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Episode 177: Spritz: Italy's Most Iconic Aperitivo Cocktail, with Recipes

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This week on The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte welcomes back Leslie Pariseau and Talia Baiocchi, the talented duo behind Spritz: Italy's Most Iconic Aperitivo Cocktail, with Recipes. From Milan to Los Angeles, Venice to New York, the spritz—Italy’s bitter and bubbly aperitivo cocktail—has become synonymous with a leisurely, convivial golden hour. But the spritz is more than just an early evening cocktail—it’s a style of drinking. In Spritz, Talia Baiocchi and Leslie Pariseau trace the drink’s origins to ancient Rome, uncover its unlikely history and culture, explore the evolution of aperitivo throughout Northern Italy, and document the spritz’s revival around the world. From regional classics to modern variations, Spritz includes dozens of recipes from some of America’s most lauded bartenders, a guide to building a spritz bar, and a collection of food recipes for classic Italian snacks to pair alongside.

Talia Baiocchi is the editor-in-chief of Punch and the author of James Beard Award–nominated Sherry. She has written for Bon Appétit, Saveur, and many more. She lives in Brooklyn.

Leslie Pariseau is the former deputy editor of Punch. She has written for the New York Times, GQ, Esquire, and Saveur. She lives in Brooklyn.

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October 5th, 2016

39:38

Today on The Speakeasy, spirits writer Kara Newman joins us to tell us about her new book! Shake. Stir. Sip.: More than 50 Effortless Cocktails Made in Equal Parts is all about no-fuss cocktails with even portions.

The …

Episode 204: Author Robert Simonson On What Makes 'A Proper Drink'

September 28th, 2016

32:32

Today on The Speakeasy, we round out book month with a visit from Robert Simonson, the author (most recently) of 'A Proper Drink'. Simonson tells us all about cocktails, bar spoons, and the Internet.

Episode 203: From The Man Behind 'Bitters' Comes Another Book: 'Amaro'

September 21st, 2016

37:29

Five years after his first appearance on The Speakeasy, book author Brad Thomas Parsons is back in the studio (with photographer Ed Anderson) to talk about his new book: Amaro.

Research on the liqueur took him to …

Episode 202: Martin And Rebecca Cate On "The Cult of Tiki"

September 14th, 2016

42:45

Today on The Speakeasy, we're joined in the studio by serial tiki bar entrepreneurs Martin and Rebecca Cate. They tell us all about their collection …

Episode 201: Drinks (But No Texting) While You Watch At The Alamo Drafthouse

September 7th, 2016

35:01

Today on The Speakeasy, we're joined in the studio by Vanessa Brown and Vincent Favella.

Vincent is one of host Sother Teague's oldest friends in …

Episode 200: The Speakeasy's 200th Episode Is Here!

August 31st, 2016

42:42

Today on the Speakeasy, it's episode number 200! Damon Boelte and Sother Teague talk Japan and the evolution of bar tools with Cocktail Kingdom's …

Episode 199: Kayla Mata On The Smuggling Roots Of Ilegal Mezcal

August 24th, 2016

38:50

Today on The Speakeasy, Ilegal Mezcal's Kayla Mata joins us in the studio to pour a few glasses of their Joven, with "hints of green apple, citrus and white pepper."

Mata tells us about her start in bartending, Ilegal …

Episode 198: All In With The Well-Traveled Chris Lowder

August 17th, 2016

48:57

Today in the studio, Chris Lowder takes a break from the bar in Seoul, South Korea to tell us all about traveling widely and the constants of good …

Episode 197: Kansas City Whiskey, The Story Of A Revival

August 10th, 2016

39:32

Today on The Speakeasy, Ryan Maybee joins us in the studio to pour us some Kansas City Whiskey, a name that J. Rieger & Co. pitched to the …

Episode 196: All Aboard The Water Table

August 3rd, 2016

32:04

Episode 195: Talking Shop And Sipping Rye With Danny Neff

July 27th, 2016

42:18

Today on The Speakeasy, barman Danny Neff joins us in the studio to talk about the revived Holiday Cocktail Lounge, and his favorite meal last week …

Episode 194: Tales Of The Cocktail's Philip Duff Joins Us... From The Future!

July 20th, 2016

40:36

This week on The Speakeasy, things get meta. Tales of the Cocktail's Philip Duff joins us in the studio to record an episode that will air WHILE HOSTS DAMON BOELTE AND SOTHER TEAGUE JOIN HIM IN NEW ORLEANS FOR DRINKS! …

Episode 193: Chris Barrett of Ludivine

July 13th, 2016

34:02

On today's episode of The Speakeasy, longtime friend of the program Chris Barrett joins us in the studio from Oklahoma City, where he manages (what else?) the bar. On the menu? A few cocktails inspired by The Beatles. …

Episode 192: Farm or forage, it's all fair game for vermouth-making

July 6th, 2016

31:30

Today on The Speakeasy, the newfound owner of a 16-acre farm in upstate New York joins us to talk about farming, foraging, and vermouth. Bianca Miraglia, the founder of Uncouth Vermouth, is growing all kinds of fruit, …

Episode 191: Eben Freeman On Genuine Mixology... And 'Genuine Liquorette'

June 29th, 2016

32:56

Today, a friend of the hosts' jumps into the studio to talk about his career in mixology. Eben Freeman once stocked bottles of wine at Crossroads …

Episode 190: Raising A Glass To Heritage Radio Network Badass Jack Inslee

June 22nd, 2016

35:40

It's a bittersweet day on The Speakeasy, as hosts Damon Boelte and Sother Teague bid adieu to longtime Heritage Radio Network producer Jack Inslee, who's moving to D.C. but staying firmly in the radio world. Just before …

Episode 189: Colin Spoelman and Dead Distillers

June 15th, 2016

33:10

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte and Sother Teague are joined in the studio by Colin Spoelman, co-founder of Kings County Distillery, the …

Episode 188: Sipping Rum With Shane Feirstein

June 8th, 2016

35:26

Shane Feirstein of Lovers Rock in Bed-Stuy joins us in the studio with quite a few rums, from a Santa Teresa 1796 to an aged offering from Barbados.

Episode 187: Sorel On My Mind

June 1st, 2016

32:57

Jack Summers (aka Jack from Brooklyn) joins us in the studio to talk about hustling to success in the New York food scene, in his case with a hibiscus liqueur known as sorel.

Episode 186: Growing Up Scotch

May 25th, 2016

36:39

Brendan McCarron, a distiller at The Glenmorangie and Ardbeg, talks about his life in the Scotch industry.

