The Cocktail Guru Podcast

The Cocktail Guru Podcast

Hosts Jonathan and Jeffrey Pogash talk food, drink, entertainment and all things delicious, luxurious, and fun on The Cocktail Guru Podcast.

Episodes

April 4, 2024 34 mins

On this edition of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST, live from The Vault, the ultra-exclusive bar inside the Bellagio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, host Jonathan Pogash talks bartending, chasing challenges, and embracing opportunities—plus a fair bit of whiskey wonkery—with Duane Fernandez Jr. and Pamela "The Wiz" Wiznitzer, two leading hospitality professionals who personify the episode's themes. All brought to y...

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Join Jonathan Pogash, the Cocktail Guru, and his father Jeffrey as they delve into the fascinating history of Smirnoff vodka and the iconic Moscow Mule in this episode of the Cocktail Guru Podcast. Special guest Rachel Kling from Diageo discusses the educational programming and partnership with the US Bartenders Guild. Discover the evolution of vodka in the US, the marketing genius behind Smirnoff, and the creation of the Moscow Mu...

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On this episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST, host Jonathan Pogash talks film, television, and tequila with acting great Joe Mantegna, co-owner of Señor Rio, a very special agave spirit born of business, love, and shared passion—and created by fellow guest Debbie Medina—in the Mexican state of Jalisco. We will also speak with Paul Imbesi about his roll at Barritt's Ginger Beer. All brought to you by Monin Gourmet Flavored Syrup...

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February 24, 2024 36 mins

On this episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST, hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash go behind-the-scenes at some of the world's legendary restaurants and bars with intrepid foodie and world traveler Shari Bayer, founder of Bayer Public Relations, host and producer of All in the Industry, and author of Chefwise: Life Lessons from Leading Chefs Around the World. All brought to you by Cierto Tequila and The Perfect Purée of Napa Val...

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February 8, 2024 32 mins

On this episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST, hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash talk cocktails, spirits—including, of course, agave spirits!—and a whole lot more with Milagro Tequila Ambassador Luis Lopez, a literal "miracle-working" Los Angeles native and West Hollywood resident who's long drawn upon his deep Guatemalan roots for mixological inspiration. All brought to you by Emilio Lustau and Milagro Tequila.

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On this episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST, hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash talk with SAG Award-winning actor Joel Johnstone about his journey from the American heartland to Hollywood and, in the process, realizing the dream of every screen thespian—becoming a working actor, in Joel's case including a five-year run on Amazon's Emmy Award- winning THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL. Believe us, it's a living, and it's ...

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On this episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST, hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash talk winning speed, style, and substance with Speed Rack bartending champion and award-winning bar program director and consultant extraordinaire Yael Stormborn. Hear what propelled this now master of hospitality from her native Houston, Texas, to Los Angeles, California, via New York City and a long list of establishments large, small, fine, and dive...

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On this episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST, hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash talk acting for stage, screen, and television, some of it soapy—plus his penchant for prestidigitation and playing the skins—with John-Paul Lavoisier, the daytime TV star whose passions propelled him from Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, to Los Angeles, California. All brought to you by Emilio Lustau, Glenmorangie Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, and Mo...

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On this episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST, hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash talk drinks—and a fair bit of food—with award-winning NEW YORK TIMES cocktail and spirits writer Robert Simonson, author of seven books, including THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF COCKTAILS, new from Ten Speed Press. All brought to you by Emilio Lustau and Monin Premium Gourmet Syrups.
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November 30, 2023 38 mins

On this episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST, hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash scream, you scream—hell, we all scream!—for liquor-infused ice cream with Melissa Tavss, Founder & CEO of Tasty Scoop, a fast-growing chain of ice cream parlors with a adult twist. Join us for a velvety and quick-melting journey through an array of flavors your palate won't soon forget. All brought to you by Monin Premium Gourmet Syrups. THE ...

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On this episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST, hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash bloom brilliantly with The Drinking Violet herself, Ms. Franky Marshall—thoroughly modern bartender, passionately spirited drinks educator, and singularly colorful personality. All brought to you by Monin Premium Gourmet Syrups. To see the full show notes visit THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST


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On this episode of THE COCKTAIL GURU PODCAST, hosts Jonathan & Jeffrey Pogash talk with bartender, beverage consultant, drinks writer, and hospitality workers' advocate John deBary, the multilingual author of Drink What You Want and the just-published Saved by the Bellini, former corporate bar director at Chef David Chang's Momofuku, and Co-Founder of Restaurant Workers' Community Foundation. All brought to you by J...

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October 27, 2023 1 min

Breaking news from the Baltimore Hotel in Phoenix Arizona!

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October 25, 2023 4 mins

The United States Bartenders Guild Conference in Phoenix brought together some of the industry' s most influential, members. And did somebody say Jennifer Lopez???

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October 20, 2023 4 mins

The United States Bartenders Guild Conference in Phoenix AZ brought together some of the industry' s most influential, members. More to come...........

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October 17, 2023 3 mins

The Cocktail Guru's on the road this fall. Their first stop is at the USBG 75th anniversary conference in Arizona. Join them as they run into spirit industry legends like Julio Bermejo, creator of Tommy's Margarita.



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Experience the magic of Tales of the Cocktail, where the unexpected takes center stage. Picture it: the vibrant streets of New Orleans, alive with the tantalizing aroma of southern cuisine and the soulful sounds of jazz. Surrounded by industry legends, from spirited happy hours to sustainable mixology sessions, The Gurus were captivated their experience at this year’s conference. Join Jonathan and Jeffrey as they conclude their thr...

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In part 2 of our season 2 finale, meet some of the movers and shakers of the spirits industry - John Meisler, Lisa Laird, Alexander & Charles Gabriel, Raymond Edwards, Daniyel Jones and Alan Kennedy. Many of which are experts in creating tantalizing concoctions with a dash of social consciousness. While every spirit tells a story, all of today's guests have a common commitment to putting some good back into the world.

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Season Finale Part 1, on location at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans. This is going to be fun, coming up on the cocktail guru podcast is a special 2 part season finale recorded live at the Tales of the Cocktail conference in the Big easy.  Join us for part 1 with guests: Aleka Ross, Dickie Brennon, Stuart Baxter, Shannon Mustipher, Matt Argenti, Jackie Summers, Anna Mains and more!

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Join The Cocktail Guru's as they host Stacey Roy, a pop culture icon and mixologist, as she shares her passion for being in front of the camera and pursuing her own creative projects. From her acting career to hosting her own cooking and bartending show, Stacey's journey will inspire you to follow your passions. And if you dont know Stacey from all her other work, you may have seen her win Lego Masters 2022.

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