This week on the Bartender Journey Podcast we celebrate Repeal Day! As you may know, here in the States, Dec 5 1931 was the end of Prohibition. Bartenders across the US now celebrate this un-official holiday, on Dec 5! It's a great day to be a Bartender or to be anyone who enjoys cocktails!
It's the Bartender Journey Podcast number 193! Listen with the audio player on this page, or subscribe on iTunes, Android or Stitcher Radio.
I spent Repeal Day wondering around NYC – talking to interesting people and drinking great cocktails. There was no shortage of events to attend!
I started by talking with Kara Newman - an author and influencer in the cocktail scene. We met at Swift Hiberian Lounge in Lower Manhattan.
Kara and I have run into each other a few times, but most recently when she was a was a judge at the Diplomatico Rum World Tournament where I was a contestant.
Next week on Wednesday December 13, 2016 at 3pm Eastern time we are doing our online cocktail party! We are calling it BarCraft Live! And we are doing it in conjunction with listener to the show, and a podcaster himself, Stefan Giesbert. He does the German language Cocktail Podcast. We have a tasting menu of 5 cocktails that we are gong to be making and we’d love to have you join us live via video stream!
To join us, go to net/events, fill out your first name and email address and we’ll send you the cocktail menu, the recipes and the details on how to join us.
We did a little back and forth on the technology to use for the video stream. We did a test, and it turns out the best solution is Google Hangouts. There is a limitation on how many can join a Google Hangout, So please go to net/events to RSVP!
The Cocktail of the Week is a classic equal parts cocktail - the Corpse Reviver #2 : Equal parts (3/4 oz each) Gin, Lillet Blanc, Orange Liqueur, Lemon. Dash of Absinthe Shake with ice. Double strain into a chilled Coupe glass.