Episode 185: Milk (Cocktails): Does a Body Good

May 18th, 2016

32:40

This week on The Speakeasy, Eamon Rockey and Gareth Howells of Betony break down the beauty and intricacies of making milk cocktails, including Betony's famous clarified milk punch + more.

Episode 184: Germán González

May 11th, 2016

31:02

This week on The Speakeasy, host Damon Boelte is joined in the studio by Germán González, one of the most celebrated working tequileros.

Master Distiller Germán González is the great grandson of General Manuel …

Episode 183: TJ Lynch of Mother's Ruin

May 4th, 2016

30:49

TJ Lynch of Mother's Ruin joins Damon Boelte for a brand new episode of The Speakeasy. Mother's Ruin is "the perfect blend of your favorite local bar and cocktail temple." Tune in as TJ and Damon chat about everything …

William Elliott

April 27th, 2016

31:28

Bartender William Elliot of Maison Premiere joins Damon Boelte for the Speakeasy today! Tune in for a casual conversation between cocktail comrades as the two trade tales and tips for all beverage enthusiasts!

Episode 181: A Day in the Life of a Mezcalier

April 13th, 2016

28:45

Listen to a brand new episode of The Speakeasy as Damon Boelte is joined by Courtenay Greenleaf, Mezcalier, beverage director of Rosa Mexicano, bartender at Masa y Agave bartender. Together they discuss all things …

Episode 180: Tasting Rome with Katie Parla

April 6th, 2016

27:44

On this week's episode of The Speakeasy, Damon is joined in the studio by Katie Parla, co-author of Tasting Rome: Fresh Flavors and Forgotten Recipes from an Ancient City. Tune in to hear them discuss her book release, …

Episode 179: Nicholas Bennett of Porchlight

March 30th, 2016

32:01

Nicholas Bennett, the Head Bartender for Porchlight in Manhattan joins Damon Boelte for a fun and conversational episode of The Speakeasy.

Episode 178: Lllama Inn

March 23rd, 2016

28:28

Tune in to a brand new episode of The Speakeasy as Damon Boelte welcomes the brilliant women of Llama Inn for a conversation on Peruvian cocktails and more! He's joined by Lynette Marrero, Jessica Gonzalez & Rebecca …

Episode 176: Kat Kinsman on French 75's and Anxiety

March 9th, 2016

33:37

Tune in to this week's episode of The Speakeasy as host Damon Boelte is joined by Kat Kinsman, editor at large and former editor in chief of Tasting Table and a frequent public speaker on the topics of food and mental …

Episode 175: Giuseppe Gonzalez — Suffolk Arms opening

February 24th, 2016

36:21

On this week's episode of The Speakeasy, Damon catches up with Giuseppe Gonzalez, whose bartending credits include Golden Cadillac, PKNY and Dutch …

Episode 174: Sother Teague <3s Bitters

February 22nd, 2016

36:26

This week on The Speakeasy, host Damon Boelte sits down with mixologist and bartender for Amor y Amargo, Sother Teague. Amor y Amargo is part bar and …

Episode 173: Authentic Caribbean Rum

February 10th, 2016

29:54

We’re talking Caribbean rum on this week’s episode of The Speakeasy as Damon Boelte is joined by Jason Cousins from Authentic Caribbean Rum & Austin Hartman of Montana’s Trail House. The Authentic Caribbean Rum …

Episode 172: Modern Classics of the Cocktail Renaissance

February 3rd, 2016

35:04

What are the modern classics in the cocktail world? Find out on this week’s episode of The Speakeasy. Damon Boelte is joined by friend of the show and previous guest Robert Simonson, who has just released a new cocktail …

Episode 171: David Wondrich

January 27th, 2016

37:17

The Speakeasy welcomes very special guest, David Wondrich this week who was born on the banks of the Monongahela and raised mostly in suburban New York City. After working as a house painter, a mattress stuffer, …

Episode 170: The Daiquiri with Bridget Firtle

January 20th, 2016

31:09

You think you know Daiquiri’s, but you have no idea. Tune in to a brand new episode of The Speakeasy as Damon Boelte is joined by Bridget Firtle, who established The Noble Experiment NYC to bring the timeless tradition …

Episode 169: Lucinda Sterling

January 13th, 2016

27:50

Tune in as The Speakeasy celebrates its 5th anniversary with guest Lucinda Sterling!  On the precipice of opening the new Red Hook based bar, Seaborne, she and Damon chat about the late Sasha Petraske, a pioneer of the …

Episode 168: Toby Maloney

January 6th, 2016

29:32

The Speakeasy is back for 2016 with none other than veteran bar man Toby Maloney, Beverage Director at Mother’s Ruin and Lorenzo’s, a new Latin …

Episode 167: Meaghan Dorman of Raines Law Room, Dear Irving, & The Bennett

December 2nd, 2015

31:04

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This week on The Speakeasy , Damon Boelte is in studio with Meaghan Dorman, of the Raines Law Room, Dear Irving, and The Bennett.  In charge of the menu, …

Episode 166: Bull in China

November 25th, 2015

26:42

This week on The Speakeasy , Damon is on the line with bar industry vet Lucas Plant, a founder at Bull in China located in Portland, Oregon.  Bull in …

Episode 165: The Brooklyn Inn

November 18th, 2015

31:14

New York City is full of history, and no place knows it better than The Brooklyn Inn.  Celebrating the establishment’s 130th birthday, this week on _

Episode 164: Paul Clarke of Imbibe Magazine

November 4th, 2015

33:06

This week _ The Speakeasy _ is back with a brand new show featuring guest Paul Clarke.  Paul Clarke is Imbibe’s Executive Editor and the author of …

Episode 163: Steven Abt of Caskers

October 14th, 2015

29:50

Ever been frustrated by the limited spirit selection at your corner store?  This week on _ The Speakeasy _, host Damon Boelte helps listeners solve …

Episode 162: Brennan Adams & Santera Tequila

October 7th, 2015

30:08

Brennan Adams, brand ambassador for Santera Tequila, is in studio with Damon Boelte for this week’s episode of The Speakeasy.  Kicking off a thorough discussion on tequila, Brennan explains that though we’re delving …

Episode 161: Mother of Pearl

September 23rd, 2015

38:58

Drink slingers Jane Danger and Austin Henelly of the Lower East Side tiki inspired bar and restaurant, Mother of Pearl, are in studio for The Speakeasy this week with host Damon Boelte.  Talking the paths that led each …

