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To being a better drinker Speaking Easy is a cocktail and home entertaining podcast with a twist. Co-hosts Alex Luboff and Jordan Wicker are both avid cocktail party hosts, often in the company of one another, and have had several people approach them separately to ask about sharing some of their accumulated knowledge on cocktails and entertaining. The Speaking Easy Podcast aims to break down the cocktails, planning, and other details needed to throw a great party, whether it’s 4 people or 40. Now that twist: we’re most definitely not professionals. Both podcast hosts hold “real” jobs, and outside of hosting in their homes, are not actual bartenders. Alex and Jordan are enthusiasts and approach the show from that perspective. Speaking Easy is not trying to create a whole new cocktail revolution, but rather spread the word about how easy it is to master simple crowd-pleasing cocktails. If you watch a lot of “how-to’s” out there, you may see a professional bartender recommending a $75, hard-to-find, obscure ingredient that, yes, might create a world-class drink. We, however, are more interested in crafting an always satisfying drink, night-after-night, for your friends and family. Leave the fancy work to the professionals, we’re just trying to keep the party going. We don’t expect to teach you to be the best bartender in the world– we’re certainly not. We’re hoping, as we say at the end of each show, that you’ll come along as we all toast “to being a better drinker.”

To being a better drinker Speaking Easy is a cocktail and home entertaining podcast with a twist. Co-hosts Alex Luboff and Jordan Wicker are both avid cocktail party hosts, often in the company of one another, and have had several people approach them separately to ask about sharing some of their accumulated knowledge on cocktails and entertaining. The Speaking Easy Podcast aims to break down the cocktails, planning, and other details needed to throw a great party, whether it’s 4 people or 40. Now that twist: we’re most definitely not professionals. Both podcast hosts hold “real” jobs, and outside of hosting in their homes, are not actual bartenders. Alex and Jordan are enthusiasts and approach the show from that perspective. Speaking Easy is not trying to create a whole new cocktail revolution, but rather spread the word about how easy it is to master simple crowd-pleasing cocktails. If you watch a lot of “how-to’s” out there, you may see a professional bartender recommending a $75, hard-to-find, obscure ingredient that, yes, might create a world-class drink. We, however, are more interested in crafting an always satisfying drink, night-after-night, for your friends and family. Leave the fancy work to the professionals, we’re just trying to keep the party going. We don’t expect to teach you to be the best bartender in the world– we’re certainly not. We’re hoping, as we say at the end of each show, that you’ll come along as we all toast “to being a better drinker.”
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To being a better drinker Speaking Easy is a cocktail and home entertaining podcast with a twist. Co-hosts Alex Luboff and Jordan Wicker are both avid cocktail party hosts, often in the company of one another, and have had several people approach them separately to ask about sharing some of their accumulated knowledge on cocktails and entertaining. The Speaking Easy Podcast aims to break down the cocktails, planning, and other details needed to throw a great party, whether it’s 4 people or 40. Now that twist: we’re most definitely not professionals. Both podcast hosts hold “real” jobs, and outside of hosting in their homes, are not actual bartenders. Alex and Jordan are enthusiasts and approach the show from that perspective. Speaking Easy is not trying to create a whole new cocktail revolution, but rather spread the word about how easy it is to master simple crowd-pleasing cocktails. If you watch a lot of “how-to’s” out there, you may see a professional bartender recommending a $75, hard-to-find, obscure ingredient that, yes, might create a world-class drink. We, however, are more interested in crafting an always satisfying drink, night-after-night, for your friends and family. Leave the fancy work to the professionals, we’re just trying to keep the party going. We don’t expect to teach you to be the best bartender in the world– we’re certainly not. We’re hoping, as we say at the end of each show, that you’ll come along as we all toast “to being a better drinker.”

