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The Mixology Talk Podcast: Better Bartending and Making Great Drinks

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Rank #166 in Food category

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Chris Tunstall, (seasoned Mixologist, Bartender, and drink creator) and his wife Julia (experienced cocktail consumer) pair up in this podcast to help you understand the tips, tricks & techniques needed to create great drinks. This podcast is for experienced professionals and folks new to the cocktail scene, and will teach you all about cocktails. From the ingredients in the drinks to the bottles behind the bar and interviews with industry professionals, this podcast will help you make great drinks! We're all about mixology, cocktail creation, craft cocktails, liquor, spirits, alcohols, beverage programs, restaurants and bars, bartending, and the business of the bar. Learn how to make a fantastic drink and have some fun along the way!

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Chris Tunstall, (seasoned Mixologist, Bartender, and drink creator) and his wife Julia (experienced cocktail consumer) pair up in this podcast to help you understand the tips, tricks & techniques needed to create great drinks. This podcast is for experienced professionals and folks new to the cocktail scene, and will teach you all about cocktails. From the ingredients in the drinks to the bottles behind the bar and interviews with industry professionals, this podcast will help you make great drinks! We're all about mixology, cocktail creation, craft cocktails, liquor, spirits, alcohols, beverage programs, restaurants and bars, bartending, and the business of the bar. Learn how to make a fantastic drink and have some fun along the way!

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87 Ratings
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Great for cocktail enthusiasts

By TMcoast - Nov 16 2019
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This show is such a fun listen for cocktail lovers. Entertaining, inspiring, and informative!

Great Cocktail Podcast

By PrinceHarming - Apr 19 2017
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Great info on a wide variety of topics presented by a charming couple.

iTunes Ratings

87 Ratings
Average Ratings
73
7
1
5
1

Great for cocktail enthusiasts

By TMcoast - Nov 16 2019
Read more
This show is such a fun listen for cocktail lovers. Entertaining, inspiring, and informative!

Great Cocktail Podcast

By PrinceHarming - Apr 19 2017
Read more
Great info on a wide variety of topics presented by a charming couple.

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The Mixology Talk Podcast: Better Bartending and Making Great Drinks

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Chris Tunstall, (seasoned Mixologist, Bartender, and drink creator) and his wife Julia (experienced cocktail consumer) pair up in this podcast to help you understand the tips, tricks & techniques needed to create great drinks. This podcast is for experienced professionals and folks new to the cocktail scene, and will teach you all about cocktails. From the ingredients in the drinks to the bottles behind the bar and interviews with industry professionals, this podcast will help you make great drinks! We're all about mixology, cocktail creation, craft cocktails, liquor, spirits, alcohols, beverage programs, restaurants and bars, bartending, and the business of the bar. Learn how to make a fantastic drink and have some fun along the way!

116 - How to Become a Better Bartender in 2018

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It’s the new year and things are (finally) slowing down. Here’s how you can use your downtime to grow your skills and career!

Jan 04 2018

33mins

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What’s New in Mixology in 2018

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https://www.mixologytalk.com/132

Curious what’s new in the world of “bleeding edge” mixology? Here’s what we learned in a few great seminars this year on the topic.

Aug 15 2018

40mins

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Cocktail & Bar Trends 2018: What’s new and Noteworthy Now

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What’s new and happening in cocktail bars in 2018? Here’s what we’re hearing and seeing today.

Jan 31 2018

26mins

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The Hardest Part of Bartending

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We asked a bunch of bartenders what the hardest part of bartending was. Here are the top three responses and some suggestions for tackling them.

Aug 14 2019

35mins

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99 - Skills You’ll Need Before Your First Bartending Job

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So you’ve decided to give bartending a try, and you’d like to do your homework. How can you study up before stepping behind the bar?

May 10 2017

21mins

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The Fernet Branca Story, with Erik Ginther

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What’s the big deal about Fernet Branca among bartenders?

Sep 27 2017

30mins

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Equipment Hacks to Make Your Life Easier Behind the Bar

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After working behind the bar long enough, you find a few tips and tricks that help make your day easier. Here are the tools and hacks that Chris found over the years behind his bar.

