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The Mixology Talk Podcast: Better Bartending and Making Great Drinks

Chris Tunstall - Bartender, Mixologist & Drink Designer and Julia Tunstall - Cocktail Consumer

Join Chris and Julia Tunstall, the founders of top Craft Bartending website ABarAbove.com, as they discuss tips, tricks and techniques for bartending better, making tastier drinks, and having a fulfilling career behind the bar. Combining Chris' 10+ years' bartending and restaurant consulting experience with Julia's years in spirits media, the two have endless ideas for giving your guests the best possible experience while ending your shift satisfied (and with a full wallet!) This podcast is for experienced professionals and enthusiasts alike: you'll learn about everything from bar ingredients to cocktail techniques to operating a better bar - plus bonus episodes interviewing industry professionals as well! We're all about bartending, hospitality, mixology, cocktail creation, craft cocktails, liquor, spirits, beverage programs, restaurants and bars, and the business of the bar. Grow your bar career and have some fun along the way!

Episodes

Avoiding Drama Behind the Bar
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2017-09-22 13:43:56 UTC 28:08
Avoiding Drama Behind the Bar

It’s human nature, and it’s everywhere behind the bar. But how can you stop drama from taking over and making your bar a bad place to work?

“Rewards are on the other side of fear” - An Interview with Thor Berquist
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2017-09-22 13:43:56 UTC 26:08
“Rewards are on the other side of fear” - An Interview with Thor Berquist

For Thor, it’s all about finding your passion and doing the work to make it happen - no matter what everyone else says.

How to Train a Waiter to Bartend
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2017-09-22 13:43:56 UTC 20:14
How to Train a Waiter to Bartend

Cross-training can be great for everyone - this week we’re talking about cross-training a waiter to become a bartender - and doing it well!

Next Level Hospitality with Enrique Sanchez
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2017-09-22 13:43:56 UTC 45:35
Next Level Hospitality with Enrique Sanchez

This week we’re chatting with Enrique Sanchez and learning Tips and tricks for taking hospitality to a whole new level

Listener Questions: Flavored Vodka, Selling your Cocktail Recipes and Pricing Consulting
19:35
2017-09-22 13:43:56 UTC 19:35
Listener Questions: Flavored Vodka, Selling your Cocktail Recipes and Pricing Consulting

Forgiving flavored vodka, getting paid for your cocktail recipes, and pricing cocktail consulting - it’s another listener questions episode!

103 - Bartender to Entrepreneur - Interview with founder of Cocktail and sons
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2017-09-22 13:43:56 UTC 28:39
103 - Bartender to Entrepreneur - Interview with founder of Cocktail and sons

http://www.mixologytalk.com/103

This week on the podcast, hear Max Messier’s story of reinvention, fortitude, and turning his scrappy notebook into a thriving business.

102 - Episode #102: How/why we started A Bar Above
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2017-09-22 13:43:56 UTC 33:04
102 - Episode #102: How/why we started A Bar Above

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A listener recently asked us about how A Bar Above started - and we realized we’ve never actually told the story on this podcast! So here it is - the story of where it all began

 

101 - From Dishwasher to Bar Sustainability Consultant: An Interview with John Pomeroy Jr.
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2017-09-22 13:43:56 UTC 38:34
101 - From Dishwasher to Bar Sustainability Consultant: An Interview with John Pomeroy Jr.

http://www.mixologytalk.com/101

 

Listen in as we talk about his journey and learn a few things we can do in our bars to be a little “greener”

100 - Big News for A Bar Above!
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2017-09-22 13:43:56 UTC 21:35
100 - Big News for A Bar Above!

http://www.mixologytalk.com/100

Listen in for an update on a new “baby business” as well as what to expect in future podcast episodes.

99 - Skills You’ll Need Before Your First Bartending Job
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2017-09-22 13:43:56 UTC 21:00
99 - Skills You’ll Need Before Your First Bartending Job

http://www.mixologytalk.com/99

So you’ve decided to give bartending a try, and you’d like to do your homework. How can you study up before stepping behind the bar?

