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Bartender at Large

English, Arts, 1 season, 423 episodes, 2 days, 19 hours, 16 minutes
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An online series about craft cocktails around the world & the bartenders who make them. Hosted by the award-winning bartender, Erick Castro.
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The Cocktail Mastermind at Shinji's Jonathan Adler | Bartender at Large ep 392

Diageo Bar Academy: https://www.diageobaracademy.com/en-us/home ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
4/22/202429 minutes, 3 seconds
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Mini-Episode: Mezcal Union w Tom Koerner

Join us for this extra special mini-episode with Tom Koerner of Mezcal Union and listen in as he shares his expertise and passion for this iconic spirit. Discover the rich cultural heritage mezcal and how it ties into Mexican history and particularly the Battle of Puebla and Cinco de Mayo. Learn More: https://www.diageobaracademy.com/en-zz/home This episode is brought to you in partnership with Diageo Bar Academy
4/19/202417 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Women Who Shaped Cocktail History w Nicola Nice | Bartender at Large ep 391

4/15/202431 minutes, 50 seconds
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One on One w Jillian Vose | Bartender at Large ep 390

Diageo Bar Academy: https://www.diageobaracademy.com/en-us/home ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
4/8/202426 minutes, 11 seconds
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Sip & Guzzle w Steve Schneider | Bartender at Large ep 389

Diageo Bar Academy: https://www.diageobaracademy.com/en-us/home ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
4/1/202429 minutes, 35 seconds
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Running Hotel Bars Around the World w Christine Wiseman | Bartender at Large ep 388

Join us this week, as we interview Christine Wiseman, the Global Beverage Director for Bar Lab Hospitality. With an impressive portfolio including renowned establishments like Broken Shaker and MaryGold’s Brasserie under her belot, Christine shares her expertise in crafting exceptional beverage & bar experiences. And she has managed all of this, while simultaneously accumulating numerous accolades, such as the 2023 North America Altos Bartenders Bartender and the 2023 Tales of the Cocktail US Bartender of the Year. So don't miss this episode as she reveals actionable tips & tactics for achieving excellence at beverage programs around the world. Diageo Bar Academy: https://www.diageobaracademy.com/en-us/home ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
3/25/202428 minutes, 49 seconds
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Hospitality DNA w Dave Nitzel | Bartender at Large ep 387

Join us for this week's episode, as we delve into the world of bar and restaurant profitability with industry expert Dave Nitzel. Discover the essential elements of successful hospitality businesses and gain valuable insights into maximizing profitability while delivering exceptional guest experiences. Don't miss the mindset behind Dave Nitzel's acclaimed book, "Hospitality DNA," and elevate your understanding of the today's hospitality industry. Order Dave's Book ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
3/18/202429 minutes, 34 seconds
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Talking Dusty Bottles w Aaron Goldfarb | Bartender at Large ep 386

Diageo Bar Academy: https://www.diageobaracademy.com/en-us/home Order Aaron's Books: https://www.aarongoldfarb.com ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
3/11/202427 minutes, 51 seconds
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Julie Reiner & Izzy Tulloch of Milady's| Bartender at Large ep 385

Join us in this much requested episode of the show as we sit down with industry legend & icon, Julie Reiner and lead bartender, Izzy Tulloch, the dynamic duo behind the iconic Milady's in New York. Discover the story behind their views on hospitality and the journey of continuing a beloved neighborhood watering hole. Tune in for insights, laughs, and a dash of the unexpected as we dive into the world of Milady's with two of the industry's most influential personalities. Get your samples of Perfect Puree:  https://perfectpuree.com/foodservice/complimentary-samples/?utm_source=bartenderatlarge&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=sampling2022 ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
3/4/202454 minutes, 35 seconds
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Eric Ryan of Powers Irish Whiskey | Bartender at Large ep 384

____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
2/26/202428 minutes, 10 seconds
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Deep Dive into DeGroff Spirits | Bartender at Large ep 383

Join us this week as we are joined by legendary bartender father & son duo, Dale & Leo DeGroff as they discuss the family’s latest venture, DeGroff Spirits. They are joined by research scientist and distiller, Ted Breaux, to dive into the inspiration and origins of their delicious new line of products.  Sign up for World Bartender's Day: https://www.diageobaracademy.com/en-us/home Learn more: https://degroffspirits.com  ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
2/19/202429 minutes, 35 seconds
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Live Episode w Evelyn Chick| Bartender at Large ep 382

Sign up for World Bartender's Day: https://www.diageobaracademy.com/en-us/home ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
2/12/202439 minutes, 21 seconds
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Conversation w Thirsty Whale | Bartender at Large ep 381

2/5/202429 minutes, 59 seconds
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Behind the Scenes w the Cocktail Apprentice Program | Bartender at Large ep 380

Apply for the CAP Program: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdg1KeKBqE5367VexO6UlZLI7XQ_YZmru-OmWSIq5JxOD0DLA/viewform Get your samples of Perfect Puree: https://perfectpuree.com/foodservice/complimentary-samples/?utm_source=bartenderatlarge&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=sampling2022 ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
1/29/202430 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Beauty of Soju w Brandon Hill | Bartender at Large ep 379

1/22/202425 minutes, 19 seconds
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Advocating for Yourself in the Workplace w Sam DeMase| Bartender at Large ep 378

Join us in an conversation with Sam DeMase, an internationally recognized career coach and author with a community of 500,000+ followers on social media, whose insights have transformed countless professional trajectories. In this podcast episode, Sam delves into the core principles of her recently released book, "Power Mood: Unlock Your Confidence, Transform Your Life & Command Your Value." From navigating career transitions to mastering the art of self-motivation, Sam shares practical advice backed by years of experience. Tune in to gain valuable strategies that will empower you to take charge of your career journey and cultivate a powerful mindset for success. Get Sam's book: https://www.apowermood.com/ Follow Sam on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@apowermood Follow Sam on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apowermood/ ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
1/15/202430 minutes, 18 seconds
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Hemp Based NA Spirits w Kraig Rovensky of Pathfinder | Bartender at Large ep 377

The Mad Genius of Spirits Marketing w Steven Grasse: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bartender-at-large/id1071755499?i=1000590675207 The Man Who Created Sailor Jerry & Hendrick's Gin: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bartender-at-large/id1071755499?i=1000538900802
1/8/202431 minutes, 10 seconds
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Bartender at Large + w Millie Tang

In order to keep you with something to listen to during the holiday break, we decided to share with you one of favorite episodes of Bartender at Large + from a few months back. This one here is an extra special double length one featuring 2019 Australian Bartender of the Year, Millie Tang. Over the length of her career she has won such competitions as Speed Rack Australia and Licor 43 Global Bartender competition, while also ranking at #78 in the prestigious Bar World Most Influential list.  ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
1/6/202454 minutes, 58 seconds
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Bartender at Large + w Moe Aljaff & Juliette Laroui

Since we take off two weeks every year for the holidays, we decided to leave you with some of our favorite recent bonus episodes to listen to. If you enjoy these be sure to join our Patreon page, so you can hear these bonus episodes every week. On this one, we chat with Moe & Juliette talk a bit more about their new bar & how they are handling construction on it. In addition, Juliette flexes on which Nintendo game that she will beat everybody at.  ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
1/4/202431 minutes, 19 seconds
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Bar & Restaurant Design w Award-Winning Designer, Taylor Leage | Bartender at Large ep 376

Step into the world of design mastery with Taylor Leage, the brilliant mind behind the transformative interiors of Consortium Holdings. As the Principal Interior Designer and Head of the Department of Interior, Taylor shares insights from her decade-long journey, crafting award-winning projects in the dynamic realms of bars and restaurants. So tune in and learn about her inspirations and perspectives behind her intersection of creativity, functionality, and ambiance in the hospitality industry. Get your samples of Perfect Puree: https://perfectpuree.com/foodservice/complimentary-samples/?utm_source=bartenderatlarge&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=sampling2022 ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
12/18/202328 minutes, 51 seconds
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Getting Ready to Open a Bar w Moe Aljaff & Juliette Laroui | Bartender at Large ep 375

This week we are joined once again by Moe Aljaff & Juliette Laroui, formerly of the #7 World's 50 Best Bar, Two Schmucks. They are back now to tell us about the space they just locked down for their forthcoming bar, Schmuck, located in New York City's East Village. Although the bar will not be opening until summer of 2024, we wanted to share with you what goes into seeking & then finalizing a space for your bar. This is definitely a must-listen for folks looking to open their own bar one day. Get your samples of Perfect Puree: https://perfectpuree.com/foodservice/complimentary-samples/?utm_source=bartenderatlarge&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=sampling2022 ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
12/11/202327 minutes, 12 seconds
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Cultivating Safe Bars w Amie Ward | Bartender at Large ep 374

Get your samples of Perfect Puree: https://perfectpuree.com/foodservice/complimentary-samples/?utm_source=bartenderatlarge&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=sampling2022 ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
12/4/202328 minutes, 35 seconds
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Eric Van Beek of Handshake Speakeasy | Bartender at Large ep 373

  Get your samples of Perfect Puree: https://perfectpuree.com/foodservice/complimentary-samples/?utm_source=bartenderatlarge&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=sampling2022 ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
11/27/202325 minutes, 18 seconds
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In Mexico City w Klause Albert Mayr | Bartender at Large ep 372

____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
11/20/202325 minutes, 8 seconds
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Exploring Creativity w Millie Tang | Bartender at Large ep 371

Dive into the world of the 2019 Australian Bartender of the Year, Millie Tang. During her time behind the bar, Tang has left an indelible mark on the global stage, taking home the gold in multiple bartender competitions such as Speed Rack Australia and Licor 43 Global Bartender competition, while also ranking at #78 in the prestigious Bar World Most Influential list. So join us as she shares the secrets behind her creativity and craft, exploring the experiences and expertise that have made Millie Tang a trailblazer in the world of bartending. Learn More: https://www.millietangcreative.com/ ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge  
11/13/202328 minutes, 23 seconds
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Signature Cocktails w Amanda Schuster | Bartender At Large Ep 370

Join us this week for an interview with Amanda Schuster, the acclaimed spirits and cocktail writer, as we delve into the pages of her latest book, 'Signature Cocktails,” which showcases drinks that often define the venue for which they are known. The book was recently named one of Food & Wine's Best Cookbooks of Fall 2023, so now let’s learn more about her book and the drinks that it celebrates. Get Amanda's Book here: https://www.phaidon.com/store/cookbooks-food-and-drink/signature-cocktails-9781838667559/ ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge  
11/6/202332 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Encyclopedia of Cocktails w Robert Simonson | Bartender at Large ep 369

Buy Robert's Book: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/688467/the-encyclopedia-of-cocktails-by-robert-simonson/ Robert's Substack: https://robertsimonson.substack.com/ ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge  
10/30/202327 minutes, 17 seconds
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Interview w GN Chan of Double Chicken Please | Bartender at Large ep 368

This week we sit down with the award-winning bartender GN Chan, co-founder of Double Chicken Please in New York City. This year he is the proud recipient of the Altos Bartenders’ Bartender Award from The World’s 50 Best Bars and what's more his bar, Double Chicken Please recently clinched 2nd place at the World's 50 Best Bar Awards this month. In this interview, we delve into his journey to success and his passion for creating transformational cocktails. Front Room Menu: https://cdn.sanity.io/files/iyam115x/production/3db1fe29780fabfebfb4d4210249040dc15d0b9d.pdf Back Room Menu: https://cdn.sanity.io/files/iyam115x/production/4e893e189b8038c90f39b27640d462ffdb72319b.pdf ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
10/23/202327 minutes, 5 seconds
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Interview w GN Chan of Double Chicken Please | Bartender at Large ep 368

This week we sit down with the award-winning bartender GN Chan, co-founder of Double Chicken Please in New York City. This year he is the proud recipient of the Altos Bartenders’ Bartender Award from The World’s 50 Best Bars and what's more his bar, Double Chicken Please recently clinched 3rd place at the World's 50 Best Bar Awards this month. In this interview, we delve into his journey to success and his passion for creating transformational cocktails. Front Room Menu: https://cdn.sanity.io/files/iyam115x/production/3db1fe29780fabfebfb4d4210249040dc15d0b9d.pdf Back Room Menu: https://cdn.sanity.io/files/iyam115x/production/4e893e189b8038c90f39b27640d462ffdb72319b.pdf ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
10/23/20230
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Interview w the Educated Barfly | Bartender at Large ep 367

10/16/202345 minutes, 30 seconds
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Tokyo Confidential w Holly Graham & Wakana Murata | Bartender at Large ep 366

Join us for this week’s episode as we sit down with Holly Graham & Wakana Murata of the soon to open Tokyo Confidential. Discover how these two are gearing up to open while paying homage to Japan with unconventional regional ingredients and flavors. So listen in, as we explore their shared love of agave, champagne, and lesser-known Japanese spirits, and how they're creating an inclusive space known for unforgettable moments and warm hospitality in the heart of Tokyo. Tokyo Confidential: https://www.instagram.com/tokyoconfidentialbar/ ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
10/9/202327 minutes, 45 seconds
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Opening a Tiki Bar in Japan w Brandon Grilc | Bartender at Large ep 365

Tune in as we sit down with Brandon Grilc, American expat and tiki-while who moved to Kobe, Japan, to bring the enchanting world of tropical libations to life at The Kazan Room. Discover the secrets behind the bar's success, the inspiration behind its menu, and the opportunities involved with taking American bar culture to another country. Kazan Room: https://www.instagram.com/thekazanroom/?hl=en ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
10/2/202330 minutes, 7 seconds
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Career Entrepreneurship w John Gakuru | Bartender at Large ep 364

Join us in an engaging conversation with John Gakuru, a dynamic and longstanding figure in the beverage industry. As an entrepreneuer and member of the Tales of the Cocktail Board of Directors, John brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the world of cocktails. With a proven track record, including his role as the owner and founder of Coruscent Co., and his time spent with Sweet & Chili and Sagatiba for 7 years, Gakuru shares his insights, journey, and the secrets to building a multifaceted and distinguished career. Tales Perfectionists: www.talesperfectionists.com PATRÓN Perfectionists: www.academiapatron.com/patronperfectionists  ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge  
9/25/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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Building a Garnish Empire w Daniel Singer | Bartender at Large ep 363

Join us for a revealing interview with Daniel Singer, founder and CEO of Filthy Food, provider of cocktail garnishes to bars around the world. In this chat, we discuss Filthy Food's inception and how it's revolutionized the category of garnish. Daniel shares his passion for premium ingredients and his mission to make quality garnish accessible to all. ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge  
9/18/202328 minutes, 56 seconds
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Cocktail Creation w Aaron DeFeo | Bartender at Large ep 362

9/11/202326 minutes, 29 seconds
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Creating the Ultimate Bar Guide w Hanna Sharman-Cox & Siobhan Payne | Bartender at Large ep 361

Join us as we sit down with Hanna Sharman-Cox & Siobhan Payne, the creative minds behind The Pinnacle Guide and London Cocktail Week. Discover the duo's inspiring entrepreneurial voyage, from the inception of their forthcoming cocktail guide to the triumphs of orchestrating one of the world's most celebrated beverage festivals. Tune in as they share insightful anecdotes about innovating within the hospitality industry, crafting unforgettable experiences, and elevating the bar for cocktail enthusiasts everywhere. Pinnacle Guide: https://www.thepinnacleguide.com/ ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge  
9/4/202329 minutes, 15 seconds
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Understanding Toxic Workplaces w Laura Louise Green | Bartender at Large ep 360

____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge  
8/28/20230
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Building a Cocktail Bar Group w Jay Gray | Bartender at Large ep 359

Tune in this week as we are joined by Jay Gray, CEO & Co-Founder of Sago House, Low Tide, Ghostwriter, and Underdog Inn, and he discusses how he and his partners were able to build a budding cocktail empire in Singapore within the span of  just five years. The most impressive part of this is that they did it with limited funds, but instead just a lot of heart, humility and more than a little bit of elbow grease. ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge  
8/21/202331 minutes, 5 seconds
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Career Growth w Hillary Jaroschy | Bartender at Large ep 358

Join us in this week’s episode as we sit down with hospitality industry veteran Hillary Jaroschy, Advocacy Director for Rémy Cointreau USA. In our interview, she shares the details of her career journey and shares practical advice on how others can do the same. Hillary's insights offer a meaningful glimpse into the world of working with a brand and running a team. ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge  
8/14/202331 minutes, 5 seconds
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Mini-Episode: Patron Perfectionists w Lauren Mote

Join us for this extra special mini-episode with award-winning bartender & educational advocate, Lauren Mote, as she tells us all about the Patron Perfectionists, a global cocktail competiton and educational initiative that sheds light on the wonderful world of agave. So tune in and learn more about it. Learn More: https://www.academiapatron.com/patronperfectionists This episode is brought to you in partnership with Patron Perfectionists and Tales of the Cocktail
8/8/202313 minutes, 3 seconds
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Entrepreneurship w Lynette Marrero | Bartender at Large ep 357

Join us this week, as we sit down with the trailblazing Lynette Marrero, as we discuss her career in the industry which includes such projects as Speed Rack, Master Class, and Delola. Not many other bartenders have been able to tap into so many avenues of creativity, as she has, so her perspective offers a unique look into the realm of entrepreneurship within the bar world. So tune in, as she shares her insights behind her remarkable journey, from innovating behind the bar to shaping a successful career, all while fostering a community of mentorship and education. ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
8/8/202332 minutes, 55 seconds
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Workplace Bullying w Forence Ray | Bartender at Large ep 356

In this week's episode of the show, Florence Ray opens up about the often overlooked issue of workplace bullying. Drawing from her personal experiences and expertise as a renowned psychologist, she delves into the detrimental effects of such behavior on employees' mental health and productivity. In order to further help us address the issues, Ray offers practical strategies and tips for both employers and employees to combat workplace bullying and foster a culture of respect and support. Join us for an eye-opening conversation that empowers individuals to stand up against workplace bullying and promotes a healthier and more inclusive work environment. Forence Ray's Ted Talk:https://youtu.be/hDfviFLa1BA ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
7/31/202330 minutes, 27 seconds
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Frozen Vodka Martinis w Tyler Rothenberg | Bartender at Large ep 355

Tune in this week as we chat with Tyler Rothenberg, of Elit Vodka. In our conversation, Tyler shares his passion for tasting vodka, as well as his love for the frozen Martini. In addition, he gives us a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the philosophy and dedication that goes into creating a unique and exceptional vodka.  Learn more about the Elit Masters Cocktail Competition: https://www.lushlifeproductions.com/elitmasters Listen to our bonus episode with bar owner Travis Tober: https://www.patreon.com/posts/bartender-at-w-85707555?utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=postshare_creator&utm_content=join_link This episode produced in collaboration with Elit Vodka ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
7/23/202330 minutes, 21 seconds
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How to Win Competitions w Charlie Ainsbury | Bartender at Large ep 354

Join us this week as we chat with with senior bar consultant, Charlie Ainsbury of Proof Creative, as he shares the secret ingredients behind winning cocktail competitions. Discover the artistry and precision that sets apart a winning performance, as Charlie shares his insider tips and techniques honed over years of industry experience. Get ready to shake up your competition game and gain invaluable insights from a veteran of some of the industry's top bartender competitions. ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
7/17/202332 minutes, 4 seconds
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How to Taste w Mandy Naglich | Bartender at Large ep 353

Join us this week, as we sit down with Mandy Naglich to discuss her new book, "How to Taste: A Guide to Discovering Flavor and Savoring Life." In her book, Mandy takes us on a mouthwatering journey where she shares her expertise on unlocking the hidden depths of flavor and finding joy with every sip. Get ready to indulge your senses and learn how to embrace life's delicious moments with Mandy's insightful wisdom. ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
7/10/202328 minutes, 53 seconds
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Mini-Episode: Talking Sustainable Cocktails w Luis Baez of Flor de Caña

Join us in this extra-special mini-episode as we delve into the world of sustainable cocktails with the Sustainable Cocktail Challenge. Bartenders from around the world showcase their creativity by crafting eco-friendly cocktails using Flor de Caña Rum. Beyond the competition, the Sustainable Cocktail Challenge serves as a catalyst for important discussions on sustainability, encouraging bartenders to embrace eco-conscious practices in their day-to-day work. Discover how this unique contest goes beyond the surface, paving the way for a brighter future through ongoing conversations and actions. Learn More: https://www.flordecanachallenge.com/ This episode is brought to you in partnership with Flor de Caña Rum.
7/5/202317 minutes, 3 seconds
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How to Open Your Own Bar w Travis Tober of Nickel City | Bartender at Large ep 352

Join us in this revealing episode as we sit down with the bartender turned owner-operator, Travis Tober, as he unveils the close to the chest secrets to successful bar openings, finances and strategic planning. To often in our industry, this sort of information can be hard to find, but in this episode you will gain actionable insights and perspectives from an industry veteran who has mastered the art of crafting successful bar experiences. Prepare discover the key ingredients behind his recipe for success in the world of bar entrepreneurship. Learn more about the Flor de Caña Sustainable Cocktail Challenge: www.flordecanachallenge.com This episode brought to you by our friends at Flor de Caña Rum ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
7/3/202328 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Magic of Double Chicken Please w Tako Chang | Bartender at Large ep 351

In this week's episode, we delve into the world of cutting edge culinary cocktails, as we interview Tako Chang, the brilliant manager of brand marketing behind the award-winning cocktail bar, Double Chicken. Join us as Chang shares with us the origins of the bar, as well as the philosophy behind the bar's unique concoctions that have garnered international acclaim. From innovative ingredient combinations to creating immersive drink experiences, Tako shares her creative insights and strategies for creating novelty and delight that leave patrons coming back for more. Front Bar Menu:  https://cdn.sanity.io/files/iyam115x/production/c3f1f8f53f1b5153583262821fbe94e0d2e74ecc.pdf Back Bar Menu: https://cdn.sanity.io/files/iyam115x/production/1ae63227793627b3e94a3858960eb236db2e5522.pdf ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
6/26/202325 minutes, 39 seconds
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Talking Rum w Marc Ferrell of Ten to One Rum | Bartender at Large ep 350

