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The Cocktail Guru Podcast

The Cocktail Guru Podcast

Hosts Jonathan and Jeffrey Pogash talk food, drink, entertainment and all things delicious, luxurious, and fun on The Cocktail Guru Podcast. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecocktailgurupodcast/support

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TCGP EP 17 - The Mentor with Steve OlsonTCGP EP 16 - "The Beachbum" with Jeff Berry
On this episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST, Jeff "Beachbum" Berry, bar owner and restaurateur, acclaimed drinks historian and author, and a globally recognized authority on Tiki culture, tells hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash the technicolor tale of how the Los Angeles native went from writing for the screen in Hollywood to becoming the North Star of the tropical cocktail galaxy and slinging drinks in New Orleans. Brought to you by Plantation Rum, Denizen Rum, and J.P. Wiser's Canadian Whisky. THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST is produced by 1st Reel Entertainment and distributed by EatsDrinksTV, a service of the Center for Culinary Culture—Home of The Cocktail Collection, and is available wherever fine podcasts can be heard. The Center for Culinary Culture—Telling the Story of Food & Drink…One Taste at a Time. GUEST BIO One of Imbibe's “25 Most Influential Cocktail Personalities of the Past Century,” Jeff “Beachbum” Berry is the author of seven books on vintage tropical drinks, which published for the first time anywhere the lost recipes of Tiki’s golden age—from the original Zombie, Jet Pilot, and Pearl Diver to the Navy Grog, Saturn, Three Dots & A Dash, and many others. Esquire calls Jeff “one of the instigators of the cocktail revolution” and Food & Wine “one of the world’s leading rum experts,” while The New York Times cites him as “the Indiana Jones of Tiki drinks” and The Los Angeles Times as “A hybrid of street-smart gumshoe, anthropologist, and mixologist.” Jeff’s been featured on the Travel Channel’s “Food Paradise” TV series, The Discovery Channel, PBS Television, and National Public Radio; he’s also been profiled in The Washington Post, USA Today, The New York Times, and Wine Enthusiast. Jeff’s original cocktail recipes have been printed in publications around the world, from Bon Appétit and The Huffington Post to over 20 international recipe books, including the venerable Mr. Boston Official Bartender's Guide. And now Jeff’s drinks are being served at his restaurant in New Orleans, Beachbum Berry’s Latitude 29, which has won critical acclaim in Esquire, Playboy, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The Houston Chronicle, GQ, Travel + Leisure, Town & Country, Southern Living, New Orleans, and the Food Network. With Martin Doudoroff, Jeff co-created Total Tiki for iPad and iPhone, a drink recipe app which Macworld calls “beautifully rendered and, thanks to Berry’s tireless reporting, impeccably sourced.” Jeff’s also co-created a line of Tiki barware with Cocktail Kingdom, which Imbibehails as “especially notable because it revives old styles of essential glassware that were previously almost impossible to find.” While this is all way too much work for a bum, Jeff also contributed 29 entries to The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails and lectures about tropical drinks across the US, Europe, and Latin America. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecocktailgurupodcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecocktailgurupodcast/support
Apr 28 2022
36 mins
TCGP EP 15 "The Mixtress" with Julie ReinerTCGP EP 14 "The Broadcaster" with Kaitlin MonteTCG EP 13 The Bartender's Bartender with Charles Hardwick
On this episode of The Cocktail Guru Podcast, spirits evangelist extraordinaire—and former European Union genever ambassador—Charles Hardwick shares tales of slinging drinks at some of New York City's most important bars with hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash. Brought to you by Paul John Indian Single Malt Whisky and Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey.   GUEST BIO  Charles Hardwick has over 30 years of experience in the bar industry and has worked at some of New York City’s most iconic bars, among them Pravda, The Odeon, The Waldorf-Astoria, and The Office at The Aviary New York.  As the founder of drinkmärkt beverage consulting, he has launched and/or participated in the re-branding of 10 major spirits. His talent and creativity have been rewarded with recognition from his peers and in the pages of The New York Times, Travel + Leisure, The New York Post, The Daily News, Eater New York, Punch Drink, New York Magazine, and the publication of his signature cocktails in several cocktail books. Current and former clients include Stolichnaya Vodka, Hendrick’s Gin, Drambuie, Remy-Cointreau, Art Basel Miami, Vogue, Esquire, Victoria’s Secret, the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, and, as the category brand ambassador for genever, the European Union. He continues to evangelize for the nobility of the bartending profession and the pursuit of the perfect cocktail, served at the perfect moment. THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST is produced by 1st Reel Entertainment and distributed by EatsDrinksTV, a service of the Center for Culinary Culture—Home of The Cocktail Collection, and is available wherever fine podcasts can be heard. The Center for Culinary Culture—Telling the Story of Food & Drink…One Taste at a Time. This episode of The Cocktail Guru is brought to you by Paul John whisky and Tullamore Dew --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecocktailgurupodcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecocktailgurupodcast/support