98 - A Chat with Nick Fisher from Cocktail Chemistry
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2017-09-22 13:43:56 UTC 18:09
98 - A Chat with Nick Fisher from Cocktail Chemistry

http://www.mixologytalk.com/98

Want to learn to smoke cocktails or make your own cocktail videos? Listen in!

98 - A Chat with Nick Fisher from Cocktail Chemistry
2017-09-22 13:43:56 UTC
98 - A Chat with Nick Fisher from Cocktail Chemistry

http://www.mixologytalk.com/98

Want to learn to smoke cocktails or make your own cocktail videos? Listen in!

98 - A Chat with Nick Fisher from Cocktail Chemistry
2017-09-22 13:43:56 UTC
98 - A Chat with Nick Fisher from Cocktail Chemistry

http://www.mixologytalk.com/98

Want to learn to smoke cocktails or make your own cocktail videos? Listen in!

97 - Buying Strategies to get Better Deals for your Bar
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97 - Buying Strategies to get Better Deals for your Bar

http://www.mixologytalk.com/97

This week we’re going over some more advanced tips for buying for your bar while getting good deals and building strong brand partnerships.

96 - The Inside Story: What it’s like to compete in a National Cocktail Competition with Kala Ellis
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2017-09-22 13:43:56 UTC 28:30
96 - The Inside Story: What it’s like to compete in a National Cocktail Competition with Kala Ellis

http://www.mixologytalk.com/96

Go behind the scenes of the competition, hear about how Kala prepared, how the competition went, and her advice for bartenders entering their own competitions

95 - All about Craft Beer with Joe Pfeifer and Andrew Perroy from Hopsy
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95 - All about Craft Beer with Joe Pfeifer and Andrew Perroy from Hopsy

http://www.mixologytalk.com/95

We’re learning all about craft beer - how to find them, how to choose them, and how to help your guests pick something they’ll like.

94 - Pony Glasses, Cocktail Competitions, Experimentation and Melon Liqueur - Listener Questions
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94 - Pony Glasses, Cocktail Competitions, Experimentation and Melon Liqueur - Listener Questions

http://www.mixologytalk.com/94

 

Another listener question this week! Glassware, competitions, experimentation and keeping your melon liqueur tasty through the winter.

93 - Want to move to the US? Immigration tips and tricks for non-US Bartenders, with Mark Deal
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93 - Want to move to the US? Immigration tips and tricks for non-US Bartenders, with Mark Deal

http://www.mixologytalk.com/93

 

Ever considered taking your bartending skill and moving to the US? In today’s episode I’m chatting with an immigration expert to discuss your options.

92 - A Craft Entrepreneur Story: An Interview with Jordan Silbert of Q Drinks
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2017-09-22 13:43:56 UTC 33:54
92 - A Craft Entrepreneur Story: An Interview with Jordan Silbert of Q Drinks

http://www.mixologytalk.com/92

 

Ever thought about selling your homemade mixers? Jordan did, and founded Q Drinks! Hear his story and advice this week on the podcast.

91-Relationships Outside the Industry: How to Make it Work
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91-Relationships Outside the Industry: How to Make it Work

http://www.mixologytalk.com/91

Are you in a relationship with someone in a 9-5 job? It’s a tricky balance, but it can be done - here are some tips!

90-Staff Retention: Keeping the Good Ones Around
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90-Staff Retention: Keeping the Good Ones Around

http://www.mixologytalk.com/90

So you’ve got great people working for you. How do you keep them around?

89-Making it Right: What to do when Things go Wrong
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2017-09-22 13:43:56 UTC 19:41
89-Making it Right: What to do when Things go Wrong

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Eventually, something is going to go wrong behind the bar. Here’s how to recover.

