Join drinks historian Elizabeth Pearce and bartender extraordinaire Abigail Gullo as they discuss booze history and culture with a little drinking advice thrown in for good measure. Best way to learn, ever.
Holiday Gift Guide 2021
It's our annual round-up of drink themed gifts for loved ones (or yourself, if you need an excuse)
Zero Proof book
Support a bartender!
Train your nose
Complete Whiskey Course
Booze Storage and How to Become a Bartender
Elizabeth and Abigail return with two listener questions. We offer advice on how best to store all your alcohol and Abigail share her bartending journey.
Here's a list of some items to help save your alcohol:
Sizzler Bottle Cap
Champagne Bottle Stopper
Bartending during COVID-19
Elizabeth and Abigail are joined by bartender Rachel Urbelis from Cielo on Sanibel Island, FL to discuss what it was like during a pandemic. Unsurprisingly, it wasn't great.
Abigail waxes poetic on her love for sherry and shares here favorites. Elizabeth admits the history is cool and remains a fan of PX.
SHERRY COBBLER aka the Pretty Ricky from Compere Lapin
1 ¾ oz Amontillado Sherry
1/2 oz Dark Rum (high proof)
¼ oz Lemon Juice
¼ oz Oleo (sugar syrup made with lemon and orange peels)
1tsp of preserves (any will do)
1 dash angostura bitters
Whip shake above ingredients w/2 cubes
Pour into a Rocks glass or julep cup over Crushed ice
Make it pretty.
With mint, berries, orange wheel and powdered sugar
Top Sherries are:
El Maestro SierraGonzález-Byass (Tio Pepe)La Cigarrera(These ones have the pretty ladies on them from vintage cigar boxes, their Manzanilla is excellent)Lustau - Excellent house across the board..makes very fine sherry in all categories.
Cognac and Armagnac
Elizabeth and Abigail discuss Cognac and Armagnac, their origins and differences and suggest some to try.
Resources we talked about:
By the Smoke and the Smell: My Search for the Rare and Sublime on the Spirits Trail
Brandys to try:
Martell Caractere Cognac
Pierre Ferrand 1840 Cognac
Claude Chatelier Cognac VS
Domaine Boingnères Armagnac (imported by Charles Neal)
Ramos Gin Fizz
Elizabeth and Abigail share the history of Charles Henry Ramos, the creator of this famous Gin Fizz and offer advice if you are making it at home.
Wishing for more
Love listening to Abigail and Elizabeth. The special interviews are interesting as well. I love learning all about drink history, cocktails, spirits. Hoping for new episodes soon!
If you like drinking and fun facts, this is for you
Awesome way to learn the history of your favorite drinks and tips from a pro at how to make them. Was recommended by a friend and I love it. The hostesses are fully of personality , neat facts, and soothing voices.
Really great show!
I love listening to people talk about things they are excited and passionate about!