Shot #82 - Drinking with St. Nick author Michael Foley

On this episode I’m speaking with Michael Foley, professor of Patristics at Baylor University, about his latest book, “Drinking with St. Nick: Christmas Cocktails for Sinners and Saints.” As the title suggest, this book is all about Christmas cocktails, but Michael and I dove into talking more about the Catholic Saints and his thoughts on the holiday season. Hope you all enjoy, cheers!

Drinking with St. Nick: https://www.amazon.com/Drinking-Saint-Nick-Christmas-Cocktails/dp/1621577325

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/dwsaints/

Shot #80 - Cocktail Chemistry creator Nick Fisher

This episode is with Nick Fisher, the creator of Cocktail Chemistry. Nick started making his videos back in 2016, and he covers everything from classic cocktails and shaking techniques to some more advanced techniques, like making hollow ice sphere and then fill it with your cocktail. We talk about how the channel got started and how Nick got interested in cocktails resources that he uses, and where his ideas for these videos come from. Hope you all enjoy folks, cheers!

Cocktail Chemistry YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-o0CfpOyFJOfyWKtqS1hZQ

Cocktail Chemistry Instagram: @cocktailchemistry


Shot #79 - Borderline & Wildfires

Ventura County Community Foundation: https://vccf.org/

GoFundMe for Borderline Shooting Victims:

https://www.gofundme.com/borderline-shooting-victim039s-fund

California Fire Foundation: http://www.cafirefoundation.org/programs/supplying-aid-to-victims-of-emergency/

Salvation Army: https://westernusa.salvationarmy.org/usw_thq/news/california_wildfires/

Borderline Victims - 11/7/2018

Alaina Housley

Blake Dingman

Cody Coffman

Daniel Manrique

Jake Dunham

Justin Meek

Kristin Morisette

Mark Meza

Noel Sparks

Sean Adler

Telemachus Orfanos

Sgt. Ron Helus

Shot #78 - Diana Pittet, NYU

For this episode I had a chance to connect with Diana Pittet who, along with Scott Rosenbaum, is teaching “The History, Culture, and Politics of Drinking” as part of the Food Studies program at NYU. Before diving into some of the details around the class, Diana shared about her early interest and study of Latin, her trips to study the history of cheese, and getting to see the cocktail revolution unfold in New York City. I hope you all enjoy, cheers folks!

Diana’s Cocktail Catering: https://www.nightowlhospitality.com/

Diana’s Instagram: @cheesediana

Check out the syllabus here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxhO0VXa-t3_UFk3WExZNTdQZVhESXBRdE9YWmF2WWdkN2pR/view?usp=sharing


Shot #77 - Jenna, @whiskyagogirl

For this episode I had a chance to talk and drink with Jenna, @whiskyagogirl. Jenna is a brand ambassador for the Scotch Malt Whiskey Society. She was kind enough to offer three different whiskies, which we tasted towards the end of the episode. Before that we dove into her story, the influence that music had on her life, how she got started on Instagram and interested in whisky. I hope you enjoy, cheers folks!

Jenna’s Instagram:@whiskyagogirl

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society: https://www.smws.com/


Shot #76 - Gina Ruccione

Gina Ruccione is a former contestant on MasterChef, co-founder of the Wandering Whiskey Society, food writer, pop up dinner host, and genuine fun human being. This is much more of a free flowing conversation than most of the episodes to date and only the second episode I’ve recorded face to face. I hope you all enjoy, cheers.

Gina Ruccione: http://ginaruccione.com/

Gina’s Instagram: @ginaruccione

Wandering Whiskey Society: https://www.wanderingwhiskeysociety.com/

Stage + Table: https://stageandtable.com/


Shot #75 - Camper English

For this episode I had to chance to connect with Camper English. Camper has written a book on the history of the gin and tonic, Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF, and is also known for his work on creating clear ice using directional freezing. We dive into Spanish G&T culture, directional freezing, San Francisco, and judging cocktail competitions. Hope you all enjoy, cheers folks.

Alcademics: http://www.alcademics.com/

Camper’s Book: Tonic Water AKA G&T WTF

Camper’s Instagram: @alcademics

Shot #73 - Karl Steuck, @spiritandspoon

For this episode I had a chance to speak with Karl Steuck. I found out about Karl towards the end of last year when he was working for Loft and Bear, a vodka that’s made locally here in LA. While he recently left that position he’s still doing a bunch of interesting work, some of which we dive into. We also discuss how he got started in the industry, moving to LA, consulting and how those opportunities have come about, a few other things that I don’t want to spoil. I hope that you all enjoy, cheers folks.

Karl’s Instagram: @spiritandspoon

Karl’s Website: http://spiritandspoon.com/