Join us as entrepreneur and innovator, Marc Ferrell, uncorks the origin story behind Ten to One Rum. In this conversation, the founder shares his journey detailing his Caribbean upbringing to crafting a unique spirit that captures the essence of the islands. Discover the inspiration, challenges, and triumphs that shaped the renowned brand, as Ferrell's life and experiences take listeners on a flavorful tour through the world of Ten to One Rum. Learn More: https://www.tentoonerum.com/ ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
6/19/202330 minutes, 23 seconds
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Cocktails in Ecuador w Sarah Ruiz & Daniel Febres-Corder | Bartender at Large ep 349

This week, we chat with Daniel Febres-Cordero and Sarah Ruiz, the creative minds behind the acclaimed Ecuadorian bar, Juliana. Tune in as they take us as they share the story behind their bar and its award-winning cocktail menu. In this spirited interview they share their creative process, inspirations, and the meticulous craftsmanship that goes into every drink off of their menu. The Menu: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ho1iw5wtp7bs0f8/DIVERSO%20%5BENG%5D%20%282%29.pdf?dl=0 ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
6/12/202328 minutes, 7 seconds
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Shochu 101 w Chris Pellegrini | Bartender at Large ep 348

6/5/202327 minutes, 53 seconds
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Making a Name for Your Bar w Tyler Zielinski | Bartender at Large ep 345

In this week's episode, we are joined by spirits writer, Tyler Zielinski, who shares his secrets behind crafting a bar that radiates soul and personality. From choosing the perfect ambiance to hiring the right staff, Zielinski shares invaluable insights on creating a space that transcends mere beverage. Prepare to be inspired as Zielinski guides you through the art of transforming a bar into a captivating space that creates regulars and fosters unforgettable experiences. ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
5/29/202331 minutes, 16 seconds
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James Beard House Fellow Mimi Chen | Bartender at Large ep 346

Join us as we dive deep into the extraordinary world of flavor, enterpreneurship & mentorship with esteemed Beard House Fellow, Mimi Chen. In this captivating podcast interview, Mimi shares her culinary expertise and unravels the secrets behind her creativity, leaving listeners inspired to embrace their own culinary adventures. Tune in to discover the remarkable story behind Mimi's career evolution and savor her infectious passion for food and culture. ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
5/22/202325 minutes, 16 seconds
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Building Wealth as a Bartender w Barbara Sloan | Bartender at Large ep 344

Tune in this week for an interview with Barbara Sloan, the author of Tipped. In the conversation Sloan shares valuable tips and strategies for service industry professionals to gain control of their finances and achieve financial freedom. Sloan's book Tipped has been hailed as a must-read for anyone in the service industry, and the podcast offers a sneak peek into the valuable insights and advice it contains. ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
5/15/202330 minutes, 19 seconds
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Bolivian Brandy w Oscar-Winning Director Steven Soderbergh | Bartender at Large ep 343

In this episode, we sit down with Academy awarding-winning director Steven Soderbergh to discuss his passion for Singani, the Bolivian spirit that has captured his heart. Soderbergh shares his journey of discovering Singani and how it has become a staple in his personal and professional life, even inspiring the creation of his own brand of Singani called Singani 63. ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
5/8/202331 minutes, 17 seconds
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North America's 50 Best Bars w Mark Sansom | Bartender at Large ep 342

Join us as we sit down with Mark Sansom, Content Editor of North America's 50 Best Bars, for an insider's look at the prestigious ranking. Sansom shares the selection process, trends in the industry, and highlights from this year's list. Watch the awards live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5j-MtDTfgs ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
5/1/202333 minutes
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90s Cocktails w John deBary | Bartender at Large ep 341

Join us as we chat with cocktail expert and author John deBary about his latest book, Saved by the Bellini. From twists on the classic Bellini to other '90s-inspired cocktails, DeBary shares his insights and inspiration behind each creation. Get ready to sip back in time and discover the nostalgia of these iconic drinks. Get your samples of Perfect Puree:  https://perfectpuree.com/foodservice/complimentary-samples/?utm_source=bartenderatlarge&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=sampling2022 ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
4/24/202328 minutes, 38 seconds
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Legal Issues w Aaron Polsky | Bartender at Large ep 340

Entering a crowded market as an underdog is already tough, but when you have an award-winning product like the founder of Live Wire, Aaron Polsky, sometimes the flavor of what you make can provide you a leg up on the competition. However what do you do when a massive international corporation seemingly decides to target you and put you out of business. Tune in to listen to this week’s episode of the podcast that presents a true David vs Goliath scenario where an aspiring bartender decides to stand his ground and fight to protect his business. ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
4/17/202326 minutes, 10 seconds
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Micheladas 101 w Bricia Lopez | Bartender at Large ep 339

This week we are joined by Mexican-American author, entrepreneur and restaurateur, Bricia Lopez. She is one of the foremost authorities on Oaxacan cuisine and co-founder of her own line of Michelada mix, I Love Micheladas. So tune in this week as we learn about her vision, philosophy, and creative mind. ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
4/10/202330 minutes, 14 seconds
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Cocktail Concepting w Juliette Laroui | Bartender at Large ep 338

Creating new cocktails and menus can be a daunting task, especially when the stakes are high, as they are for the Schmucks during their pop-up in South Beach Miami. After the controversy following their departure from their previous project, Two Schmucks in Barcelona, the former crew knew that they had to bring the heat with their pop-up. And that is exactly what they managed to do with the acclaimed pop-up. So tune in this week, and listen in as we speak with Juliette Laroui, who spearheaded the menu. ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
4/3/202325 minutes, 12 seconds
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Running a Tiki Bar on a Snowy Island w Jamie Lewis & Drew Fleming | Bartender at Large ep 337

In this episode, we chat with Jamie Lewis and Drew Fleming, the masterminds behind Kiki Lounge, a tropical cocktail bar that opened during the pandemic on the Isle of Man. Despite the challenges, Lewis and Fleming created a thriving oasis that transports customers to a beach paradise. From the menu to the decor, they share their inspiration and insights on creating a unique bar experience. Get your samples of Perfect Puree:  https://perfectpuree.com/foodservice/complimentary-samples/?utm_source=bartenderatlarge&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=sampling2022   ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
3/27/202329 minutes, 55 seconds
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Innovative Bar Techniques w Iain McPherson of Panda & Sons | Bartender at Large ep 336

This week we are joined by bartender and innovator, Iain McPherson, and learn all about the various techniques that we has developed through the use of freezing. In fact, he has even learned to harness the pressure used from expanding liquid to create new ways to extract flavors in the service of tastier cocktails using a process that he refers to as "sous pression." And that is only one of the many techniques featured on his acclaimed menus, so tune in today to learn more. Get your samples of Perfect Puree: https://perfectpuree.com/foodservice/complimentary-samples/?utm_source=bartenderatlarge&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=sampling2022 ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
3/20/202330 minutes, 42 seconds
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Tasting Tequila w Megs Miller | Bartender at Large ep 335

Joining us this week is Megs Miller, a bartender and educator whoe relocated to Latin America to pursue her love for cocktails and spirits. She started a tequila tasting room in Mexico City as well as other projects in Central & South America. Tune in to her story and how she came to leave her life in London and relocate in another country to spread her love for agave. ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
3/13/202327 minutes, 5 seconds
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Talking Tequila w Guillermo Sauza & William Erickson of Fortaleza Tequila | Bartender at Large ep 334

On this week's episode we are joined by founder of Fortaleza Tequila & fifth generation tequila producer Guillermo Sauza and William Erickson, the Sales & Marketing Manager for the brand, and discuss the brand's origins and future. So tune in as we discuss everything from managing growth, running out of inventory and also spill a little bit of tea on the tequila industry. ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
3/6/202332 minutes, 49 seconds
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Exploring Tiki Drinks w Garret Richard of Sunken Harbor | Bartender at Large ep 333

Join us this week as we joined by Garret Richard, Chief Cocktail Officerof Sunken Harbor and author of the upcoming book, Tropical Standard.   Still Austin Whiskey Co.: https://bit.ly/sawc-bartenderatlarge Preorder Garret's Book: https://www.tropicalstandard.com ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
2/27/202331 minutes, 52 seconds
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Mental Health w Emily Mistell | Bartender at Large ep 332

Join us in this powerful episode as bartender Emily Mistell of Hey Love in Portland, Oregon shares her personal journey and insights on mental health in the industry. From managing stress and anxiety to breaking the stigma, Mistel's vulnerability and strength shines through as she opens up about her own struggles and triumphs. Tune in for a conversation that goes beyond the surface and sheds light on an important issue in the hospitality world. ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
2/20/202326 minutes, 59 seconds
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Managing Bars in 2023 w Frederic Yarm | Bartender at Large ep. 332

Join us as we sit down with Frederic Yarm, renowned bartender and author from Boston, as we discuss the realities of achieving a work-life balance while managing bars & restaurants. Yarm shares his experiences and insights on how to deal with burnout in the industry. Whether you're a bartender or simply curious about the hospitality world, this episode offers valuable perspectives on balancing work and life. ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
2/13/202324 minutes, 28 seconds
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Puerto Rican Food & Drink w LyAnna Sanabria of Papi | Bartender at Large ep. 331

Get ready to experience the flavors and vibes of Puerto Rico in Portland, Maine with bartender Lyanna Sanabria as she shares her journey and inspiration behind her new bar, Papi. From rum-based cocktails to classic Puerto Rican dishes, Sanabria gives us a taste of her heritage and culture. Join us as we dive into the world of Papi and discover the magic of Puerto Rican hospitality. ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
2/6/202333 minutes, 50 seconds
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Exploring Aroma w Perfumer Dana El Masri | Bartender at Large ep. 330

This week we are joined by award-winning perfumer, Dana El Masri, and she takes us into a deep dive on the topic of aroma and fragrance. https://www.jazminsarai.com/ ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
1/30/202329 minutes
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Lars Williams of Empirical Spirits | Bartender at Large ep. 329

Join us as we chat with co-founder & chef/distiller at Empirical, Lars Williams. Williams and his team have created a revolutionary approach to spirits that puts flavor before category, so tune in as we hear more about his story and philosophy in how he develops new spirits. ____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
1/23/202323 minutes, 25 seconds
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Running a Legacy Bar w Meaghan Dorman | Bartender at Large ep. 328

When a bar is brand new, it can be so easy to get folks excited and enthused for everything going on. But how do you keep a bar feeling energetic and vibrant as the bar goes into its 10th year and beyond? So many of our favorite bars in the industry only grow in impact and importance as time passes, while others fall to the wayside and are eventually forgotten. To help us better understand why some thrive and and some don’t, we are joined by Meagan Dorman (Bar Director of Raines Law Room, Raines Law Room at the William, Dear Irving, and Dear Irving on Hudson) and she shares with us her perspective on she keeps the venues she works with front of mind and feeling new. _____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
1/16/202326 minutes, 10 seconds
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Utilizing Technology in Your Bar w Anu Apte | Bartender at Large ep. 327

This week we are joined by Anu Apte, bar and restaurant owner in Seattle, to share her expertise and insights on the benefits of using software and technology in your bars.  Episode sponsored by Diageo Bar Academy Diageo Bar Academy Virtual Bar: https://www.diageobaracademy.com/en_us/virtual-bar-limited-access/ _____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
12/26/202230 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Mad Genius of Spirits Marketing Steven Grasse | Bartender at Large ep. 326

This week we are joined by spirits marketing guru Steven Grasse, Founder and CEO of Tamworth Distilling in New Hampshire to discuss his new book, Brand Mysticism: Cultivate Creativity and Intoxicate Your Audience. For those that don't know, Grasse is the creator of some of the biggest brands in the world, such as Sailor Jerry Rum and Hendrick’s Gin, so tune in as he shares his secrets as to how he is able to build such successful brands.  Diageo Bar Academy:https://www.diageobaracademy.com/en_us/?utm_source=dba-afl-17&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Affiliate_Tracker&utm_content=dba-afl-17&affiliate=dba-afl-17 _____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
12/19/202229 minutes, 43 seconds
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Investors, Growth & Going Corporate w Daniel Eun | Bartender at Large ep. 327

This week we are joined by craft bartender turned attorney-at-law, Daniel Eun Esquire of Westside Hospitality (formerly of PDT, and the Varnish,) and he is here to discuss some pressing issues facing today’s bar including handling investors, scaling up operations and various legal issues in operations. Perfect Puree:https://perfectpuree.com/foodservice/complimentary-samples/?utm_source=bartenderatlarge&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=sampling2022 Diageo Bar Academy:https://www.diageobaracademy.com/en_us/?utm_source=dba-afl-17&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Affiliate_Tracker&utm_content=dba-afl-17&affiliate=dba-afl-17 _____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
12/12/202234 minutes, 20 seconds
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Special Mini-Episode w Vanessa Leon on Diageo Bar Academy

For this extra special mini-episode we are joined by master educator with Diageo Hospitality Partnership, Vanessa Leon, and she walks us through the various aspects of Diageo Bar Academy online education. Leon shares why the courses are incredibly useful for all skills sets from the novice to the expert.  This episode sponsored by Diageo Bar Academy https://www.diageobaracademy.com/en_us/?utm_source=dba-afl-17&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Affiliate_Tracker&utm_content=dba-afl-17&affiliate=dba-afl-17
12/8/202212 minutes, 30 seconds
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Writer, Entrepreneur, & Distiller Jackie Summers | Bartender at Large ep. 326

This week we are joined by American microdistiller, writer and creator of Sorel liqueur, Jackie Summers. Summers is an innovator in the industry and in 2012, he became the first Black person in the United States to be granted a license to make liquor post-Prohibition. So tune in, as he shares his philosophy on both business and life. And listen in as reveals some of his secrets on longevity and how he is able to remain so prolific in his many projects. Diageo Bar Academy:https://www.diageobaracademy.com/en_us/?utm_source=dba-afl-17&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Affiliate_Tracker&utm_content=dba-afl-17&affiliate=dba-afl-17 _____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
12/5/202236 minutes, 23 seconds
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Scotch 101 w Cameron George | Bartender at Large ep. 325

This week we are joined by Cameron George, the Ardbeg National Ambassador, and he shares with us his knowledge on the entire scotch category. George is incredibly knowledgable on the subject, so no matter whether you are a hardcore scotch lover or a new to the whisky altogether, everyone will be able to learn something. Diageo Bar Academy:https://www.diageobaracademy.com/en_us/?utm_source=dba-afl-17&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Affiliate_Tracker&utm_content=dba-afl-17&affiliate=dba-afl-17 _____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
11/28/202232 minutes, 40 seconds
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Flavor & Experience w Ryan Chetiyawardana | Bartender at Large  ep. 324

This week we are joined by acclaimed bartender, author and innovator, Ryan Chetiyawardana, and he shares with us his creative process and philosophy behind his cocktail empire. Over the years his bars (White Lyan, Dandelyan, Super Lyan, Cub, and Lyaness) have won endless accolades including World’s Best Bar at The World’s 50 Best Bars awards and Best Bar in the World at the prestigious and Spirited Awards by Tales Of The Cocktail 2022 among many others. So tune in and learn about the keys to crafting the perfect cocktail and guest experience. Diageo Bar Academy:https://www.diageobaracademy.com/en_us/?utm_source=dba-afl-17&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Affiliate_Tracker&utm_content=dba-afl-17&affiliate=dba-afl-17 _____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
11/21/202234 minutes, 26 seconds
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Bonus Episode: What Can a Cocktail Teach Us About Culture?

This is a special episode that was created in conjunction with Patreon for On Air Fest 2022 which took place at the Drug Use & Behavior Lab @ University of Southern California. The event took place on November 5th and was focused on an examination into the role that the cocktail has played within the context of history and culture. We hope that you enjoy the listen.  Featured host: Rachel O'Donnell (Los Angeles-based artist)
11/17/202220 minutes, 2 seconds
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Mastering Social Media w Micaela Piccolo | Bartender at Large ep. 323

Trying to effectively manage your bar's social media, while simultaneously managing the bar itself can be quite daunting. And with the sea of options out there ranging from Tik Tok to Facebook to Instagram just to name a few, knowing which one works best for your bar can feel overwhelming. To help us navigate the confusion, we are joined by marketing consultant, Micaela Piccolo, of Gaishan Consulting, a boutique branding agency that specializes in helping creatives maximize their social media impact. Diageo Bar Academy:https://www.diageobaracademy.com/en_us/?utm_source=dba-afl-17&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Affiliate_Tracker&utm_content=dba-afl-17&affiliate=dba-afl-17 _____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
11/14/202232 minutes, 44 seconds
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New Orleans Cocktails w Neal Bodenheimer | Bartender at Large ep. 322

This week are celebrating New Orleans food and drink with acclaimed bar owner and board member of Tales of the Cocktail, Neal Bodenheimer. And he is here to discuss his new book, Cure: New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix ’Em. On the episode he discusses his love for his unique city, as well as the inspiration behind the book. Get the book: https://www.curenola.com/book _____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
11/7/202231 minutes, 38 seconds
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Training Brand Ambassadors w Elayne Duff | Bartender at Large ep 321

Making the leap from bartender to brand ambassador can be precarious jump, yet so many bartenders who take on the role receive little to no training. For years this left many brand ambassadors unable to acheive their full potential in their new position, as they were never thoroughly shown the ropes. Luckily for them however, Elayne Duff (former Brand Educator with Diageo and Bar Rescue,)  has created an academy specifically designed to help brand ambassadors succeed.  https://www.titosvodka.com/recipes/ _____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
10/31/202231 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Real Story Behind Two Schmucks w Moe Aljaff | Bartender at Large ep 320

The rise of Two Schmucks has been the story of the underdog in many ways, as it was opened with practically no budget, yet it immediately rocketed to the top of the industry --even placing in the top ten at this year's 50 Best Bars. However, behind the scenes there was turmoil and turbulence, which eventually lead to the ouster of the bar's leader and visionary, Moe Aljaff. Tune in to this week's episode and learn the full story of what really happened at this award-winning bar. Tito's 25th Anniversary https://www.titosvodka.com/stories/25th-anniversary/ Sponsored by Tito's Handmade Vodka _____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
10/24/20221 hour, 30 minutes, 46 seconds
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Special Episode w 2022 World Class U.S. Bartender of the Year, Jessi Pollak

For this special episode of the show, we are joined by Jessi Pollak, the 2022 World Class U.S. Bartender of the Year, who is here to tell us about her experiences in taking first place for the United States. In addition, she is here to spread the word on how folks can sign up and compete for themselves, so tune in now to hear more. This episode presented by Diageo Bar Academy https://www.diageobaracademy.com/en_zz/world-class/
10/17/202217 minutes, 47 seconds
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Modern Classics w Robert Simonson | Bartender at Large ep. 319

On this week's episode, we are joined by New York Times cocktail writer, Robert Simonson, and take a deep dive into his most recent book Modern Classic Cocktails: 60 plus stories and recipes from the new golden age in drinks. Tito's 25th Anniversary https://www.titosvodka.com/stories/25th-anniversary/ Sponsored by Tito's Handmade Vodka _____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
10/17/202232 minutes, 18 seconds
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Career Opportunities w Ms. Franky Marshall | Bartender at Large ep. 318

This week we are joined by the award-winning bartender, consultant and educator, Ms. Franky Marshall. Over the years, she has received countless accolades and worked at some of the world’s top bars, including Dead Rabbit, and Clover Club. Due to her celebrated and prolific career, we discuss how she got started in the biz, as well as the early days of the craft cocktail renaissance. We also discuss why she considers herself both a bartender and a mixologist. And why brands need to hire more bartenders and not just influencers. Tito's Cherry Shack Sour: https://www.titosvodka.com/stories/25th-anniversary/ Sponsored by Tito's Handmade Vodka _____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
10/10/202232 minutes, 45 seconds
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Making Californian Amaro w Sierra Clark & Morgan Schick of Brucato Amaro | Bartender at Large ep. 317

This week we are joined by Sierra Clark (founder) & Morgan Schick (brand director) of Brucato Amaro and hear their story behind their line of award-winning amaros. Whereas many amaro makers in America attempt to create a product that replicates the flavor of their Italian counterpart, they instead decided to take their inspiration from the Golden State of California to creat something truly unique and new for amaro lovers everywhere.    Cocktail Limelight: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRziiIEtYylmEWN2mcOE6RR_a9RbX-guk _____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
10/3/202230 minutes, 20 seconds
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Cachaça 101 w Luke McKinley of Novo Fogo | Bartender at Large ep. 316

For this week’s episode, we decided to shine the spotlight on Cachaça, the beautiful and poorly misunderstood native spirit of Brazil. To lead us through this education, we are joined by the director of marketing for Novo Fogo, Luke McKinley. So tune in as we discuss the production, history and present of this incredible cane spirit. Cocktail Limelight: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRziiIEtYylmEWN2mcOE6RR_a9RbX-guk _____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
9/26/202231 minutes, 2 seconds
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Chuck Klosterman on Zima & Crystal Pepsi | Bartender at Large ep. 315

This week we have an extra special episode with featured guest, Chuck Klosterman, New York Times bestselling author of Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs; I Wear the Black Hat; But What If We’re Wrong?; and most recently, The Nineties, which was released to widespread acclaim earlier this year. In the book, Klosterman examines all things 1990s including the decade’s fascination with clear drinks such as Zima and Crystal Pepsi. So tune in and hear what Klosterman has to say about the drinks themselves and what they mean within the context of the era.   Buy The Nineties:https://chuckklostermanauthor.com/ _____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
9/19/202248 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Forgotten Women of Cocktail History w Dr. Nicola Nice of Pomp & Whimsy | Bartender at Large ep. 314

So often when the history of the craft cocktail is told and retold, the contributions and perspectives of women are sadly left out. But what if you were to learn that some of the earliest and most popular books featuring drinks recipes were written by women? Although, this definitely the case, this fact is still largely unknown to many cocktail lovers. To help shed some light on this forgotten period in history, we are joined by Dr. Nicola Nice of Pomp & Whimsy. Pomp & Whimsy Library: https://www.pompandwhimsy.com/bibliography _____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
9/12/202230 minutes, 25 seconds
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Boozy Popsicles w Andrew Cordero | Bartender at Large ep. 313