Episode 160: Chris Balla

August 5th, 2015

31:21

This week on The Speakeasy, host Damon Boelte is in the studio with Chris Balla, beer selector for their common interest oyster bar – Grand Army Bar. Talking all things beer, Chris relates how he developed his palate, …

Episode 159: Steven Soderbergh

July 1st, 2015

34:41

Steven Andrew Soderbergh is best known as an acclaimed American film producer, director, screenwriter, cinematographer and editor. He’s behind a plethora of celebrated films including the Ocean’s Eleven and Oceans …

Episode 158: Ivy Mix & Julie Reiner of Leyenda

May 27th, 2015

30:21

Star bartenders and all-around awesome gals Ivy Mix & Julie Reiner are back on The Speakeasy, this time to talk about their brand new bar – …

Episode 157: Will Peet

April 8th, 2015

30:19

This week on The Speakeasy Damon chats with multi-talented bartender Will Peet of Donostia and the NoMad. The two have a casual conversation about …

Episode 156: April Wachtel

March 18th, 2015

32:23

Tune in for a canid conversation between cocktail professionals on this week’s episode of The Speakeasy. Damon is joined by April Wachtel, a phenomenal spirits + cocktail educator. She’s worked for Lani Kai, the Bacardi …

Episode 155: Wild Turkey: Jimmy & Eddie Russell

March 11th, 2015

29:18

This week on The Speakeasy Damon interviews Jimmy and Eddie Russel of Wild Turkey Bourbon. Jimmy and Eddie talk about their experiences within the company over the past decades and their first experiences with bourbon. …

Episode 154: Kevin Denton

March 4th, 2015

37:47

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte is joined by bartender, musician and all around great guy Kevin Denton. Denton crafts cocktails that utilize obscure ingredients and modern techniques. Denton worked his way up …

Episode 153: Sugarlands Distilling Company

February 25th, 2015

33:26

We’re talking Moonshine today on The Speakeasy as host Damon Boelte is joined by Brent Thompson from Sugarlands Distilling Company. Sugarland produces craft quality moonshine and whiskey. The distillery in downtown …

Episode 152: National Margarita Day!

February 18th, 2015

34:53

This week on The Speakeasy Damon interviews Jamie Salas, the Milagro Tequila Brand Ambassador. Salas tells us about the evolution of the tequila …

Episode 151: Jordana Rothman Returns

February 11th, 2015

22:56

The one and only Jordana Rothman rejoins Damon Boelte on The Speakeasy for a candid thirty minute conversation on everything from leather aged cocktails to national spirit trends. Jordana, formerly of Time Out New York, …

Episode 150: Amor y Amargo

February 4th, 2015

33:56

If you like your drinks bitter and stirred, Amor y Amargo is for you. Tune in to a brand new episode of The Speakeasy as Damon Boelte is joined by Sother Teague and Austin Hennelly of the aforementioned Amor y Amargo – …

Episode 149: The Steve Schneider Show

January 28th, 2015

31:43

Steve Schneider is the star of the film Hey Bartender, Principal Bartender at Employees Only NYC, 2012 Cocktail World Cup World Champion, 6-time Speed Bartending Champion and an all-around American badass who now has …

Episode 148: Zach Gelnaw

January 21st, 2015

34:02

Beloved bartender and inventive ice-man Zach Gelnaw-Rubin is this week’s guest on THe Speakeasy! He’s behind the bar at Dutch Kills and Attaboy and helps run Hundredweight, the first company of its kind, supplying New …

Episode 147: Copper & Kings Distillery

January 14th, 2015

36:29

What is American brandy and why should you care? Find out on a brand new episode of The Speakeasy as Damon Boelte is joined by Joe Heron, the …

Episode 146: Whisk(e)y Distilled

January 7th, 2015

33:05

To kick off the new year on The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte is joined by Heather Greene, Whiskey Sommelier at The Flatiron Room and author of Whisk(e)y Distilled. Heather Greene is one of America’s leading whiskey experts, …

Episode 145: Misty Kalkofen of Del Maguey

December 17th, 2014

30:35

Misty Kalkofen of Del Maguey

Episode 144: Adam Bernbach

December 3rd, 2014

30:07

Damon Boelte is talking shop with Adam Bernbach, bar manager at Washington, D.C., cocktail spot 2 Birds 1 Stone, on this weeks episode of The Speakeasy. Adam waxes poetic on the cocktail scene in Washington DC, the …

Episode 143: Bomberger’s Distillery

November 12th, 2014

28:45

This week’s episode of The Speakeasy is all about whiskey. Damon Boelte is joined by Avianna Ponzi of Bomberger’s Distillery. Bomberger’s is the reincarnation of the original whiskey distilled under the same name, which …

Episode 142: Nicolas Palazzi / PM Spirits

October 29th, 2014

30:12

Learn about cognac and other esoteric spirits on this week’s episode of The Speakeasy as Damon Boelte is joined by Nicolas Palazzi of PM Spirits, an …

Episode 141: Ron Diplomático Rum

October 15th, 2014

33:47

Rum is really hot right now and Ron Diplomático rum is some of the best you can get. Tune in and get a primer on rum on a brand new episode of The Speakeasy, as Damon Boelte is joined by Manny Pena, brand rep for Ron …

Episode 140: Abigail Gullo Returns!

October 8th, 2014

31:28

The “Rye Girl” is back! Damon Boelte welcomes Abigail Gullo back to The Speakeasy this week for a discussion on whisky, cocktails and New Orleans. …

Episode 139: Brooklyn Spirits: Craft Distilling and Cocktails from the World’s Hippest Borough

October 1st, 2014

32:39

Hear from the authors of Brooklyn Spirits: Craft Distilling and Cocktails from the World’s Hippest Borough on a brand new episode of The Speakeasy. …

Episode 138: Damon Boelte

September 24th, 2014

39:52

The tables get turned this week on The Speakeasy as producer Jack Inslee interviews host Damon Boelte! Hear Damon’s incredible story – from a small …

Episode 137: Aaron Polsky Returns!