88-Interview with Erick Castro: The man behind the Bartender at Large Documentary
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2017-09-22 13:43:56 UTC 24:24
88-Interview with Erick Castro: The man behind the Bartender at Large Documentary

http://www.mixologytalk.com/88

Erick Castro joins us in this episode to talk about his documentary, Bartender At Large

 

87-Decompressing After a Shift: The Healthy way
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87-Decompressing After a Shift: The Healthy way

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It’s 3am and you just locked up the bar. How do you decompress without spending all your tips and harming your health?

86-Dinner Parties, Smoked Cocktails and Frustrating Bartenders - it’s another Listener Questions Episode!
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2017-09-22 13:43:56 UTC 13:55
86-Dinner Parties, Smoked Cocktails and Frustrating Bartenders - it’s another Listener Questions Episode!

https://www.abarabove.com/podcast/listener-questions/

Preparing for a dinner party, smoked cocktails and struggling with bad service.

85- Attracting Great Staff: How to find good people in a tight labor market
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85- Attracting Great Staff: How to find good people in a tight labor market

http://www.mixologytalk.com/85

 

In many markets, the demand for great staff far exceeds supply. How can you compete in a tight market?

84 - Avoiding & Treating Bartender Injuries: An Interview with Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu
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84 - Avoiding & Treating Bartender Injuries: An Interview with Physical Therapist Dr. Karena Wu

http://www.mixologytalk.com/84

We’ve talked about the occupational hazards of bartending before - but today we’re talking with an expert!

83 - The Art of the Upsell
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83 - The Art of the Upsell

https://www.abarabove.com/podcast/art-of-the-upsell

Is “upselling” so bad? Here are some ideas for “upselling” in a way that’s authentic and great for the customer - and your wallet.

82 - It’s Pumpkin Spice Time: Ideas for Putting Pumpkin on the Menu
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82 - It’s Pumpkin Spice Time: Ideas for Putting Pumpkin on the Menu

http://www.mixologytalk.com/82

Fall is coming - here are some ideas for incorporating pumpkin in your autumn menu.

81-Starting from Scratch, New Mexico Cocktails and Cigar Pairings with Greg Mays from Simple Cocktails
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2017-09-22 13:43:56 UTC 36:00
81-Starting from Scratch, New Mexico Cocktails and Cigar Pairings with Greg Mays from Simple Cocktails

http://www.mixologytalk.com/81

This week we have a guest on the podcast: Greg Mays from the Simple Cocktails Podcast. Listen in!

80- 8 Lessons from Aviary Chicago
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80- 8 Lessons from Aviary Chicago

http://www.mixologytalk.com/80

 

A few great takeaways from our visit to the Aviary bar in Chicago

79-Champagne, Banquets and Syrups: Time for more Listener Questions
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2017-09-22 13:43:56 UTC 14:42
79-Champagne, Banquets and Syrups: Time for more Listener Questions

http://www.mixologytalk.com/79

Sparkling wine, a party for a hundred and disappointing herbal syrups – it’s another listener questions episode on the podcast!

78 - Mixologist vs. Bartender: What’s the difference?
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78 - Mixologist vs. Bartender: What’s the difference?

https://www.abarabove.com/recipe/afternoon-in-the-park/

Where did the word “mixologist” come from, and why does it have such a bad rap?

77 - Bar Shortages: Surviving without Product
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77 - Bar Shortages: Surviving without Product

http://www.abarabove.com/Dealing-with-bar-Shortages

Your supplier says you can’t get product – what do you do? Here’s how to survive when there’s a shortage (or crazy price hike) for product you use behind the bar.

76 Best and Worst Bar Experiences
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76 Best and Worst Bar Experiences

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Throwback Time – this week we’re recounting some of our best and worst bar experiences, and a few things we learned from them.

75 - Melons in Cocktails
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75 - Melons in Cocktails

http://www.mixologytalk.com/75

This under-appreciated summer fruit deserves a spot on your cocktail menu – here are some ideas!

