At Tales there were parties, tasting rooms and seminars. In fact I was on Tales seminar panel at Tales for the first time. We did a seminar called Hot Mic – Podcasting for Bartenders. I recorded the entire seminar and we will bring the you that seminar in its entirety on a future episode of Bartender Journey. And if you have any inklings of starting your own podcast, make sure you are subscribed to the show. We have an announcement coming up.
Back to Tales, I met all kinds of interesting people and recorded tons of interviews. We’ll be rolling out all that material over the coming weeks, including interviews with Bartenders, Spirit Producers and Author Lew Bryson.
But the buzzword at Tales this year was “Sustainability”. I got a chance to chat with Jessica Lischka from Jimmy's in Aspen Colorado. Jessica was on the panels of the Sustainability Summit and we talk to her one-on-one in the Carousel Bar this week on Bartender Journey.
I titled this episode “You Are Throwing Away Money!” That relates to the Sustainability issue. During the Sustainability Summit session on Trash some great points were brought up, including the quote "If you knew what to do with it, it wouldn't be trash anymore!" This week on the show, I read you my hand written notes from my little note book that I scribbled down during the seminar. Take a listen with the audio player on this page or wherever you get your podcasts.
Kara's book didn’t win, but it was a tough category. The great Smuggler’s Cove won this Award. Shake. Stir. Sip. is our book of the week and its all about equal parts cocktails.
Cocktail of the Week:
Lets do an equal parts cocktail. If you listen to the show you know I love a Negroni. A great variation on that is the Boulevardier, which subs the gin for whiskey, (I like Rye whiskey, others may prefer Bourbon). A variation on the Boulevardier is the Old Pal which subs sweet vermouth for dry vermouth. So the Old Pal is our Cocktail of the Week. I like an extra ½ oz of Rye in mine, so not technically an equal parts cocktail, but - close enough!
1 ½ oz Rye Whiskey
1 oz Campari
1 oz Dry Vermouth
Stir with ice. Strain into a double Old Fashioned Glass, ideally with one large chunk of ice
Express oils from a Lemon Twist into this drink, (an orange or a good quality cocktail cherry will also work).