With a brutal heatwave hitting folks across the industry, we thought that there was no better time to explore the world of boozy popsicles, ice cream, and agua frescas. To help shed some light on this genre of cocktails, we are joined by Andrew "Coco" Cordero, partner at Zonkey Fresh Aguas & Paletas, a new venue showcasing frozen Mexican treats. So tune in & learn some actionable advice on creating frosty and tasty boozy popsicles. Perfect Puree: https://perfectpuree.com/foodservice/complimentary-samples/?utm_source=bartenderatlarge&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=sampling2022   Watch Cocktail Limelight: https://bit.ly/3SZz0Ay _____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge  
9/5/202230 minutes, 17 seconds
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Cocktail Education w Simone Caporale & Luca Missaglia | Bartender at Large ep. 312

On this week's episode of the show, we are joined by award-winning bartenders and entrepreneurs, Simone Caporale (Muyu Liqueurs, P(OUR) Symposium, SIPS Drinkery House) & Luca Missaglia (Bar Director Aqua Group, CODE Hospitality’s 30 under 30.) These two have not only worked at some of the top bar's in the world and launched their own amaro, Amaro Santori, but now they have created an online educational portal aimed at the advanced bartender, The Art of Shaking. So tune in to hear their story.   The Art of Shaking: https://theartofshaking.com Watch Cocktail Limelight: https://bit.ly/3SZz0Ay _____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge  
8/29/202231 minutes, 59 seconds
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Bar Business Coach: Sean Finter | ep 311

Sean Finter’s journey might not be possible in any other industry.  After failing to graduate high school he has joyfully spent his life in bars and restaurants and it’s taken him to over 50 countries. From washing dishes in Canada, to managing bars in England, to owning his own bar group in Australia. Act 2 of his career is as a coach and consultant. He founded a consulting firm that grew to 8 countries and 26.  Sean has spoken to audiences in over 30 countries. As a masterful storyteller, he weaves his own experience with practical, real-life operations issues. Today Sean coaches some of the best bar and restaurant operators in the world. Sean travels the world speaking to audiences warning that “You can’t afford to be average in an industry where 8 of 10 businesses fail. Average sucks!”. Going well beyond theory, he delivers actionable advice and measurable results for clients. Sean’s unique style allows him to simplify even the most complex business problems, and he challenges hospitality leaders to not only think differently, but to act differently, by adopting simple and effective business systems and by challenging the status quo with fresh ideas. His passion is contagious, his presentation style thoroughly entertaining and his advice is extremely valuable. You will find out why independent bars and public companies alike seek his advice and guidance. email:  [email protected] website:  www.barlaunch.com Insta:  fintersean Cocktail Limelight: https://bit.ly/3SZz0Ay _____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge  
8/22/202235 minutes, 29 seconds
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A Chat w Lance Winters & Dave Smith of St. George Spirits | ep 310

On this week’s episode of the show, we are joined by the dynamic duo of distilling at St. George Spirits, Lance Winters, master distiller, and Dave Smith, head distiller. Now that the distillery is commemorating its 40th Anniversary there is much to celebrate for these two, as they share with us their journey in spirits. So tune in as we discuss everything from philosophies on distilling to breaking the rules to taking the edge off of work with a little bit of Xbox. Cocktail Limelight: https://bit.ly/3SZz0Ay _____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge  
8/19/202235 minutes, 25 seconds
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Hanging w Attaboy's Haley Traub | ep 309

On this week's episode, we are joined by 2018 SpeedRack champion and general manager of the award-winning bar, Attaboy in New York, Haley Traub. In our chat, we discuss her experiences competing on a national stage, as well as the pitfalls and opportunities involved with running a bar without a menu. _____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge  
8/8/202233 minutes, 54 seconds
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Legendary Bartender & Author: Toby Maloney | ep 308

Today we are joined by the owner of the James Beard award-winning bar, The Violet Hour, Toby Maloney. In addition to that he is also partner and beverage director at Mother’s Ruin in Chicago and over the years, he has tended bar some of the finest bars in the world including, Milk & Honey, Flatiron Lounge, and Pegu Club. This week he is here to talk about his new book, The Bartender's Manifesto, a tome that deep dives into the creative process and mechanics of creating delicious cocktails. Cocktail Limelight: https://bit.ly/3SZz0Ay _____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge  
8/1/202231 minutes, 15 seconds
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Black Mixcellence w Tamika Hall & Colin Asare-Appiah | ep 307

This week, we are joined by Tamika Hall & Colin Asare-Appiah, the co-authors of Black Mixcellence: A Comprehensive Guide to Black Mixology. The book is set to be released this month on July 26th and showcases the accomplishments & historical impact of Black people in Mixology. This is done not only through a primer on pivotal events in the history of cocktails, but also via cocktail recipes from some of the most renowned mixologists of today. So tune in as we discuss the book and how it came to be. _____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
7/25/202231 minutes, 5 seconds
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Singapore Cocktail Scene w Jesse Vida | ep 306

In this week's episode, we are joined by Jesse Vida, a bartender who over the years has worked behind the stick at some of the best bars in the world, which include Dead Rabbit, Booker & Dax, BlackTail, and Dutch Kills. However, a few years ago he left the U.S.to run bars overseas in Singapore and quickly fell in love. But after three & a half years as general manager at the award-winning ATLAS, he is now making the leap to open his own spot. So tune in this week to learn of his journey. _____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
7/18/202229 minutes, 56 seconds
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Thriving in a Post-Pandemic Bar World w Noel Venning | ep 305

In this week's episode, we are joined by Noel Venning, co-owner of Three Sheets in London, which made the World’s 50 Best Bars list in 2020. The reason why we are so thrilled to have him on is because he and his business partners have not let the pandemic slow down the momentum of their hospitality group. In the last couple of years they have launched cocktail and wine mail order, a wine bar and a new coffee roaster. So tune in and hear how they have been managing to thrive in a tenuous business environment. _____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
7/11/202228 minutes, 59 seconds
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Non-Alcoholic Spirits w Maria Denton of Lyre's | ep 304

The week take a deep dive into the world of non-alcoholic spirits, including the production and the sensory experience around it. To guide us along our path, we are joined by Maria Denton, sommelier & bartender turned Lyre's Spirit Co. Brand Ambassador. _____________________________________  Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON:Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
7/4/202231 minutes, 5 seconds
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Gin Life w Jake Burger| ep 304

The week we are joined by gin expert and co-founder of Portobello Road Gin, Jake Burger. He is an expert on all things gin not only with his spirits brand, but also at his bar Portobello Star and the educational series that he leads at the Ginstitute in London. So tune in this week and learn about his studies in juniper, as well as his free ebook, An Anthology of 12 Classic Cocktails. Get his book: https://www.hi-spirits.com/classiccocktailanthology/?fbclid=IwAR0hqVe-9yfYueFbLepcq1Cqd-BLpGfjE2gtIC7dtu6WcHn7a93OSf19rTs _____________________________________  Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON:Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
6/27/202231 minutes, 35 seconds
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Mini Episode w Global Guinness Ambassador, Padraig Fox

For this extra special episode, we partnered up with our friends at Diageo Bar Academy to discuss beer and stout cocktails with Global Guinness Ambassador, Padraig Fox. Click link for more info: https://www.diageobaracademy.com/en_us/?utm_source=dba-afl-17&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Affiliate_Tracker&utm_content=dba-afl-17&affiliate=dba-afl-17
6/22/202212 minutes, 34 seconds
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Cultivating Community w Amanda Carto | ep 303

This week we are joined by Amanda Carto to discuss community and perspective in the industry. As the former General Manager of Nickel City Austin and now the Texas Community Support at Pouring with Heart, she is in a unique position to discuss the importance of working within the industry to bring about change in a positive way. _______________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
6/20/202228 minutes, 27 seconds
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The State of the Industry w Joaquin Simo | ep 302

This week we are joined by acclaimed bartender, Joaquin Simo, formerly of Pouring Ribbons and before that Death & Company and currently Alchemy Consulting. In this episode we discuss the state of the industry heading out of the pandemic and the challenges still today’s facing bars and restaurants. In addition, we also touch on the logistics involved with reopening a bar when you only have 6 months left on your lease.    Get 10 free samples of Perfect Puree: https://perfectpuree.com/foodservice/complimentary-samples/?utm_source=bartenderatlarge&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=sampling2022 ______________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlargeFOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
6/13/202237 minutes, 33 seconds
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Giving Back w Amanda Gunderson & Travis Nass of Another Round Another Rally | ep 301

Have you ever wanted to give back to the bar community? Or ever thought of helping your fellow bartenders out through tough times? Well this week's guests, Amanda Gunderson & Travis Nass, have done just that with their non-profit, Another Round Another Rally. They are the co-founders of the organization and over the last few years have lent a hand to thousands of industry professionals when they needed help. So tune in this week and learn how they did it. _____________________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON:Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
6/6/202225 minutes, 28 seconds
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Extra Special 300th Episode w Evelyn Chick & Chris Amirault | ep 300

For our extra special 300th episode, we took it back to the early days of the and brought together a couple of our favorite guests from previous episodes: Toronto bartender & entrepreneur, Evelyn Chick, and Head Mixologist of the Maybourne of Beverly Hills, Chris Amirault. Please join us for this extra long episode where we chat it up in our old-school roundtable format. ______________________________   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
5/30/202244 minutes, 52 seconds
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Launching Your Own Syrup Company w Randy Tarlow | ep 299

For this week's episode, we are joined by bartender turned businessman, Randy Tarlow of Liquid Alchemist Syrups. So tune in and hear the story of how he turned a company that he started in his kitchen, into one that sells his products around the world.  _______________________________   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
5/23/202230 minutes, 48 seconds
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Cocktail Entrepreneurship w H. Joseph Ehrmann | ep 298

In this episode of the show, we are joined by bar owner and entrepreneur, H. Joseph Ehrmann of Fresh Victor. He is a longtime veteran of the industry and has done a great job of diversifying his projects, while at the same time taking advantage of trends and staying dynamic. Tune in and listen in as he shares how he does it.    Diageo Bar Academy: https://bit.ly/319a5AA   _______________________________   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge          
5/16/202230 minutes, 4 seconds
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In Defense of Signature Cocktails w Robert Simonson | ep 297

In the rush to always feature the latest and greatest, many bars are eager to start with a clean slate with every menu update. But are they genuinely generating excitement or perhaps missing an opportunity? To further complicate things, the issue gets a bit murkier than when a cocktail that is a clear fan favorite is 86'd for good. Our guest this week is New York Time cocktail writer, Robert Simonson, and he is a staunch advocate when it comes to defending the signature cocktails that bars are known for.  Learn more: https://robertsimonson.substack.com/p/dont-murder-your-darlings?utm_source=twitter&s=r _______________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
5/9/202230 minutes, 26 seconds
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Craft Cocktails in Hotel Bars w/ Shel Buhler | ep 296

This week we are joined by a bartender who has done it all. From overseeing bar programs to running marketing for a premier distillery to traveling the country as a spirits educator, Shel Buhler is a bartender who wore many hats before finding herself as the Director of Brand for Aparium Hotel Group. 20 years ago this sort of career trajectory would have been unheard of, but today’s bartenders are blazing trails and opening doors to new opportunities in all areas of drink and hospitality, so tune in and learn about how she found success while still doing what she loves.    Cocktail Limelight: YouTube.com/bartenderatlarge   _______________________________   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
5/2/202230 minutes, 55 seconds
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Talking Spirits w Tony Abou-Ganim Episode | ep 295

This week we chat with legendary bartender & entrepreneur, Tony Abou-Ganim, and discuss his latest project, The TAG Global Spirits Awards, which just entered it's second year. In this episode, we learn about the pitfalls and opportunities in starting your own spirits competition, as well as learn why glassware matters when tasting spirits.    Cocktail Limelight: YouTube.com/bartenderatlarge   _______________________________   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
4/25/202230 minutes, 25 seconds
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Bartending at Disney World w Pete Hannah | ep 294

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to bartend at your favorite theme park? If so, how does one even get their foot in the door? Do you haver regulars or is it all tourists? Also, what kind of drinks do guests even order when they stop by? If you have ever considered any of these questions, then this week's episode is just for you, as we are joined by EPCOT bartender, Pete Hannah, and he shares the answers to these questions and more. Cocktail Limelight: YouTube.com/bartenderatlarge   _______________________________   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
4/18/202231 minutes, 58 seconds
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Author of Drink Lightly: Natasha David | ep 293

It is hard to find someone more knowledgeable and with a more impressive resume than the award-winning bartender, Natasha David. Luckily for us, David wrote a brand new book called, Drink Lightly, which in addition to covering low-ABV cocktails also details her philosophy and approach to creating drinks. Drink Lightly: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/659386/drink-lightly-by-natasha-david/   Cocktail Limelight: YouTube.com/bartenderatlarge   _______________________________   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
4/11/202229 minutes, 55 seconds
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Introducing North America's 50 Best Bars w Mark Sansom | ep 292

This week we are joined by Mark Sansom, director of content for 50 Best Bars, and he is here to discuss the launch of the North America's 50 Best, which will be unveiled this June. Tune in to hear the details this week.    Learn more: https://www.worlds50bestbars.com/northamerica/   _______________________________   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
4/4/202228 minutes, 57 seconds
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Disrupting the Bar World w Kate Gerwin | ep 291

In some regions of the world, securing a liquor license can be so cost prohibitive that it is impossible for an aspiring bartender to realize their dream of opening their own spot. Unfortunately, this has prevented so many amazing venues from ever seeing the light of day. Fortunately for the community, bartender and entrepreneur, Kate Gerwin, has discovered a new concept that has the potential to revolutionize the industry. Tune in to hear what she has been working on & how it has the ability to bring the power back into the hands of local bartenders.   Diageo Bar Academy: https://bit.ly/319a5AA   _______________________________   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
3/28/202230 minutes, 52 seconds
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Leaving the US to Bartend in London w Shannon Tebay | ep 290

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to uproot yourself and move to the other side of the world to pursue your passion behind the bar? Well wonder no longer, because this week's guest did just that and is here to share her experience. Shannon Tebay has worked behind some of the best bars in the world and recently crossed the Atlantic to ply her trade in London.   Diageo Bar Academy: https://bit.ly/319a5AA   _______________________________   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
3/21/202231 minutes, 26 seconds
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Bartender Finance w Rocco Pendola | ep 289

With so many bartenders making a sizable portion of their income in the form of cash, keeping track of it and spending it responsibly can be a bit trickier than other fields. This is compounded by the fact that many of our job opportunities don't offer full-time benefits or a  401k. Due to this precarious situation, which was only made worse by the pandemic, many of us are not in the healthiest long-term financial situation. To help shed a little light on things, this week we are joined by writer and bartender finance advocate, Rocco Pendola.   Diageo Bar Academy: https://bit.ly/319a5AA   _______________________________   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
3/14/202232 minutes, 17 seconds
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Cocktail Creation w Chris Amirault | ep 288

In this episode of the show, we examine the inner layers of cocktail ideation and creation with Chris Amirault of the Maybourne Hotel Beverly Hills. During his time behind the bar, Amirault has been no stranger to receiving accolades in regards to his cocktails. This is not only due to the delicious flavor of his drinks, but also because of the creativity and concepting that goes into each recipe. So tune in and join us as we dive into the creative process involved with drink creation.  Perfect Puree: https://perfectpuree.com/foodservice/complimentary-samples/?utm_source=bartenderatlarge&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=sampling2022   Diageo Bar Academy: https://bit.ly/319a5AA   _______________________________   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge          
3/7/202233 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Rich History of Grand Marnier w Anne-Louise Marquis | ep 287

On this week's episode, we are joined by portfolio brand ambassador for Campari America, Anne-Louise Marquis. The reason she is joining us is because she is going to be sharing with us her deep expertise on Grand Marnier and the entire orange liqueur category.    Learn more about Bartender's Weekend: https://www.bartendersweekend.com   _______________________________   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
2/28/202230 minutes, 25 seconds
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Facing Adversity with Manny Nieves | ep 286

Several years ago, Los Angeles bartender, Manny Nieves began to develop intense headaches, impaired motor skills & other problematic symptoms. Once he was finally able to get to the doctor's office, he was later diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer at just 22 years of age. As a bartender just living on tips, he didn't know what his options were, so tune in to hear how he was able to overcome & manage the mounting problems he was facing.   Learn more about Bartender's Weekend: https://www.bartendersweekend.com   _______________________________   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
2/21/202229 minutes, 21 seconds
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Fix the Pumps Author: Darcy O'Neil | ep 285

Even the most ardent cocktail lover is often shocked to find out just how much the world of cocktails and bars was influenced by the early soda fountains & soda jerks of yore. To help illustrate just how much of an intersect was at play early bartenders & their pharmaceutical counterparts, we are joined by Darcy O'Neil, author of Fix the Pumps, chemist and host of the Art of Drink YouTube channel. Learn more about Diageo Bar Academy: https://bit.ly/319a5AA   _______________________________   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
2/14/202229 minutes, 33 seconds
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Going to Cocktail College w Tim McKirdy | ep 284

This week we are joined by VinePair staff writer and host of the Cocktail College podcast, Tim McKirdy. On this episode we discuss his professional journey from chef to cocktail & spirits journalist. In addition, we discuss the catalyst and inspiration behind his podcast. Diageo Bar Academy: https://bit.ly/319a5AA   _______________________________   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
2/7/202231 minutes, 27 seconds
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Exploring Liqueurs w Earlecia Richelle | ep 283

This week we are going to dive deep into the history of liqueurs. To help guide us down this path, we are joined by Earlecia Richelle, the North American Brand Ambassador of St Germain. So listen in as she discusses the origins, production and enjoyment of this beautiful category.  Diageo Bar Academy: https://bit.ly/319a5AA   _______________________________   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
1/31/202230 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Man Behind Scrappy's Bitters: Miles Thomas | ep 282

When it comes to premium bitters that you can find behind the bar at the world’s top venues, Scrappy’s Bitters is always found right next to the Angostura and other mainstays of the industry. But where did this small company come from and how did it gain its place in cocktail recipes around the globe? To learn the fascinating story behind this brand, we are joined by the founder of the company, Miles Thomas. Tune in to hear how this bartender turned entrepreneur became one of the leading figures in the bitters game.  Diageo Bar Academy: https://bit.ly/319a5AA   _______________________________   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
1/24/202228 minutes, 28 seconds
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Diversifying Your Creativity w Evelyn Chick | ep 281

With so many opportunities for the modern craft bartender it can sometimes feel overwhelming. Aside from working behind the bar, the pathway to success presents everything from venue ownership to consulting to events to content creation. So to help us better navigate these opportunities, we are joined by Evelyn Chick, a bartender who is succeeding at all of the above.   Learn more: https://www.evelynchickprojects.com   _______________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/bartenderatlarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
1/17/202229 minutes, 20 seconds
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Amaro 101 w Daniel Warrilow | ep 280

This week we discuss the amaro category with Daniel Warrilow, the Italian Portfolio ambassador for Campari America. If you would like to learn more about this bittersweet category, than this episode is just for you. _______________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
1/10/202229 minutes, 10 seconds
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What it Means to Pour with Heart feat. Cedd Moses & Erik Cardona | ep 279

This week we are joined by the authors of "Pouring with Heart: The Essential Magic Behind the Bartenders We Love" by Cedd Moses and Erik Cardona. Moses is the man behind the scenes at a variety of iconic bars such as the Varnish and Seven Grand, while Cardona is an acclaimed bartender turned writer, so you can be assured that the two have a very unique perspective on the industry as a whole. So if you have ever had an incredible experience at one of Cedd's bars and would love to hear about the philosophy that crafted it, then you will want to tune in. _______________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
1/3/202231 minutes, 17 seconds
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The History of Applejack w Lisa Laird | ep. 278

Join us as we are joined by Lisa Laird, COO of Laird & Company, and listen in as she shares the history of apple brandy in America. Her family has been distilling apple brandy since the 1700s, which makes her a 9th generation maker of this beautiful spirit. This gives her a unique perspective, so be sure to tune in and her her story. _______________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
12/27/202125 minutes, 10 seconds
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Bartender at Large Holiday Special

Tune in this week for our first ever holiday special featuring special guests Paul McGee (Lost Lake, Root Cellar Spirits Bottled Cocktails,) and Chris Hannah (Jewel of the South, formerly of Arnaud's French 75 Bar.) Before we begin a conversation with our guests this week, first we share some listener mail, as well as cover some announcements that we have in the works for the New Year. We hope that you enjoy the format and special this week! Learn more about Diageo Bar Academy: https://bit.ly/319a5AA _______________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
12/22/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 46 seconds
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Masahiro Urushido & Michael Anstendig, authors of The Japanese Art of the Cocktail | ep. 277

This week we are joined by Masahiro Urushido & Michael Anstendig, co-authors of the acclaimed book, The Japanese Art of the Cocktail. In this episode we discuss the impetus of the book & how it came about. In addition, Urushido discusses his creative process when creating drinks for his award-winning bar, Katana Kitten, many of which are featured in the book. _______________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
12/13/202123 minutes
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New Year's Eve Cocktails w Laura Lashley | ep. 276

On this episode of the show we are joined by he National On Premise Manager for Diageo Non-Alcoholic, Laura Lashley, and we dive into your years of expertise creating cocktails. So listen in as discuss New Year's Eve cocktails, in their many incarnations ranging from full-proof to low proof to no proof. In addition, we also talk about how to sell off the extra product that is collecting dust in your storage closet and much more.  Learn more about Diageo Bar Academy: https://bit.ly/319a5AA _______________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
12/6/202127 minutes, 47 seconds
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Talking Spirits w F. Paul Pacult | ep. 275

This week on the show, we are joined by legendary spirits writer, F. Paul Pacult, to discuss the two books that he just put out, “The New Kindred Spirits: Over 2,000 All-New Reviews of Whiskeys, Brandies, Liqueurs, Gins, Vodkas, Tequilas, Mezcal & Rums,” and “Buffalo, Barrels, & Bourbon: The Story of How Buffalo Trace Distillery Became The World's Most Awarded Distillery.” Pacult has been a spirits expert and writer for over 30 years, so if you can appreciate a well-made spirit then this is not an episode to miss. Learn more about Diageo Bar Academy: https://bit.ly/319a5AA _______________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
11/29/202134 minutes, 34 seconds
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The 3 Pillars of Japanese Bartending w Julia Momosé | ep. 274

