Season 4

How to Help the Home Bartender

How to Help the Home Bartender

What a few months we’ve had. Most of the world has been stuck inside while bars and restaurants have had to close, often never to reopen. Since every bar I love has been shut, I’ve had to make myself a cocktail or two or many.…

How to Evolve Like A Butterfly

How to Evolve Like A Butterfly

Next time you’re eating ice cream – add a dash of Angostura Bitters on top. It will blow your mind.  What is the most globally distributed cocktail ingredient in the world doing on your ice cream and why is it so darn tasty? Only our…

How To Be Prepared For Anything

How To Be Prepared For Anything

People may think that nursing and bartending are two worlds apart, but they’re not. They are both professions whose practitioners strive to look after people, to always have a smile, and to make you feel better. Our guest was about to follow the path to…

How to Define True Greek Spirit

How to Define True Greek Spirit

Johnny Livanos, founder of Stray Dog Wild Gin, was born into the restaurant industry. His grandfather emigrated from the island of Lesbos and opened many of New York’s most iconic Greek restaurants. Still, it wasn’t guaranteed that he would follow into the family business. We…

How To Keep The Chefs Happy

How To Keep The Chefs Happy

It’s rare that one would move to another country purely because of how it looked in a movie. Our guest did just that and it only took the perfect job opportunity to tempt him to return to the UK. Jack Sotti, Senior Tanqueray Gin &…

How To Understand All The Different Pieces Of The Puzzle

How To Understand All The Different Pieces Of The Puzzle

The motto for Hendrink’s Gin is “No other gin tastes like Hendrick’s Gin because no other gin is made like Hendrick’s Gin.” That sentiment is especially true in regards to my guest today, Hendrick’s Gin UK Brand Ambassador. Sasha Filimonov never set out to be…

How To Set The Bar Very High

How To Set The Bar Very High

Could you imagine getting a job in one of the most iconic bars in the world from an advert on Gumtree, the global classifieds ads website? Our guest did and it kick-started a career in the industry that would take her all over the world. …

How To Bring Together Quintessential Ingredients That Define A Cocktail

How To Bring Together Quintessential Ingredients That Define A Cocktail

We left Lauren Mote, last week, just as she was finishing up her Diageo Global World Class Competition experience. For those of you who missed Part 1 of our two-part series, please go back to the previous episode and start there! Now it’s time to…

How To Cherish the Individual Things That We Have

How To Cherish the Individual Things That We Have

If you combine the story of winning the Diageo World Class Competition in Canada, launching one successful company, and finally, becoming the first Diageo World Class Global Cocktailian, you’ve just mixed up a few of the many ingredients that make up our guest today. Before…

How A One Way Ticket Can Change Your Life

How A One Way Ticket Can Change Your Life

Whether someone gives it to you or you buy it for yourself, a one-way ticket out of town can, in some cases, mean the end of one life and the beginning of a new one. In our guest’s case, this was the start of something…