47 episodes

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.

Drink & Learn Podcast Elizabeth Pearce

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 80 Ratings

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.

    Barware: The Basics

    Barware: The Basics

    Elizabeth asks Abigail for advice on the best basic tools for outfitting your bar. She shares her favorites for mixing and shaking. Elizabeth learns other uses for her mixing glasses and Abigail is delighted to learn about a valued characteristic of...

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Pisco

    Pisco

    Elizabeth and Abigail discuss the history of Pisco and how it became so popular in San Fransisco in the 19th century. Mentions:History of Pisco in San Francisco: A Scrapbook of First Hand AccountsSmall Hands FoodPisco en el siglo XIX

    • 50 min
    Absinthe

    Absinthe

    Elizabeth and Abigail explore the rich and complex history of absinthe's popularity, especially in 19th century France, and offer ways to use it in cocktails today. Mentioned in the show:Hideous Absinthe: A History of the Devil in a Bottle by Jad...

    • 56 min
    Liqueurs

    Liqueurs

    Elizabeth and Abigail discuss the history and uses of liqueurs and justify a listener's affection for amaretto . Sources mentioned:The Picayune's Creole CookbookThe Medieval Kitchen: Recipes from France and Italy by Odile Redon, Francoise Sabban,...

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Bitters

    Bitters

    Season Three features episode requests from listeners. Elizabeth shares some bitters history and Abigail gives counsel on which ones to buy if you are just starting your cocktail journey as well as some more unusual flavors to try. 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Blender Drinks

    Blender Drinks

    Elizabeth and Abigail get you ready for summer. Learn about the history of the blender and get some advice on making your best frozen drinks including daiquiris of all kinds, ice cream based concoctions, and frosé !Here are some links/recipes referenced...

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

SJSchouest ,

Enormously informative & always entertaining

Elizabeth and Abigail each have an impressive depth of knowledge on the subjects of spirits and bartending. Listening to this podcast, I feel like I’m sitting at a bar listening to a conversation between two friends in the industry. You’ll learn, you’ll laugh, and most importantly, you’ll be inspired to try new things and up your own game. Never snobbish, Drink & Learn will encourage to embrace what *you* like, not what you *should* like.

Schwiggleman ,

Engaging and informative!

‘Nuff said

Lolobex ,

Fascinating and Fun History Lessons! With Cocktails!

I love this podcast and always learn tons about world history as told through cocktail history. I also love the cultural insights that it provides. These women are not only smart, fun, and engaging but also give great tips about making and ordering cocktails. I can never wait until the next episode is released! Please keep them coming.

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