Here to discuss the beauty and nuance of Japanese cocktails is Julia Momosé, bartender and co-author of the recently released, The Way of the Cocktail: Japanese Traditions, Techniques and Recipes. As a native of Japan, her upbringing within the country and culture informed her perspective and approach to beverage and hospitality at her Chicago bar, Kumiko. So tune and listen as she shares her experience and insight.  Learn more about Diageo Bar Academy: https://bit.ly/319a5AA _______________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
11/22/202130 minutes, 57 seconds
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Taking Care of Industry Peeps w Wellness Coach: Amanda Malcom-Brown | ep. 273

After working nightclubs as a DJ for 11 years and as a bartender before that, this week’s guest decided to change gears and help industry folks find some more balance in their lives. As a veteran in the business, Amanda Malcom-Brown, has unique insight that has given her the ability to better understand the unique challenges that face those who are immersed in the nightlife scene. So tune in and perhaps gain some insight as to how we as professionals can achieve a healthier perspective in both our careers and our everyday lives.   Learn more about Diageo Bar Academy: https://bit.ly/319a5AA _______________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
11/15/202135 minutes, 43 seconds
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Creating & Launching a Vermouth w Chris Patino & Stacey Swenson | ep. 272

Have you ever wanted to formulate your own vermouth? What would you do if someone paid you to do just that? Where would you even start? Tune in to this week’s episode to hear the story of what spirits experts, Stacey Swenson and Chris Patino, did when they were presented with the opportunity to create a new line of vermouth. Learn more about Diageo Bar Academy: https://bit.ly/319a5AA _______________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
11/8/202128 minutes, 5 seconds
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Writing the Definitive Book on Cocktails w David Wondrich & Noah Rothbaum | ep. 271

This week we are joined by, David Wondrich & Noah Rothbaum, the authors of the The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails, which is released this week on November 4th. The book is important as it is the first major reference work to cover spirits and cocktails from a global perspective, and provides an authoritative overview that spans nearly 900 pages. Be sure to turn in and hear how about how the book came together, exactly how much work went into, and what you can expect to learn from it's well-researched pages. Learn more about Diageo Bar Academy: https://bit.ly/319a5AA _______________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
11/1/202133 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Argument Against Technology in Our Bars w Jill Cockson | ep. 270

Technology can often help us provide a better experience for both our staff and our guests, but at what point does it detract from the overall experience? To argue the case for keeping things old-school, we are joined by Jill Cockson —entrepreneur & owner of Drastic Measures, Swordfish Toms, and Chartreuse Saloon. Cockson believes that bar owners should more often rely on the tried and true methods of guest satisfaction, as opposed to the following the latest fads and gimmicks. Tune to hear to hear her make her case. Learn more about Diageo Bar Academy: https://bit.ly/319a5AA _______________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
10/25/202131 minutes, 42 seconds
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Q&A w Hungry Bartender ep 17: Scoring Your Dream Job & Getting Help for Alcohol Abuse

For this episode, we decided to open up about what is going on with what Amelia and I have been going through in regards to our marriage and her battle with addiction. On a lighter note, we also talk about getting hired at one of the industry's top bars. Thank you so much for taking the time to allow us to get personal & we hope our experience can help someone there that might need to hear what we have to say. - Erick https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge
10/21/202125 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Man Who Created Sailor Jerry & Hendrick's Gin: Steven Grasse | ep. 269

This week we are joined by spirits marketing guru Steven Grasse, Founder and CEO of Tamworth Distilling in New Hampshire. Grasse is the creator of some of the biggest brands in the world, such as Sailor Jerry Rum and Hendrick’s Gin. Years later he runs a team of 75 people and still lists iconic brands such as Guinness Beer, E&J Gallo and Miller High Life as clients. In many ways, he changed the spirits industry forever with his creativity and business acumen. So tune in this week and hear his story from the very beginning all the way to where he is today. Diageo Bar Academy: https://bit.ly/319a5AA _______________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
10/18/202128 minutes, 10 seconds
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Visiting Bars in the Age of COVID w Holly Graham Episode | ep. 268

Covering bars and travel for drinks media can be difficult in today's world, but it can still be done. PPE and constant COVID tests can begin to feel arduous at times, so to help us wrap our heads around what it is like to cover global cocktails today, we are joined by Holly Graham, managing editor of Drink Magazine Asia. So tune in to hear her perspective and point of view as to what it is like traveling the world in search of the latest scoop for cocktail journalism. World Class US 2022 Application: https://bit.ly/319a5AA _______________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
10/11/202134 minutes, 52 seconds
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Boozy Milkshakes w Kim Haasarud | ep. 267

With many bars gearing up their fall & winter menus, we wanted to make sure that they don’t forget about boozy milkshakes and the role they play on cocktail menus around the world. To shed some light on these frosty treats, we are joined by Kim Haasarud (James Beard-honored bartender, author, president of the United States Bartender’s Guild,) so listen in as she discusses everything from seasonality to equipment to why they deserve a place on modern bar menus. Diageo Bar Academy: https://bit.ly/319a5AA _______________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
10/4/202127 minutes, 34 seconds
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Saving the Bees w Ryan Christiansen & Sam Nelis of Barr Hill Gin | ep. 266

For this week's episode we dive into the topic of pollinators and the role that they play in the food that we eat and the cocktails we drink. To help illuminate the topic, we are joined by Barr Hill Gin's Master Distiller, Ryan Christiansen, and their Head Bartender & Beverage Director, Sam Nelis. So tune in and learn about Bee’s Knees Week, sustainability in distilling and how to create more responsible spirits. ______________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON:  Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM:  Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge  
9/27/202127 minutes, 17 seconds
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How to Taste Spirits Like a Pro w Samara Davis | ep. 265

Tasting and evaluating spirits can be an intimidating and daunting task. In fact, many bartenders and industry professionals who are well-versed at making cocktails, find themselves at a loss when approaching liquor on its own. To help us better understand and navigate the world of tasting spirits, we are joined by Samara Davis, founder of the Black Bourbon Society and founding director of Diversity Distilled. She has made a career at critiquing and sharing her love for spirits, so tune in as she shares her tips and advice on better tasting. Diageo Bar Academy: https://bit.ly/319a5AA _______________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
9/20/202128 minutes, 15 seconds
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Bartending in Paradise w Simón Alberti | ep. 264

For this episode of the show, we are joined by Simón Alberti, bartender and entrepreneur. Although he is Venezuelan by birth, he really made his mark in Mexico, first by bartending at the world-famous Licoreria Limantour, and now at La Rustica bars, which are located off of the Pacific coast in an idyllic seaside resort. So tune in as we trace his career and hear his insight. _______________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON:  Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
9/13/202130 minutes, 6 seconds
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Trader Sam's at Disneyland w Kelly Merrell | ep. 263

For this week’s episode of the show, we are joined by industry veteran, Kelly Merrell,  lead bartender of Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. During the chat we discuss how the bar came together, while also taking a peek behind the curtains of this world famous drinking destination. _______________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
9/6/202131 minutes, 37 seconds
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Extra Special Bonus Episode w Mary Palac

This might be one of the realest bonus episodes that I have done yet. We just drop the niceties of society and talk about things that we really needed to get off of our chests. I really hope that you enjoy the way that it came out.   To gain access to weekly bonus episodes head on over to: https://patreon.com/bartenderatlarge
9/1/202135 minutes, 14 seconds
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Repping Your City w Mary Palac | ep. 262

Getting your name out there while representing for your bar can be much more difficult when you aren't in one of the cocktail hubs of the world. But just because your hood isn't well known for drinks doesn't mean that there are not some incredible things going on there. To offer up some advice on how to blow up your city, we are joined by Mary Palac of San Jose. Her resume is as extensive as it is impressive, so this is definitely not one to miss.  Diageo Bar Academy: https://bit.ly/319a5AA _______________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
8/30/202132 minutes, 17 seconds
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Pitfalls of Consulting w Christina Veira | ep. 261

This week we are joined by Christina Veira, GM & Managing Partner of Toronto’s Bar Mordecai and instructor for WSET, to learn about what it is like to juggle the roles of consultant and bar owner during the pandemic.  _______________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
8/23/202131 minutes, 45 seconds
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Training & Education w Angus Winchester | ep. 260

This week we are joined by Angus Winchester, a long-time industry veteran with over three decades of experience training and educating bartenders and spirits professionals. In the past, he was VP of Education and Training for Barmetrix, as well as the Tales of the Cocktail: Best International Brand Ambassador for 2012. Currently he is the Director of Operations for Jigger & Pony in Singapore and also the Global Education Director for BCB: Berlin, Brooklyn and Sao Paulo, so tune in and listen in as he shares his advice on how to better present and lead industry educations, trainings and seminars. _______________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
8/16/202133 minutes, 15 seconds
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Cocktail Science w Adam Rogers | ep. 259

For this week’s episode we dive deep into the scientific phenomena surrounding alcohol with Adam Rogers, science writer WIRED and also the author of The New York Times science bestseller Proof: The Science of Booze. _______________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
8/9/202139 minutes, 42 seconds
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Bar Ownership & Consulting w Travis Tober | ep. 258

Our guest, Travis Tober, this week wears many hats within the industry. From owning & operating 3 bars to consulting for major brands to being the personal cocktail liason to Ryan Reynolds, he has naturally manages to keep very busy. To hear all about how he manages to juggle & prioritize his entrepreneurial endeavors then be sure to tune in.  _______________________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
8/2/202130 minutes, 8 seconds
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Zero Proof Cocktails w Elva Ramirez | ep. 257

For this episode of the show, we are joined by author and writer, Elva Ramirez to discuss her new book, Zero Proof Cocktails. Her book not only features incredible recipes, but also details the history of the non-alcoholic cocktail in America.  Learn more: https://www.elvaramirez.com/zero-proof-book ______________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge      
7/26/202132 minutes, 49 seconds
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Jay Kahn: Co-founder of Asia's #1 Bar, Coa | ep. 256

This week’s episode of the show features Jay Kahn, the co-founder of Coa in Hong Kong — which was recently named Asia's Best Bar for 2021. Coa is a bar where the spirits of Mexico take the spotlight and are showcased for Hong Kong’s most discerning cocktail drinkers. But it’s not just Tequila and Oaxacan mezcal that are being highlighted, but also more obscure spirits, such as sotol, bacanora and raicilla. So tune in and listen in, as Kahn shares his insights on what it takes to run a cocktail bar that is so highly specialized in one nation’s spirits and also what goes into creating a world class bar. ______________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
7/19/202129 minutes, 4 seconds
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Cocktail Philosophy w Derek Brown | ep. 255

For this episode of the show, we are joined by author and the owner of the acclaimed DC cocktail bar, the Columbia Room, Derek Brown. Being that Brown has such a passion for the cerebral aspects of the cocktail, we decided to examine it through the lens of why it is so important from both a cultural and anthropological standpoint.  ______________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
7/12/202128 minutes, 19 seconds
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Better Management Systems w Jason Williams | ep. 254

For this episode of the show, we decided to explore the ever changing dynamics of management systems. Much of what makes a business successful — and keeps it successful— is being in touch with the numbers, while still keeping in sync with your team. To help us better understand this aspect of the industry, we are joined by Jason Williams, creative director for Proof & Company, and director at Housemade Hospitality. Williams is a man who oversees a multitude of properties in different countries and even on different continents. Overseeing so many bars is only possible through the use of disciplined systems and communication, so this episode is particularly crucial to those hoping to become a better & more effective leader to their team. ______________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
7/5/202131 minutes, 20 seconds
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Mastering the Slushy w Christy Colestock | ep. 253

With the hottest months of the year upon us, we thought what better time is there to get schooled on the fundamentals of boozy slushies. Entering this area of cocktails can stump even the most talented of bartenders, as the skill set that covers making individual cocktails doesn't always translate to drinks coming out of a slushy machine. So to better illuminate the topic, we are joined by Christy Colestock, the area director for the Mother’s Ruin bars. The Mother's Ruin bars have been featuring rotating slushies for nearly 10 years, so Christy knows what it takes to create slushies that sell! So listen in as she walks us through the basics of everything from how to what equipment you need to get started. ______________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
6/28/202131 minutes, 11 seconds
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Why Restaurants Are Too Cheap w Richie Nakano | ep. 252

From looking on social media and the food press it would seem that guests are eager for high-quality ingredients prepared by well paid workers in a healthy work environment, but what does this really? Are people prepared to a bit more for these things? Why do we not mind paying $14 for a cocktail, but balk at a $12 dollar sandwich? And what if cheap food is coming at the expense of the people making it? To help us explore this topic, we are joined by star chef, Richie Nakano, who inspired us to delve into the subject. ______________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
6/21/202126 minutes, 4 seconds
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Special Mini Episode : Lauren Paylor on Large Format Cocktails

For this special episode of the show, we are joined by Lauren Paylor, who is here to tell us why large format serves can be such a boon to bars & restaurants this summer. Everything from pitchers to punch bowls to draft cocktails are a great way to cater to guests deliciously and quickly, so tune in now to hear more. Presented by Diageo Bar Academy https://bit.ly/3cN7lPB
6/16/202115 minutes, 12 seconds
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Toxic Bosses w Hannah Selinger | ep. 251

In can often be difficult to stick up for yourself & your coworkers when you find yourself in a toxic and abusive work environment. But what do you do when the abuser is a renowned celebrity chef such as David Chang of Momufuku fame. In situations such as this, it can be extremely difficult, as the power dynamics can be so lopsided, both in power & resources. This is only magnified by things such as media access and the proliferation of non-disclosure agreements. To help shed some light on this pertinent topic, we are joined by Hannah Selinger -- acclaimed writer, certified sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers and graduate of the International Culinary Center -- who not only worked with Chang, but was brave enough to share her story by coming forward. ______________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
6/14/202128 minutes, 24 seconds
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Craft Cocktails at the Airport w Tiffanie Barriere | ep. 250

Tiffanie Barriere has made an impact on the cocktail industry that is nearly unmatched in the industry, and much of that is due to her work on the bar program at One Flew South, which is located in the Atlanta Airport. Due to the bar's location in the world's busiest airport, it was serving up craft cocktails to people from all around the world, many of which were having an artisanal cocktail for the first time. She has since taken that experience to launch her own consulting company, the Drinking Coach. So tune in to hear her story. So Fresh & So Glean: https://bit.ly/3vCExkq    ______________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge Dark N' Stormy Day: https://www.goslingsrum.com/dark-n-stormy-day/
6/7/202131 minutes, 35 seconds
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Australian Bar Scene w Jenna Hemsworth| ep. 249

On this week’s episode the podcast, we are joined by Australian Bartender Magazine’s 2018 Bartender of the Year, Jenna Hemsworth to talk about what is on her mind these days. Those topics range on everything from the bartender’s de facto role as gatekeeper on what is “cool” to drink to how the pandemic has affected the Aussie bar scene. In addition, she chats about her job as a consultant and how that has evolved over the past year.  So Fresh & So Glean: https://bit.ly/3vCExkq  Dark N' Stormy Day: https://www.goslingsrum.com/dark-n-stormy-day/ ______________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
5/31/202131 minutes, 17 seconds
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Cocktail Catering w Andrew Goularte | ep. 248

Starting your own mobile craft cocktail service is an idea that has crossed many a bartender’s minds --particularly as more and more people wish to incorporate elevated beverage options at their events and parties. But what actually goes into starting such a business? Also, what are some of the key opportunities and pitfalls that come along with it? To help us learn more about the ins and outs of such an endeavor, we are joined by Andrew Goularte, bartender and co-founder of Progressive Pours, a mobile bartender service. Patrón Perfectionists Competition: https://www.patronperfectionists.com/event/1182/patron-perfectionist-2022 Bermuda House Party RSVP: http://bit.ly/BermudaHouseParty ______________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
5/24/202128 minutes, 40 seconds
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Production & Sustainability w Antonio Rodriguez of Patrón Tequila | ep. 247

For this episode of the show, we are joined by Antonio Rodriguez, the director of production at Patrón Tequila. So tune in as we discuss many of the green initiatives that Patrón has instituted over the years and how they are able to accomplish sustainability at scale. Since there are so many challenges and opportunities that are unique to making tequila, this is definitely not one to be missed.  Patrón Perfectionists Competition: https://www.patronperfectionists.com/event/1182/patron-perfectionist-2022 Bermuda House Party RSVP: http://bit.ly/BermudaHouseParty
5/17/202130 minutes, 24 seconds
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World Class US Champ Adam George Fournier | ep. 246

Competing on a national stage can be nerve-racking as it is, but it gets even more complicated and intense when it has to be done virtually, as it was this year for World Class. To hear more about how it felt to compete, we are joined by someone who was smack dab in the thick of it, the 2021 US champion for the United States, Adam George Fournier. So tune in and listen in as he shares his experience from the inside and shares with us what it takes to win first place.  ______________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
5/10/202131 minutes, 38 seconds
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Draft Cocktails w Ben Scorah | ep. 245

For this episode of the show, we are joined by draft cocktail wizard, Ben Scorah, co-founder of Road Soda & Lima Limon Cocktails. Since there seem to be so many questions around draft cocktails, we decided to bring on an expert and pioneer in the field who could give us an informative and thorough primer on all of the basics and fundamentals of a successful draft program. This is definitely not one to be missed if you are looking for inspiration on how to get started. Learn more:  https://www.roadsoda.bar/ ______________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
5/3/202130 minutes, 3 seconds
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Conversation w Ryan Maybee | ep. 244

For this week’s episode we are joined by Kansas City bartender and the co-founder of J. Rieger & Co. distillery, Ryan Maybee. Maybee is a pioneer for craft spirits and cocktails in the Midwest, so he has plenty of insight to share with us. During our chat we discuss the story behind the founding of his distillery, and the work that went into revitalizing a lost style of American whiskey. And we also discuss the closing of his two seminal bars, Manifesto and the Rieger, which both played a massively influential role within the local cocktail scene. ______________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
4/26/202127 minutes, 54 seconds
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Special Mini Episode w Cassandra Ericson of Diageo Bar Academy

For this special episode, we partner up with our friends at Diageo Bar Academy to learn more about the educational opportunities that they are offering today's bartenders. Joining us is bartender turned marketing manager, Cassandra Ericson, so tune in as we discuss the many ways that their site is helping to educate industry pros at all levels --no matter where they happen to be in their career. In addition, we discuss the similarities between being a craft bartender and an elementary school teacher, as well as what our favorite cities in the world are.  Presented by Diageo Bar Academy Learn more:  https://bit.ly/319a5AA
4/21/202115 minutes, 30 seconds
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Non-Alcoholic Aperitivo w Claire Warner | ep. 243

This week we are joined by co-founder of Æcorn Aperitifs, Claire Warner (formerly of Belvedere Vodka, and Tales of the Cocktail: Best International Brand Ambassador for 2015,) and we discuss the inspiration behind her line of non-alcoholic aperitivo. Although, the brand only launched a few years ago, this specialized line has forced many in the industry to rethink what they knew regarding the zero ABV category. So tune in, as we discuss the conception, production and application of this innovative liqueur. ______________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
4/19/202129 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Story of Licensed to Distill w Jabin Troth | ep. 242

For this week’s episode we are joined by Jabin Troth, the founder of the social media juggernaut, Licensed to Distill. So tune in as he shares with us how the network was created and how it went from a small idea into a full-fledged business with over 1.1 million followers on Instagram. In addition, he provides lots of valuable insight into what it takes to create content that will stand out in today’s industry. ______________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
4/12/202129 minutes, 4 seconds
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Entrepreneurship w Mover & Shaker Co. | ep. 241

This week we are joined by bartenders and entrepreneurs, Nick Hogan and Shannon Michelle, of Mover & Shaker Co. Their business creating premium bartender attire and barware has been doing so well as of late that it is easy to forget that the company is only a few years old. So join us for this week as we discuss how they were able to blaze their own trail by focusing on the unique needs of today's bartender. Sign up for World Class: https://bit.ly/319a5AA ______________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
4/5/202129 minutes, 24 seconds
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Training Bartenders w Julian Cox | ep. 240

It seems that whenever you want to hire, there are just never enough bartenders to choose from, as all of the best talent already seems to be working somewhere else. Much too often this leads to endless poaching of bartenders from bar to bar, which only makes it that much harder to build a sustainable program. But what if there was a way to train quality craft bartenders en masse, thereby making sure that you were never short on top tier recruits? Here to show us how to make this happen, is acclaimed bartender, and food & beverage entrepreneur, Julian Cox. So tune in and learn as he reveals all of his tips and secrets for training up the best new hires for your bar. Sign up for World Class: https://bit.ly/319a5AA ______________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge
3/29/202128 minutes, 59 seconds
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From Server to Bartender to Brand Ambassador w Sullivan Doh | ep. 239

In this week’s episode we retrace the career trajectory of Sullivan Doh, Global Brand Ambassador of D'Usse Cognac. During his career in the world of spirits and hospitality, he has worn many hats, including but not limited to, shaking drinks as a bartender, owning an award-winning Paris bar, and now educating the world on the Cognac category. So tune in as we share Sullivan’s story with all of you, while we also continue our discussion on the myriad of career opportunities that now exist for today’s generation of craft bartenders. ______________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge  
3/22/202131 minutes, 31 seconds
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Changing Careers w Brooke Arthur | ep. 238

Changing jobs can be a stressful enough in the bar world, and those issues are only magnified in a COVID world. There are many layers to sort out for yourself as you pivot from bartender to brand ambassador to brand consultant like this week's guest, so we have a feeling that this episode will be particularly pertinent for those considering a career shakeup. So join us this week as Brooke Arthur (formerly of House Spirits, Tales of the Cocktail: Best American Brand Ambassador 2015) shares with us the factors to keep in mind when switching jobs and switching cities.  ______________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.  SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge BUY OUR MERCH: https://moverandshakerco.com/collections/bartenderatlarge  
3/15/202127 minutes, 25 seconds
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Editor of CLASS Magazine: Hamish Smith | ep. 237

Running a magazine that is geared towards the cocktail business is a feat all in itself, but what do you do when the bars you cover are all shut down due to quarantine? In other words, how do you ensure the survival of an industry magazine when the industry itself has taken such a brutal hit? To help us better understand the struggles that face today’s cocktail press we are joined by Hamish Smith (editor of CLASS magazine, Bars Editor of Drinks International, and UK Chair The World's 50 Best Bars.) So tune in as we discuss everything from CLASS magazine’s pivot to online to the way that the pandemic is affecting bars in the UK.   Learn More: https://classbarmag.com ______________________   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
3/8/202126 minutes, 33 seconds
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Legal Matters in the Bar w Daniel Eun | ep. 236