Mar 17 2022
35 mins
TCG EP 12 - Master of Masters with David Wondrich
On this episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST James Beard Award-winning drinks historian David Wondrich, author of Imbibe! and Punch, landmark works that rediscovered and rescued cocktail history, chronicles his circuitous journey from English professor with a PhD in comparative literature to the world's leading authority on drinking with hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash. GUEST BIO David Wondrich is widely hailed as one of the world’s foremost authorities on the history of the cocktail and one of the people who helped to shape the modern craft cocktail movement. Senior Drinks Columnist at The Daily Beast, Dr. Wondrich is the author of countless newspaper and magazine articles and six books, including the widely-praised The Oxford Companion to Spirits & Cocktails, of which he is the Editor-in-Chief (with Associate Editor Noah Rothbaum), and the modern classic Imbibe!, the first cocktail book to win a James Beard Foundation award. His writing, lecturing, podcasting, and mentoring have earned him a record eight Tales of the Cocktail Spirit Awards, an IACP Trailblazer award, and a number three slot in Drinks International’s 2019 inaugural list of 100 top bar industry influencers. As a consultant, he has been involved in the creation of a number of spirits that are found on the backbars of practically every craft cocktail bar on the planet, from Ransom Old Tom Gin to the multiple award-winning Plantation Stiggins’ Fancy Pineapple Rum. He is a founding partner in Beverage Alcohol Resource, America’s leading advanced training program for bartenders and other mixologists. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. This episode brought to you by Ferrand 1840 & Lustau Vermut THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST is produced by 1st Reel Entertainment and distributed by EatsDrinksTV, a service of the Center for Culinary Culture—Home of The Cocktail Collection, and is available wherever fine podcasts can be heard. The Center for Culinary Culture—Telling the Story of Food & Drink…One Taste at a Time. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecocktailgurupodcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecocktailgurupodcast/support
Mar 3 2022
54 mins
TCG EP 11 - Above Deck with Adrienne Gang
On this episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST, brought to you by Tequila Tromba, celebrity chef Adrienne Gang, Chief Stewardess on Season 1 of Bravo TV's popular reality series Below Deck and cohost of Gangplank Report, talks cheffing by land and by sea and cooking for the rich—and sometimes infamous!—with hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash. THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST is produced by 1st Reel Entertainment and distributed by EatsDrinksTV, a service of the Center for Culinary Culture—Home of The Cocktail Collection, and is available wherever fine podcasts can be heard. The Center for Culinary Culture—Telling the Story of Food & Drink…One Taste at a Time. GUEST BIO "Work hard, play hard"—a most appropriate motto for the controversial Chief Stewardess of Season 1 of Bravo TV's popular reality series Below Deck. Adrienne Gang worked hard to get where she is today. Many Below Deck viewers may find it hard to believe that Adrienne is more chef than stew. When Bravo was casting Below Deck, she was gunning for the position of Chef aboard Megayacht HONOR. But that was not to be...and Adrienne's place in Below Deckhistory was sealed, setting the standard for all future Chief Stews on the hit television show. For regular viewers of the show, it comes as no surprise that Adrienne's astrological sign is Virgo, an unabashed perfectionist, at work and at play. When the cameras stopped rolling, Adrienne continued her successful career path as a chef, including an adventurous stint at Burning Man. She is a regular aboard luxury yachts, producing gourmet cuisine for elite guests at sea and working her culinary magic for luxury catering firms on land. When not coming up with new recipes, Adrienne cohosts (with Jennifer Bennington) Gangplank Report, a podcast detailing and discussing Below Deckepisodes. We can' t wait to see what the future holds for this dynamic and multi-talented chef and entrepreneur! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecocktailgurupodcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecocktailgurupodcast/support
Feb 17 2022
40 mins
TCG EP 10 - Master of CELEBrations with David Tutera
