100 episodes

A boozy podcast with bite! Each week, host Prairie Rose, founder of the award-winning cocktail and spirits blog Bit by a Fox, will talk drinking culture, imbibing through history, and what’s trending today in the world of intoxicants. She’ll talk to the personalities and experts behind the booze - from scientists and historians to master distillers, wine makers and industry insiders. Every week She'll uncover the hidden stories behind the glass, with plenty of cocktail party fodder to spare. Follow the Bit by a Fox blog for updates, recipes and show news, and @bitbyafox on Instagram for behind the scenes. Hosted, edited and produced by Prairie Rose. Music from Human Worldwide.

Bit by a Fox Podcast Prairie Rose: Drinks Writer & Educator

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    • 5.0 • 43 Ratings

A boozy podcast with bite! Each week, host Prairie Rose, founder of the award-winning cocktail and spirits blog Bit by a Fox, will talk drinking culture, imbibing through history, and what’s trending today in the world of intoxicants. She’ll talk to the personalities and experts behind the booze - from scientists and historians to master distillers, wine makers and industry insiders. Every week She'll uncover the hidden stories behind the glass, with plenty of cocktail party fodder to spare. Follow the Bit by a Fox blog for updates, recipes and show news, and @bitbyafox on Instagram for behind the scenes. Hosted, edited and produced by Prairie Rose. Music from Human Worldwide.

    Woodford Reserve & The Kentucky Derby

    Woodford Reserve & The Kentucky Derby

    And....we're BACK, talking about some of my favorite subjects: bourbon, very fancy thousand dollar mint juleps, and the Kentucky Derby! This week's guests are Chris Morris and Elizabeth McCall, the Master Distiller and Assistant Master Distiller, respectively of Woodford Reserve, the official bourbon and Presenting Sponsor of the Kentucky Derby. On the eve of “The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” I invite you to take a moment, pour out a little Woodford, and pre-game with us.


    This week's featured cocktail is the traditional Derby Day cocktail:
    Mint Julep
    2 ounces Woodford Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey
    1/2 ounce simple syrup
    3 Fresh Mint Leaves
    Crushed Ice
    Powdered Sugar - optional.
     
    Express the essential oils in the mint and rub them inside the glass. Add simple syrup, bourbon, and crushed ice to the glass and stir. Garnish with more ice, fresh mint, and powdered sugar.

     



    Woodford Reserve Link:
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    • 34 min
    Lost Lantern— A New Independent Bottler of American Whiskey

    Lost Lantern— A New Independent Bottler of American Whiskey

    This week's guests are Nora Ganley-Roper and Adam Polonski, the husband and wife team behind Lost Lantern, a new independent bottler of American craft whiskey modeled after the long tradition of independent bottlers in Scotland.
     
    This week's featured cocktail is a Penicillin variation using Lost Lantern's American Vatted Malt:
     
    AVM #1 Penicillin
    2 ounces Lost Lantern American Vatted Malt Edition No 1. 
    3/4 ounce *honey-ginger syrup
    3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
    1/4 ounce Colkegan Single Malt, Lost Lantern Santa Fe Spirits Single Malt Single Cask, or any mesquite-smoked single malt
    candied ginger for garnish
     
    Combine Vatted Malt, honey-ginger syrup, lemon juice, and ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Float the mesquite-smoked single malt and garnish with candied ginger.
     



    Lost Lantern Link:
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    Bit by a Fox Links:
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    • 50 min
    Botanical Driven Spirits & LA Terroir with AMASS Distiller Morgan McLachlan

    Botanical Driven Spirits & LA Terroir with AMASS Distiller Morgan McLachlan

    This week's guest is Morgan McLachlan, co-founder and Master Distiller behind Los Angeles based distillery The Spirit Guild and AMASS. AMASS is Morgan's most recent project and it takes inspiration from the vast botanicals that grow and are indigenous to Southern California. Morgan and I discuss Los Angeles terroir, our Pacific Northwest roots, and how she likens the technique and art of distilling to her time in the film industry behind the camera.  
    This week's featured cocktail is the Vesper using AMASS Gin & Vodka:
     

    AMASS Vesper
    3 oz AMASS Gin
    1 oz AMASS Vodka
    1/2 ounce Lillet Blanc Aperitif
    lemon twist for garnish
     
    Add all ingredients to an ice-filled mixing glass. Stir until well chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon twist.

     
    AMASS Links:
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    Facebook
     

    Bit by a Fox Links:
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    • 50 min
    Australia's Starward Whisky with Founder David Vitale

    Australia's Starward Whisky with Founder David Vitale

    This week's guest is David Vitale, founder of Australian whisky brand Starward. David and I discussed the unique quality that red wine barrels bring to Starward, the fascinating history of Australian whisky, and his recent move to the states in order to help his brand thrive here.
     
    Inverted Manhattan
    2 oz Dolin Rouge Vermouth
    1 oz Starward Two-Fold Australian Whisky
    2-3 dashes Peychaud's Bitters
    Cocktail Cherry for Garnish
     
    Add all ingredients to an ice-filled mixing glass. Stir until well chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a cherry.
     
    Starward Whisky Links:
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    Twitter
    Facebook
     

    Bit by a Fox Links:
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    • 43 min
    Artingstall's Gin with Paul Feig

    Artingstall's Gin with Paul Feig

    Award-winning director and producer Paul Feig is this week's guest, discussing his new, exciting project: Artingstall's Brilliant London Dry Gin.
     
    This week's featured cocktail is Paul Feig's original cocktail recipe, the Deep End:
     
    Deep End
    1.5 oz Artingstall's Brilliant London Dry Gin
    1 oz Cointreau
    .5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
    .5 oz Blue Curacao
    lime wheel, garnish
     
    Add all ingredients to an ice-filled shaker. Shake until well chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

     
    Artingstall's Gin Links:
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    Twitter
    Facebook
    Paul Feig's Instagram
     

    Bit by a Fox Links:
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    • 38 min
    BHAKTA Brandy with Raj Peter Bhakta

    BHAKTA Brandy with Raj Peter Bhakta

    Raj Peter Bhakta has been a successful entrepreneur, a former contestant on The Apprentice, and even a political candidate. But he is best known in the spirits industry as the founder of the premium rye whiskey brand WhistlePig. After selling the popular brand last year, Raj has now moved on to reviving another spirits category that has long been under appreciated - Armagnac brandy. BHAKTA Brandy, launched over the summer, is a blend of 8 Armagnac vintages 50-152 years old, and finished in Islay Scotch casks. Raj and I discuss his move from whiskey to brandy, the story behind these hidden vintages, and why you should be buying these bottles of history now. 

     
    BHAKTA Brandy Links:
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    Raj's Instagram
     

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    Podcast Music

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

Vpants ,

Bitten So Hard

Not only does this podcast feature the most interesting guests in the biz, but Prairie really knows her stuff. It’s polished, informed, and fascinating. I’m also in love with her IG and blog—this fox knows what she’s doing! 🦊🔥

robertchen1992 ,

Excellent stuff

BBaF is great! Informative, succint, great interview questions and banter, and very professional production. Would absolutely recommend for booze nerds!

_lindsayb ,

First time reviewer

First time ever leaving a review for a podcast, despite being a voracious and avid listener, but I felt compelled to leave a review on the latest episode with Anna. I so thoroughly enjoyed this conversation - it was humorous, endearing and interesting (to say the least) and I would love to see more interviews that shed light on the mental health aspect that often times is tied to drinking culture. Really enjoyed this and thank you for sharing such a wonderful conversation with your fans!

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