Many of us in the bar business only mingle with attorneys when we are having legal troubles or serving a lawyer at the bartop. Which means that much too often bartenders are opening bars and entering business arrangements without someone in their corner handling the legal issues surrounding the paperwork. To help us make some sense around this oft confusing topic, we are joined by Daniel Eun, a star bartender who also happens to be a practicing attorney. Not only has Eun bartended at some of the best bars in the world, such as PDT and the Varnish, but he also has a law degree from UC Berkeley, which puts him in a unique position to look out for the working bartender. Learn More:  https://www.11westside.com/danieleun ______________________ Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.    SUPPORT US ON PATREON:  Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM:  Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
3/1/202128 minutes, 35 seconds
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Legendary Bartender: Salvatore Calabrese | ep. 235

This week we are joined by Salvatore Calabrese, one of the most iconic and acclaimed bartenders of the modern era. In addition to creating the Breakfast Martini and authoring over a dozen books, he is also the man credited with fathering one of the most renowned versions of the Martini that the world has ever seen: The world-famous Duke’s Martini. So tune in this week as Mr. Calabrese shares his philosophy on cocktails and hospitality    Learn More about the Bar in Detail: -Text (312) 500 2798 for drink advice from some of the country's top bartenders -And visit https://thebar.indetail.app/ or https://www.instagram.com/thebarindetail/ to learn more about the service
2/22/202127 minutes, 53 seconds
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Unraveling the Secrets of Vermouth w Roberta Mariani | ep. 234

It is hard to find another category in the bar world that is both as mysterious, yet as historically rich as vermouth. While bourbon and rum trainings and seminars are a dime a dozen, finding one on vermouth can be a difficult task. Which is why this week we are joined by world-renowned expert on the subject, Roberta Mariani, who is the Global Ambassador of Martini. So tune in for this week’s episode as we discuss the topic of vermouth from top to bottom, uncovering everything from its history to production.
2/15/202130 minutes, 9 seconds
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Resurrecting Vintage Recipes w Marco Dionysos | ep. 233

Flipping through old cocktail books for research and development can be very intimidating, especially when these books date back to the 1800s and earlier. Oftentimes the verbiage is ambiguous and the measurements are archaic. Because of how daunting this can be on this week's episode we discuss collecting vintage bar guides and cover how best to recreate classic recipes. To help aid  in the conversation, we are joined by the illustrious San Francisco bartender, Marco Dionysos.
2/8/202127 minutes, 1 second
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Chat w Reid Mitenbuler: Author of Bourbon Empire | ep. 232

This week we are joined by Reid Mitenbuler, the author of Bourbon Empire: The Past and Future of America's Whiskey. So tune in as we trace back to bourbon's early days and its place in US history. In addition, we discuss the many myths surrounding this noble spirit and why they can be every bit as important as the facts.  Learn more: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/315539/bourbon-empire-by-reid-mitenbuler/ SUPPORT US ON PATREON:  Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM:  Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge  
2/1/202130 minutes, 16 seconds
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A Conversation w the 1st Ever National LGBTQ+ Portfolio Ambassador | ep. 231

For this week's episode we are joined by Chris Cabrera, National LGBTQ+ Portfolio Ambassador for Bacardi. Cabrera is the first ever person to hold this newly created position in the industry, so we have a lot to talk about, as we discuss what the role entails and why it we believe it will soon become the norm for brands around the world. SUPPORT US ON PATREON:  Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM:  Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge  
1/25/202129 minutes, 13 seconds
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What Makes a Cocktail "Good?" w Alex Day | ep. 230

For this week's episode, we are joined by acclaimed bartender, James Beard Award winning author, and the chief operating officer of Gin and Luck (Death & Company, Proprietors LLC) Alex Day. He is no stranger to creating and recreating incredible cocktails either for his bars or for his books, which is why when we got him to sit down with us, we decided to discuss and examine the philosophy of what makes a "good drink."   Learn More: https://www.ginandluck.com/team-member/alex-day/   SUPPORT US ON PATREON:  Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM:  Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge  
1/18/202128 minutes, 1 second
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Non-Alcoholic Cocktails w Julia Bainbridge | ep. 229

This week we are joined by James Beard Award-nominated writer, Julia Bainbridge, author of Good Drinks: Alcohol-free Recipes For When You're Not Drinking For Whatever Reason. In this episode we discuss the true potential of non-alcoholic cocktails and as well as how to create them. In addition, we also discuss why showcasing them on your menu is not only good business, but also great hospitality.   Learn More: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/603525/good-drinks-by-julia-bainbridge/     ______________________   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
1/11/202130 minutes, 26 seconds
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Launching Your Own Canned Cocktails w Amanda Victoria | ep. 228

For this week's episode we sit down with CEO and co-founder of Siponey, Amanda Victoria, (formerly of St. Germain, Lillet and Belvedere Vodka) and discuss her journey into entrepreneurship and the launch of her own ready to drink cocktails. Launching a new spirits company in such a competitive market is already hard enough, but to do so during a global pandemic just takes it all to a whole new level. So tune in to hear her story and learn about what it takes to bring your business to fruition from concept to shelves.    Learn More:  https://shopsiponey.com   ______________________   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge  
1/4/202128 minutes, 19 seconds
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A Message from the Show

This year has been a rough one for everyone, especially those of us in the hospitality industry. Which is why we wanted to be sure to take a moment to share just how important you are to us here at the show.    Learn More: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    ______________________   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
12/29/20202 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Legacy & Future of Tiki w Samuel Jimenez | ep. 227

In this episode of the show, we take a look at the issues of exploitation and imperialism surrounding tiki culture and bars. We all love a well-made Mai Tai, but how do we make sure that our level of appreciation does cross the line and become disrespectful. To help better understand and explore the issues surrounding this we are joined by Bay Area bartender, Samuel Jimenez (co-founder of the Pacifica Project, General manager of Chop Bar, formerly of Prizefighter.)   Learn More: https://www.pasifikaproject.com   ______________________   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge  
12/14/202028 minutes, 26 seconds
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W/ the Author of Spirited: Cocktails from Around the World | ep. 226

For this episode we are joined by Adrienne Stillman, the author of Spirited: Cocktails from Around the World. This book of hers, which was just released, is an impressive collection of over 600 recipes and is packed with loads of history and information. Putting together a encyclopedic book like this is no simple feat, so to help us learn more about what the process was like we got a behind the scenes look from the author herself. Tune in as we talk about everything from seasonal eggnog to cocktail anthropology to the creation process behind one of host's own drinks, which is featured in the book.   ______________________   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
12/7/202027 minutes, 57 seconds
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Fighting Cancer w Chris Patino | ep. 225

So many of us in this industry live our lives as though we are indestructible. Working way too much, staying up until all hours and always on the move, but what happens when the unexpected strikes and you are forced to shift priorities? That is exactly what happened to this week's guest when he was suddenly diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer a couple of months ago and his entire world was turned upside down. Join us in this inspirational episode, as we are joined by Chris Patino (proprietor of Raised by Wolves, co-founder of Bartender's Weekend, founder of Simple Serve) and he discusses how his perspective on life has changed as he has adapted to overcome his struggle with cancer.   Learn More: https://give.anotherroundanotherrally.org/campaign/chris-patino/c294945   https://moverandshakerco.com/products/patino-snapback-hat-pre-sale   ______________________   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
11/30/202029 minutes, 43 seconds
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Sexism in the World of Whiskey w Becky Paskin | ep. 224

While the industry as a whole has made some progress in regards to sexism, unfortunately there is still a long ways to go in regards to achieving true equity. One does not have to look very hard to find instances of overt sexist language in popular spirits publications or even demeaning imagery in the marketing of whiskey itself. To help us explore this issue more in depth, we are joined by Becky Paskin (spirits writer, co-founder of Our Whisky, and International Wine & Spirits Competition: Spirits Communicator of the Year for 2021.) So tune in as we examine the issues surrounding this complex subject and discuss steps that we can take as an industry to move forward.   ______________________   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
11/23/202030 minutes, 40 seconds
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Focus on Health w Lauren Paylor & Alex Jump | ep. 223

Working in the bar biz can be really taxing on you mind, body and spirit. In between the late nights of cocktails, shots and greasy food, it is easy to spend so much time taking care of others that we forget to take care of ourselves. Luckily, there are some good people in the industry who are trying to not only raise awareness regarding the importance of self-care, but they are also planning to do something about it. Which is why this week, we are joined by the founders of Focus on Health, Alex Jump and Lauren Paylor. So tune in as they tell us about their project and what they are doing to help improve the lives and longevity of today's bartender.  ______________________   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
11/16/202028 minutes, 1 second
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A Chat w the #1 Bar in the World: The Connaught Bar | ep. 222

Every year the World's 50 Best Bars releases their list of the top cocktail venues in the industry. This year was no different as the list was just announced less than 24 hours before we recorded this episode with the the staff of this years winner, The Connaught Bar. Tune in as we have a conversation with the team and ask them how they were able to achieve such an admirable and coveted goal. Guests: Director of Mixology: Agostino Perrone Head Mixologist: Giorgio Bargiani Deputy Bar Manager: Maura Milia Content Editor for The World's 50 best bars: Mark Sansom ==========================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge  
11/9/202026 minutes, 20 seconds
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Inside Diageo Bar Academy w Tristan Stephenson | ep. 221

If you are a bartender looking to expand your knowledge and skillset behind the bar, then you have no doubt already heard of Diageo Bar Academy. But if not, then this episode is just for you, as this week we are joined by acclaimed bartender, author and proprietor, Tristan Stephenson, who is also a contributor and podcast host for Diageo Bar Academy. So listen in, as he tells us about the program and why it can be of value to today's bartender. Proof Syrup: https://proofsyrup.com/?utm_source=bartender-at-large&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=ep3 ___________________________________________   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
11/2/202028 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Fever-Tree Origin Story | Ep. 220

While Fever-Tree Tonic is now found in stores around the world, there was once a time not so long ago when the idea of a premium mixer would have seemed ridiculous to the average drinker. Back then, tonic simply came out off of the gun with the average Gin & Tonic connoisseur having no idea what they were actually drinking. So how did the brand seemingly come out of nowhere, yet change the cocktail world forever? Tune in this week as we are joined by Fever-Tree co-founder, Tim Warrillow, and the United States CEO Charles Gibb, as we learn more about their story.  Proof Old-Fashioned Syrup: https://proofsyrup.com/?utm_source=bartender-at-large&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=ep2 ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
10/26/202030 minutes, 57 seconds
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Mentorship w A-K Hada | Ep. 219

It can be hard to make it in the bar business without someone in your corner rooting for you & showing you the ropes. Especially, when we are going through particularly hard times like today. Which is why this week, we decided to showcase the topic of mentoring with A-K Hada --formerly of PDT, Existing Conditions, and the Tales of the Cocktail Apprentice Program. Whether you are looking for a mentor or want to become a better one yourself, this is one episode that you will not want to miss.   Proof Old-Fashioned Syrup: https://proofsyrup.com/?utm_source=bartender-at-large&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=ep1    ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
10/19/202030 minutes, 41 seconds
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Bonus Episode w Lynn House: Preview

For this week's bonus episode, as Lynn House (National Spirits Specialist and Portfolio Mixologist for Heaven Hill Brands) and Erick talk about the difference between living your values and just paying them lip service. And how that applies to the bars that we work in. Get access to weekly bonus episodes: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge
10/14/202012 minutes, 46 seconds
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Brand Life & Recreating Lost Recipes w Lynn House | Ep. 218

How does one go about recreating the lost recipe to a once ubiquitous cocktail ingredient? Dubonnet Rouge was once found on back bars around the world, but eventually was forgotten as the aromatized wine fell out of favor due to lost popularity and a compromise in quality. But Lynn House, star bartender turned brand ambassador, helped lead the charge to bring this key ingredient back to its roots and regain its rightful place in the cocktail canon.   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
10/12/202028 minutes, 39 seconds
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Launching a Bartender Magazine w Rebekkah Dooley | Ep. 217

Putting out a print magazine as a massive publisher is already a difficult task, particularly during the COVID era. So how hard would it be for someone from within the bar industry to not only attempt this herculean feat, but also to succeed at producing an impressive zine that highlights a diverse crew of bartenders from around the world? Join us this week as we are joined by Rebekkah Dooley (Dead Rabbit, BlackTail and creator of the London Sessions) and discuss her inspiration and motivation for helping to created the innovative new magazine, Discard. Learn more: http://discardthezine.com ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
10/5/202029 minutes, 22 seconds
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Drinking Across America w Brian Bartels | Ep. 216

There are very few countries that have as a variety of drinking traditions as the United States. While many like to think that the U.S. is a homogeneous culture from coast to coast, they are overlooking the fact that the country is filled with little pockets that each has a distinctive way of imbibing their favorite tipple. Whether it is the near ubiquity of the Brandy Old-Fashioned in Wisconsin or the Picon Punch in Nevada, this week’s guest has travelled across the U.S. to document and record the country’s most unique drinking habits. So tune in as we sit down with Brian Bartels, the author of United States of Cocktails, and talk about the most interesting traditions that he has discovered on his travels.   Learn more: https://www.brianbartels.com ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
9/28/202039 minutes, 43 seconds
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With the Co-Founder of the LA Spirits Awards | Ep. 215

It is a great feat to organize an international spirits competition. Especially when the inaugural event is taking place during a global pandemic. If you have ever wondered what exactly goes into evaluating the world's greatest spirits, then tune in this week, as we are joined by Nicolette Teo (co-founder of the LA Spirits Awards) and listen up, as she details everything from how they select judges to how the event came together. This is not one to miss if you enjoy getting nerdy about tasting spirits. Learn more: https://laspiritsawards.com =============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
9/21/202027 minutes, 35 seconds
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Talking Gin w Acclaimed Filmmaker Paul Feig | Ep. 214

This week we are joined by the award-winning Hollywood director, producer and writer, Paul Feig. He has worked on some cult classic films which include Bridesmaids,  Ghostbusters, Spy, The Heat, etc. While all of that is certainly impressive, you might be wondering what he is doing on podcast about cocktails? Well that is because after a decades long love affair with gin and cocktail culture, Feig has finally released his very own gin, Artingstall's Brilliant London Dry Gin. So tune in, as we talk about everything from his recipe for the ultimate Martini to what it's like to own a spirits brand when you grew up in a family that doesn't drink. Learn more: https://www.artingstallsgin.com ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
9/14/202032 minutes, 25 seconds
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Talking Whiskey w Dominic Venegas | Ep. 213

Our guest this week is Dominic Venegas, a bartender turned brand ambassador, who has an encyclopedic knowledge of both spirits and cocktails. Over the years, he has worked at some of the industry's most influential bars in both San Francisco and New York, including Bourbon & Branch, and the NoMad Bar. During much of this time, he was also working at a boutique bottleshop during the day, so that he could beef up his spirits knowledge while he wasn't shaking drinks. Years later, he is now nominated for brand ambassador of the year, for his work representing one of the world's most prestigious whiskey portfolios. So tune in, as he talks about his journey into the world of premium spirits. =============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
9/7/202027 minutes, 18 seconds
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Launching Your Own Vermouth w Joe Schofield | Ep. 212

Giving this episode a title was a bit difficult, as Joe Schofield is so well-versed in so many areas of the cocktail world that it can be quite difficult to narrow things down. He just launched both his own cocktail book and his own vermouth, two things of which would keep any bartender busy. But while he was working on those projects, he was also collecting accolades and awards for both himself and the programs that he oversees. In fact, he excels in so many areas of the business that we just knew that we had to get him on to share his insight. Learn more:  https://www.joe-schofield.com =============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
8/31/202025 minutes, 29 seconds
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Making Cocktails Around the World w Beautiful Booze | Ep. 211

How do you go from working a regular 9 to 5 in an office to making cocktails around the world for your 90k Instagram followers? Tune in to hear the story of what it is like to take your passion for cocktails and travel and turn it into a full-time gig. Not only that, but we also dive into their new book and talk about what it is like creating new cocktails and styling them no matter where in the world the happen to be. So check out this week's episode, where we hang out with the team behind Beautiful Booze: Natalie Migliarini and James Stevenson of Little Lane Media.   Learn more:  Beautiful Booze   =============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
8/24/202029 minutes, 32 seconds
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Helping Your Bar Survive 2020 w T.H.I.R.S.T | Ep. 210

As if this year wasn't tough enough for bars & restaurant, unscrupulous insurance companies are only making it harder for these venues to survive 2020. Although, millions of business owners have been paying into business interruption coverage with their insurance  companies ever since their doors opened, now that the COVID crisis has hit, these same insurance companies have decided to not hold up their end of the deal. This shirking of responsibility has caught the attention of many in the industry who have decided to go toe to toe with these massive corporations and fight for what they think is right. So tune in, as we are joined by Claire Bertin-Lang and Aaron Lamprecht-Morphew, of T.H.I.R.S.T. Group to learn more about what they are doing to help today's bars and restaurants survive the pandemic.   Learn more:   Thirst Group: https://thirstgroup.us10.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=2b18cd1b7ad60e42f85790276&id=c3433fd8f6     ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
8/17/202025 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Birth of Broken Shaker w Gabe Orta | Ep. 209

There are very few bars that have made an impact on the industry like the Broken Shaker. The bars can be found from coast to coast in four different cities, but despite the acclaim that it has achieved it was no overnight sensation, as the roots of what gave it birth run deep. So tune in this week as we dive into the origin story of the Broken Shaker with one of the co-founders & legendary Miami bartender, Gabe Orta.   Learn more:    Broken Shaker: https://bar-lab.com/properties-bars/   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
8/10/202032 minutes, 11 seconds
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Cocktail Theory & Non-Alcoholic Amaro w John deBary | Ep. 208

In this week’s conversation we chat about a wide variety of topics that covers everything from drug-laced punch bowls to launching your own zero-proof botanical drinks. In between, we also discuss deBary's book, Drink What you Want, where he lays down the fundamentals of what you need to know about cocktails, while throwing pretension out the window. Learn more: Drink What You Want: https://www.amazon.com/Drink-What-You-Want-Objectively/dp/0525575774 Proteau: https://drinkproteau.com ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge  
8/3/202030 minutes, 35 seconds
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With the authors of Unvarnished: Eric Alperin & Deborah Stoll | Ep. 207

While many bar books hit the market every year, not many are as impactful as Eric Alperin & Deborah Stoll's Unvarnished: A Gimlet-eyed Look at Life Behind the Bar. What you get in this book is not simply another collection of recipes, although it does have those as well. Instead what you get is an insider's look into the business, including all of the highs and just as many lows. The result is an honest & truthful take on this industry while reminding us why we love this world so much. Tune in this week, as we hear from the authors & find out what went into putting this important book together. =============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
7/27/202028 minutes, 32 seconds
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Falling in Love with Rum w Ian Burrell | Ep. 206

It is hard to find anyone else in the spirits business who has done more for the modern rum renaissance then Global Rum Ambassador, Ian Burrell. For over 20 years, he has travelled the globe visiting distilleries, and educating bartenders and rum aficionados. In addition, he is also the founder of UK Rumfest, one of the industry's most prestigious spirits festivals, as well as co-founder of his very own rum, Equiano Rum. So tune in the week and get schooled on what it is like to live a life in dedicated to premium rum. Learn More: Equiano Rum: https://equianorum.com Ian Burrell: https://ianrumburrell.com ============================= Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
7/20/202025 minutes, 58 seconds
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Maximizing To-Go Cocktails w Anu Apte & Chris Elford | Ep. 205

Even though the bar industry still in state of uncertainty, a few bars are thriving in the realm of to-go cocktails. The award-winning bar, Navy Strength in Seattle is one of those bars that is not only doing it right, but they are eager to share their recipe for success with everyone else out there. Partly, because they see this as not only an opportunity to get their drinks to thirsty guests, but also as a way to extend their bar's experience into that guest's home. So tune in, as we are joined by Navy Strength owners, Anu Apte and Chris Elford. Learn More: Navy Strength =============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
7/13/202035 minutes, 23 seconds
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Inside the World's 50 Best Bars w Mark Sansom | Ep. 204

Join us as take a look behind the scenes of what goes into producing the World's 50 Best Bars list, as well as their charity auction, 50 Best for Recovery, which is raising money to offer as grants to bars struggling due to the coronavirus crisis. We will also be discussing the controversy regarding the ignorant and misogynist statements that were made by an awardee last year that cast a cloud over the awards, so tune in as we clear the air & hear more about how they will be moving forward. Learn More:  World's 50 Best 50 Best for Recovery =============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
7/6/202031 minutes, 32 seconds
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Staying Inspired When Running a Bar w Joseph Akhavan | Ep. 203

Maintaining that creative spark can be difficult when you are the onsite manager or operating partner, as sometimes the daily grind of keeping the bar open and guests happy can leave you with no energy for creating cocktails & concepting menus. Which is why for this episode, we wanted to hang out with Joseph Akhavan, owner/operator of Mabel in Paris, a bartender who not only runs an award-winning bar, but also creates some of the best cocktails around.   Learn More:    Mabel: https://www.mabelparis.com     ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge  
6/29/202032 minutes, 3 seconds
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Launching Your Own Canned Cocktail Company w Aaron Polsky | Ep. 202

Over the last few years the public has seen a massive influx of canned and bottled cocktails hit the shelves, but what goes into getting those to market in the first place? Well if you are a billion dollar company it is pretty easy to understand how they take off, but how about if you are just a hard-working bartender with some hustle and a dream? Tune in this week for an episode with star bartender, Aaron Polsky, as he shares the story behind his new company that is attempting to revolutionize the canned cocktail craze.   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
6/22/202031 minutes, 25 seconds
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Tales of the Cocktail is Going Digital w Caroline Rosen | Ep. 201

With the cocktail festival season being thrown into chaos due to covid-19, most events seem to be getting canceled out right. However, Tales of the Cocktail is instead going digital for 2020. What does that entail & how will it affect those "attending" this year? Tune in as we are joined by Caroline Rosen, President of the Tales of the Cocktail Foundation, as she gives us the lowdown on how things will roll out. Learn More:  https://talesofthecocktail.org ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
6/15/202026 minutes, 59 seconds
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Episode 200 w the Legendary Dale DeGroff pt 2 | Ep. 200

