55 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
    • 4.9 • 90 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.

    Holiday Gift Guide 2021

    Holiday Gift Guide 2021

    It's our annual round-up of drink themed gifts for loved ones (or yourself, if you need an excuse)

    Elizabeth's List
    Amaro Monte
    Zero Proof book
    Electric Juicer

    Abigail's List
    Support a bartender!
    Cocktail Illustrations
    Train your nose
    Complete Whiskey Course
    https://www.babybarrels.com

    • 31 min
    Booze Storage and How to Become a Bartender

    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
    Air Cork
    Champagne Bottle Stopper

    • 57 min
    Bartending during COVID-19

    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. 

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Oh Sherry!

    Oh Sherry!

    Abigail waxes poetic on her love for sherry and shares here favorites. Elizabeth admits the history is cool and remains a fan of PX. 

    References:
    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.

    • 52 min
    Cognac and Armagnac

    Cognac and Armagnac

    Elizabeth and Abigail discuss Cognac and Armagnac, their origins and differences and suggest some to try.

    Resources  we talked about:
    Charles Neal
    By the Smoke and the Smell: My Search for the Rare and Sublime on the Spirits Trail

    Brandys to try:
    Martell Caractere Cognac
    D’USSÉ Cognac
    Pierre Ferrand 1840 Cognac
    Claude Chatelier Cognac VS
    Castarède Armagnac
    Domaine Boingnères Armagnac (imported by Charles Neal)

    • 44 min
    Ramos Gin Fizz

    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. 

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

Mg427 ,

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!

NibstheMermaid ,

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.

Preview92 ,

Really great show!

I love listening to people talk about things they are excited and passionate about!

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