Episodes

August 09, 2022

The Cocktail Guru Podcast Season Finale Part 1 (EP 23)

On this episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST, Part One of a two-episode season finale captured live at the 20th annual Tales of the Cocktail conference in New Orleans, hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash dig deep and dig delicious with some of the hospitality industry's most dynamic movers, shakers, and stirrers, including Glenmorangie's Dan Crowell, leading mixologist Pamela Wiznitzer, Jägermeister Brand Meister Willy Shine, Yacht Club Bar's McLain Hedges, and William Grant's Charlotte Voisey. Brought to you Glenmorangie, Jägermeister, and William Grant & Sons.

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July 22, 2022

The Cocktail Guru Podcast Official Trailer

Official trailer for the Cocktail Guru Podcast S1

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July 21, 2022

TCGP EP 22 - The Global Mixologist with Tony Abou-Ganim

On this episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST, singularly multitalented soul Tony Abou-Ganim shares his singular journey from slinging drinks in a dive bar with a beating heart of gold in suburban Detroit to becoming a globally recognized celebrity bartender and spirits expert—along the way assuming the roles of actor, author, mentor, philanthropist, restaurateur...and redeemer of vodka—with hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash. Brought to you by Monin Gourmet Syrups, Stroh Rum, and Unleashed Coffee.

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July 07, 2022

TCGP EP 21 - The Matchmaking Reality Star with Aparna Shewakramani

On this episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST, attorney and luxury travel entrepreneur Aparna Shewakramani shares tales from her global life's journey—London, Dubai, Houston, New York—and discusses how an unlikely turn as a controversial reality TV star led her to pen a book on women's romantic empowerment and assume the role of ambassador for women everywhere demanding to have their voices heard with hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash. Brought to you by Paul John Indian Single Malt Whisky and Mionetto Prosecco. THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST is produced by 1st Reel Entertainment and distributed by EatsDrinksTV, a service of the Center for Culinary Culture—Home of The Cocktail Collection, and is available wherever fine podcasts can be heard. The Center for Culinary Culture—Telling the Story of Food & Drink…One Taste at a Time.

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June 23, 2022

TCGP EP 20 "The Collector & Toolmaker" with Greg Boehm and Special Guest Chris Tunstall

On this episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST, hospitality entrepreneur, cocktail book publisher, and Cocktail Kingdom Founder Greg Boehm, plus bar tool designer-maker and A Bar Above Co-Founder Chris Tunstall, share the tale of how their respective passion for collecting and prowess in toolmaking helped propel the craft cocktail renaissance with hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash. Brought to you by Glenmorangie Scotch Whisky.

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June 09, 2022

TCGP EP 19 "The Chef from Israel" with Einat Admony

On this episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST, James Beard-nominated chef, cookbook author, and hospitality entrepreneur Einat Admony shares her East-to-West culinary journey—from growing up in Tel Aviv and feeding the Israeli army to building a budding restaurant empire in the wilds of New York and feeding an appetite for standup comedy—with hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash. Brought to you by Minonetto Prosecco.

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May 26, 2022

TCGP EP 18 The Vodka Maker & Hawk with Tad Dorda & Saeed House

On this episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST, spirits maker and vodka revolutionary Tadeusz "Tad" Torda and Los Angeles cocktail artist and social media producer Saeed "Hawk" House share tales of global brand conquest—Tad introduced category leaders Belvedere Vodka and Chopin Vodka to the world, while Saeed successfully transitioned from star behind the stick to star behind the camera—with hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash. Brought to you by Chopin Vodka, Cutty Sark Blended Scotch Whisky, and Junipero Gin.

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May 12, 2022

TCGP EP 17 - The Mentor with Steve Olson

On this episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST, the label-defying Steve Olson—global mezcal advocate, sherry expert, wine geek—shares his singularly liquid journey from star sommelier to category-spanning alcoholic beverage expert and educator with hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash. Brought to you by Sobieski Vodka, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curaçao, and House of Lustau Certified Sherry Wine Specialist (CSWS).

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April 28, 2022

TCGP EP 16 - "The Beachbum" with Jeff Berry

On this episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST, Jeff "Beachbum" Berry, bar owner and restaurateur, acclaimed drinks historian and author, and a globally recognized authority on Tiki culture, tells hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash the technicolor tale of how the Los Angeles native went from writing for the screen in Hollywood to becoming the North Star of the tropical cocktail galaxy and slinging drinks in New Orleans. Brought to you by Plantation Rum, Denizen Rum, and J.P. Wiser's Canadian Whisky.

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April 14, 2022

TCGP EP 15 "The Mixtress" with Julie Reiner

On this episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST, pioneering bar owner, James Beard Award-nominated cocktailian—and author of The Craft Cocktail Party: Delicious Drinks for Every Occasion—Julie Reiner, the Hawaii-born Mixtress of New York City herself, shares a deeply fascinating and continent-spanning story with hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash. Brought to you by Lustau Sherry, Marie Brizard, and Citadelle French Gin, featuring the new Citadelle Jardin d'Été.

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March 31, 2022

TCGP EP 14 "The Broadcaster" with Kaitlin Monte

On this episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST, Emmy Award-nominated broadcast news journalist, audiobook narrator, global brand event producer, and former beauty queen Kaitlin Monte talks Big Apple cocktails and cocktailian...