Here is part 2 to our episode with bartending legend, Dale DeGroff.    ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge  
6/10/202033 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 200 w the Legendary Dale DeGroff pt 1 | Ep. 200

Since we are hitting a huge milestone with episode number 200, we wanted to make sure that we matched that benchmark with a guest of equal stature. Naturally, we thought that there could be no one better suited for the task, than the one and only King of the Cocktail, Dale DeGroff, the acclaimed bartender and author. Due to the fact that this was our first time having this legendary figure onto the show, we decided to do a special two part episode with him that clocks in at over an hour, because we wanted to make sure that this episode was just as special for you, as it was for us.    ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge  
6/8/202038 minutes, 38 seconds
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Creativity & Burnout w Chris Moore pt 2 | Ep. 199

In the bar industry, it seems that the most common dream is to own your own bar. But what happens when that goal turns into something that you regret, and you find yourself falling out of love with the craft that you have dedicated your life to? These is not an easy situation to deal with particularly when the bar is ranked as one of the best in the world, yet you have never been more miserable. To get an inside look from someone who lived it firsthand, we are joined by the cocktail genius, Chris Moore (formerly of Coupette, and the Beaufort Bar at the Savoy.)   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: For early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge    
6/3/202014 minutes, 14 seconds
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Creativity & Burnout w Chris Moore pt 1 | Ep. 199

In the bartender world, it seems that the most common dream is to own your very own spot. But what happens when that goal turns into something that you regret, and you find yourself falling out of love with the craft that you have dedicated your life to? These is not an easy situation to deal with particularly when the bar is ranked as one of the best in the world, yet you have never been more miserable. To get an inside look from someone who lived it firsthand, we are joined by the cocktail genius, Chris Moore (formerly of Coupette, and the Beaufort Bar at the Savoy.)   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: For early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge  
6/1/202037 minutes, 6 seconds
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Chloe Frechette on Easy Tiki Drinks | Ep. 198

While many cocktail aficionados out there love to drink a well-made tiki classic when they are out for drinks, trying to recreate traditional tiki recipes at home can be a bit overwhelming, even for the seasoned bartender. Since the ingredient count can often climb as high as ten or twelve components (and sometimes even more than that) in some of these cocktails many people just flat out give up before even attempting any of these drinks. To help us defeat this mindset, Chloe Frechette (senior editor for Punch) worked with some fo the best tiki minds in the world to simplify these daunting recipes for her new book, Easy Tiki. So tune in this week, as we talk about Mai Tais, tiki history and what makes a drink authentically tiki.   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: For early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge    
5/25/202028 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ivy Mix on Latin American Spirits | Ep. 197

This week we are joined by Ivy Mix (co-founder of Speed Rack, and Tales of the Cocktail: Bartender of the Year 2015) to discuss her new book, Spirits of Latin America: A Celebration of Culture & Cocktails, with 100 Recipes from Leyenda & Beyond. In addition, she also talks about her involvement with the Independent Restaurant Coalition, a group working to help local restaurants & bars survive the coronavirus. So tune in as we discuss everything from pre-Columbian distillation to running bars while trying to write a book.   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: For early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge    
5/18/202035 minutes, 41 seconds
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Staying Sane During Covid Shutdown w Yael Vengroff pt 2 | Ep. 196

Part two of our episode with Yael Vengroff, Tales of the Cocktail: Bartender of the Year 2018, and beverage director of Spare Room, Genghis Cohen, Mountaineering Club, and Cross Eyed Critters.)   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: For early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge    
5/13/202027 minutes, 41 seconds
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Staying Sane During Covid Shutdown w Yael Vengroff pt 1| Ep. 196

Since so many bartenders are creatures of the night with predictable nocturnal habits, the Covid shutdown has really thrown us for a loop. Due to the fact, that for years we have been   staying busy behind the bar by constantly moving and socializing with guests, it has been a particularly difficult transition for many of us to now be sheltered in place with only minimal stimulation. There doesn’t seem to be a roadmap for the best way to deal with this, so to help us shed a little light on these issues, we are joined by Tales of the Cocktail: Bartender of the Year 2018, Yael Vengroff. Yael manages a number of bars, while also consulting, traveling and doing various brand work, so she is the perfect candidate to discuss how she has been channeling her creative energies. So join us for this special two part episode featuring the esteemed Yael Vengroff (beverage director of Spare Room, Genghis Cohen, Mountaineering Club, and Cross Eyed Critters.)   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: For early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge  
5/11/202033 minutes, 24 seconds
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Brad Thomas Parsons on Last Call | Ep. 195

This week we are thrilled to be joined by the James Beard award-winning author, Brad Thomas Parsons, to discuss his latest book, Last Call: Bartenders on Their Final Drink and the Wisdom and Rituals of Closing Time. A book dedicated to the late night rituals & practices of bartenders across the country. So tune in as we discuss what makes that last drink so special.  Learn More: Last Call: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0399582762/ Brad Thomas Parsons: https://btparsons.com/about/ ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: For early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge    
5/4/202034 minutes, 51 seconds
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Helping Your Bar Survive Covid-19 w Bobby Heugel| Ep. 194

With the information regarding the Covid-19 shutdown changing from day to day, we decided to link up with Houston bar mogul, Bobby Heugel, so that he could help us decipher what the best plan of action is for today's bars. Many bars & restaurants are overwhelmed with looming bills & an uncertain future, and concerns like this are why this week's episode is a must listen for anyone who might have questions on how to stay afloat. So tune in as we get in depth on everything from Paycheck Protection Program & filing unemployment to dealing with your landlord if you bar can't make rent.    ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: For early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge    
4/27/202029 minutes, 17 seconds
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Diving into the World of Vodka w PAU Maui | Ep. 193

Vodka tends to be a very misunderstood spirit in the modern craft cocktail movement. In the past, we have done episodes on every spirit you can imagine from scotch to tequila from pisco to baijiu, so we decided that it was finally time to finally get deep with vodka. To help guide us on our journey we were joined by Keli'i Heen of PAU Maui Vodka.   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: For early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge    
4/20/202032 minutes, 9 seconds
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Coronavirus & To-Go Cocktails w Chris Lowder| Ep. 192

With the world currently reeling from the effects of coronavirus, the repercussions are so disorienting that they are leaving most of us in a state of not knowing what to expect next. To help us better understand the changes on the horizon, for this episode we go straight to Shanghai to learn from a local expert as to how the bars are maximizing sales with cocktails to-go, while slowly starting to reopen to the public. So tune in as we chat with international bar wiz, Chris Lowder of Proof & Company (formerly of the NoMad Bar in NYC.)   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: For early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge    
4/13/202046 minutes, 48 seconds
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An Interview w Our Host Erick Castro | Ep. 191

We finally decided to turn the tables on the host of the show, Erick Castro, and have him answers some questions for once. After allowing him to interview guests for nearly 200 episodes, we thought it was time to put him in the hot seat. So tune in and listen as he is interviewed by West Coast bartender, Trevor Easter, of the Snug in Sacramento.   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: For early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge    
4/6/202040 minutes, 52 seconds
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Sustainable Cocktails w Claire Sprouse | Ep. 190

With more and more bars are understanding sustainability as a good practice in regards to the environment, many bartenders are beginning to realize that it is good business as well. Because reducing waste behind the bar also reduces costs to your bottom line & that is great news for the financial health of your bar. So tune in this week, as we are joined by a pioneer in sustainable cocktails, Claire Sprouse of Hunky Dory in Brooklyn, and learn more about how sustainability can improve the cocktails at your bar.    Learn More:   Hunky Dory https://www.hunkydorybk.com   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: For early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge    
3/30/202039 minutes, 12 seconds
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A Chat w Industry Leader: Jim Meehan | Ep. 189 pt. 2

Welcome back for part two of our interview with famed author and bartender Jim Meehan.   Learn More: Jim Meehan https://www.mixographyinc.com/about.html   Banks 5 Rum https://www.banksrum.com/   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: For early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
3/25/202020 minutes, 39 seconds
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A Chat w Industry Leader: Jim Meehan | Ep. 189 pt. 1

This week we are joined by famed author and bartender Jim Meehan for an extra special two part episode. Even in today's high-stakes cocktail world, it can be hard to find anyone in the business with as much experience and as many accolades as Jim Meehan. From James Beard awards to Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards, there are very few that have even come close to matching his success in the bar world; so, tune in this week, as he shares his advice and perspective to those coming up in today's industry.   Learn More: Jim Meehan https://www.mixographyinc.com/about.html   Banks 5 Rum https://www.banksrum.com/   East Imperial Grapefruit Soda https://eastimperial.com/products/grapefruit-soda?variant=13969651302442   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: For early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge  
3/23/202032 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Science of Flavor w Bob Holmes: Author & Scientist | Ep. 188

As bartenders & industry professionals, we work with flavor on a near constant basis, yet so much of what we know about it is based on superstition & conventional wisdom as opposed to hard science. To help us better understand the field of flavor from a scientific perspective, we are joined by Bob Holmes, evolutionary biologist and author of the acclaimed book, Flavor: the Science of Our Most Neglected Sense. So tune in for this extra special episode, as we explore the senses and better understand the mysteries of flavor that so deeply impact everything we serve across the bar.   Learn More:   Flavor: The Science of Our Most Neglected Sense   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: For early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge    
3/16/202038 minutes, 2 seconds
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Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey w Stephanie Shen | Ep. 187

Considering the fact that we are going through a bit of an Irish Whiskey renaissance, it is easy to forget that only 15 years ago the whiskey industry in Ireland was only a shadow of its former self. But all of that has change as Ireland’s native spirit is back on the rise and ready to reclaim its proper place in the spirits realm. To help us learn about the beautiful world of Irish Whiskey, we are joined by Stephanie Shen, Global Brand Ambassador for Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey. So tune in as we talk about everything from barbacking in Dublin to Saint Patrick's Day cocktails.   Learn More:   Dead Rabbit https://deadrabbitirishwhiskey.com   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: For early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge  
3/9/202033 minutes, 14 seconds
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Achieving Longevity w Ago Perrone of the Connaught Bar | Ep. 186

In this business it is so common to see a bar open up win a bunch of awards & then fizzle out within a few years as staff changes & a places loses its appeal. But what is far more rare is to see a bar that has been open 10 or 11 years growing & innovating, while still receiving accolades & taking home awards. This is exactly what the Connaught Bar has been able to do while under the helm of Ago Perrone & his talented team. To help us better understand the long-game & how to best achieve longevity in the bar world, we had the opportunity to sit down with Perrone, so he could share his views & philosophies on cocktails & hospitality with us.   Learn More: Connaught Bar https://www.the-connaught.co.uk/restaurants-bars/connaught-bar/   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: For early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
3/2/202033 minutes, 40 seconds
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Vegan Cocktails w Megan Daniel| Ep. 185

With the number of vegan & vegetarian guests coming into the bar these days, being able to offer them delicious alternatives to ingredients they do not consume is not only solid hospitality, but simply good business. Which is why this week, we are joined by Megan Daniel of Nari, SF, so that she can help us better understand what constitutes a great vegan cocktail, as well as explore some tried and true methods to recreate alternatives to items such as cream, egg white, butter, etc.   Learn More: https://www.narisf.com   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: For early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge  
2/24/202031 minutes, 13 seconds
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Cuban Cocktails w Julio Cabrera | Ep. 184

It is hard find another country that has contributed more to the world of craft cocktails than Cuba. From the Daiquiri to the Mojito to the El Presidente, this small country has punched above its weight when it came to creating classic recipes. To help us understand why this is & to further explore the depth of Cuban bar culture, we are joined this week by world-renowned bartender, Julio Cabrera, owner of Miami's award-winning Cafe La Trova.   Learn More: Cafe La Trova https://www.cafelatrova.com   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: For early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
2/17/202036 minutes, 39 seconds
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Cocktail Innovators: Max & Noel Venning | Ep. 183

It is rare to find a more innovative & creative duo in the bar biz than Noel & Max Venning. These two brothers have not only opened a globally ranked cocktail bar in London, Three Sheets, but they have also written a ground-breaking cocktail book, Batched & Bottled, a book that simplifies cutting edge cocktails for the layman. So tune in this week, as we listen to the two siblings offer their advice on serving forward-thinking drinks quickly & in a casual setting.   Learn More: Three Sheets: http://threesheets-bar.com   Batched & Bottled: https://smile.amazon.com/Batched-Bottled-Cocktails-Make-Ahead/dp/1787131556/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=batched+and+bottled&qid=1580960101&sr=8-1    ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: For early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge  
2/10/202035 minutes, 57 seconds
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Secrets of Sherry w Talia Baiocchi | Ep. 182

It is rare to find another wine (or potential cocktail ingredient) that is as delicious & versatile, yet as misunderstood—as sherry. For hundreds of years, sherry was considered one of the world’s great wines, spoken about in the same reverential terms as the finest Bordeaux and Burgundies. But in the last few decades, sherry fell by the wayside. Luckily for us, however, sherry is in the midst of a renaissance & being re-discovered wine lovers & bartenders around the world. So, tune in this week as this beautiful elixir is demystified by Talia Baiocchi, author of the James Beard nominated book: Sherry: A Modern Guide to the Wine World's Best-Kept Secret, and Editor-in-Chief of the award-winning PunchDrink.com   Learn More: Sherry: A Modern Guide to the Wine World's Best-Kept Secret https://www.amazon.com/Sherry-Modern-Best-Kept-Cocktails-Recipes/dp/160774581X   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: For early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge  
2/3/202033 minutes, 41 seconds
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Leadership & Management w Meaghan Dormanl | Ep. 181

There are plenty of bar books on how to make the perfect Old-Fashioned or a killer Margarita, but there aren’t many books that teach you to how train and lead an incredible bar team. To help lend us some guidance on the subject of scaling up your crew, we are joined by Meaghan Dorman (Bar Director of Raines Law Room, Raines Law Room at the William, Dear Irving, and Dear Irving on Hudson) who has years of experience running multiple award-winning venues around New York City. So, tune in as she reveals the tools & insights that allow her to thrive and succeed.   Learn More: Raines Law Room http://www.raineslawroom.com   Dear Irving https://www.dearirving.com   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: For early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge  
1/27/202029 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Bad Boys of Brandy: Hubert Germain-Robin & Alexandre Gabriel | Ep. 180

We all wish to innovate in the workplace and help push the boundaries of what is possible in the world of beverage, but what about when what you are setting out to do has never been done before? This week we meet with a couple of rebels in the field of spirits who are not only blazing new trails, but also resurrecting lost methods of brandy production. So join us, as we chat with Alexandre Gabriel of Maison Ferrand and Hubert Germain-Robin, one of the first craft distillers in modern American spirits.   Learn More: Hubert Germain-Robin https://distilling.com/distillermagazine/author/hubert-germain-robin/   Alexandre Gabriel http://maisonferrand.com/en/alexandre-gabriel/   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: For early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge  
1/20/202033 minutes, 15 seconds
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What it's Like to be a Tiki Artist w Tiki Diablo | Ep. 179

Have you ever wondered who designs those beautiful tiki mugs that hold your favorite cocktail? Or ever considered who carved the bartop at your local tiki bar? Also, what goes into this sort of design? Tune in this week as we meet with tiki legend, Daniel Gallardo aka Tiki Diablo, the artist who has designed some of the world's most famous tropical havens, as well as many of the industry's most sought after mugs.   Learn More:   TIKI DIABLO http://tikidiablo.com   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: For early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge    
1/13/202035 minutes, 49 seconds
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Holistic Hedonism w Camille Vidal | Ep. 178

With the New Year in full swing & everyone focused on resolutions  and self-care, we decided to focus this week’s episode on leading a healthier lifestyle as a bartender. To help guide the way, our guest this week is Camille Vidal, the founder of the mindful drinking consultancy La Maison Wellness. In years past, Vidal has spent her career as a consultant and global brand ambassador most notably for St-Germain, but she is now forging a career as an advocate for low/no ABV cocktails, while also elevating practical well-being and healthy habits for hospitality employees.   Learn More:   La Maison Wellness https://www.lamaisonwellness.com   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: For early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge    
1/6/202040 minutes, 31 seconds
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Unforgettable Bar Spaces w Josh Harris | Ep. 177

Tune in this week as we chat with industry magnate, Josh Harris —co-owner of the award-winning bars bars Trick Dog and Bon Voyage, and co-founder consulting company The Bon Vivants — as he details his process of creating atmosphere in his venues. Whether it is hitting flea markets in the early morning or taking road trips to find that perfect piece of memorabilia, Harris does not cut corners when it comes to finalizing the look of a bar. In addition, he discusses his endeavors in regards to charity and how he believes that philanthropy compliments the vibe of hospitality that his bars create.   Learn More:   Bon Vivants https://www.bonvivants.com/bvhospitality/   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: For early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
12/30/201933 minutes, 54 seconds
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Building Culture w Megs Miller of FAM Bar | Ep. 176

When you are trying to create a world class bar, there are few things more important than building a strong team where everyone is working hard & on the same page. But putting together an awesome crew is much more than simply choosing the right people, it's also about developing a workplace where they can be challenged & grow professionally, while being surrounded by coworkers they can believe in. To help us learn more about this crucial philosophy, we are joined by UK bartender, Megs Miller of FAM Bar, an expert in building bar teams.   Learn More:   FAM Bar https://fam.bar   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: For early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge  
12/16/201929 minutes, 31 seconds
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Bonus Episode: Q&A w Alexandre Gabriel of Pierre Ferrand

Why wait until Monday for a new episode when you can tune in to this bonus episode with this week's guest: Alexandre Gabriel of Maison Ferrand. Here he will be taking questions from our audience. So listen in as we learn about Cognac from one of the spirit's greatest talents.   Learn More: Maison Ferrand http://maisonferrand.com/en/   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
12/11/201925 minutes, 30 seconds
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Conversation w Master Blender Alexandre Gabriel | Ep. 175

Join us as we have a conversation with the creative mind behind so many of today's most prestigious spirits, Alexandre Gabriel. Over the last 30 years, he has earned a reputation for blazing his own trail, resurrecting lost methods & sometimes even ruffling a few feathers in the process. So tune, as we shares his story behind his spirits empire.    Learn More: Maison Ferrand http://maisonferrand.com   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: For early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge  
12/9/201931 minutes, 16 seconds
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Vegas Casino Cocktail Bars w Sam Ross & Juyoung Kang | Ep. 174

Not so long ago, the Las Vegas strip was the last place that cocktail connoisseurs would head to for a well-crafted beverage, but now those days are long gone, as casinos have grown hip to quality cocktails. A large part of this recent shift is due to people like Sam Ross & Juyoung Kang, who are featured on this week's episode. They are two of the talents who are helping to change how people are drinking in the gambling capital of the world.   Learn More: The Dorsey Cocktail Bar https://www.venetian.com/restaurants/the-dorsey.html   Rosina Cocktail Lounge https://www.venetian.com/restaurants/rosina.html   Electra Cocktail Club https://www.venetian.com/restaurants/electra-cocktail-club.html   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: For early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge    
12/2/201933 minutes, 40 seconds
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Holiday Cocktails w Nick Bennett of the Porchlight NYC | Ep. 173

Join us this week as dive deep into holiday cocktails with renowned eggnog advocate, Nicholas Bennett of the Porchlight in New York City. Bennett is known for his eggnog which is aged over a year, as well as his Hot Buttered Rum. So tune in as we go over the fundamentals of seasonal cocktails, as well as what goes into being able to serve them in a high-volume bar setting.   Learn More:   Nick Bennett https://www.porchlightbar.com/team-member/nick-bennett/   Nick's Aged Eggnog Recipe https://thenickbennett.tumblr.com/post/75693719644/aged-eggnog   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: For early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge  
11/25/201931 minutes, 15 seconds
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Coffee Cocktails w Martin Hudak of Mr. Black | Ep. 172

Think you know enough about coffee cocktails? Well think again, because this week we are joined by bartender Martin Hudak, the global brand ambassador of Mr. Black Coffee Liqueur and co-founder of the award-winning cocktail bar Maybe Sammy. On this episode, he sheds light on everything regarding coffee cocktails from production to sourcing to application. If you love coffee as much as we do, then this is not one to be missed.    Learn More: Mr. Black Coffee Liqueur http://mrblack.co   Martin Hudak https://www.instagram.com/martin_hudak/   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: For early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge    
11/18/201928 minutes, 30 seconds
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Bartender's Choice Awards w Jakob Sundin & Michael Bergstrom | Ep. 171

The Bartender's Choice Awards is annual show that acknowledges excellence within the Nordic drinks industry and is recognized as the most prestigious awards for the Nordic bar scene. Tune in and listen to how the co-founders, Jakob Sundin & Michael Bergstrom, started an independent awards showcase that is run by bartenders and for bartenders.   Learn More:   Bartender's Choice Awards https://www.bartenderschoiceawards.se   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: For early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge    
11/11/201925 minutes, 38 seconds
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Bar Operations w Kevin Demers of Cold Room Montreal| Ep. 170

Kevin Demers has been part of the bar industry for more than a decade now and in that time, he has played a pivotal role in the cocktail community. He has done utilizing not only his skills behind the bar, but also via his award-winning bars, The Coldroom and El Pequeño. Tune in this week & listen in as he shares his insight regarding hospitality & creating inviting environments that create regulars and keep people coming back.    Learn More:   Coldroom: https://www.thecoldroommtl.com   El Pequeño https://www.elpequenobar.com   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: For early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge    
11/4/201935 minutes, 27 seconds
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Mechanics of Distilling w Dan Farber | Ep. 169

Is there a difference between aging and maturity in spirits? How does brandy differ from whiskey? What kind of apples do you need to make a quality apple brandy? Learn the answers to these questions and many more for distiller Dan Farber, who has over 30 years of experience making spirits.    Learn More:   Dan Farber https://distilling.com/judge/dan-farber/   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: For early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge    
10/28/201932 minutes, 10 seconds
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Pioneer of Cocktail Foraging & Molecular Mixology Nick Strangeway | Ep. 168