September 17th, 2014

29:17

Aaron Polsky, formely of Amor Y Amargo, is one of the best bartenders in New York City and a good friend of The Speakeasy. He drops by this week to …

Episode 136: Han Shan

August 27th, 2014

34:34

Han Shan is the new brand ambassador for Tuthilltown Spirits and Hudson Whiskey and he’s also the guest this week on The Speakeasy with Damon Boelte. …

Episode 135: Brad Goocher & Ken Ho

August 20th, 2014

37:50

Brad Goocher and Ken Ho are bartender’s bartenders. Tune in as they talk shop with Damon Boelte on a brand new episode of The Speakeasy. The three beverage professionals kick back and discuss various aspects of the …

Episode 134: Proof: The Science of Booze

August 13th, 2014

28:43

Humans have been perfecting the science of alcohol production for ten thousand years, but modern scientists are only just beginning to distill the …

Episode 133: The Return of Donna

July 30th, 2014

29:59

Almost a year ago, popular Williamsburg bar Donna was forced to close due to an electrical fire. Now – they are back and stronger than ever. Tune in …

Episode 132: 12 Bottle Bar

July 23rd, 2014

36:50

Find out how to become the best home bartender you can possibly be on a brand new episode of The Speakeasy as Damon Boelte chats with David Solmonson …

Episode 131: Tim Miner

July 16th, 2014

30:06

On a casual and insightful episode of The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte chats with bartender Tim Miner of Long Island Bar, a Brooklyn landmark, serving …

Episode 130: Greg Seider

July 2nd, 2014

32:50

Get some great insights and go deep into the world of craft cocktails on a brand new episode of The Speakeasy, as host Damon Boelte is joined by bartender/drink impressario and author, Greg Seider. His latest book,

Episode 129: Jeffrey Morgenthaler

June 25th, 2014

29:45

Tune in to a fun, friendly and informative episode of The Speakeasy as host Damon Boelte is joined by Jeffrey Morgenthaler, bar manager at Clyde Common and Pepe Le Moko in Portland, Oregon and author of The Bar Book: …

Episode 128: Natasha David

June 18th, 2014

32:07

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon brings on Natasha David who talks about how she got into the bar industry, from her humble beginnings as a cocktail waitress to restaurant manager to eventually a Co-Owner and Head …

Episode 127: Cocktail Kingdom

June 4th, 2014

34:16

Any good tradesman needs good tools. Bartending is no different. Tune into a thematic episode of The Speakeasy as Damon Boelte chats with Ethan Kahn …

Episode 126: Greenhook Ginsmiths

May 28th, 2014

30:28

The summer is here and that means one thing. Well, maybe more than one thing, but it definitely means Gin & Tonics are back in style. This week’s episode of The Speakeasy is about.. you guessed it.. gin! Tune in as …

Episode 125: The Bar at the NoMad Hotel

May 7th, 2014

38:41

Fresh off their James Beard Award for best Bar Program, welcome some of the team from The NoMad Hotel on this week’s episode of The Speakeasy! Damon Boelte is chatting with bartenders Jessica Gonzalez and Karen Fu and …

Episode 124: The Dead Rabbit

April 30th, 2014

29:33

This week’s guests on The Speakeasy are the guys behind The Dead Rabbit. The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog embodies the conviviality of Old New York and the Irish-American tradition. They are dedicated to advancing the …

Episode 123: The Old Fashioned

April 23rd, 2014

33:52

The Old Fashioned is the ultimate cocktail. Not because it’s the biggest, baddest or most inventive but because it represents what a cocktail is. A …

Episode 122: Amanda Womack

April 2nd, 2014

30:28

Whiskey is everywhere. Whereas once most people ordering booze at bars wanted vodka soda’s, now the whiskey revolution is in full effect. This week …

Episode 121: Joaquin Simo

March 26th, 2014

35:09

The 2012 American Bartender of the Year has seen it all. Joaquín Simó has poured drinks at some of the best bars in the country and now is the partner/bartender at Pouring Ribbons, a new bar in the East Village …

Episode 120: Stephanie Ridgeway, Highland Park Distillery

March 19th, 2014

37:39

Stephanie Ridgeway is the Brand Ambassador for Highland Park, a whiskey distillery located on the Orkney Islands off the northern coast of Scotland. She tells us about how unique this distillery is because of it’s …

Episode 119: Franky Marshall

March 12th, 2014

32:53

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon interviews Franky Marshall from The Dead Rabbit, an Old New York bar that celebrates the Irish-American tradition. Franky talks about the inequalities faced by female bartenders, and …

Episode 118: Bar Management & Agave with Ryan Fitzgerald

February 19th, 2014

29:52

Damon Boelte chats with Ryan Fitzgerald of Del Maguey Mezcal and the forthcoming ABV bar in San Francisco on this week’s installment of The Speakeasy! Damon and Ryan start off the show by talking about the processes …

Episode 117: Scranton Twohey

February 12th, 2014

29:16

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon talks to Scranton Twohey, owner of a bar called Whisler’s in Austin Texas. Scranton explain’s his commitment to serving the best drinks in the city in a casual environment, and tells us …

Episode 116: Jay Zimmerman

January 29th, 2014

31:32

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon welcomes Jay Zimmerman, owner of Ba’Sik bar in Williamsburg, to the studio. Jay tells us all about his recent trip to Japan, Cambodia, Laos, and how he almost got kicked out of …

Episode 115: Clay Gordon

January 22nd, 2014

37:22

Bartenders and cocktail nerds, pay attention! New World Spirits has introduced a new base spirit called Solbeso, made from the fermented fresh juice …

Episode 114: Woodford Reserve

January 15th, 2014

29:37

Woodford Reserve is a super-premium Kentucky small batch bourbon crafted at the Woodford Reserve Distillery in Versailles, Ky. Woodford Reserve is the Official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby and its distillery is the …

Episode 113: Catskill Provisions Honey Whiskey

January 8th, 2014

29:28

The Catskill Provisions Honey Whiskey is the result of a collaboration between two small-batch New York producers. This week on The Speakeasy, Damon …

Episode 112: Rob Krueger & Extra Fancy

November 20th, 2013

30:01

Extra Fancy has quickly become one of the most beloved bars in Brooklyn by bartenders and laymen alike. This week on The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte invites Rob Krueger into the studio to talk about the inspiration for the …

Episode 111: Danny Ronen of DC Spirits

November 13th, 2013

36:05

What is the best way to ensure hospitality in the beverage industry? The answer is education! This week on The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte is joined via the phone lines by Danny Ronen, founder of DC Spirits, an food, wine …

Episode 110: Colin Spoelman

November 6th, 2013

29:54

Episode 109: Leslie Pariseau and Talia Baiocchi of PUNCH Magazine

October 30th, 2013

29:28

On today’s episode of The Speakeasy, host Damon Boelte welcomes Leslie Pariseau (deputy editor) and Talia Baiocchi (editor-in-chief) of PUNCH magazine, a new online magazine that focuses on the people within wine, …