74 - Bartender's Introduction to Distillation
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74 - Bartender's Introduction to Distillation

http://www.MixologyTalk.com/74

What is distillation anyway? Here’s a quick overview especially for bartenders – to help you make better drinks!

73 - Bar Myths: What’s Real and What’s Bunk
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73 - Bar Myths: What’s Real and What’s Bunk

http://www.mixologytalk.com/73

There are a lot of dubious stories that make their way around the bar – today we’re debunking a few favorites

72 - The Best of the Craft Bartender Summit
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72 - The Best of the Craft Bartender Summit

http://www.mixologytalk.com/72

A couple weeks ago we hosted the Craft Bartender Summit – here’s our recap of the best moments of the event!

71 - White Spirits, Syrups vs Liqueurs and Compound Gin: It’s another Listener Questions Episode!
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71 - White Spirits, Syrups vs Liqueurs and Compound Gin: It’s another Listener Questions Episode!

http://www.mixologytalk.com/71We’re answering three great new questions this week from our listeners!

70 - Pranks Behind the Bar: From Funny to “Too Far”
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70 - Pranks Behind the Bar: From Funny to “Too Far”

http://www.mixologytalk.com/70Some pranks are hilarious ways to welcome new staff to your bar – and some go a bit too far.

69 - Surprise! You’re a buyer. Here’s what to do.
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69 - Surprise! You’re a buyer. Here’s what to do.

http://www.mixologytalk.com/69 Congratulations, you’re officially in charge of buying for your bar. What do you do next?

68 - Drink Your Vegetables!
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68 - Drink Your Vegetables!

http://www.mixologytalk.com/68 It’s not quite spring, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start thinking about veggie cocktails!

67 - Bar Terminology: The Secret Words of Bartenders
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67 - Bar Terminology: The Secret Words of Bartenders

http://www.mixologytalk.com/67 This week we’re going over a few bar terms you may not be familiar with – unless you’ve had some time behind the stick.

66 - Listener Questions: Decanters, Mojitos and Making your Drink in Order
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66 - Listener Questions: Decanters, Mojitos and Making your Drink in Order

http://www.mixologytalk.com/66It’s another Listener Questions episode and we’re talking about decanters, Mojitos and building your drink in order.

65 - Great Bar and Cocktail Conferences Worth Attending
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65 - Great Bar and Cocktail Conferences Worth Attending

http://www.mixologytalk.com/65

Cocktail conferences can be amazing, fun learning experiences – listen in for some of our favorites and a big announcement of our own!

64 - Freak Things that Will Happen to You Eventually
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64 - Freak Things that Will Happen to You Eventually

http://www.mixologytalk.com/64If you work behind the bar long enough, you are sure to have all of these freak things happen to you … eventually

63 - Crowd Pleasing Punches
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63 - Crowd Pleasing Punches

http://www.mixologytalk.com/63

Got a crowd? Serve a punch! Here are some great ideas for tasty punches to please a crowd

62 - Signs You’ve Been in the Hospitality Business Too Long
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62 - Signs You’ve Been in the Hospitality Business Too Long

http://www.mixologytalk.com/62Worked in the Hospitality industry? You might be ruined for life! Here are some signs that you might have spent a bit TOO long behind the bar.

61 - The Bartenders’ Guide to Surviving the Holidays
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61 - The Bartenders’ Guide to Surviving the Holidays

http://www.mixologytalk.com/61The holidays are the busiest – and most lucrative – time of the year to be a bartender. Here’s how to survive, stay sane, and end the season with a lot more cash in your bank.

60 - Homemade Christmas Gifts for Skilled Bartenders
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60 - Homemade Christmas Gifts for Skilled Bartenders

http://www.mixologytalk.com/60Christmas is coming soon – here are some ideas for holiday gifts that you can make with the skills you learned behind the bar.

59 - Listener Questions
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59 - Listener Questions

http://www.mixologytalk.com/59Once more, it’s time for listener questions! This week we’re talking about beer cocktails, garnish pet peeves and some tips for making silky smooth cocktails.

