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.
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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?”.

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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!

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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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Real McCoy Rum Cocktail Competition Semi Finals

July 13th, 2016

Its another road trip for Bartender Journey!  Brian records the podcast in his car this week on the way to the Real McCoy Rum Cocktail Competition in Newport, Road Island.

 

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Cocktail of the Week, (and Brian Weber’s entry in the Real McCoy contest):

Three Miles Off Shore

  • 1 oz Real McCoy 3 Year Old Silver Rum
  • 1 oz Real McCoy 5 Year Old Aged Rum 
  • 1/2 oz Campari
  • 1 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice (strained)
  • 1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice (strained)
  • 3/4 oz Simple Syrup (1:1)
  • 5 drops Bar 40 Salt Bitters
  • 5 drops Bar 40 Sour Bitters

Shake with ice.  Double strain into a chilled Coupe glass.

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Black Dirt Bourbon

July 6th, 2016

Its a Bartender Journey Field Trip as we travel to the Black Dirt Distillery in Warwick, NY.

We chat with Black Dirt Distillery co-founders and managing partners, Jason Grizzanti and Jeremy Kidde and tour the distillery.   Best of all, we get to taste some Bourbon straight out of the barrels!

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American Single Malt Whiskeys

June 22nd, 2016

When you think of Single Malt Whiskey, you probably think Scotch.  Some great Single Malts are popping up throughout the U.S. including Westland made in the city of Seattle, Washington.  We talk with Master Distiller Matt Hoffman.

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Matt Hofmann is co-founder and master distiller at Seattle’s Westland Distillery. Westland has become America’s leading single malt distiller, which won the title “2015 Craft Whiskey of the Year” at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and was named the “2015 Whiskey of the Year” by the American Distilling Institute.

Book of the Week:
Tasting Whiskey: An Insider's Guide to the Unique Pleasures of the World's Finest Spirits
 by Lew Bryson, forward by David Wondrich

Cocktail of the Week:
Penicillin Cocktail

  • 2 oz. blended Scotch whiskey

  • ¾ oz. fresh lemon juice

  • ¾ oz. honey syrup
  • 2-3 quarter-size slices fresh ginger

  • ¼ oz. smoky Islay single-malt Scotch whiskey or Westland Peated American Single Malt

    Directions:  Muddle ginger in mixing glass.  Add honey syrup.  Muddle again briefly.  Add blended Scotch and lemon juice.  Shake with ice.  Double strain into an old fashioned glass with fresh ice.  Float smoky whiskey on top.  Garnish with candied ginger or lemon twist.

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Other helpful ideas:

  • Make sure you have rubber mats on the floor behind the bar.
  • Change your socks, and maybe your shoes halfway through your shift.
  • Alternating shoes one day to the next may help.  Shoes take up to 48 hours to dry out completely.
  • Compression socks
  • Remember, shoes don’t last forever.  It might be time to buy new ones!
  • Stretch and exercise - especially core muscles.
  • Raise up one leg when possible.  The reason for the rail that runs along the front of the bar is to make it more comfortable to stand for long periods of time so that patrons will stay longer.  The same concept may be useful behind the bar.
  • Losing weight can help.
  • OSHA Document: Stay Safe in the Restaurant

Toast of the Week:
May your home always be too small to hold all of your friends.

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Zen & Tonic - Savory & Fresh Cocktails For The Enlightened Drinker

June 16th, 2016

How can we produce cocktails that contain healthy elements.  Superfoods in our cocktails? Why not?

This time on Bartender Journey Podcast No 168 with talk with Jules Aron, author of Zen & Tonic - Savory & Fresh Cocktails for the Enlightened Drinker.

Cocktail of the Week:
Variation on the Green Orchard from Zen & Tonic - Savory & Fresh Cocktails for the Enlightened Drinker.

  • 1 Pear
  • 1 Green Apple
  • Small Bunch Fresh Basil
  • 1/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 oz Gin
  • 1/2 oz Pear Ginger Syrup
    Place first 3 ingredients in a juicer.  Add to mixing tin and add next 3 ingredients.  Shake with ice.  Strain into a glass (no ice in glass).

Toast of the Week:
"Out with the old.  In with the new.  Cheers to the future and all that we do."

Nominate the Bartender Journey Podcast for "Best Radio Show or Podcast" for the Taste Talks Food & Drinks Awards. Click here to Nominate.

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