Welcome to the beginning of the Speaking Easy Podcast. Every great journey has to start somewhere. Home bartending and entertaining is first, your guests enjoying themselves, and second, about you enjoying their company. Jordan and Alex introduce the Speaking Easy Podcast, and why the world might need another cocktail podcast.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- A little bit about who we are
- Why we’re creating Speaking Easy, a podcast on cocktails and home entertaining
- How we got into cocktails
- How easy it will be for you to get into cocktails
Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. –Ernest Hemingway
My doctor told me to watch my drinking. Now I drink in front of a mirror. –Rodney Dangerfield
Whoever drinks beer, he is quick to sleep; whoever sleeps long, does not sin; whoever does not sin, enters Heaven! Thus, let us drink beer! –Martin Luther
Imbibe!: From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash, a Salute in Stories and Drinks to “Professor” Jerry Thomas, Pioneer of the American Bar by Dave Wondrich – The book that started the modern craft cocktail movement, the essential history of cocktails. A must-read for the serious-amateur bartender.
The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks by David A. Embury – One of the more well-known cocktail books, Mr. Embury was a cocktail hobbyist who got his work published. A true classic in home bartending, written by a home bartender.
Liquid Intelligence: The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail by Dave Arnold – While there may not be such a thing as a “perfect cocktail,” this book puts forth a bevy of interesting information on the lovely mixtures of booze we enjoy. For the true cocktail nerd in your life. Which is probably you, if you’re reading this.
The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create The World’s Great Drinks by Amy Stewart – A book on the plants that make the wonderful drinks we all enjoy.
Movies That You’d Think Were Actually About Cocktails But Are Actually Just Love Stories: “Cocktail” starring Tom Cruise (1988) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lkzyGV2XdE