58 - Four Techniques to Enhance Flavor
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58 - Four Techniques to Enhance Flavor

http://www.mixologytalk.com/58What do you do when your cocktail’s flavor just isn’t quite bold enough? Here are some ideas!

57 - Networking for Bartenders: Why it Matters and How to do it
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57 - Networking for Bartenders: Why it Matters and How to do it

MixologyTalk.com/57Networking isn’t just for corporate – here’s why it’s important for bartenders and how to do it well in the world of hospitality.

56 - The Occupational Hazards of Bartending
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56 - The Occupational Hazards of Bartending

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Bartending is a dangerous job. Here are some of the occupational hazards bartenders face and hope to avoid and deal with them.

55 - Cocktail Competitions: What They Are and How to Win
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55 - Cocktail Competitions: What They Are and How to Win

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Cocktail competitions are a great way to kickstart your career as a bartender. Here’s a discussion about what they are, how to find them and how to win!

54 - Unconventional Equipment for the Bar
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54 - Unconventional Equipment for the Bar

http://www.mixologytalk.com/54

When running a craft cocktail bar, you sometimes have to get creative

53 - Listener Questions – Making Cocktails Efficiently, DIY Grand Marnier and the sad story of the Takuro Mixing Glass
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53 - Listener Questions – Making Cocktails Efficiently, DIY Grand Marnier and the sad story of the Takuro Mixing Glass

http://www.mixologytalk.com/53

Three more questions from listeners this week have us talking about efficient bartending, making your own Grand Marnier and trying to find the elusive Takuro Yarai Mixing glass

52 - Fresh Ingredient Cheats: Using Purees in Cocktails
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52 - Fresh Ingredient Cheats: Using Purees in Cocktails

http://www.MixologyTalk.com/52

Everyone knows Fresh is Best when it comes to fruit for cocktails - but this week we’re talking about another great option if fresh just isn’t an option!

51 - How to Get Your First Bartending Job
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51 - How to Get Your First Bartending Job

http://www.mixologytalk.com/51

Know how to make cocktails and ready to get behind the bar? Here are some tips for getting a bartending job without any experience.

50 - Wine vs. Cocktails: What Bartenders Should Know
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50 - Wine vs. Cocktails: What Bartenders Should Know

http://www.mixologytalk.com/50

When choosing a drink, wine and cocktails have a lot of characteristics in common. Here’s how to choose!

 

49 - Ideas for Preserving Summer Fruit
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49 - Ideas for Preserving Summer Fruit

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We’re starting to see some amazing summer fruit in our local supermarket - here are a couple ideas for preserving it while it’s still good!

48 - Words to Know When Ordering a Drink
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48 - Words to Know When Ordering a Drink

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Learn these words before ordering your next Martini and you’ll get exactly what you want!

47 - 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Vodka
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47 - 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Vodka

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Pretty much everyone’s heard of Vodka and knows what it is. But today we’re talking about a few little-known facts that might just win you a bet in a bar someday!

46 - The History of Common Bar Tools
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46 - The History of Common Bar Tools

http://www.MixologyTalk.com/46

We often hear about the history of famous cocktails and spirits. But what about the tools?

45 - Listener Questions, Part 3
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45 - Listener Questions, Part 3

What does Champagne, a Screwdriver, and a Negroni have in common? They are all part of questions this week!

44 - Which came First: The Cocktail or the Egg?
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44 - Which came First: The Cocktail or the Egg?

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Eggs are an important and delicious cocktail ingredient. Here's why, how to use them, and how to do it safely!

43 - Visual Cues of a Craft Cocktail Bar
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43 - Visual Cues of a Craft Cocktail Bar

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When you walk into a completely unknown bar, here are some visual cues that can help you decide whether to order a beer or a classic cocktail.

42 - Two Ingredient Cocktails you Didn’t Have in College
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42 - Two Ingredient Cocktails you Didn’t Have in College

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Great cocktails that only require two ingredients - and that you won’t find in a red plastic cup!

