Bartender & Bar Owner Neal Bodenheimer. NOLA!

September 21st, 2016

Neal Bodenheimer - Bar Owner and Bartender chats with us on the podcast this week.  Co-owner of Cane & Table and Cure, Neil talks about his cocktail menu, the bartender's roll in the bar and developing a bar in an "up and coming" neighborhood.

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The Manhattan Cocktail with Philip Greene

September 13th, 2016

The Manhattan - The Story of the First Modern Cocktail with Author Philip Greene.

It''s the Bartender Journey Podcast Number 181. Listen with the audio player on this page, or subscribe on iTunes, Android or Stitcher Radio.

The first cocktail was what we now know of as the Old Fashioned, but before the Manhattan came along, it was just called a "cocktail".  Vermouth came on the scene in the 1800's and changed the cocktail scene forever.  The Manhattan was the first drink to incorporate a second alcoholic ingredient.

Listen as we chat with Cocktail Historian, Philip Greene.

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Back To (Bartending) School!

September 7th, 2016

A true Bartender is always learning.  Its September:  Back to School time, and we focus, more than ever on education.

It the Bartender Journey Podcast Number 180.

Listen with the audio player on this page, on BartenderJourney.net or subscribe on iTunes, Android or Stitcher Radio.

On this episode of Bartender Journey we talk with Bar Educators Chris Bidmead and Suzanne Freedman, founders of the educational Bar Methods course. Bar Methods is a new program, focusing on Bartending fundamentals.

In keeping with the spirit of spirits education, we are happy to announce that for the month of September only, the Scotch Malt Whisky Society is offering a discounted member rate with code "AMANDA" when you sign up at smwsa.com. Membership includes private access to the site, a subscription to Unfiltered magazine, invitations and discounts to events around the US and access to exclusive Members' Rooms in Leith, Edinburgh and London!

Bartender Journey swag giveaway!
Send an email to brian@bartenderjourney.net  - with an example of how you used something you learned from the Bartender Journey podcast either behind the stick (for professional bartenders) or at home (for cocktail enthusiasts). Just a short write up please with "WHAT I LEARNED" in the subject line and if you are the winning entry, we will send you a Bourbon t-shirt and accompanying bourbon notebook we got a recent Angel's Envy brand event. Entries must be received by September 28th 2016, midnight Eastern Standard Time.  Full rules of the contest here.  Good luck!

Book of the Week:
Southern Spirits: Four Hundred Years of Drinking in the American South with Recipes by Robert Moss.
When you hear “Southern cocktail”,  does the mint julep come to mind? Mix beyond the mint julep and learn cocktail recipes and their history beyond each one. From Robert Moss,  food and drink writer and culinary historian,  this book offers insight of the Southern drinking culture of liquor,  beer and wine and its influence on the American drinking culture.

Cocktail of the Week:
Bufala Negra
This version of the drink is credited to John Greco of Philip Marie in Manhattan.

  • 1 ½ ounces bourbon
  • ½ teaspoon Turbinado sugar
  • 1 teaspoon good Balsamic Vinegar
  • 5 Basil Leaves
  • 2 ounces Ginger Beer
  • Muddle sugar,  vinegar and 4 basil leaves in a cocktail shaker. Add bourbon and ice and shake to dissolve sugar.  Strain over ice into old-fashioned glass filled with fresh ice.  Top with ginger beer and garnish with basil.
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WhistlePig with Master Distiller Dave Pickerell

August 31st, 2016

We chat with Dave Pickerell, the legendary Master Distiller on the podcast this week.

Brian won a contest and was taken on a three day trip with 9 other bartenders to the WhistlePig Farm and Distillery in Vermont.  We get a chance to sit down with Dave, who is a true Rock Star in the Distilling Industry.  He, along with Raj Bhakta founded WhistlePig Rye.
Listen with the audio player on this page, on BartenderJourney.net or subscribe on iTunesAndroid or Stitcher Radio.
For something a little different this week on the podcast there are photos that can be viewed as you listen to the show.  See pictures of the Distillery and the Farm in your podcast app as you listen.
This episode of Bartender Journey is brought to you by Partender - which helps you do inventory, ordering, and get real time insights on what's moving in your bar in minutes (versus hours). The team at Partender wants to make inventory easier & help increase transparency & happiness for everyone - so bartenders, managers, and owners can come together to build a better beverage program.
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Tales of the Cocktail 2016 Coverage

August 24th, 2016

This week's podcast continues Tales of the Cocktail 2016 coverage with a chat with Tim Master on Chartreuse, Jim Meehan, founder of PDT in Manhattan and Jetta Bates, Cocktail Enthusiast and Creator of the blog, Jetta Setting.

It's the Bartender Journey Podcast Number 178, supported by ​ Partender.
Listen with the audio player on this page, on BartenderJourney.net or subscribe on iTunesAndroid or Stitcher Radio.
Book of the Week:
Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist by Tim Federle.  Its a fun book with easy to make cocktails named after classic books.

​Cocktail of the Week:
Last Word
Mix equal parts Green Chartreuse, Maraschino Liqueur, and Fresh Lime Juice.  Shake with ice.  Double strain into a chilled Coupe glass.  Garnish with a Lime Wheel.


Toast of the week:
"Here’s to the nights we can't remember, with the friends we'll never forget"
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What is Your Time Worth?

August 17th, 2016

Taking your skills to the next level as a bartender, bar manager or owner calls for cultivating your business mindset to help manage your time and tasks towards optimizing the bottom line.
 
Today we chat with Anjali Kundra, co-founder of Partender, Inc., a food and beverage company that asks the question: “How much is your time worth?”.

Listen with the audio player on this page, on BartenderJourney.net or subscribe on iTunesAndroid or Stitcher Radio.

Anjali combines her hospitality experience and entrepreneurial attitude to give us tips advocating empowering yourself, team members and focusing on while still having fun at work.

As mentioned in the Podcast, you can access the companion deck:
 *This Cocktail Hacker - A Lesson from Tech Startups: Finding your entrepreneurial spirit & ultimate success behind the bar (and beyond)
 
Thank you Anjali for the interview and thank you to Partender for supporting this podcast. To learn more how Partender can help you, click here.

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Tales of the Cocktail 2016 Wrap Up

August 11th, 2016

Join us for some adventures in New Orleans during Tales of the Cocktail 2016.

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Cocktails in the Country with gaz plus Tales of the Cocktail with Jonathan Pogash

August 4th, 2016

We talk with the Yoda of Bartending Gary 'gaz' Regan during Cocktails in the Country.

Plus a Walk and Talk interview / tour of the the French Quarter bars of New Orleans with the Cocktail Guru Jonathan Pogash.

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Maximizing Your Experience at Bartending Events

July 27th, 2016

Attending Bartending events?  You should!  They are a lot of fun, very educational, and you get to hang out with the coolest people on the planet!

How do you get the most from these events?

Brian has just returned from Tales Of The Cocktail with lots of opinions on this!

Listen with the audio player on this page, subscribe on iTunes or Android or listen on Stitcher Radio.

You can read an in depth article on this subject on the Bartender Journey web site here until August 31, 2016.  After that, it will only be available as premium content.  For more information about our premium content, please contact us.

Cheers!

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Live from Tales Of The Cocktail 2016

July 19th, 2016

Brian Weber reports from the first day of Tales Of The Cocktail 2016.

A very short episode this week as we dive into TOTC2016.

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