Episode 108: Katie Parla

October 16th, 2013

29:51

On this week’s episode of The Speakeasy, Katie Parla, Rome-based food and beverage educator and journalist, joins host Damon Boelte to talk about the cocktail scene abroad in Rome! Katie has an art history degree from …

Episode 107: Jim Kearns

October 9th, 2013

35:47

This week on The Speakeasy, host Damon Boelte welcomes Jim Kearns, bar director at Play, a new cafe and cocktail restaurant opening next to the Museum of Sex in New York City. Jim got his bartending start at Balthazar, …

Episode 106: Robin Robinson

September 18th, 2013

36:10

This week on The Speakeasy, Robin Robinson of Compass Box Whiskey joins host Damon Boelte in the studio to talk more about whiskey, it’s complexities, and Compass Box’s range of flavors. From light, delicate and elegant …

Episode 105: Anne

September 11th, 2013

28:46

This week on The Speakeasy, host Damon Boelte speaks with Anne-Louise Marquis, brand ambassador for Pernod Absinthe. Together the two speak about the …

Episode 104: Richard Paterson: The Dalmore

September 4th, 2013

36:52

This week on The Speakeasy, Master Distiller, Richard Paterson, of The Dalmore joins host Damon Boelet in the studio to talk whiskey! Descended from a long line of whisky blenders, his pathway was all but pre-destined. …

Episode 103: Hillrock Estate Distillery

August 21st, 2013

30:20

Damon Boelte is sampling a large array of whiskies from Hillrock Estate Distillery with Dave Pickerell and Danielle Eddy! Tune into this episode to hear about Dave’s storied history in the liquor industry, and his …

Episode 102: Chaim Dauermann

July 31st, 2013

31:29

Episode 101: Garret Richard

July 24th, 2013

36:04

This week on The Speakeasy, host Damon Boelte speaks with bartender Garret Richard of Monkey Bar about Tiki culture, frozen cocktails, and the …

Episode 100: Frank Falcinelli & Frank Castronovo

July 10th, 2013

31:39

This week on The Speakeasy we celebrate episode number 100 with special guests, The Franks! Frank Falcinelli and Frank Castronovo of Frankies and Prime Meats are here with host Damon Boelte, to talk about their latest …

Episode 99: Dan Lyle

July 3rd, 2013

34:37

This week on The Speakeasy, we celebrate the eve of America’s birthday by talking about barbecue, bikes, and the history of America’s food industry with Dan Lyle, owner of The Shop in Brooklyn. Together with host Damon …

Episode 98: Abraham Hawkins

June 26th, 2013

29:43

Abraham Hawkins is a bartender at Dutch Kills, in Long Island City. Today on the studio he talks with host Damon Boelte to talk about his experience, cocktails, and even motorcycles and Hawaiian shirts! Explaining how …

Episode 97: Justin Briggs

June 19th, 2013

29:04

This week on The Speakeasy host Damon Boelte speaks with Justin Briggs, bartender, brand ambassador, consultant, and mixologist. Justin Briggs …

Episode 96: Steve Schneider/Hey Bartender

June 5th, 2013

32:11

This week’s episode of The Speakeasy pairs us once again with Steve Schneider, bartender at West Village watering hole, Employees Only. Today he …

Episode 95: Cripple Creek 2.0

May 29th, 2013

30:54

It’s time for another Cripple Creek! After two smashing nights at Lit Lounge in December of 2012, Cripple Creek is kicking off their first North American tour at Webster Hall, bringing with them their cutting edge …

Episode 94: Robert Simonson

May 22nd, 2013

29:47

When covering beverages, it quickly becomes clear that the wine world and the cocktail/spirits world are two completely different beasts to deal with Robert Simonson, our guest today on The Speakeasy, chose the latter – …

Episode 93: Charles Hardwick

May 15th, 2013

31:56

As a native New Yorker, Charles Hardwick has seen how the city’s biggest juice joints have changed over the years. On this episode of The Speakeasy, Hardwick looks back with host Damon Boelte on his beginning years as a …

Episode 92: Great Gatsby Inspired Cocktails

May 8th, 2013

28:26

Tara Wright is the head bartender at 21 Club, the historical speakeasy located on 52nd street in New York City. During our time speaking with Tara, she explained to us the special cocktails she created inspired by the …

Episode 91: Julie Reiner & The Great GoogaMooga

April 17th, 2013

29:05

Holy GoogaMooga! Julie Reiner, owner and operator of the Clover Club and Flatiron Lounge, chats with Damon Boelte on The Speakeasy about her role as …

Episode 90: Attaboy

April 10th, 2013

33:41

Same spot, new look! This week on The Speakeasy, Sam Ross and Michael McIlroy drop by to talk with host Damon Boelte about their new bar, Attaboy. The two took over the former location of Lower East Side staple, Milk …

Episode 89: Thomas Waugh / Major Food Group

April 3rd, 2013

29:03

Old school Italian New York is alive and well. This week on The Speakeasy, get to know Thomas Waugh, the bar director for Major Food Group – the …

Episode 88: Tristan Willey of Booker & Dax

March 27th, 2013

30:23

Booker & Dax is like a mad scientists lab… just with more booze. On today’s episode of The Speakeasy, hang out with Damon Boelte as he chats with bartender at Booker & Dax, Tristan Willey. Hear how he got into …

Episode 87: Giuseppe Gonzalez (Explicit Content)

March 20th, 2013

33:49

Giuseppe Gonzalez joins Damon Boelte for a raunchy, raw and real episode of The Speakeasy. Giuseppe was the head bartender at Julie Reiner’s …

Episode 86: Nick Jarrett LIVE From New Orleans

March 13th, 2013

30:50

Nick Jarrett is calling in to The Speakeasy all the way from sunny New Orleans! Damon checks in with Nick and talks shop about cocktails in NOLA, the Big Easy mentality, dive bars and beyond. Find out how they make a …

Episode 85: Beer!

March 6th, 2013

35:16

For the first time, Damon Boelte is talking BEER on The Speakeasy. Tune in as he’s joined by Tristan Colegrove for a conversation about session …

Episode 84: Nico de Soto

February 13th, 2013

30:28

Nico de Soto has traveled the world in the name of cocktails. This week on The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte invites Nico into the studio to talk about his positions as Bar Manager and General Manager at The Experimental …

Episode 83: Bridget Firtle

February 6th, 2013

29:57

What goes into opening a distillery? From troubleshooting boilers to priming pumps, Bridget Firtle has gotten a lot of training she never expected to while opening “The Noble Experiment”, a distillery in NYC. On this …

Episode 82: Kings County Distillery

January 23rd, 2013

31:46

Who’s in the mood for whiskey? Tune into the Speakeasy and hear from “master blender” Nicole Austin from Kings County Distillery in Brooklyn. Find …

Episode 81: The Third Man

January 16th, 2013

31:10

Damon Boelte is back and so is The Speakeasy! On the first episode of 2013, Damon is hanging out with friend and fellow bartender J Rosser Lomax, of a brand new NYC bar called “The Third Man”. Tune in and hear them talk …

Episode 80: Cripple Creek Holiday Spectacular!