  There are very few names in the international bar world that have been as influential over the years as Nick Strangeway. Whether it was resurrecting lost recipes, foraging for ingredients or innovating cocktails via molecular mixology, he has consistently managed to be at the forefront of the industry. Which is why we were so happy to sit down with him & hear him share his story & inspiration.    Learn More:   Nick Strangeway https://www.diffordsguide.com/people/3228/bartender/nick-strangeway   Hepple Gin https://www.hepple-gin.com   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: For early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge    
10/21/201932 minutes, 48 seconds
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Making Your Bar LGBT+ Friendly w Chris Cabrera | Ep. 167

The history of the LGBT+ community is so closely tied to bars & nightlife that we decided to meet up with Chris Cabrera, of Grey Goose, to get schooled on issues pertinent to the cocktail world. We discuss everything from the Stonewall Riots, "The Death of the Gay Bar," and how to offer the best hospitality to your guests no matter what their sexual identity.    Learn More:     Chris Cabrera https://www.instagram.com/chrscab/   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: For early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge    
10/14/201927 minutes, 56 seconds
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Exploring the Highball w Lauren Mote & Ali Reynolds | Ep. 166

  Oftentimes, the simplest drinks can be the most difficult to master and the highball definitely falls into that category. While it can seem deceptively easy in approach, there is much more to it than just spirit & mixer, which is why we decided to bring on Ali Reynolds & Lauren Mote, so they could share their insight & passion on this beloved classic. So join us in exploring the highball in all of its iterations & possibilities, as well as discussing the pitfalls & highball faux pas to avoid.    Learn More:   Lauren Mote: https://www.instagram.com/laurenmote/   Ali Reynolds: https://www.instagram.com/ali.scotch   Johnnie Walker: https://www.instagram.com/johnniewalker   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: For early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge    
10/7/201931 minutes, 3 seconds
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Modern Tiki w Shannon Mustipher| Ep. 165

Tune in this week, as we are joined by acclaimed author & bartender Shannon Mustipher, as she shares her love regarding everything tropical. In addition, she walks us through her creative process when creating new cocktails & riffing on the classics.   Learn More:   Shannon Mustipher:  https://www.shannonmustipher.com   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   SUPPORT US ON PATREON: For early access to episodes, exclusive bonus episodes, special content and more: https://www.patreon.com/BartenderAtLarge    FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge    
9/30/201938 minutes, 25 seconds
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Entrepreneurship w Simon Ford of Ford's Gin| Ep. 164

Launching your own business can be a treacherous endeavor particularly when you are in the bar & spirits world where the stakes can be make or break. So, tune in this week as Simon Ford of Ford's Gin offers up real talk on entrepreneurship & starting your own spirits business without holding anything back.    Learn More: Ford's Gin   https://www.fordsgin.com     ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
9/23/201933 minutes, 40 seconds
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Creating a Neighborhood Cocktail Bar| Ep. 163

Opening a local bar that is a hit with the neighborhood is hard enough, but trying to do that while still executing award-winning cocktails is that much harder. This week, we go to the Bar Hommage, winner of the Best Cocktail Bar in Sweden award at the Bartenders’ Choice Awards 2017, and meet with the masterminds of the operation, Alex Skarlen & Ola Carlson. Together they shed some light on what it takes to keep guests coming back.   Learn More:   Bar Hommage https://www.bartenderschoiceawards.se/winners-2017   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
9/16/201928 minutes
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Building a Bar While Building a Family w Lindsay Nader & Trevor Easter | Ep. 162

Making the transition from a boyfriend & girlfriend to full-blown business partners can be a tough task for many of us in the bar world, and once you throw a baby into the mix it can be ever harder. Which is why for this episode, we decided to link up with one of the industry's top power couples, Lindsay Nader & Trevor Easter (of the Snug in Sacramento) and got advice from them on how they manage to thrive via communication & the splitting of duties. But that is only the start, so tune in this week for some practical advice that everyone could learn from.  Learn More:   The Snug https://www.instagram.com/snugca/?hl=en   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge  
9/9/201933 minutes, 32 seconds
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Part 2: Tiki Legend: Jeff "Beachbum" Berry | Ep. 161

We are back with another hour plus episode of the show and this time we went to New Orleans to meet with Jeff "Beachbum" Berry, acclaimed author of many seminal tiki books and owner of the award-winning Latitude 29. Berry is one of the pivotal figures in the modern tiki revival and is credited with personally unearthing many classic recipes of the craft cocktail renaissance.   Learn More:   Latitude 29 https://latitude29nola.com   Beachbum Berry https://beachbumberry.com/publications.html   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
9/2/201929 minutes, 28 seconds
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Part 1: Tiki Legend: Jeff "Beachbum" Berry | Ep. 161

We are back with another hour plus episode of the show and this time we went to New Orleans to meet with Jeff "Beachbum" Berry, acclaimed author of many seminal tiki books and owner of the award-winning Latitude 29. Berry is one of the pivotal figures in the modern tiki revival and is credited with personally unearthing many classic recipes of the craft cocktail renaissance.  Learn More: Latitude 29 https://latitude29nola.com Beachbum Berry https://beachbumberry.com/publications.html   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge  
9/2/201933 minutes, 19 seconds
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Tokyo Bartending w Rogerio Igarashi Vaz | Ep. 160

On a recent trip to Tokyo, we took the opportunity to sit down with one of the country's top bartenders, Rogerio Igarashi Vaz. Rogerio is the owner of Bar Trench, an innovative yet classic-leaning bar located in the hip neighborhood of Shibuya. His bar makes amazing cocktails and has achieved notoriety around world, so tune in to this episode to hear what he has to say. Learn More: Bar Trench https://www.instagram.com/bartrench/   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge  
8/26/201929 minutes, 12 seconds
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Exploring Amaro w Stephanie Andrews | Ep. 159

To help us dig a little deeper into the world of amaro, we decided to sit down with Stephanie Andrews (of Billy Sunday in Chicago) since her bar has the largest amaro selection in the US. So tune in, as she shares her perspective on this mysterious category, while also discussing its history and production.  Learn More: Billy Sunday https://www.billy-sunday.com   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge  
8/19/201929 minutes, 59 seconds
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Bonus: Q&A w Richie Boccato

Tune in for a bonus Q&A session that Richie Bocatto & Erick Castro did with a group of Sweden's top bartenders.    Learn More: Bocatto Industries http://www.boccatoindustries.com     ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the globe, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you would love to get an insider's look into the world of cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge  
8/12/201923 minutes, 53 seconds
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Ice & Technique w Richie Boccato | Ep. 158

Anytime the topic of ice comes up in the world of cocktails, Richie Bocatto's name is usually mentioned soon after, as he is world-renowned for his passion & dedication to ice harvesting & cultivation. On a recent trip to Sweden, we got him to sit down with us in front of an audience and share his views & philosophies on this often neglected ingredient.    Learn More: Bocatto Industries http://www.boccatoindustries.com   ==============================   Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge  
8/12/201943 minutes, 6 seconds
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Dangerous & Poisonous Cocktails w Camper English | Ep. 157

In the race for innovation and creativity in the world of cocktails, many bartenders are reaching for ingredients that are potentially poisonous and could put themselves and their guests at risk. To help us navigate the world of dangerous ingredients, we are joined by cocktail writer Camper English, who has done years of research into this area of the cocktail world. Join us this week, as we learn about some surprisingly deadly ingredients that could leave you reeling from a lot more than a hangover.    Learn More: Cocktail Safe https://www.cocktailsafe.org Alcademics https://www.alcademics.com     ==============================   Join us every Monday as star bartender, Erick Castro, hangs out with some of the top bartenders from around the world while drinking a little bit of whiskey. The truth about bartending comes to the surface, since nothing is off limits and topics range on everything from sleeping with customers to the first time you got drunk.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge  
8/5/201932 minutes, 16 seconds
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Tiki Master: Brian Miller of the Polynesian | Ep. 156

Join us this week as we talk with internationally acclaimed bartender, Brian Miller, Partner/Beverage Director/Bartender of The Polynesian in New York. Before falling in love with tiki, Miller was on the opening crews of seminal cocktail bars, Death & Company, and Pegu Club. It was during his early days making classic cocktails that he began his life-long love affair with tropical & exotic cocktails. So, tune in as we trace his career from his early days in craft bars to owning his own place.   Learn More: The Polynesian https://thepolynesiantiki.com     ==============================   Join us every Monday as star bartender, Erick Castro, hangs out with some of the top bartenders from around the world while drinking a little bit of whiskey. The truth about bartending comes to the surface, since nothing is off limits and topics range on everything from sleeping with customers to the first time you got drunk.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge  
7/29/201936 minutes, 39 seconds
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Carina Soto Velasquez of Candelaria in Paris | Ep. 155

Running a transatlantic consulting group, while still owning some of the world’s best bars is no easy task, which is why we decided to sit down with this week’s guest, Carina Soto Velasquez of Quixotic Projects (Candelaria, Le Marie Celeste, and many more.) Although, originally from Colombia, Carina has been a leader in the Paris cocktail scene for over 10 years where  her award-winning bars are ranked some of the best in the world.  Learn More: Quixotic Projects https://www.quixotic-projects.com     ==============================   Join us every Monday as star bartender, Erick Castro, hangs out with some of the top bartenders from around the world while drinking a little bit of whiskey. The truth about bartending comes to the surface, since nothing is off limits and topics range on everything from sleeping with customers to the first time you got drunk.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge  
7/22/201940 minutes, 53 seconds
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Pippa Guy of the Savoy American Bar | Ep. 154

Bartending at one of the top-ranked cocktail bars in the world can be a lot of pressure, particularly when it is is one that has as rich a history as the American Bar at the Savoy. So, to help us get a better understanding of what is like, we met with senior bartender and acclaimed author, Pippa Guy, who while not traveling the world and making drinks took the time to sit down with us and share her love for all things fizzy.    Learn More:   American Bar at the Savoy https://www.thesavoylondon.com/restaurant/american-bar/   Let's Get Fizzical https://www.amazon.com/Lets-Get-Fizzical-Cocktail-Champagne/dp/1465473882/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1TWEVMSZ3ZPK9&keywords=let%27s+get+fizzical&qid=1562883557&s=gateway&sprefix=let%27s+get+fizz%2Caps%2C296&sr=8-1   ==============================   Join us every Monday as star bartender, Erick Castro, hangs out with some of the top bartenders from around the world while drinking a little bit of whiskey. The truth about bartending comes to the surface, since nothing is off limits and topics range on everything from sleeping with customers to the first time you got drunk.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge  
7/15/201933 minutes, 36 seconds
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Chat with w Gary Solomon Jr of Tales of the Cocktail | Ep. 153

Every July, bartenders & spirits professionals from all around the world come to New Orleans to celebrate cocktail & bar culture at Tales of the Cocktail, the industry's largest convention. Although, the event is approaching its 18th year, the event is still growing, especially now that it is under new & exciting leadership. Join us this week as we meet with Gary Solomon Jr., the event's co-chair, and listen in as he shares his insight into the event & what goes into making it happen.   Learn More:   Tales of the Cocktail http://talesofthecocktail.org   Tales of the Cocktail: Grant Program https://talesofthecocktail.org/grants/   ==============================   Join us every Monday as star bartender, Erick Castro, hangs out with some of the top bartenders from around the world while drinking a little bit of whiskey. The truth about bartending comes to the surface, since nothing is off limits and topics range on everything from sleeping with customers to the first time you got drunk.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge  
7/8/201929 minutes, 55 seconds
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Conversation w Sam Ross of Attaboy NYC | Ep. 152

Join us this week as we sit down with legendary bartender, Sam Ross, for a special one-hour episode. For those of you that don't know, Ross is the inventor many modern-day classics, such as the Paper Plane and the Penicillin, so tune in as he takes us on a tour of his creative process and his philosophic outlook on bars and cocktails. He is wealth of knowledge, so this is definitely not one to miss.   Learn More:   Attaboy: https://www.worlds50bestbars.com/fifty-best-bars-list/attaboy.php   Diamond Reef: https://diamondreefnyc.com   Bartender's Choice Cocktail App: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bartenders-choice-vol-2/id1365129119   ==============================   Join us every Monday as star bartender, Erick Castro, hangs out with some of the top bartenders from around the world while drinking a little bit of whiskey. The truth about bartending comes to the surface, since nothing is off limits and topics range on everything from sleeping with customers to the first time you got drunk.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge  
6/30/201957 minutes, 14 seconds
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The 5 Star Dive Bar w/ Moe Aljaff of Two Schmucks | Ep. 151

How do you open an award-winning bar with almost no budget in a country where you don't speak the language, yet still manage to get it onto the World's Best Bar list? His bar, Two Schmucks in Barcelona, seemingly came out of nowhere & has disrupted the mechanics on what a world-class bar is supposed to be. So, tune in and listen as Moe Aljaff shares his secrets to success and lays out his DIY philosophy when it comes to bars.    Learn More:   Moe Aljaff https://www.instagram.com/cocktailschmuck/?hl=en     Two Schmucks https://www.worlds50bestbars.com/worlds-50-best-bar-2018_51-100/   ==============================   Join us every Monday as star bartender, Erick Castro, hangs out with some of the top bartenders from around the world while drinking a little bit of whiskey. The truth about bartending comes to the surface, since nothing is off limits and topics range on everything from sleeping with customers to the first time you got drunk.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge  
6/23/201934 minutes, 11 seconds
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Chat w Tequila Legend Julio Bermejo | Ep. 150

What better way to celebrate episode 150, then with a special hour-long episode featuring tequila legend, Julio Bermejo, of Tommy’ s Mexican Restaurant. Bermejo and his father are credited throughout the spirits world for popularizing 100% agave tequila in not only the U.S., but around the globe. Decades ago, while everyone else was stuck on sour mix & artificial ingredients, they invented a modern classic:The Tommy's Margarita, which featured fresh lime juice & agave nectar. Tune in to hear his inspiring story, which changed the bar industry forever.    Learn More:   Julio Bermejo: https://www.sfchronicle.com/restaurants/article/How-Tequila-diplomacy-at-Tommy-s-Mexican-12281992.php   Tommy's Margarita: https://punchdrink.com/recipes/tommys-margarita/     Tommy's Mexican Restaurant: https://www.sfchronicle.com/restaurants/article/How-Tequila-diplomacy-at-Tommy-s-Mexican-12281992.php     ==============================   Join us every Monday as star bartender, Erick Castro, hangs out with some of the top bartenders from around the world while drinking a little bit of whiskey. The truth about bartending comes to the surface, since nothing is off limits and topics range on everything from sleeping with customers to the first time you got drunk.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge  
6/16/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 28 seconds
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A Look into the Spirited Awards w Charlotte Voisey | Ep. 149

Each & every year, bartenders and industry professionals from around the world meet up in New Orleans to attend the Spirited Awards during Tales of the Cocktail. The awards have even been nicknamed "the Oscars for the Bar World," which speaks volumes as to how they are viewed in the business. So, join us this week as we sit down with Charlotte Voisey, the head chairperson of the Spirited Awards, and hear the scoop on what goes into putting the awards together.   Learn More:   Charlotte Voisey: https://www.instagram.com/charlottehdovoisey/?hl=en   Spirited Awards: https://talesofthecocktail.org/industrynews/13th-annual-spirited-awards-regional-top-10-honorees   ==============================   Join us every Monday as star bartender, Erick Castro, hangs out with some of the top bartenders from around the world while drinking a little bit of whiskey. The truth about bartending comes to the surface, since nothing is off limits and topics range on everything from sleeping with customers to the first time you got drunk.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
6/9/201928 minutes, 49 seconds
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Tiki in Paris w/ Scotty Schuder | Ep. 148

When most of us think of beverage in France, we think of Champagne & wine, yet it is home to one of the most respected tiki bars in the world. Indeed, no tiki bucket list would be complete without Dirty Dick in Paris, and when you experience the beverage, hospitality and atmosphere, you will quickly see why. So, tune in this week & hear the story of how the bar came to be, directly from bartender/proprietor: Scotty Schuder.    Learn More:   Dirty Dick: https://www.worldsbestbars.com/bar/paris/opera-and-les-halles/dirty-dick/   ==============================   Join us every Monday as star bartender, Erick Castro, hangs out with some of the top bartenders from around the world while drinking a little bit of whiskey. The truth about bartending comes to the surface, since nothing is off limits and topics range on everything from sleeping with customers to the first time you got drunk.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
6/3/201925 minutes, 59 seconds
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Bar Industry Self-Care w/ Ashtin Berry | Ep. 147

In competitive industry with so many opportunities, it can often be difficult to find time to slowdown and make time for yourself. If you don't, then career burnout can be a real thing & once you lose that passion, it can be hard to rekindle it. Which is why it is more important than ever to be certain you are looking out for your well-being. To help us navigate this issue, we are joined by Imbibe Magazine's Bartender of the Year 2019: Ashtin Berry.     Learn More:   Ashtin Berry: http://imbibemagazine.com/ashtin-berry/   Radical Xchange https://www.radxc.com   ==============================   Join us every Monday as star bartender, Erick Castro, hangs out with some of the top bartenders from around the world while drinking a little bit of whiskey. The truth about bartending comes to the surface, since nothing is off limits and topics range on everything from sleeping with customers to the first time you got drunk.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
5/27/201939 minutes, 43 seconds
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Channeling Inspiration w/ Kevin Diedrich of Pacific Cocktail Haven | Ep. 146

Writer’s block can be a real issue for today’s bartender when they are looking to create new recipes and menus, which is why being able to tap into avenues of creativity can be so important. Join us this week as we hang with award-winning bartender Kevin Diedrich, as he reveals where he finds inspiration & how he applies that behind the bar.   Learn More:   https://pacificcocktailsf.com   ==============================   Join us every Monday as star bartender, Erick Castro, hangs out with some of the top bartenders from around the world while drinking a little bit of whiskey. The truth about bartending comes to the surface, since nothing is off limits and topics range on everything from sleeping with customers to the first time you got drunk.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
5/19/201930 minutes, 7 seconds
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Mastering the Highball w/ Masahiro Urushido | Ep. 145

The classic highball is such a simple drink, traditionally only made with only two ingredients, yet so often the drink falls flat. This is because what seems so simple in approach, can often be deceptively difficult to master. To help us better understand the highball, we decided to sit down with Masahiro Urishido (of Katana Kitten,) who has spent a great deal of his career considering the many nuances of this incredible drink. So tune in this week, as he shares his insight into the highball.    Learn More:   https://www.katanakitten.com   ==============================   Join us every Monday as star bartender, Erick Castro, hangs out with some of the top bartenders from around the world while drinking a little bit of whiskey. The truth about bartending comes to the surface, since nothing is off limits and topics range on everything from sleeping with customers to the first time you got drunk.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
5/12/201926 minutes, 16 seconds
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Developing Immersive Cocktail Menus w/ Jillian Vose of Dead Rabbit | Ep. 144

Dead Rabbit is one of those bars that is constantly winning awards and receiving accolades on their menu, which is why we decided to sit down with their beverage director, Jillian Vose, for this episode, so that she could share her secrets. Join us as she breaks down the process that she uses to put together each of their expansive cocktail menus.    Learn More: Dead Rabbit https://www.deadrabbitnyc.com   ==============================   Join us every Monday as star bartender, Erick Castro, hangs out with some of the top bartenders from around the world while drinking a little bit of whiskey. The truth about bartending comes to the surface, since nothing is off limits and topics range on everything from sleeping with customers to the first time you got drunk.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
5/5/201936 minutes, 4 seconds
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American Brandy & Modern Classics w/ Jeff Bell & Thomas Pastuszak | Ep. 143

Tune in this week as we hang out with the team from Bertoux Brandy, Jeff Bell (PDT) and sommelier Thomas Pastuszak (NoMad Hotel Group.) This week we talk about everything from blending brandy to making the perfect Sidecar, while also getting in depth with cocktail theory and what goes into creating a modern classic.  Learn More: Bertoux Brandy https://bertouxbrandy.com   ==============================   Join us every Monday as star bartender, Erick Castro, hangs out with some of the top bartenders from around the world while drinking a little bit of whiskey. The truth about bartending comes to the surface, since nothing is off limits and topics range on everything from sleeping with customers to the first time you got drunk.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
4/28/201933 minutes, 59 seconds
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Baijiu: The Spirit You Probably Know Nothing About | Ep. 142

Considering that it is the world's most popular spirit, it is surprising how little it is known by much of the western world. It is because of this lack of information that we decided to head to Sichuan, China -- the home of this delicious & fascinating spirit -- so, that we could learn about it at its source. Tune and listen as we chat with Derek Sandhaus, a world-renowned author and expert on Baijiu. Learn More: Drink Baijiu https://www.drinkbaijiu.com   ==============================   Join us every Monday as star bartender, Erick Castro, hangs out with some of the top bartenders from around the world while drinking a little bit of whiskey. The truth about bartending comes to the surface, since nothing is off limits and topics range on everything from sleeping with customers to the first time you got drunk.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
4/22/201931 minutes, 43 seconds
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On Location w/ Goslings Rum | Ep. 141

For this episode, we actually took a trip down to the island of Bermuda, so we could get a firsthand look behind the scenes of Gosling's Rum with Malcolm Gosling Sr. So, join us this week, as we learn about the history and blending methods of what goes into making an iconic rum.  Learn More: Gosling's Rum: https://www.goslingsrum.com    ==============================   Join us every Monday as star bartender, Erick Castro, hangs out with some of the top bartenders from around the world while drinking a little bit of whiskey. The truth about bartending comes to the surface, since nothing is off limits and topics range on everything from sleeping with customers to the first time you got drunk.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
4/12/201933 minutes, 24 seconds
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Unraveling the Secrets of Distillation & Spirits Production | Ep. 140

Education on spirits and the art of distillation can be overwhelming in today’s spirits industry, and it can be tough to navigate through all of the information and option out there. Which is why for this episode, we are joined by distillation & spirits expert, Rob McCaughey. So tune, in as we discuss the ins and outs of what it takes to produce a quality spirit.     ==============================   Join us every Monday as star bartender, Erick Castro, hangs out with some of the top bartenders from around the world while drinking a little bit of whiskey. The truth about bartending comes to the surface, since nothing is off limits and topics range on everything from sleeping with customers to the first time you got drunk.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
4/7/201936 minutes, 42 seconds
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One of the World's Best Bars: Tjoget in Sweden | Ep. 139

