

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,...

Taxing Beer & Spirited Cocktails (Charlie Tonic Hour #305)

Ginny and Charlie may have had a quiet weekend but that doesn’t stop them from having a jam packed show. They talk about a proposed tax reduction for craft breweries and if the booming craft beer industry really needs a tax break. Then they get in the spirit of Halloween by mixing up a classy and...

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...

Considering Blind Tasting (Charlie Tonic Hour #304)

Ginny and Charlie look back on an epic weekend. In Cincinnati Blink lit up the city and in Nashville Ginny and Charlie spent the weekend recording the Big Gin Show with Sips, Suds, and Smokes. After working through over 50 gins in two days, they went over to The Nashville Whiskey Festival. The show inspired...

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....

Cocktail & Bar Sustainability (Charlie Tonic Hour #303)

Have you ever considered what you can do with all that stuff left over at the end of your bar shift? We may not have all the answers, but we do have a few ideas and even look into the financial side of things before we’re done. Next, trying our best to practice what we’re sharing, we look around...

CBD Seltzer Spritzer (Bottoms Up #68)

Ginny Tonic and Charlie are back with a new Bottoms Up as they talk with Nic Balzer from Queen City Hemp about their new CBD Seltzer Water. After the chat, they return making a seltzer spritzer with their Blood Orange CBD Seltzer. Episode #68: CBD Seltzer Spritzer (Download | 20 minutes | iTunes | RSS) CBD...

Arcade Bars & CBD Soda (Charlie Tonic Hour #302)

Full and fun show this week! Ginny Tonic and Charlie discuss the opening of Service Bar, the new restaurant and bar at Middle West Spirits in Columbus. Next, they sit down with Mike Bowling from Rise Brands and 16-Bit Bar+Arcade to talk about the trend in arcade bars that his happening around the country...

Extreme Pamplemousse (Bottoms Up #67)

This week we mix up your Friday with a cocktail featuring La Criox Pamplemousse from the website Supercall. Along the way we also discuss using the soda to cut calories in your cocktails and so much more. Episode #67: Extreme Pamplemousee (Download | 12 minutes | iTunes | RSS) Extreme Pamplemousse 0.75 oz...

Tales of the Controversy (Charlie Tonic Hour #301)

Ginny and Charlie discuss three of the major events of the weekend, The Cincinnati Comic Expo, The Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic, and Cincinnati Cock Fight. They dig into the controversy that lead the founders of Tales of the Cocktail to step down earlier this week and how to react when your bar or your...

OYO Bourbon Maple Sour (Bottoms Up #66)

In addition to celebrating the return of Bottoms Up, this week we’re making an OYO Bourbon Maple Sour as featured recently by Ginny Tonic on Fox 19’s Morning Show. Episode #66: OYO Bourbon Maple Sour (Download | 11 minutes | iTunes | RSS) OYO Bourbon Maple Sour 2 oz OYO Bourbon Whiskey Michelone...
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