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March 17, 2022

TCG EP 13 The Bartender's Bartender with Charles Hardwick

On this episode of The Cocktail Guru Podcast, spirits evangelist extraordinaire—and former European Union genever ambassador—Charles Hardwick shares tales of slinging drinks at some of New York City's most important bars with hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash. Brought to you by Paul John Indian Single Malt Whisky and Tullamore D.E.W. Irish Whiskey.

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March 03, 2022

TCG EP 12 - Master of Masters with David Wondrich

On this episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST, brought to you by TBD, James Beard Award-winning drinks historian David Wondrich, author of Imbibe! and Punch, landmark works that rediscovered and rescued cocktail history, chronicles his circuitous journey from English professor with a PhD in comparative literature to the world's leading authority on drinking with hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash.

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February 17, 2022

TCG EP 11 - Above Deck with Adrienne Gang

On this episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST, brought to you by Tequila Tromba, celebrity chef Adrienne Gang, Chief Stewardess on Season 1 of Bravo TV's popular reality series Below Deck and cohost of Gangplank Report, talks cheffing by land and by sea and cooking for the rich—and sometimes infamous!—with hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash. THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST is produced by 1st Reel Entertainment and distributed by EatsDrinksTV, a service of the Center for Culinary Culture—Home of The Cocktail Collection, and is available wherever fine podcasts can be heard. The Center for Culinary Culture—Telling the Story of Food & Drink…One Taste at a Time.

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February 03, 2022

TCG EP 10 - Master of CELEBrations with David Tutera

On this episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST, brought to you by Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur, David Tutera, author, celebrity wedding planner, and the host of WE tv's My Fair Wedding with David Tutera and David Tutera's CELEBrations, details how he elevated the mundane craft of party planning and to a rarefied pursuit with hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash.

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January 20, 2022

TCG EP 9 - Rescue Me! with Mia Mastroianni

On this episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST, brought to you by Mozart Chocolate Cream Liqueur, Mia Mastroianni, BAR RESCUE's resident fixer, chronicles her colorful path from stage to bar to screen—and from Boston to Miami to Los Angeles—with hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash.

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January 06, 2022

TGC EP 8 - The Godfather with Dale DeGroff

On this episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST, brought to you by Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Dale DeGroff, aka "King Cocktail," widely considered the spiritual godfather of the craft cocktail renaissance, shares colorful tales of his global upbringing and a trailblazing career in hospitality with hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash.

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January 03, 2022

TCG EP 7 - History Guru with Guest Tiffanie Barriere

On this episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST, brought to you by Milagro Tequila, Tiffanie Barriere, aka "The Drinking Coach," shares tales of a singularly colorful—and very Southern—career in the hospitality industry and discusses the challenges and rewards of mission-driven bartending with hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash. THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST is produced by 1st Reel Entertainment and distributed by EatsDrinksTV, a service of the Center for Culinary Culture—Home of The Cocktail Collection, and is available wherever fine podcasts can be heard. The Center for Culinary Culture

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December 09, 2021

TCG EP 6 "Speak Easy" with Jason Kosmas

On this episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST, brought to you by Marie Brizard, celebrated bartender and author Jason Kosmas, Co-Founder of the now-legendary Employees Only and Macao Trading Company, discusses his role in the craft cocktail renaissance and the challenges and rewards of being a serial entrepreneur with hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash. THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST is produced by 1st Reel Entertainment and distributed by EatsDrinksTV, a service of the Center for Culinary Culture—Home of The Cocktail Collection, and is available wherever fine podcasts can be heard.

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November 25, 2021

TCG EP 5 - The Legacy Lives On with Guest Lucinda Sterling

On this episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST, brought to you by Hendrick's Gin, Lucinda Sterling—bartender, bar owner, and longtime managing partner at Sasha Petraske's much-loved Middle Branch in Midtown Manhattan—talks balancing life behind the bar with life as a mother with hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash.

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November 11, 2021

TCG EP 4 - The Marvelous Mr. Maisel

On this episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST, featuring Scapegrace Dry Gin, SAG Award-winning actor Michael Zegen—the Marvelous Mister Maisel himself!—talks screen, spirits, and more with hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash

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October 28, 2021

TCG EP 2 - The Radio Star with Guest Camille Broderick Rodier

On this episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST, featuring Krug Champagne, hospitality professional and wine specialist Camille Broderick Rodier, host of NPR's CAMILLE'S DEMI-HOUR, talks fine wine and all things epicurean with hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash!

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October 28, 2021

TCG EP 3 - Loaded in LA with Guest Dan Dunn

On this episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST, brought to you by Journeyman Distillery, drinks writer and journalist-bon vivant Dan Dunn, host of WHAT WE'RE DRINKING on Starburns Audio, raises an overflowing glass of all things spirited with hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash! To listen to the episode click on the player below, or click on one of our distribution partners icon buttons.

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October 28, 2021

TCG EP 1 - Yes, Chef with Guest Chef JJ Johnson

On this debut episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST, brought to you by Van Gogh Vodka, Chef JJ Johnson dishes on his colorful culinary journey and much more with hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash!  To listen to the episode click on the player below, or click on one of our distribution partners icon buttons.

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