Running one of the world's top ranked cocktail spots is no easy feat. To help us learn a bit more into what goes into such an operation, we decided to sit down with Joel Söderbäck (owner) & Ludvig Grenmo (bar manager,) of Tjoget in Stockholm. So tune in, as these two share their philosophy on operations, hiring and also, touch on what makes the cocktail scene in Sweden so unique.    LEARN MORE:   Tjoget: https://tjoget.com   Joel Söderbäck: https://www.instagram.com/joelsoderback/   Ludvig Grenmo: https://www.instagram.com/ludawkriss/     ==============================   Join us every Monday as star bartender, Erick Castro, hangs out with some of the top bartenders from around the world while drinking a little bit of whiskey. The truth about bartending comes to the surface, since nothing is off limits and topics range on everything from sleeping with customers to the first time you got drunk.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
3/31/201930 minutes, 3 seconds
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Becoming a Badass Brand Ambassador w/ Tom Johnson Ep. 138

With many bartenders leaving the bar to make the move to a brand ambassador position, we decided to go over some tips on making the transition a successful one. Joining us for this episode, we have bartender turned ambassador, Tom Johnson, formerly of New York hotspot Extra Fancy, but now of Noble Oak Bourbon.    LEARN MORE:   Tom Johnson: https://www.instagram.com/tomjohnson_verified/?hl=en   Noble Oak: https://nobleoak.com   ==============================   Join us every Monday as star bartender, Erick Castro, hangs out with some of the top bartenders from around the world while drinking a little bit of whiskey. The truth about bartending comes to the surface, since nothing is off limits and topics range on everything from sleeping with customers to the first time you got drunk.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge
3/24/201928 minutes, 42 seconds
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Making a Brand Ambassador w/ Simon Ford Ep. 137

To help us explore the role of the brand ambassador, we decided to hang out with industry legend, Simon Ford, the man who single-handedly helped define the role & what it means today. So, tune in this week & listen to us as we look into the position & what it holds in store.   LEARN MORE:   Simon Ford: https://punchdrink.com/lookbook/simon-ford-co-founder-the-86-company-spirits/   Ford's Gin: https://www.fordsgin.com     ==============================   Join us every Monday as star bartender, Erick Castro, hangs out with some of the top bartenders from around the world while drinking a little bit of whiskey. The truth about bartending comes to the surface, since nothing is off limits and topics range on everything from sleeping with customers to the first time you got drunk.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge      
3/17/201930 minutes, 46 seconds
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Montreal, Mocktails & Shots w/ Kate Boushel | Ep. 136

With Montreal evolving into such a hotspot for food & drink, w=e decided to head there ourselves and explore the scene there with local bartender, Kate Boushel. Boushel is the Beverage Director of Barroco Group, one of the top hospitality groups in the country, so tune in and learn about what makes the city so unique.    LEARN MORE:   Barroco Group https://www.groupebarroco.com     ==============================   Join us every Monday as star bartender, Erick Castro, hangs out with some of the top bartenders from around the world while drinking a little bit of whiskey. The truth about bartending comes to the surface, since nothing is off limits and topics range on everything from sleeping with customers to the first time you got drunk.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge      
3/11/201925 minutes, 34 seconds
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Entrepreneurship w/ Jennifer Colliau | Ep. 135

It can be difficult to navigate the transition from a bartender to a business owner & it often seems that many in the industry don't like to share their secrets of success. Thankfully, we are joined this week by Jennifer Colliau, a wildly successful entrepreneur in the bar world, who is the founder of Small Hands Foods and the co-owner of two bar properties. Tune in this week, as she shares her philosophy on entrepreneurship.   LEARN MORE:   Small Hands Foods https://www.smallhandfoods.com     The Interval https://theinterval.org   ==============================   Join us every Monday as star bartender, Erick Castro, hangs out with some of the top bartenders from around the world while drinking a little bit of whiskey. The truth about bartending comes to the surface, since nothing is off limits and topics range on everything from sleeping with customers to the first time you got drunk.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge      
3/3/201938 minutes, 11 seconds
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Exploring Islay Scotch w/ Simon Brooking of Laphroaig | Ep. 134

The smokey peat flavor of Islay Scotch is unmistakable, but how much do you really know about where it comes from & how it is made? To help us separate the fact from the legend when it comes to this iconic spirit, we are joined by Simon Brooking of Laphroaig & Bowmore, and he gets in-depth with the production and history.   LEARN MORE:   Simon Brooking: https://www.instagram.com/simonbrooking/?hl=en     Laphroaig: https://www.laphroaig.com   Bowmore: https://www.bowmore.com   ==============================   Join us every Monday as star bartender, Erick Castro, hangs out with some of the top bartenders from around the world while drinking a little bit of whiskey. The truth about bartending comes to the surface, since nothing is off limits and topics range on everything from sleeping with customers to the first time you got drunk.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge      
2/24/201929 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Founders of Almond Liqueur, L'Orgeat | Ep. 133

Have you ever wanted to launch your own liqueur? Or wondered what it would take to grow your favorite housemade ingredient into a brand available around the world? Then tune in this week & see how the founders of L'Orgeat almond liqueur managed to do just that after years of making orgeat in their kitchen.    LEARN MORE:   L'Orgeat https://www.lorgeat.com   ==============================   Join us every Monday as star bartender, Erick Castro, hangs out with some of the top bartenders from around the world while drinking a little bit of whiskey. The truth about bartending comes to the surface, since nothing is off limits and topics range on everything from sleeping with customers to the first time you got drunk.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge      
2/18/201931 minutes, 31 seconds
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A Conversation w/ Jeff Bell of PDT & Bertoux Brandy | Ep. 132

Jeff Bell is a man that needs no introduction. He has been behind the bar at the award-winning PDT in NYC for almost a decade and during that time, he has taken first place in Diageo World Class and won American Bartender of the Year at Tales of the Cocktail. As if that wasn't enough, he is also the co-founder of Bertoux Brandy, a small-batch California Brandy specifically created with the craft bartender in mind. Tune in this week's episode to hear more about how he balances his projects and all his accomplishments.   LEARN MORE:   Bertoux Brandy https://bertouxbrandy.com   Please Don't Tell: NYC http://pdtnyc.com   Please Don't Tell: Hong Kong https://www.mandarinoriental.com/hong-kong/the-landmark/fine-dining/bars/pdt   Legacy Records https://www.legacyrecordsrestaurant.com   ==============================   Join us every Monday as star bartender, Erick Castro, hangs out with some of the top bartenders from around the world while drinking a little bit of whiskey. The truth about bartending comes to the surface, since nothing is off limits and topics range on everything from sleeping with customers to the first time you got drunk.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge      
2/11/201930 minutes, 30 seconds
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A Conversation w/ Industry Leader Ivy Mix | Ep. 131

For this episode, we got the chance to sit down with Tales of the Cocktail's Bartender of the Year for 2015, Ivy Mix. Not only is she the co-owner of the award-winning bar, Leyenda, but she is also co-founder of Speed Rack --a cocktail speed competition that showcases women, while raising money to benefit breast cancer research.   LEARN MORE:   Speed Rack http://speed-rack.com     Leyenda https://leyendabk.com    ==============================   Join us every Monday as star bartender, Erick Castro, hangs out with some of the top bartenders from around the world while drinking a little bit of whiskey. The truth about bartending comes to the surface, since nothing is off limits and topics range on everything from sleeping with customers to the first time you got drunk.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge      
2/4/201928 minutes, 18 seconds
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Exclusive Look into Disneyland's Club 33 w/ Matt Ellingson | Ep. 130

With so much allure and legend surrounding the mysterious & elusive, Club 33 --the hidden bar found inside Disneyland-- we decided to drop in & chat with the bar manager, Matt Ellingson. So tune, as this is a one of kind peek behind the scenes into one of the world's most iconic bars.   LEARN MORE:   Club 33 http://club33disneyland.com   21 Royal https://www.21royaldisneyland.com     ==============================   Join us every Monday as star bartender, Erick Castro, hangs out with some of the top bartenders from around the world while drinking a little bit of whiskey. The truth about bartending comes to the surface, since nothing is off limits and topics range on everything from sleeping with customers to the first time you got drunk.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge      
1/26/201937 minutes, 12 seconds
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Understanding Vermouth w/ Jake Parrott | Ep. 129

While many of us in the industry have loads of knowledge in regards to cocktails and spirits, not many of us know the ins & outs of the vermouth & aromatized wine. To help us navigate the mysteries of this important cocktail ingredient, we decided to nerd out with vermouth specialist, Jake Parrott of Haus Alpenz. So, tune in this week & learn all about what makes aromatized wines so unique.   LEARN MORE:   Haus Alpenz https://alpenz.com     ==============================   Join us every Monday as star bartender, Erick Castro, hangs out with some of the top bartenders from around the world while drinking a little bit of whiskey. The truth about bartending comes to the surface, since nothing is off limits and topics range on everything from sleeping with customers to the first time you got drunk.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge      
1/21/201927 minutes, 28 seconds
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Mastering Your R&D Sessions w/ Alicia Perry | Ep. 128

Conducting a cocktail R&D session can be quite daunting for the average bar manager or bar team. Since this seems to be a common problem for many in the industry, this entire episode is dedicated to creating the most productive & fruitful R&D sessions at your bar. Joining us this week, is Alicia Perry, manager at Polite Provisions, and the creator of some of the bar's top-selling drinks. So, tune in as we share our top tips & secrets that will help guide you on the path to  cocktail development.    LEARN MORE:   Polite Provisions.com https://www.politeprovisions.com     ==============================   Join us every Monday as star bartender, Erick Castro, hangs out with some of the top bartenders from around the world while drinking a little bit of whiskey. The truth about bartending comes to the surface, since nothing is off limits and topics range on everything from sleeping with customers to the first time you got drunk.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge      
1/14/201930 minutes
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Live from Toronto Cocktail Conference w/ Dave Mitton of Lot 40 | Ep. 127

For this episode, we filmed in front of a live audience of over 200 bartenders from around the world. Since we were recording in Toronto, we thought who better than, Dave Mitton of Lot 40 Rye Whisky. Dave is one of the original bartenders in the city, who was advocating for and pushing craft cocktails in the early days of the modern-day cocktail renaissance. So, so join us as we talk about leather pants, crappy shooters & getting your start from the very bottom.    LEARN MORE:   Toronto Cocktail Conference: https://www.torontococktailconference.ca   Lot 40 Canadian Whisky:  https://northernbordercollection.com/lot-40/     ==============================   Join us every Monday as star bartender, Erick Castro, hangs out with some of the top bartenders from around the world while drinking a little bit of whiskey. The truth about bartending comes to the surface, since nothing is off limits and topics range on everything from sleeping with customers to the first time you got drunk.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge      
1/7/201944 minutes, 22 seconds
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Running a Craft Cocktail Empire w/ Dave Kwiatkowski | Ep. 126

Since running and concepting just one bar is more than enough to keep your hands busy, it can be hard to wrap your head around operating an entire hospitality group. This is why we decided to chat with Detroit entrepreneur, Dave Kwiatkowski (Sugar House, Wright & Company, Detroit Optimist Society.) He already owns 8 restaurants & bars, and is on pace to own 11 soon, so on this episode, he lets us in on exactly how he does it. This one is not to be missed if you own or planning on owning your bar.   LEARN MORE:   The Sugar House http://sugarhousedetroit.com   Detroit Optimist Society:  http://optimisticdetroit.com     ==============================   Join us every Monday as star bartender, Erick Castro, hangs out with some of the top bartenders from around the world while drinking a little bit of whiskey. The truth about bartending comes to the surface, since nothing is off limits and topics range on everything from sleeping with customers to the first time you got drunk.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge      
12/15/201826 minutes, 10 seconds
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Unraveling the Secrets of Mezcal w/ Emma Janzen | Ep. 125

While the popularity of Mezcal is blowing up around the world, many folks out there still don't seem to know much about it. To help clear the air & dispel of some popular myths, we sat down with agave expert Emma Janzen, author of Mezcal: The History, Craft & Cocktails of the World's Ultimate Artisanal Spirit and Digital Editor at Imbibe Magazine.    LEARN MORE:   Emma Janzen: http://www.emmajanzen.com     Mezcal: The History, Craft & Cocktails of the World's Ultimate Artisanal Spirit https://www.amazon.com/Mezcal-History-Cocktails-Ultimate-Artisanal/dp/0760352615   ==============================   Join us every Monday as star bartender, Erick Castro, hangs out with some of the top bartenders from around the world while drinking a little bit of whiskey. The truth about bartending comes to the surface, since nothing is off limits and topics range on everything from sleeping with customers to the first time you got drunk.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge      
12/8/201830 minutes, 34 seconds
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Christmas Pop-Ups & Vintage Cocktail Books w/ Greg Boehm | Ep. 124

If you have stepped foot into a craft cocktail bar at sometime in the last 10 years, then you have no doubt enjoyed the work of our guest, Greg Boehm. Greg's company, Cocktail Kingdom, was the driving force behind unearthing lost cocktail books while at the same time recreating classic barware.  In addition, his Christmas pop-ups have fundamentally changed the landscape of what a pop-up is capable of.    LEARN MORE:     Cocktail Kingdom: https://www.cocktailkingdom.com   Miracle Christmas Bars: https://www.miraclepopup.com     ==============================   Join us every Monday as star bartender, Erick Castro, hangs out with some of the top bartenders from around the world while drinking a little bit of whiskey. The truth about bartending comes to the surface, since nothing is off limits and topics range on everything from sleeping with customers to the first time you got drunk.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge      
12/2/201830 minutes, 20 seconds
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Into the World of Kahlua w/ Stephanie Brown| Ep. 123

With coffee culture exploding around the world, we thought that there couldn't be a better time to hang out with Global Kahlua Brand Ambassador, Stephanie Brown, and talk about everything from coffee bean cultivation to cold brew. And of course, the conversation wouldn't be complete without us exploring the history of the Espresso Martini.   LEARN MORE:     Stephanie Brown https://www.instagram.com/ambassadoroffunstephanie/     Kahlua: https://www.kahlua.com/us/drinks/classic/espresso-martini/   ==============================   Join us every Monday as star bartender, Erick Castro, hangs out with some of the top bartenders from around the world while drinking a little bit of whiskey. The truth about bartending comes to the surface, since nothing is off limits and topics range on everything from sleeping with customers to the first time you got drunk.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge      
11/26/201828 minutes, 19 seconds
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Making Better Cocktails w/ Tom Walker | Ep. 122

Although, there has never been a better time for cocktails than today, there are still way too many bad drinks being sold to unwitting guests. Is this just the way that things are or is there a better way to move forward as an industry? Tune in as we are joined by world-renowned bartender, Tom Walker (formerly of The American Bar at the Savoy and Bacardi Legacy Global Champion 2014,) and we look at methods to improve the caliber of every drink you serve.   Learn More:  If this is a golden age of bartending, why do so many drinks suck?: https://australianbartender.com.au/2018/10/19/if-this-is-a-golden-age-of-bartending-asks-tim-philips-why-do-so-many-drinks-suck/ Tom Walker:  https://www.tomwalkercocktails.com/drinks American Bar at the Savoy: https://www.fairmont.com/savoy-london/dining/americanbar/  
11/18/201825 minutes, 57 seconds
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Exploring Irish Whiskey w/ Tim Herlihy | Ep. 121

Join us as we get in-depth with Irish Whiskey expert, Tim Herlihy. Not only do we explore Irish Whiskey in all of its glory, but we also examine the perfect Irish Coffee & share our musings on what makes Irish pubs so amazing.    LEARN MORE:   Tullamore Dew: https://www.tullamoredew.com   Tim Herlihy https://www.facebook.com/tim.herlihy.1     ==============================   Join us every Monday as star bartender, Erick Castro, hangs out with some of the top bartenders from around the world while drinking a little bit of whiskey. The truth about bartending comes to the surface, since nothing is off limits and topics range on everything from sleeping with customers to the first time you got drunk.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge      
11/11/201829 minutes, 58 seconds
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Conversation w/ Imbibe Editor Paul Clarke| Ep. 120

Being a spirits writer is not an easy gig, especially when you are the editor of one of the world's leading industry magazines. There is so much more that goes into reporting beverage news, than just visiting distilleries and tasting booze. So tune in this week, as we examine what it takes make it as a cocktail journalist in today's bar scene.      LEARN MORE:    Imbibe Magazine: http://imbibemagazine.com     Cocktail Chronicles:  http://www.cocktailchronicles.com       ==============================   Join us every week as star bartender, Erick Castro, hangs out with some of the top bartenders from around the world while drinking a little bit of whiskey. The truth about bartending comes to the surface, since nothing is off limits and topics range on everything from sleeping with customers to the first time you got drunk.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge      
11/5/201829 minutes, 21 seconds
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Secrets of Cocktail Creation w/ Yael Vengroff | Ep. 119

Far too many people in the bar industry see cocktail creation as a baffling and mysterious act, but this is very often because many of the top drink makers choose not to share their tips and secrets. Or just as likely, perhaps they do not fully understand how they do it. Which is why for this episode we are joined by 2018 Bartender of the Year, Yael Vengroff, and together we pull back the curtains and tell you, exactly what goes into creating killer cocktails.    LEARN MORE:  Yael Vengroff: https://www.instagram.com/asapstormborn/   Spare Room  http://www.spareroomhollywood.com   Flavor Bouncing: Part 1 https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/see-how-to-flavor-bounce-2117567.html   Flavor Bouncing: Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvhjbYXDdu4     ==============================   Join us every week as star bartender, Erick Castro, hangs out with some of the top bartenders from around the world while drinking a little bit of whiskey. The truth about bartending comes to the surface, since nothing is off limits and topics range on everything from sleeping with customers to the first time you got drunk.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge      
10/28/201831 minutes, 51 seconds
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Things We Hate & Love About Today's Bars w/ Ross Simon | Ep. 118

For this episode we decided to team up with Ross Simon, of Bitter & Twisted, and play a game where we list three things we hate about the bar world today and three things we love. Tune in as we cut through the b.s. and tell you what's on our mind.      LEARN MORE:  Bitter & Twisted https://bitterandtwistedaz.com   Arizona Cocktail Week https://arizonacocktailweekend.com     ==============================   Join us every week as star bartender, Erick Castro, hangs out with some of the top bartenders from around the world while drinking a little bit of whiskey. The truth about bartending comes to the surface, since nothing is off limits and topics range on everything from sleeping with customers to the first time you got drunk.   FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge   FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge      
10/21/201827 minutes, 20 seconds
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How to Build a Kickass Beer Program | Ep. 117

For this episode dive deep into the world of beer from the perspective of the craft bartender. Not only do we explore the differences between microbrews and the big boys, but we also get you some practical pointers on putting together a killer beer list.    Fall Brewing:    http://www.fallbrewing.com   =======================================   Join us every week as star bartender, Erick Castro, hangs out with some of the top bartenders from around the world while drinking a little bit of whiskey. The truth about bartending comes to the surface, since nothing is off limits and topics range on everything from sleeping with customers to the first time you got drunk.   Follow us on Twitter:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge Follow us on Instagram: Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge  
10/15/201830 minutes, 45 seconds
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Clearing the Air w/ Flor de Caña Rum & David Powell | Ep. 116

A couple of years ago there was a big controversy involving Flor de Caña Rum and the health of its field workers. This week let's follow up with them to see what they have been doing been since to improve the health & well-being of those who harvest their sugar cane.  David Powell: https://www.instagram.com/blahsquiat/ Flor de Caña Rum: http://www.flordecana.com/   Fair Trade Certification:    https://www.fairtradecertified.org/why-fair-trade/press-releases/fair-trade-usa-flor-de-cana-rum   http://www.flordecana.com/fairtrade/   https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/05/flor-de-cana-gains-fair-trade-certification/   ==========================================   Join us every week as star bartender, Erick Castro, hangs out with some of the top bartenders from around the world while drinking a little bit of whiskey. The truth about bartending comes to the surface, since nothing is off limits and topics range on everything from sleeping with customers to the first time you got drunk.   Follow us on Twitter:   Erick Castro: www.twitter.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.twitter.com/BartendAtLarge   Follow us on Instagram:   Erick Castro: www.instagram.com/HungryBartender Bartender at Large: www.instagram.com/BartenderAtLarge
10/7/201833 minutes, 42 seconds
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The State of Modern Cocktails w/ Mark Stoddard | Ep. 115

9/30/201832 minutes
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Exploring Jamaica Rum w/ Alex Kong of Worthy Park | Ep. 114

9/23/201836 minutes, 36 seconds
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Cocktail Development & Menu Concepting w/ Julie Haase | Ep. 113

9/16/201832 minutes, 20 seconds
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On Location at Maker's Mark | Ep. 112

9/16/201827 minutes, 15 seconds
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Cocktail Media Masters: Rachel & Kyle Ford | Ep. 111

9/16/201838 minutes, 34 seconds
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Founder of Italicus Liqueur: Giuseppe Gallo | Ep. 110

9/16/201827 minutes, 26 seconds
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Spirits Legend: Alexander Gabriel of Maison Ferrand | Ep. 109

Its not everyday that we get the chance to sit with someone as accomplished as, Alexander Gabriel, the man behind Pierre Ferrand Cognac, Plantation Rum & Citadelle Gin. So tune in & take notes, as we learn about what it takes to make some of the world's most beautiful spirits.
8/12/201838 minutes, 3 seconds
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The History of the Gin & Tonic w/ Charlie Roberts | Ep. 108

7/30/201827 minutes, 1 second
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Menus & Bar Design w/ Amanda Elder | Ep. 107

7/23/201831 minutes, 14 seconds
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Social Media Wizard: Apartment Bartender | Ep. 106

7/3/201832 minutes, 26 seconds
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Cocktail Legend: Tony Abou-Ganim | Ep. 105

7/3/201825 minutes, 30 seconds
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Staying on Top of Your Game w/ Anne Louise Marquis | Ep. 104

6/11/201837 minutes, 18 seconds
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Getting Sober & Losing 200lbs w/ Nectaly Mendoza| Ep 103

6/4/201832 minutes, 32 seconds
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Why The Sazerac Is Overrated w/ Giuseppe Gonzalez | Ep 102

5/30/201833 minutes, 21 seconds
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On the Hunt for Rare Spirits w/ Paul McGee Ep. 101