Jan. 3, 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


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. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.

THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST is produced by 1st Reel Entertainment and distributed by EatsDrinksTV, a service of the Center for Culinary Culture—Home of The Cocktail Collection, and is available wherever fine podcasts can be heard. The Center for Culinary Culture—Telling the Story of Food & Drink…One Taste at a Time.

 

GUEST BIO

Tiffanie Barriere is the bartender’s bartender, an influencer and educator who has been awarded with some of the beverage industry’s highest honors. The Bar Smarts graduate is a Tastemakers of the South award winner who spent seven years as Beverage Director at One Flew South, the “Best Airport Bar in the World.” As an independent bartender, she is known for creative and innovative cocktail menus for pop-up dinners and bar consultancy clients; hosting mixology classes around the nation; and connecting culinary and farm culture with spirits. As a leader, she is a member of the Tales of the Cocktail Grants Committee, the James Beard Foundation Beverage Advisory Board, and the Atlanta chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier.

Barriere, aka “The Drinking Coach,” has graced the demonstration stages of numerous prestigious food and hospitality events, among them the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, Charleston Food & Wine Festival, BevCon, Tales of the Cocktail, Savannah Food & Wine Festival, and Music to Your Mouth. As an author-contributor, Tiffanie’s cocktail recipes can be found in The Southern Foodways Alliance Guide to Cocktails by Jerry Slayter, Jubilee by Toni Tipton Martin, and Road Soda by Kara Newman. Her reputation as a public historian has opened doors for her to speak on panels at venues such as Fire, Flour & Fork, Southern Foodways Alliance Symposium, and the Soul Summit, and she has interpreted the cocktails of African American and women firsts in the spirits industry at the James Beard House in New York City.

The culinarians and chefs with whom she has collaborated reads like a Who’s Who in the Culinary Arts, including Duane Nutter, Todd Richards, the late Darryl Evans, Kevin Mitchell, Deborah VanTrece, Jennifer Hill Booker, Suzanne Vizethann, Erika Council, Todd Ginsberg, and Asha Gomez. Barriere and her cocktails have been featured in a range of publications, including Imbibemagazine (print and online), Difford’s Guide, Creative Loafing, Forbes, Essence, Southern Living, The Bitter Southerner, Cherry Bomb, the Washington Post, Thrillist, Eater, Vine Pair, Food Republic, and Garden & Gun. In 2020 Tiffanie was featured on Food Network's The Kitchen,showcasing her creativity on how to batch for a group; received Tales of the Cocktail's Dame of the Year award; and, as a member of the "Imbibe 75 People to Watch," appeared on the cover of Imbibe. The Louisiana-Texas native is the trustworthy mentor of some of the best bartenders and mixologists in the world. Tiffanie’s goals are education, service, and fun...with every pour.

FURTHER READING

Press

"History Out Loud: Award-Winning Mixologist Tiffanie Barriere on the Importance of Understanding the Origins of Cocktail Culture" - The Tasting Panel Magazine (November 2, 2021) (https://www.tastingpanelmag.com/history-out-loud)

"Meet the shakers - Catching up with cocktail trailblazer Tiffanie Barriere" - World's Best Bars (June 28, 2021) (https://www.worldsbestbars.com/meet-the-shakers-catching-up-with-cocktail-trailblazer-tiffanie-barriere)

"‘The Drinking Coach Tiffanie Barriere on the Importance of Sharing Black, LGBTQ+ Stories: Sidle up to her bar for a history lesson along with your cocktail." - Thrillist (June 15, 2021) (https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/how-tiffanie-barriere-became-the-storytelling-bartender)

"Tiffanie Barriere on fighting for diversity" - The Spirits Business (February 26, 2021) (https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2021/02/tiffanie-barriere-on-fighting-for-diverse-communities)

"Imbibe 75 People to Watch: Tiffanie Barriere" - Imbibe (January 11, 2021) (https://imbibemagazine.com/imbibe-75-people-to-watch-tiffanie-barriere)

 

Cocktail Recipes

"Juneteenth Jubilee" - The Bitter Southerner (June 16, 2021) (https://bittersoutherner.com/feature/2021/tiffanie-barriere-juneteenth-jubilee)

Selected Recipes from the Punch Archives (https://punchdrink.com/tag/tiffanie-barriere)

Selected Recipes from The Kitchn Archives (https://www.thekitchn.com/authors/tiffanie-barriere)

 

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