41 - Fresh and Floral Ideas for Spring Cocktails
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41 - Fresh and Floral Ideas for Spring Cocktails

http://www.MixologyTalk.com/41

Spring is on the way - or at least it should be soon! Prepare yourself with these tips for making floral cocktails for your menu.

40 - The Crazy History of Cocktail Ingredients
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40 - The Crazy History of Cocktail Ingredients

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Many cocktail ingredients have ridiculous and sometimes sordid pasts. This week we're taking a look at two amazing stories behind a couple great ingredients

39 - Alcohol Laws You Should Know
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39 - Alcohol Laws You Should Know

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There are a lot of laws and restrictions that relate to alcohol. This week we’re discussing a couple that are useful to know for bartenders & enthusiasts alike.

38 - All About Ice
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38 - All About Ice

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It’s probably the most overlooked cocktail ingredient, even though it could be more than 20% of your drink: this week it’s all about ice!

 

37 - How to Stock your Home Bar Without Going Broke
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37 - How to Stock your Home Bar Without Going Broke

http://www.Mixologytalk.com/37

Making your own Cocktails is an expensive hobby. Here are our best tips for getting the most from your bar without breaking the bank!

36 - Would YOU Make a Great Bartender?
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36 - Would YOU Make a Great Bartender?

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So you make a mean drink – but would you make a good bartender? This week we’re discussing all of the qualities you’ll need to be a successful professional.

35 - Easy DIY Cocktail Ingredients for Beginners
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35 - Easy DIY Cocktail Ingredients for Beginners

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This week we’re talking about some DIY ingredients that are super simple – no unicorn tears required!

34 - Pourers: The Good, the Bad and the Sticky
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34 - Pourers: The Good, the Bad and the Sticky

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This episode is all about pourspouts – choosing, cleaning, and training your team.

33 - More Listener Questions!
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33 - More Listener Questions!

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More listener questions this week! Learn about converting “Parts” to measurements, Gum syrup and dirty martinis. 

32 - Five Underrated Cocktails That You Should be Drinking
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32 - Five Underrated Cocktails That You Should be Drinking

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It’s getting easier to find unusual “craft” cocktails nowadays, but there are a lot of great drinks that are underrated and hard to find. Here are some of our favorites!

31 - How to Survive a Hangover - When You’re Just Not as Young as you Used to Be
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31 - How to Survive a Hangover - When You’re Just Not as Young as you Used to Be

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There are a lot of old wives’ tales about what actually cures a hangover. This week we’re putting them to the test!

30 - Cream Cocktails for your Milk and Cookies
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30 - Cream Cocktails for your Milk and Cookies

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This episode releases on Christmas eve, so we’re offering a few great Cream cocktails to leave out with those cookies for Santa!

29 - Cold Drinks for Cold Weather
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29 - Cold Drinks for Cold Weather

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Today we’re talking about some great options for cold weather drinks that’ll warm you up – in more ways than one!

28 - Five Things that Make You Look like an Amateur
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28 - Five Things that Make You Look like an Amateur

http://www.MixologyTalk.com/28

Avoid these 5 bad habits to look like a pro while making drinks!

27 - Great Cocktails for Your Party - Without Bartending all Night!
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27 - Great Cocktails for Your Party - Without Bartending all Night!

http://www.MixologyTalk.com/27

Do your friends expect craft cocktails when you throw a party? Here’s how to give them what they expect without “working” as a bartender all night!

26 - Five More Things your Bartender Wishes You Knew
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26 - Five More Things your Bartender Wishes You Knew

http://www.mixologytalk.com/26

This episode could be summarized as “Don’t be that guy!”  Here are five more things your bartender wishes you wouldn’t do!

25 – An Interview with David Sangwell from BartenderHQ
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25 – An Interview with David Sangwell from BartenderHQ

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This week we’re hanging out with David Sangwell from the BartenderHQ podcast. Join us to learn about some of his favorite flair bartending moves and some crazy stories from opening a bar in Dubai!