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Episodes

Episode #107 – We’re Back – A Year Older, Not Wiser

12/25/2018
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It’s been a year (to the day), but the Speaking Easy Podcast is coming to you live through the airwaves again! First, Merry Christmas to those who celebrate. To those who don’t but still have the day off, a merry day of drinkin’ to you! To those of you who … The post Episode #107 – We’re Back – A Year Older, Not Wiser appeared first on Speaking Easy.

Duration:01:04:16

#106: Year Two in Review (Plus a Major Announcement)

12/26/2017
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It’s the conclusion of another great year of the Speaking Easy Podcast, and we got into what’s become an annual tradition—having a one or two too many (which, believe it or not, is not our normal “being a better drinker” and having a conversation to ramble off our favorite episodes of the year, what we learned, and what we’re looking forward to. The post Episode #106 – Year Two in Review (Plus a Major Announcement) appeared first on Speaking Easy.

Duration:01:09:03

#105 - Jeff Cioletti and The Drinkable Globe

12/19/2017
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This was a fun one for us to record, and it was the first time we recorded with a live audience! We had Jeff on our show the first time fairly early and he trusted us enough to a) hang out with us off the air and b) come back on the show. The post #105 – Jeff Cioletti and The Drinkable Globe appeared first on Speaking Easy.

Duration:00:40:41

#104: Vodka Tasting with Modern Bar Cart

12/12/2017
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Well, it must be of great surprise that we’d willingly and not compelled by a court somewhere submit ourselves to a vodka tasting, based on how we’ve typically treated vodka on this show. But when our good friend Eric Kozlik, the Chief Executive Officer and Supremely Cool Dude of the Modern Bar Cart, invites us along for a tasting of vodkas of strange origins, we’re at least game to play nicely for a little bit. The post #104 – Vodka Tasting with Modern Bar Cart appeared first on Speaking...

Duration:00:41:39

#103: Stocking a Home Bar - Bottle Recommendations

12/5/2017
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This week Alex & Jordan answer a question we’ve gotten for our entire 2 years, and only ever answered in spurts: what bottle should I pick up? And we try to answer that question with a few of our favorite recurring bottles from our bars. The post Ep #103 – Stocking a Home Bar – Bottle Recommendations appeared first on Speaking Easy.

Duration:00:52:05

#102 – Winetails or Wine Cocktails

11/28/2017
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We know, we know—we haven’t done a wine episode. And this still isn’t it. But we felt that we owed our listeners some version of an episode dedicated to the fruit of the vine, in addition to our Sangria episode, and so we hope we came through with winetails. The post Episode #102 – Winetails or Wine Cocktails appeared first on Speaking Easy.

Duration:00:31:33

#101: Holiday Cocktails – Second Edition

11/21/2017
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While Alex really wanted to call this “Holiday-Drinkin’ #2 – Festive Boogaloo” in honor of the best movie about dancing ever (Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo), here is our second edition of Holiday cocktails. Seasons drinking! The post Episode #101 – Holiday Cocktails – Second Edition appeared first on Speaking Easy.

Duration:00:28:08

#100 – Dessert Cocktails

11/14/2017
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We’re turning 100! No, that’s not about our age, but this is the Speaking Easy Podcast’s 100th episode! We’re so glad to have made it here, so we are celebrating—with dessert! Dessert cocktails can be a great punctuation to a great meal or a momentous occasion. The post Episode #100 – Dessert Cocktails appeared first on Speaking Easy.

Duration:00:44:58

Episode #099: Interview with Blair Reynolds

11/7/2017
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Blair Reynolds is a devoted drink aficionado and an innovative bartender and a well-loved bar owner based in Portland, Oregon. His dedication to sharing his passion for tropical libations and tiki culture is unmatched. The post Episode #099 – Interview with Blair Reynolds appeared first on Speaking Easy.

Duration:00:44:20

#098: Salt and Pepper Cocktails

10/31/2017
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notes The post Episode #098 – Salt and Pepper Cocktails appeared first on Speaking Easy.