Feb 3 2022
33 mins
TCG EP 9 - Rescue Me! with Mia Mastroianni
On this episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST, brought to you by Mozart Chocolate Cream Liqueur, Mia Mastroianni, BAR RESCUE's resident fixer, chronicles her colorful path from stage to bar to screen—and from Boston to Miami to Los Angeles—with hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash. THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST is produced by 1st Reel Entertainment and distributed by EatsDrinksTV, a service of the Center for Culinary Culture—Home of The Cocktail Collection, and is available wherever fine podcasts can be heard. The Center for Culinary Culture—Telling the Story of Food & Drink…One Taste at a Time. GUEST BIO With over 15 years' experience in the service industry, from Boston to Los Angeles and beyond, Mia Mastroianni became one of the founding bartenders of Soho House West Hollywood; the private members-only club where she remained a well-respected and oft-requested mixologist for the who's who of Hollywood until 2016. Known for her stature and sassy fun attitude, “Tall Mia” has also opened Soho House locations in Miami Beach and Toronto, training their respective bar staffs on delivering the highest quality service, implementing proper technique, and executing amazing cocktails. Her expertise led her casting as an expert mixologist on the highly-rated TV show Bar Rescue, now featured in more than 30 episodes. With a background in theater and a BFA from The Conservatory at The University of Miami, Mia is not camera-shy. She stays current with industry and consumer trends by attending and speaking at various seminars and conferences and continues her education in the spirits industry by visiting distilleries both locally and internationally. Per Mia: "I LOVE TO TRAVEL. I can dork out on ice for as long as you give me. I love a good 10-second dance break behind a bar. The Original Farmer's Market in Los Angeles is my "Happy Place." Proper bar technique makes me happy. Prior to COVID-19, while dining in restaurants, my non-industry friends made a rule that I have to sit with my back to the bar. Otherwise, I'll zone out and spend the evening watching the bartenders. I love to learn and appreciate the craft and art of cocktails, along with exploring the deep history behind them." --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecocktailgurupodcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecocktailgurupodcast/support
Jan 20 2022
35 mins
TGC EP 8 - The Godfather with Dale DeGroffTCG EP 7 - History Guru with Guest Tiffanie BarriereTCG EP 6 "Speak Easy" with Jason KosmasTCG EP 5 - The Legacy Lives On with Guest Lucinda SterlingTCG EP 4 - The Marvelous Mr. Maisel
On this episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST, brought to you by Scapegrace Dry Gin, SAG Award-winning actor Michael Zegen—the Marvelous Mister Maisel himself!—talks screen, spirits, and more with hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash. THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST is produced by 1st Reel Entertainment and is distributed by Anchor.FM and EatsDrinksTV, a service of the Center for Culinary Culture—Home of The Cocktail Collection, and is available wherever fine podcasts can be heard. GUEST BIO Michael Jonathan Zegen is an American actor, best known for his roles on the television series Rescue Me, Boardwalk Empire, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Zegen was born to a teacher mother and lawyer father and lived in Glen Rock, New Jersey, before moving to nearby Ridgewood when he was five. He has two brothers. His mother was born in Austria, in a displaced persons camp, and his maternal grandparents were Holocaust survivors from Ukraine and Poland. He attended Ridgewood High School, where he was active in the school's theater program. Zegen is a 2001 graduate of Skidmore College. His role on Rescue Me began as a recurring character in seasons 1–3, playing the nephew of series lead Tommy Gavin (Denis Leary). In seasons 5–6, he joined the principal cast when his character began probationary firefighter school to become a firefighter. In 2010, Zegen was cast as gangster Bugsy Siegel for the second, third, and fifth seasons of the HBO series Boardwalk Empire. In 2011, Zegen, along with James Ransone, was cast in supporting roles in the HBO comedy series How To Make It In America. In mid-2011, Zegen was cast in a recurring guest role in the second season of the AMC series The Walking Dead. In 2014 he created the role of Liam off-Broadway in the dark comedy Bad Jews. Since 2017, Zegen has portrayed Joel Maisel in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon Prime. For that role, he has won two Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series awards from the Screen Actors Guild. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thecocktailgurupodcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thecocktailgurupodcast/support
Nov 11 2021
54 mins
TCG EP 3 - Loaded in LA with Guest Dan DunnTCG EP 2 - The Radio Star with Guest Camille Broderick RodierTCG EP 1 - Yes, Chef with Guest Chef JJ JohnsonComing Soon, The Cocktail Guru Podcast!