Nov 07 2018

40mins

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How to Succeed as the First Cocktail Bar in Your Town: A Chat with Micah LeMon

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There are good and bad sides to being a cocktail bar in a smaller market. This week we’re chatting with Micah LeMon to learn about how he found success in his own small market.

May 24 2018

31mins

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73 - Bar Myths: What’s Real and What’s Bunk

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There are a lot of dubious stories that make their way around the bar – today we’re debunking a few favorites

May 11 2016

20mins

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Saving Face: Making the Most of a Bad Brand Rep

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Brand reps are a key part of any successful bar - but they aren’t all perfect. Here’s what to do if you’re not getting what you need from  your reps.

Jul 18 2018

34mins

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78 - Mixologist vs. Bartender: What’s the difference?

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Where did the word “mixologist” come from, and why does it have such a bad rap?

Jul 20 2016

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Back to the Basics: All About Rum with Matt Pietrek

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It’s rum month for A Bar Above so we felt the perfect way to start is to go back to the basics. Today on the podcast we’re joined by Matt Pietrek to teach us all about it!

Sep 03 2019

37mins

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Next Level Hospitality with Enrique Sanchez

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This week we’re chatting with Enrique Sanchez and learning Tips and tricks for taking hospitality to a whole new level

Aug 02 2017

45mins

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86-Dinner Parties, Smoked Cocktails and Frustrating Bartenders - it’s another Listener Questions Episode!

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Preparing for a dinner party, smoked cocktails and struggling with bad service.

Nov 09 2016

13mins

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71 - White Spirits, Syrups vs Liqueurs and Compound Gin: It’s another Listener Questions Episode!

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http://www.mixologytalk.com/71We’re answering three great new questions this week from our listeners!

Apr 13 2016

18mins

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Do you really need a seasonal cocktail menu?

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https://www.mixologytalk.com/127

In an age where you can buy strawberries in Alaska in January, what’s the point of a seasonal cocktail menu? And is it right for your bar program?

Jun 06 2018

26mins

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83 - The Art of the Upsell

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Is “upselling” so bad? Here are some ideas for “upselling” in a way that’s authentic and great for the customer - and your wallet.

Sep 28 2016

19mins

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74 - Bartender's Introduction to Distillation

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What is distillation anyway? Here’s a quick overview especially for bartenders – to help you make better drinks!

May 25 2016

21mins

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Learning the Secrets of Rum Production with Carter Raff and Josh Miller

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Ever wonder what makes different styles of Rum different? Join us this week as we learn about three common and two obscure styles of rum and how their unique production processes make them what they are.

Sep 17 2019

52mins

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Bar Education and Bar Convent Brooklyn: A Chat with Angus Winchester

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It’s already conference season! Bar Convent Brooklyn is coming in just a few weeks, and is a great event if you’re a bartender looking to learn and grow. Join us this week as we chat with their head of education (and a man who needs no introduction), Angus Winchester.

May 08 2019

30mins

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5 Reasons Chris Hates Hot Cocktails (and how to fix them!)

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It’s true - Chris hates hot cocktails. Join us this week to experience his rant and some great suggestions for preparing hot cocktails that actually taste good!

Dec 08 2019

16mins

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Punch for Service: Large Format Cocktails Behind the Bar with Rachel Hopkins

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Looking to add punches to your bar program? Join us this week as Chris learns all about the ins and outs of making and serving large format cocktails behind the bar.

Nov 26 2019

34mins

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Punch: The Misunderstood Large Format Cocktail

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It’s so much more than “Jungle Juice”. Large format cocktails are an awesome way to serve delicious craft drinks at parties without bartending all night!

Nov 07 2019

27mins

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Advanced Infusions for Fun and Profit with Lucas England

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https://www.mixologytalk.com/163

Infusions are fun to play with, but can you really use them in a service setting? Lucas England says YES and is here to show us how! Listen in to hear his tips and tricks for making infusions work, even in a high volume bar.

Oct 21 2019

43mins

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Basic Infusions: How to make Infused Spirits and Syrups for Cocktails

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https://www.mixologytalk.com/162

It’s one of the easiest “mixology” techniques there is! This week we’re talking all about infusions and how you can easily make them for use in your cocktail creations.

