The Mixology Mixtape

1. The Speakeasy - Anne-Louise Marquis, Pernod Absinthe

This week on The Speakeasy, host Damon Boelte speaks with Anne-Louise Marquis, brand ambassador for Pernod Absinthe. Together the two speak about the history of absinthe, it's myths, and it's role in cocktail culture today. Learn about different ways of correctly trying absinthe, such as traditionally with sugar, or added with a touch of water. Also find out where the myth of hallucinating absinthe comes from, and how it got the name, the "Green Fairy."

2. The Charlie Tonic Hour - Molly Wellman and Bourbon

It is a bourbon-heavy show this week but we are guessing our listeners will be OK with that. After a weekend wrap-up Ginny and Charlie sit down with Molly Wellmann at the Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar to talk about the bar, her new cocktail book, and of course, bourbon.

3. Being James Bond - 12 Essential Bar Tools

What would the potential James Bond need to know about Mixology? Every good setup will need a few good bar tools, so here’s a few staples you shouldn’t be without, and a few more that are just fun to have around.

4. Alphabet Soup: Formulas, FTW!

Instructions for the perfect summer cocktail. (It's 5 o'clock somewhere.)

5. Bottoms Up with Ginny Tonic and Charlie - Bulleit Rye Whiskey

Rye whiskey is a classic American whiskey that is making a big comeback lately. Ginny and Charlie talk about this trend and why it is making a comeback. Then they taste one of the leading brands of rye, Bulleit Rye Whiskey and use it to make an outstanding manhattan.

6. In the Drink - Philip Ward

Philip Ward was born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and found himself in New York and beginning to make his way in the bar and cocktail industry in June of 2002 at Flatiron Lounge. Since that time he has come to regarded as one of the foremost Mixologists in the world and has been not just influential in the growth of the cocktail renaissance in New York, but throughout the country and maybe just a bit of the world.

7. America's Test Kitchen: The Drunken Botanist

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we interview Amy Stewart, the author of The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks. Put The Garden Back into Cocktails!

8. In Good Spirits - Gin and Ginger

The gin and ginger is a simple drink that the whole podcast thought was well known but apparently the internet doesn't agree. It's good none the less so you should give one a try. The proportions are highly variable so you can tailor it to your personal taste.

9. Happy Hour With Zane and Dunn: The Most Interesting Man in the World, Jonathon Goldsmith

Today we're joined by actor Jonathan Goldsmith, better known as The Most Interesting Man in the World. He and Dunn sit down for a spirited chat at the grand opening of a magnificent new LA watering hole called Ebanos Crossing, a modern interpretation of a smugglers' haven during the Roaring 1920's and 30's.

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