Dec. 15, 2022

TCGP S2 E6 - The Alcademic with Camper English

On this episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST, prolific cocktail and spirits writer Camper English—consistently voted one of the 100 most influential people in the global drinks industry—talks nerding out on craft mixology, from the history of carbonation to the merits of clear ice cubes, with hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash. Plus enjoy the show's two new spirited features: Tipple Time and Top Off! All brought to you by Plantation 5-Star Rum, The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley, and Unleashed Coffee.


On this episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST, prolific cocktail and spirits writer Camper English—consistently voted one of the 100 most influential people in the global drinks industry—talks nerding out on craft mixology, from the history of carbonation to the merits of clear ice cubes, with hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash. Plus enjoy the show's two new spirited features: Tipple Time and Top Off! All brought to you by Plantation 5-Star Rum, The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley, and Unleashed Coffee. 

FURTHER READING

Website  https://www.alcademics.com

Books

The Ice Book: Cool Cubes, Clear Spheres, and Other Chill Cocktail Crafts (2023) (https://www.hfsbooks.com/books/the-ice-book-english)

Doctors and Distillers: The Remarkable Medicinal History of Beer, Wine, Spirits, and Cocktails (2022) (https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/616731/doctors-and-distillers-by-camper-english)

 

Press & Media

"Who Do You Have to Thank for That Clear Ice? Camper English, of Course!" - Bartender Atlas (no date) (https://bartenderatlas.com/features/community/thank-for-that-clear-ice-camper-english-of-course)

"Top 5 books about cocktails and spirits, chosen by Camper English: The cocktail writer and blogger Camper English selects five books all about booze, ingredients and the joys of mixology" - The Big Issue (September 17, 2022) (https://www.bigissue.com/culture/books/top-5-books-about-cocktails-and-spirits-chosen-by-camper-english)

"Q&A: Camper English" - Imbibe (August 10, 2022) (https://imbibemagazine.com/qa-camper-english)

"Here’s to Your Health: In Doctors and Distillers, Camper English explores the long-running interconnection between medicine and alcohol in daily life." - The New York Times (July 7, 2022) (https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/07/books/review/doctors-and-distillers-camper-english.html)

"How to NOT Poison Your Guests, with Camper English" - The Mixology Talk Podcast Ep. 147 (March 6, 2019) (https://abarabove.com/podcast/how-to-not-poison-your-guests-with-camper-english)

"The Key to Crystal-Clear Cocktails? Milk. (Really.)" - Cook's Illustrated (December 4, 2016) (https://www.americastestkitchen.com/cooksillustrated/science/844-articles/story/the-key-to-crystal-clear-cocktails-milk-really)

 

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Camper English

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Camper English is a cocktail and spirits writer and speaker who has covered the craft cocktail renaissance for over 15 years and contributed to more than 50 publications around the world, including Popular Science, Saveur, Details, Whisky Advocate, and Drinks International. With a focus on the nerdy side of mixology, he has studied everything from the history of carbonation to the science of clear ice cubes. He has been awarded "International Cognac Writer of the Year" by the Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac and "Best Cocktail Writer" at the Tales of the Cocktail Foundation's Spirited Awards and he has been voted as one of the 100 most influential people in the global drinks industry for several years running.