Duration:00:35:59

#097: Halloween Cocktails

10/24/2017
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It’s the SPOOKIEST time of the year—and we’re throwing parties! Classing it up a bit can be a bit of a task, but we’ve got a few tricks up our sleeve. The post Episode #097 – Halloween Cocktails appeared first on Speaking Easy.

Duration:00:37:22

Episode #096: Amaretto Cocktails

10/17/2017
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Amaretto is a sweet, almond-flavored, Italian liqueur associated with Saronno, Italy (thus the name for one of the most popular brands, Disaronno). Most well-known versions are made from almonds but some are made from a base of apricot pits. The name comes from the Italian “amaro” (which is also a liqueur) meaning “bitter,” thus, amaretto is a “little bitter.” And for any chemists reading this, yes, the cyanide is processed out of the almond prior to being included in the liqueur. The...

Duration:00:31:35

#095: American Gin

10/10/2017
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notes The post Episode #095 – American Gin appeared first on Speaking Easy.

Duration:00:29:03

Episode #094: Coffee Cocktails

10/3/2017
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While we don’t always suggest mixing caffeine and alcohol (Red Bull & Vodka is on the permanent “no way” list), coffee offers an intriguing flavor partner to many drinks. From vermouth to Amari, to all sorts of brown liquors, there’s a lot to offer. The post Episode #094 – Coffee Cocktails appeared first on Speaking Easy.

Duration:00:44:03

#093: Interview with Bourbon Historian Michael Veach

9/26/2017
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There are a few times when our podcast has allowed us the opportunity to meet someone we've followed and admired for a number of years, whether it's an author, a distiller, or a bartender. To close our group of episodes during Bourbon Heritage Month, we were able to record one of those conversations for this week's episode, a conversation with Michael Veach, one of bourbon's foremost historians and a legend in Bourbon Country. The post Episode #093 – Interview with Bourbon Historian...

Duration:00:50:16

#092: Interview with Newman Miller

9/19/2017
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In this week’s episode: We chat with Newman Miller, Chef-Owner of Star Hill Provisions at Maker’s Mark Distillery. Newman was born and raised in central Kentucky, and went to culinary school in Louisville. After several years of cooking in Indiana, Scotland, and Chicago he returned to Kentucky to open his … The post Episode #092 – Interview with Chef Newman Miller appeared first on Speaking Easy.

Duration:00:49:51

Episode #091: Interview with David Scheurich and Lisa Wicker

9/12/2017
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In this episode we chat with Dave Scheurich, Former Distiller at Woodford Reserve and Whisky Advocate Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, and Lisa Wicker, owner and principal at Saints and Monsters Distillery Consulting. The conversation was a lively one. Maybe even more lively than Alex and Jordan’s debates on simple syrup … The post Episode #091 – Interview with David Scheurich and Lisa Wicker appeared first on Speaking Easy.

Duration:01:24:46

Episode #090: Bourbon Heritage Month

9/5/2017
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Happy Bourbon Heritage Month from the Speaking Easy Crew! We're going full bourbon this month, bringing you several episodes based on our favorite native spirit. Toast with us all month with episodes, amazing guests, and other features. The post Episode #090 – Bourbon Heritage Month appeared first on Speaking Easy.

Duration:00:43:20

#089: Rum and Rum Cocktails

8/29/2017
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Where has all the rum gone?! Also, how did it take us until episode 89 to do a pure rum episode? We apologize. The post Episode #089 – Rum and Rum Cocktails appeared first on Speaking Easy.

Duration:00:32:07

#088: Interview with Emma Janzen, author of Mezcal

8/22/2017
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We talk with Emma Janzen, author of Mezcal. Emma is a journalist, photographer, and editor based in Chicago, where she currently works as the digital content editor at Imbibe Magazine. The post Episode #088 – Interview with Emma Janzen appeared first on Speaking Easy.

Duration:00:55:22