December 19th, 2012

32:14

It’s The Speakeasy Cripple Creek Holiday Spectacular!!! By that, we mean Damon Boelte, Aaron Polsky and Mike O’Rourke are hanging out, drinking …

Episode 79: Happy Repeal Day!

December 5th, 2012

30:55

Today, Damon Boelte is celebrating the 79th anniversary of the repeal of the 18th Amendment, and his two year anniversary on Heritage Radio Network! Joining Damon in the studio is Garret Richard, also of Prime Meats in …

Episode 78: Seersucker Returns!

November 28th, 2012

31:46

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon is joined by two friends from Seersucker Brooklyn, chef/owner Robert Newton and bartender Matt Hopkins. Tune in and hear three professionals talk shop and highlight some incredible …

Episode 77: New York Bartenders Ball

November 21st, 2012

31:54

This week on a special episode of The Speakeasy, Damon checks in with bartenders Nino Cirabisi and Frank Cisneros who have helped organize the New York Bartenders Ball Benefit to help those affected by Super Storm …

Episode 76: Jan Warren

November 14th, 2012

31:21

This afternoon on The Speakeasy, host Damon Boelte is joined by Jan Warren, the head bartender at Dutch Kills Bar and the co-host of the web series Animals Eating Animals. Jan talks about his experiences working as a …

Episode 75: Brooklyn Gin

October 24th, 2012

31:24

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon is joined by co-creator of Brooklyn Gin, Emil Jattne. They’re obviously talking gin – from distilling to bottling and everything in between. Learn why Brooklyn Gin makes no compromises …

Episode 74: Fernet

October 17th, 2012

34:16

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon gets to chat about his favorite spirit in the world – Fernet-Branca! He’s joined in studio by Jennifer Corrao, brand ambassador for Fratelli Branca, a distillery that produces …

Episode 73: Donna BKLYN

September 26th, 2012

35:58

This week on The Speakeasy, host Damon Boelte is joined by Leif Huckman and Jeremy Oertel of the new Williamsburg bar Donna. Leif explains the concept behind the bar’s feminine and welcoming design and why he thinks …

Episode 72: Karin Stanley

September 19th, 2012

31:50

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte is hangin’ out with Karin Stanely, co-owner of Dutch Kills and bartender at Little Branch. Join in as they chat about making drinks, the importance of fresh juice and why …

Episode 71: Kevin Denton

September 12th, 2012

31:51

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon is joined by friend and fellow bartender/musician Kevin Denton of WD-50 and The Crooners. Damon and Kevin talk shop and discuss everything from modern beverage programs, dirty martinis …

Episode 70: Alie & Georgia

August 29th, 2012

33:14

Alie and Georgia are in the studio! They are the hosts for Cooking Channel’s Classy Ladies and contributors to Unique Sweets. Tune in as they hang out with Damon and talk about viral videos, female bartenders and …

Episode 69: Aaron Polsky

August 22nd, 2012

31:22

On an informative and conversational episode of The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte is joined by friend and fellow bartender Aaron Polsky or Neta and Amor …

Episode 68: Tiki Mondays!

August 8th, 2012

36:48

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon is joined by the “Captains” of Tiki Mondays, Brian Miller and Ryan Liloia. Hear the genesis behind the highly …

Episode 67: Lucas Bols

August 1st, 2012

31:13

Damon is back from Tales of the Cocktail and he’s joined in studio by Antonia Fattizzi of Lucas Bols. Antonia and Damon chat about Bols Genever and …

Episode 66: Denizen Rum

July 11th, 2012

32:54

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon chats with Marshall Altier and Nick Pelis of Denizen Rum. Learn what makes different rums unique and how each acts differently in cocktails and with mixers. White rum is not vodka, and …

Episode 65: Steve Schneider Returns!

June 27th, 2012

31:41

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon is re-joined by friend of the show Steve Schneider of Employees Only and Macao Trading Company. Steve has been a busy man in the past year, traveling across the world for competitions, …

Episode 64: Cask Store

June 13th, 2012

31:46

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon chats with Amanda Womack, manager at Caskin San Francisco. Cask sells artisanal beverages and is part of the Future Bars group. Find out how Cask sources their small batch liquors and …

Episode 63: Craft Distilling

June 6th, 2012

30:56

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon chats with Michael Kinstliek, CEO of Coppersea Distilling. Michael talks about the rise of craft distilling in New York and the country at large and discusses how distillers have …

Episode 62: Van Brunt Stillhouse

May 30th, 2012

28:28

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte chats with friend and distiller at Van Brunt Stillhouse, Daric Schlesselman. Tune in to hear what it’s like running a small batch distillery and why Grappa got him into this …

Episode 61: Rocky Yeh

May 16th, 2012

26:38

Fresh off the Manhattan Cocktail Classic bender, Damon Boelte sits and chats with bartender Rocky Yeh from Vessel Lounge in Seattle. Hear some wild stories from the MCC and get an insiders perspective on bartending, …

Episode 60: Speed Rack

May 9th, 2012

33:07

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon sits and chats with the ladies of Speed Rack. Speed Rack is a competition created for and by female bartenders to promote female bartenders. Hear from Ivy Mix, Lynette Marrero & …

Episode 59: Clover Club

May 2nd, 2012

31:16

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte sits and chats with Tom Macy & Jesse Wohlers of The Clover Club. Find out what makes bartending such a grueling gig and how they both got to where they are now. Find out how …

Episode 58: Makers Mark

April 25th, 2012

25:30

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte is joined by Adam Harris, brand ambassador for Maker’s Mark. Hear about the history of the company and what makes their whiskey recipe so unique. Hear about the companies water …

Episode 57: Justin Noel

April 18th, 2012

34:37

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon hangs out and chats with Justin Noel, bartender at 1534 and rep from Prestige Brands. Damon and Joel talk about everything from changing perceptions around gin & tequila to creating …

