Meehan’s Bartender Manual by Jim Meehan is, true to its name, a Manual where Jim is our professor and we are his students. .This week's episode features a special dual review: Professional Bartender (Brian) and Cocktail Enthusiast (Hazel) as well as a cut from our interview with Jim from Podcast No. 89.
*Bartender Journey Podcast Holiday Bonus
For the raw audio from the Author's Table event, click here.*
BarSmarts Advanced - Los Angeles Tuesday, February 27, 2018
This is a one day in-person event and is highly recommended. You’ll need to take the online component first, which they now call BarStarts. At BarSmarts you’ll start with a light breakfast, then move to a tasting and then a practical exam, where make 3 drinks for one of the fabulous teachers - Dale DeGroff, David Wondrich, Andy Seamore, F. Paul Pacult, Steve Olson & Doug Frost.
If you are looking for an extremely detailed online cocktail course, check out the Mixology Certification Course from our friends at abarabove, put together by Chris Tunstal, you can take in your own time featuring videos and quizzes and you’ll get with a certification at the end. Yse the coupon code “BartenderJourney” for a 20% discount!
Cocktail of the Week
With the winter weather upon us
Brian's Hot Toddy
THE HOT TODDY GALLERY - FROM FRIENDS OF THE BARTENDER JOURNEY TEAM
On December 5, 1933 the 21st amendment was ratified and Prohibition ended and Repeal Day was born. Here are some fun facts about Repeal Day:
-The 18th Amendment is the only constitutional amendment that has ever been repealed by another amendment (the 21st Amendment).
-The term speakeasy is said to come from bartenders telling patrons to “speak easy” when ordering so as not to be overheard some 30 years before prohibition. While the speakeasy was often funded by organized crime and could be very elaborate and upscale, the "blind pig" was a dive for the less desirable drinker.
-The first "legal" whisky was Dewar's Scotch.
Toast of the Week
"Our house is always at your service."