Live From Bar Institute with Josh Davis and Friends

November 22nd, 2017

It’s the Bartender Journey Podcast #235. Listen with the audio player on this page, or subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Android or Stitcher Radio.

  • Bar Institute was in NY last week. Lush Life is the organization that puts this on and they do an amazing job. They also produce Camp Runamuck and Cane Camp. Bar Institute is classes, parties, tastings, and networking.
  • The speakers at the Bar Institute classes are all amazing and all volunteer - great people that want to help raise the industry.
  • One amazing class taught by Jackie Summers, Alexandra Farrington and Joanna Carpenter was An Intersectional Guide to Dismantling Systemic Racism and Sexism in Hospitality #YouToo
  • This week on the show we talk with Josh Davis who works with Lush Life in addition to being Bar Manager at The Bureau Bar in Chicago.
  • Book of the Week comes to us from Hazel Alvarado.
    The Thinking Girl's Guide to Drinking: (Cocktails without Regrets)
  • We are looking for sponsors for the Bartender Journey Podcast. If you know of anyone who might be a good fit, I’d love to hear from you. You can email me directly at

Cocktail of the Week
The Vieux Carré is a wonderful cocktail that was invented at the Carousel Bar in the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans around 1938.

1 oz Cognac

1 oz Rye Whiskey

1 oz Sweet Vermouth

¼ teaspoon (Bar Spoon)

2 dashes Peychaud's bitters
2 dashes Angostura bitters

Its not traditional, but I add a bar spoon of Grand Marnier. It adds just a little extra complexity to the drink.

Stir that up and serve it over ice in an Old Fashioned glass. Lemon twist.

Even though this drink was originated in a hot place (New Orleans) its actually a great autumn cocktail.

Ok let’s talk to Josh Davis and friends on the floor of the Brooklyn Expo Center.

Always a pleasure hanging out with Josh. Josh is talking about starting his own podcast…how’s that coming Buddy?!

Toast of the Week:

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life."


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