Episode 56: Drunk Diet with Lüc Carl

April 11th, 2012

23:52

Who says you can’t lose weight while getting wasted? Not Lüc Carl. Tune in to this week’s episode of The Speakeasy as Damon Boelte chats with Lüc, who’s latest book, aptly titled The Drunk Diet: How I Lost 40 Pounds . …

Episode 55: Betto & Kanon Vodka

April 4th, 2012

30:03

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte catches up with Matt Carr and Tom O’Neil of Betto with Johnny Gaffney of Kanon Vodka. Tune in as they celebrate the arrival of spring with a lively discussion on amaros, grappas …

Episode 54: Michael J. Neff

March 28th, 2012

32:19

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon sits and chats with Michael J. Neff of Ward III & Rum House. Tune in to hear how he and his journeymen …

Episode 53: Toby Maloney of The Violet Hour

March 21st, 2012

31:54

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte checks in with celebrated bartender Toby Maloney of The Violet Hour, a pre-Prohibition era-inspired …

Episode 52: Hospitality & Rum with James Menite

March 7th, 2012

35:03

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon sits and chats with James Menite of Don Q Rum. Learn how James went from a normal job to becoming one of New York City’s premiere bartenders. Learn more about why James thinks rum is …

Episode 51: Dutch’s Spirits

February 22nd, 2012

34:47

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte returns to the airwaves with the man behind The Dutch’s Spirits, Jonathan Forester. Tune in and learn more …

Episode 50: The Tiki All Stars

February 8th, 2012

46:51

What does Tiki mean to you? Damon Boelte is joined by “The Tiki All-Stars” on a deliciously rummy episode of The Speakeasy. Tune in as they talk …

Episode 48: Seersucker

January 25th, 2012

30:14

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon sits down and chats with friend Robert Newton of Seersucker in Carroll Gardens. Hear why he thinks it’s important …

Episode 47: Rye Whiskey with Nick Jarrett

January 18th, 2012

38:59

What’s the difference between blended whiskey and spirit whiskey? What are the origins of rye whiskey? If you’re at all interested in the history of whiskey, this episode of The Speakeasy is for you. Tune in as Damon …

Episode 46: Jordana Rothman

January 10th, 2012

32:18

This week on The Speakeasy Damon Boelte welcomes Time Out New York’s infamous food and drink editor, Jordana Rothman. Jordana shares her defining, imbibing “a-ha” moment and gives listeners some insight into likely …

Episode 45: The Dizzy Fizz

January 4th, 2012

29:18

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon sits down and chats with Selena Ricks-Good, the woman behind the popular blog, The Dizzy Fizz. Tune in to hear how …

Episode 44: New York Distilling Company

December 21st, 2011

41:46

On the year-end episode of The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte is joined by Allen Katz and Nate Dumas, partners in the New York Distilling Company. Tune in to hear how the distillery went from fantasy to reality and what the …

Episode 43: The Bourgeois Pig

December 14th, 2011

32:03

Trust your barender! Especially if his name is Frankie Cocktails. Tune in to a friendly episode of The Speakeasy as Damon speaks with Frank Cicneros, aka Frankie Cocktails, about his latest venture, The Bourgeois Pig. …

Episode 42: Ba’sik

November 30th, 2011

30:11

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon chats with childhood friend and owner of Ba’sik Bar in Wiliamsburg, Jay Zimmerman. Hear what made him want to expand to Williamsburg and find out what challenges come along with opening …

Episode 41: Jim Meehan

November 23rd, 2011

38:30

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon has a great conversation with friend and bartender Jim Meehan, author of “The PDT Cocktail Book: The Complete Bartender’s Guide from the Celebrated Speakeasy”. Jim discusses his …

Episode 40: Avery and Janet Glasser of Bittermens

November 16th, 2011

36:24

Episode 39: Mayur Subbarao

November 9th, 2011

28:18

This week on the Speakeasy host Damon Boelte is joined by Rennaissance man Mayur Subbarao. Not only is Subbarao a cocktail afficianado, a bartender, and a spirit crafter at Bittermens, but he also works by day as an …

Episode 38: Bitters w/ Brad Thomas Parsons

November 2nd, 2011

29:45

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon takes a break from the bar songs and speaks with Brad Thomas Parsons, the author of “Bitters: A Spirited History of …

Episode 37: Bartenders Playlist Part 2

October 26th, 2011

32:07

Back by popular demand! Damon Boelte continues the Bartenders Playlist, a selection of great drinking songs for great drinking times. Press play, …

Episode 36: Bartenders Playlist

October 19th, 2011

32:45

On a special episode of The Speakeasy, Damon takes a moment to highlight some of his and his bartender friends favorite drinking songs. Tune in for a very unique Bartenders Playlist and vibe out to some booze-related …

Episode 35: Jim Ryan of Hendrick’s Gin

October 12th, 2011

31:16

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon is joined by Jim Ryan, brand ambassador for Hendrick’s Gin. Learn more about the popular spirit brand and which …

Episode 34: Abigail Gullo

October 5th, 2011

29:59

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon is joined by none other than the “Rye Girl” herself, Abigail Gullo. Abigail talks about her experience working with …

Episode 33: Island Creek Oysters

September 28th, 2011

32:38

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon drinks some 50 year old cognac and eats oysters with Dana Hale of Island Creek Oyster Farm. Tune in to learn more …

Episode 32: Pernod Ricard

September 21st, 2011

32:08

Leslie Pariseau, New York Brand Ambassador for Pernod Ricard & Ria Soler, Bar Smarts Manager join Damon Boelte on this week’s episode of The …

Episode 31: Jill DeGroff & Dale DeGroff

September 7th, 2011

46:27

On a very special episode of The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte is joined by artist and author of “Lush Life, Portraits from Behind the Bar”, Jill DeGroff and her husband, “The King of Cocktails”, Dale DeGroff. Jill and Dave …

Episode 30: Brian Floyd

August 31st, 2011

36:50

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon is joined by bartender Brian Floyd of The Vanderbilt in Prospect Heights. Damon & Brian talk about making the transition for “anything goes” to high end bartending service. Brian …

Episode 29: Cabell Tomlinson

August 24th, 2011

32:37

This week on The Speakeasy Damon is joined by Cabell Tomlinson, bar director of Frankies Spuntino. Cabell discusses her philosophy behind the cocktail programs at the various Frankies locations, and how Italian apertif …

Episode 28: Alie Shaper of Brooklyn Oenology

August 17th, 2011

27:12

This week on the Speakeasy Damon has on an old friend, Alie Shaper of Brooklyn Oenology. They talk the growing of Greenpoint and Red Hook as well as …