Oct 09 2019

27mins

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Food and Cocktail Pairings with Lucas Huff

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Listen in as we chat with sommelier Lucas Huff to learn how he creates delicious food and cocktail pairings, and some tips and tricks for how you can do the same at your bar.

Oct 07 2019

26mins

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Learning the Secrets of Rum Production with Carter Raff and Josh Miller

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www.mixologytalk.com/160

Ever wonder what makes different styles of Rum different? Join us this week as we learn about three common and two obscure styles of rum and how their unique production processes make them what they are.

Sep 17 2019

52mins

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Back to the Basics: All About Rum with Matt Pietrek

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www.MixologyTalk.com/159

It’s rum month for A Bar Above so we felt the perfect way to start is to go back to the basics. Today on the podcast we’re joined by Matt Pietrek to teach us all about it!

Sep 03 2019

37mins

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Getting Organized & Growing up: What’s coming for A Bar Above

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https://www.mixologytalk.com/158

We’ve published more than 800 things since we started A Bar Above in 2013. I think it’s time to grow up!  Here’s what’s new, starting September 1!

Aug 28 2019

11mins

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The Hardest Part of Bartending

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We asked a bunch of bartenders what the hardest part of bartending was. Here are the top three responses and some suggestions for tackling them.

Aug 14 2019

35mins

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Relocation for Bartenders: How to Find a Job in a Brand New Town

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Moving day! How do you find a job in a new market? Listen in for tips in how to move and find a new job - sometimes before you even leave!

Jul 17 2019

17mins

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"The Dark & Gritty side of Bartending - a chat with Justyn Myers"

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The modern craft bar isn’t all glitz and glamour. Bartending comes with its dark side as well. This week we’re chatting with Justyn Myers to discuss the grittier side of bartending and what he’s learned from hosting a show all about it.

Jul 03 2019

45mins

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Flavor Extraction without Alcohol: Learning from Jared & Absinthia from Nickle Dime Syrups

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Making specialty syrups? This is your episode! We’re talking with Jared and Absinthia from Nickel Dime Syrups this week and learning all of their tricks for flavor extraction.

Jun 20 2019

45mins

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Disengaged and Negative Coworkers: How to fix it (or deal with it!)

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What do you do when a coworker hates their job and makes your life miserable? Before you quit in exasperation, here are some ideas for trying to make things better.

Jun 05 2019

24mins

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All About Mead with Samuel Boulton

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Ever used Mead in a cocktail? It might just be the next big hipster beverage, and this week have we have Mead expert Samuel Boulton on the podcast to teach us all about it!

May 22 2019

50mins

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Bar Education and Bar Convent Brooklyn: A Chat with Angus Winchester

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https://www.mixologytalk.com/151

It’s already conference season! Bar Convent Brooklyn is coming in just a few weeks, and is a great event if you’re a bartender looking to learn and grow. Join us this week as we chat with their head of education (and a man who needs no introduction), Angus Winchester.

May 08 2019

30mins

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Introducing the A Bar Above Store!

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It’s a day we’ve been waiting years for - and it’s here! The A Bar Above Store is officially open for business. Listen in for the whole story, including some hints at what’s coming and a few hiccups we experienced along the way.

Apr 24 2019

27mins

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Raising your Prices: When and How (without Losing all your Regulars)

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https://www.mixologytalk.com/149

Time to raise prices? Don’t chicken out! Here are some tips for increasing your menu prices in a way that’s good for the bottom line and doesn’t scare away your customers. (I promise!)

Apr 04 2019

24mins

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Bartender Super heroes: Super Powers You didn't Even Know you Had

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Your regulars might call you a “super hero” all the time, but I would argue that bartenders really are modern day superheroes. Listen in for a fun episode all about the “super powers” that experienced bartenders all seem to have after a few years behind the bar.

Mar 20 2019

21mins

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How to NOT Poison your Guests, with Camper English

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It’s great to get creative with your cocktail recipes, but how do prevent your creativity from going too far? This week we’re chatting with Camper English about keeping cocktails safe.

Mar 06 2019

49mins

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