24 – Secret Ingredients for Great Cocktails
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24 – Secret Ingredients for Great Cocktails

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Ever had a drink that was just “meh”? Here are some “Secret Ingredients” to take any drink and make it great!

23 - An Interview with Brian Weber from Bartender’s Journey
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23 - An Interview with Brian Weber from Bartender’s Journey

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This week we're chatting with Brian Weber from the Bartender Journey Podcast – about how he got started behind the bar, with his podcast, and his recent experience at BarSmarts Advanced

22 - Genever Gin - History, Traditions & Cocktails
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22 - Genever Gin - History, Traditions & Cocktails

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Genever used to be the most common kind of Gin in America, but now it’s nearly impossible to find. Today we’re chatting with Steven Van Gucht from Diep9 Genever about its colorful history, traditions and delicious drinks!

21 – All About Bitters
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21 – All About Bitters

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What’s a common cocktail ingredient that you probably shouldn’t drink on it’s own?  This week we’re talking about Bitters!

20 - Interview with Brian Johnson
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20 - Interview with Brian Johnson

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This week we have an interview with Brian Johnson, the man behind the YouTube Channel, “Better Cocktails at Home”!

19 - Late Summer Harvest: Using Tomatoes in Cocktails
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19 - Late Summer Harvest: Using Tomatoes in Cocktails

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Bloody Mary’s aren’t the only cocktails you can make with Tomatoes. This week we’re using up our late summer harvest and talking about using tomatoes in cocktails!

18 - The Simplest Cocktail Ingredient: All About Simple Syrup
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18 - The Simplest Cocktail Ingredient: All About Simple Syrup

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The Simplest Cocktail Ingredient: All About Simple Syrup - Mixology Talk Podcast

17 - Five Things your Bartender Wishes You Knew
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2017-09-22 13:43:56 UTC 14:27
17 - Five Things your Bartender Wishes You Knew

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There are a bunch of unspoken rules when it comes to bars and restaurants.  Today we’re going to shed some light on five of them!

16 - Giving Tequila Another Chance: Swapping Tequila into Common Cocktail Recipes
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2017-09-22 13:43:56 UTC 12:52
16 - Giving Tequila Another Chance: Swapping Tequila into Common Cocktail Recipes

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Why do so few great cocktails use Tequila? This week we’re giving Tequila some time in the limelight! (Yes, pun intended.)

15 - Glassware, Tuaca, Hurricanes and Shelf Life - We’re taking Listener Questions this Week!
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15 - Glassware, Tuaca, Hurricanes and Shelf Life - We’re taking Listener Questions this Week!

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We’re answering four great listener questions this week! From glassware to Hurricanes and Tuaca to Shelf Life, we’ve got it all!

14 - Food and Cocktail Pairing the Easy Way
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2017-09-22 13:43:56 UTC 18:14
14 - Food and Cocktail Pairing the Easy Way

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Ever ordered a cocktail & food in a restaurant and they were just AWFUL together? Today we’re talking about super easy cocktail pairings to make sure that doesn’t happen again!

13 - Two Spirits Old & New with Bob Peters
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2017-09-22 13:43:56 UTC 25:36
13 - Two Spirits Old & New with Bob Peters

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This week we’re welcoming our first podcast guest - all the way from Charlotte NC, who’s going to talk a little about two of his favorite cocktail ingredients and how to use them in drinks!

12 - Three Great Cocktail Books
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2017-09-22 13:43:56 UTC 09:45
12 - Three Great Cocktail Books

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There are dozens of fantastic cocktail books out there - going back as far as the 19th century.  Here are the three that we’ll recommend starting with!

11 – What to Order in a Cocktail Bar
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2017-09-22 13:43:56 UTC 12:11
11 – What to Order in a Cocktail Bar

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Ever walk into a bar and their cocktail menu seems so obscure it makes your head spin? Here's what to order!