Episode 27: Bushwick Country Club

August 10th, 2011

32:22

This week on The Speakeasy, the studio is packed with the crew from Bushwick Country Club. Tune in for an especially raucous episode of the best cocktail show on the internet as the guys share drinks, explain what a …

Episode 26: Maharlika

August 3rd, 2011

32:47

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon is joined by the crew at Maharlika, a Filipino “pop up” restaurant that features traditional cuisine and an …

Episode 25: Tales from Tales of the Cocktail

July 27th, 2011

34:58

This week’s episode of The Speakeasy sees Damon Boelte sitting down with Steve Schneider of Employees Only, fresh off their award winning weekend at Tales of the Cocktail. Tune in to hear how the crew at Employees Only …

Episode 24: Bittermens Very Small Batch Bitters

July 13th, 2011

43:46

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon is joined by Avery & Janet Glasser of Bittermens Very Small Batch Bitters Company. Tune in to learn more about the history and functionality of bitters in cocktails as Avery and …

Episode 23: Combier

July 6th, 2011

39:46

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon sits down with Romain Guille, brand rep for Combier USA. Tune in to learn the history of the worlds first triple sec and find out how to best utilize the delicious digestif in your …

Episode 22: Sam Ross & Michael McIlroy

June 29th, 2011

34:44

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon is joined by Michael McIlroy and Sam Ross of the world renowned members only bar Milk & Honey. They discuss how they found their way to New York and navigated the “cocktail world” …

Episode 21: St. John Frizell

June 22nd, 2011

35:36

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte sits down with St. John Frizell, head of the Red Hook boîte, Fort Defiance. Tune in to learn more about how his personal journey as a bartender and how New Orleans cocktail …

Episode 20: 42Below

June 15th, 2011

34:56

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon is joined by Paul Franich, brand rep for 42 Below Vodka. Learn more about the New Zealand-based vodka and how it …

Episode 19: Happy Birthday Damon!

June 8th, 2011

1:05:29

Damon Celebrates his 30th birthday on a heady episode of The Speakeasy with friend, bar manager and reggae/dancehall DJ Shane Feirstein. Tune in as they talk about Jamaican rum, Jamaican music and the Jamaican lifestyle …

Episode 18: Norwegian Invasion!

June 1st, 2011

35:07

The studio is packed as Damon & Brian Miller invite from friends from Oslo, Norway to The Speakeasy to remiss on drunken nights, discuss the brilliance of Akvavit and remind listeners that it’s not about what you …

Episode 17: Tanqueray

May 18th, 2011

35:10

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon is joined by Angus Winchester, Global Brand Ambassador for Tanqueray Gin. Damon & Angus share their love for gin over a Negroni and discuss the differences between the Manhattan …

Episode 16: Santa Teresa Rum

May 12th, 2011

33:44

This week Damon Boelte invites the team from Santa Teresa Rum to speak about the current rum industry and their new Venezuelan rum products. The main …

Episode 15: Ari Form Returns

May 4th, 2011

30:06

Ari Form returns to The Speakeasy with a strange strange bottle of Irish Liqueur that tastes like Malibu. What does this mean? You’ll have to listen to find out. Tune in as Damon and Ari talk pick-me-up cocktails, Irish …

Episode 14: Steve Schneider & Vincent Vitek

April 27th, 2011

44:55

Things get rowdy on this week’s episode of The Speakeasy as host Damon Boelte hangs out with Employees Only’s wild bartenders Steve Schneider and Vincent Vitek. Steve and Vincent touch on the brotherhood and camaraderie …

Episode 13: Frank Cisneros

April 20th, 2011

31:10

This week’s guest on The Speakeasy is Frank Cisneros, aka Frankie Cocktails. Frank and Damon discuss how music can influence cocktails and spirits, talk about the decline and rise of Vodka & imagine a post-cocktail …

Episode 12: Maxwell Britten

April 13th, 2011

37:31

Maxwell Britten is this week’s guest on The Speakeasy. Tune in to hear how he became the Beverage Director and Marketing Manager at Maison Premiere and why he thinks people still want to show themselves a good time even …

Episode 11: American Gin Company

April 6th, 2011

32:47

On today’s episode of The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte is joined by Scott Krahn, 1/2 of the American Gin Company. Scott talks about the return of gin, and reminds us that it’s “essentially flavored vodka”. Learn more about …

Episode 10: Phil Ward

March 30th, 2011

32:20

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte is joined by former head bartender of Death & Co. Phil Ward, currently of Mayahuel. Phil discusses his interest in agave based spirits and tequila cocktails as well as the …

Episode 9: Nic Cowles

March 23rd, 2011

33:45

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte is joined by Nic Cowles of Minibar. Nic talks about the community vibe of Minibar and how it serves as a warm and familiar place for those in the service industry to come relax …

Episode 8: USBG

March 9th, 2011

31:59

Tune into the latest episode of The Speakeasy hosted by Damon Boelte. This week he highlights the United States Bartenders Guild. Tune in and hear …

Episode 7: Nick Jarrett

March 2nd, 2011

1:01:50

This week on a special one-hour long episode of The Speakeasy, host Damon Boelte sits down and chats with friend and bartending troubadour Nick Jarrett. Nick talks about his experience at Franklin Mortgage & …

Episode 6: Brad Farran

February 16th, 2011

32:33

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon is joined by Brad Farran of The Clover Club. Brad explains how he went from running a record label in North …

Episode 5: Ian Wolff

February 9th, 2011

28:25

This week on The Speakeasy Damon is joined by Ian Wolff, Wine & Spirits editor at La Cucina Italiana. They discuss the collaborative nature of …

Episode 4: Ari Form

February 2nd, 2011

31:32

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte is joined by Ari Form of the JakeWalk. Ari & Damon discuss everything from Damon’s huge hands to Ari’s time spend at Pluck-U. Tune in and hear more about why a sense of …

Episode 3: Adam Kolesar

January 26th, 2011

45:35

On the third installment of The Speakeasy, Damon sits down with Adam Kolesar, tiki drink expert and proprietor of Brooklyn Orgeat Works. The two sit …

Episode 2: Thomas Waugh

January 19th, 2011

31:08

This week on The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte is joined by guest Thomas Waugh, head bartender at NYC’s Death & Co. Damon and Thomas discuss the similarities and differences in style between East and West coast cocktail …

Episode 1: Brian Miller

January 12th, 2011

36:48

On the innaugral episode of The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte overcomes a brief power outage in the studio and chats with friend & colleague Brian …

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