Bartender at Large

Bartender at Large

An online series about craft cocktails around the world & the bartenders who make them. Hosted by the award-winning bartender, Erick Castro.

Episodes

May 20, 2024 32 mins

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Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distiller...

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Step behind the scenes with Strong Water Anaheim's dynamic husband-and-wife duo, Ying Chang and Robert Adamson, as they unveil the secrets behind the bar’s success and their recent James Beard nomination. During our chat they share their passion for flavors and cultures from around the world inspired the unique concept behind Strong Water. From their innovative fusion dishes to their curated selection of premium rums, Chang and Ada...

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Join us as we dive into the world of sustainable cocktails with Renato Tonelli, the reigning 2023 US Bartender of the Year at USBG Presents World Class Sponsored by Diageo. In this interview, Tonelli shares his innovative approaches to crafting eco-friendly cocktails that taste delicious while helping the bottom line. Discover the secrets behind his award-winning concoctions, as he unveils the importance o...

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Join us for an insightful discussion with authors Phil Bayly and Mitch Wilson as they delve into their updated version of Tom Estes' influential book, "The Tequila Ambassador," originally released in 2012. In this episode, Phil and Mitch share their expertise on the evolution of tequila culture, from its traditional roots to modern innovations and global impact. This conversation is a must-listen for tequi...

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Join us in a conversation with Jonathan Adler, the visionary beverage director at Shinji’s, the innovative and opulent bar renowned for its groundbreaking craft cocktails. In this interview, Jonathan shares his insights into the artistry of mixology and the creative process behind crafting cutting edge libations. Listen in as Adler reveals the secrets behind many of Shinji’s signature drinks. This episode promises to be a treat for...

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Join us for this extra special mini-episode with Tom Koerner of Mezcal Union and listen in as he shares his expertise and passion for this iconic spirit. Discover the rich cultural heritage mezcal and how it ties into Mexican history and particularly the Battle of Puebla and Cinco de Mayo.

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Join us for an enlightening conversation with Nicola Nice, sociologist, entrepreneur, and the founder of Pomp & Whimsy Gin Company. Nice joins us to share insights from her new book, "The Cocktail Parlor: How Women Brought the Cocktail Home," exploring the fascinating history of women's contributions to the cocktail culture. Discover the stories of pioneering women who shaped the world of cocktails, commun...

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Join us every Monday as acclaimed bartender, Erick Castro, interviews some of the bar industry's top talents from around the world, including bartenders, distillers & authors. If you love cocktails & spirits then this award-winning podcast is just for you. SUPPORT US ON PATREON: Get early access to episodes, exclusive bonus epis...

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Join us for an exclusive interview with Steve Schneider, Partner, Bar Manager, and Bartender at Sip & Guzzle in New York City. With over 20 years of experience in top bar destinations like New York, Singapore, Shanghai, and Panama City, Steve is renowned for his passion for hospitality and creating welcoming spaces. As a Partner at Employees Only Singapore, The Odd Couple in Shanghai, and The Elysian Café ...

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Join us this week, as we interview Christine Wiseman, the Global Beverage Director for Bar Lab Hospitality. With an impressive portfolio including renowned establishments like Broken Shaker and MaryGold’s Brasserie under her belot, Christine shares her expertise in crafting exceptional beverage & bar experiences. And she has managed all of this, while simultaneously accumulating numerous accolades, such as the 2023 North America Al...

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Join us for this week's episode, as we delve into the world of bar and restaurant profitability with industry expert Dave Nitzel. Discover the essential elements of successful hospitality businesses and gain valuable insights into maximizing profitability while delivering exceptional guest experiences. Don't miss the mindset behind Dave Nitzel's acclaimed book, "Hospitality DNA," and elevate your understanding of the today's hospit...

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Join us this week as we dive into the intriguing world of vintage spirits with acclaimed author Aaron Goldfarb. During our chat, Aaron shares the hidden stories and fascinating history behind his book, "Dusty Booze: In Search of Vintage Spirits." From forgotten bottles to the revival of forgotten distilleries, this episode offers a deep dive into the rich heritage and flavors of vintage spirits. Don't miss out on this enlightening ...

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Join us in this much requested episode of the show as we sit down with industry legend & icon, Julie Reiner and lead bartender, Izzy Tulloch, the dynamic duo behind the iconic Milady's in New York. Discover the story behind their views on hospitality and the journey of continuing a beloved neighborhood watering hole. Tune in for insights, laughs, and a dash of the unexpected as we dive into the world of Milady's with two of the ind...

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Embark on a captivating journey into the world of Irish whiskey with our special guest, Eric Ryan, the Maturation and Innovation Specialist at Powers Distillery. Join us as we explore the nuanced art of distillation, the secrets of maturation, and the innovative spirit driving the Irish whiskey renaissance. From the historic roots of Powers to the cutting-edge techniques shaping the future, this interview offers an insider's perspe...

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Join us this week as we are joined by legendary bartender father & son duo, Dale & Leo DeGroff as they discuss the family’s latest venture, DeGroff Spirits. They are joined by research scientist and distiller, Ted Breaux, to dive into the inspiration and origins of their delicious new line of products. 

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Join us for an electrifying live episode as we engage in a spirited conversation with the talented Evelyn Chick, acclaimed bartender, author, and owner of Simpl Things and Ahma event space in Toronto. Uncover the magic behind her new book, "For the Love of Cocktails," as Evelyn shares the secrets to crafting delightful drinks for any occasion. From mixology mastery to entrepreneurship insights, this live interview promises an immer...

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Dive into the world of mixology with Justin Said, the illustrious cocktail educator widely known as Thirsty Whale, boasting nearly a million followers on social media. So join us, as we discover the inspiration that drives him to educate and entertain a vast audience of cocktail enthusiasts. Tune in for a spirited conversation that delves into the fascinating world of Justin Said, the Thirsty Whale, and his mission to make mixology...

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Join us for an enriching conversation with Alex Smith, Events Director for Tales of the Cocktail, alongside Trevor Kallies, Head of the Cocktail Apprentice Program, and Linda Douglas, Cocktail Apprentice Program Alumni. In today's episode, they delve into the  world of CAPs, touching on its impact and its pivotal role in shaping careers through mentorship. Discover how CAPs seamlessly integrates into the larger TOTC programming and...

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Embark on a spirited journey with Brandon Hill, the visionary Founder and Master Distiller of Tokki Soju, as he shares his passion and expertise in the art of crafting exceptional spirits. Before establishing Tokki Soju, Hill honed his skills across various realms, from rum to brandy, mastering every facet of fermentation and distillation. Join us in this captivating interview as Brandon unravels the unique story behind Tokki Soju,...

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Join us in an conversation with Sam DeMase, an internationally recognized career coach and author with a community of 500,000+ followers on social media, whose insights have transformed countless professional trajectories. In this podcast episode, Sam delves into the core principles of her recently released book, "Power Mood: Unlock Your Confidence, Transform Your Life & Command Your Value." From navigating career transitions to ma...

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