The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias – Cajun Music Documentary “Roots of Fire” – 2022Ep32

On this week’s The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we visit with filmmakers, Abby and Jeremey Lavoi. They have recently produced the terrific film documentary “Roots of Fire.” It explores Cajun music and a host of connected topics and ideas – cultural preservation,...

The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias – The Raiford’s and SoFAB’s Juke Joint Exhibit – 2022Ep31

On this installment of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias we’re back at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum. We talk about their new “Juke Joint” exhibit open now through February. What’s more? We visit with chefs and farmers, Tia and Matthew Raiford. This terrific...

The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias – Representation Behind the Bar – 2022Ep30

On this week’s The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we have an important yet entertaining conversation. We discuss working as a bartender as a BIPOC individual. Our guests are Omar Jacks and Geoffrey Wilson. Omar is a rising star bartender at New Orleans’ Cane &...

The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias – De Nada Tequila – 2022Ep29

On this week’s installment of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we chat with the guys from De Nada Tequila – co-founders, Adam Millman and Danny Neeson, and master distiller, Cesar Vivanco. We discuss their partnership with Cesar and has family who own and operate...

The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias – The First Settlement – Filipinos in Louisiana – 2022Ep28

On this week’s The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we are at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum discussing their new exhibit, “The First Settlement: Filipinos in Louisiana.” It tells the story of the first permanent Filipino settlement in the US, located in St....

The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias – Old Fashioned Week and the Southern Smoke Foundation – 2022Ep27

On this week’s The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we’re talking about Old Fashioned Week, taking place from October 14-23. It’s a benefit for the Southern Smoke Foundation, which provides emergency relief assistance and mental health support for the hospitality...

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The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias – Exploring the Wines of Georgia – A Multi-Episode Series

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Join us as we explore the fascinating wine story from the country of Georgia. Over the course of three episodes, we discuss the 8,000-year history of winemaking, explore various regions, sample different expressions, and much more!

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The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias – Understanding the US Wine and Spirits Market for Foreign Producers – 2022Ep25

On this week’s The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we bring you a fascinating conversation regarding the US wine and spirits market, particularly for foreign producers. It can be a difficult landscape to navigate, and it has transformed considerably in recent years...

The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias – Jeff Beachbum Berry and David Wondrich – 2022Ep23

We’re back after enjoying and participating in the 20th anniversary edition of Tales of the Cocktail as it returned to New Orleans in its full, in-person format! We taped a couple shows at the event (with more to come later) starting with this one – and it starts with...

The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias – Whiskey and Invasive Green Crabs – 2022Ep21

On this week’s The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias we’re talking about whiskey and invasive green crabs! You may say, “what the?!?” But it’s a fascinating partnership between New Hampshire’s Tamworth Distilling and Mercantile and the University of New Hampshire’s Sea...

The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias – Neal Bodenheimer of CureCo – 2022Ep20

This time around on The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we’re over at the James Beard award-winning bar Cure in Uptown, New Orleans. Our guest is CureCo. co-founder, Neal Bodenheimer. We discuss their hospitality group and the growing number of spaces they operate....

The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias – Live Music Returning to NOLA and Frenchmen Street – 2022Ep19

On this week’s The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we discuss the return of live music to New Orleans and, specifically, to its iconic music district – Frenchmen Street. We welcome Patrick Williams of Midnight Revival, a new music venue and bar located in the...

The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias – Tales of the Cocktail 2022 Annual Preview – 2022Ep17

On this week’s The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we are pleased to bring you our traditional annual Tales of the Cocktail preview! We’re over at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum chatting with Eileen Wayner, CEO of the Tales of the Cocktail Foundation. We let...

The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias – New Orleans Concierges – 2022Ep16

On this week’s The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we chat with two leading New Orleans concierges. Our guests are Leah Hoyt, president of the New Orleans Concierge Association, and John Fitzpatrick, the organization’s social director. Leah is at the city’s Windsor...

The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias – Bayou Boogaloo 2022 – 2022Ep15

On this week’s The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we are talking all-things Bayou Boogaloo 2022! This terrific festival is returning to a full-scale production on Bayou St. John in Mid-City, New Orleans. We chat with festival director and president of Friends of...

The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias – Lisa Wicker of Widow Jane Distillery – 2022Ep14

This time around on The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we chat with Lisa Wicker, president and master distiller for Widow Jane Distillery, a terrific craft whiskey producer in Brooklyn, New York. We discuss their rapid success, the great expressions they make, and...

The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias – Philanthropy and Development with Tales of the Cocktail Foundation – 2022Ep13

On this week’s The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we talk with the co-chairs of the Philanthropy and Development Committee for the Tales of the Cocktail Foundation, Eric Bennett and Kellie Thorn. We discuss the various issues the committee is tackling in the...

 

On this week’s The #NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we visit with filmmakers, Abby and Jeremey Lavoi. They have recently produced the terrific film documentary “Roots of Fire.” It explores Cajun music and a host of connected topics and ideas – cultural preservation, linguistic preservation, food, and much more! The film, which features terrific musical performances and fascinating interviews, is making the documentary film circuit rounds, including a screening at the upcoming New Orleans Film Festival. We discuss the making of the film, its themes, and more about how you can connect with the documentary and many other components related to it!⁠

To see more on this episode and get the podcast from our site or your favorite podcast network, just click the link in our bio! Cheers and Be Well, You All!✌️❤️🎵⁠
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It’s the last day of Old Fashioned Week. It all benefits the Southern Smoke Foundation supporting folks in the hospitality industry, including providing relief to those affected by Hurricane Ian. It’s easy to participate (and not too late!) – visit a participating bar (visit oldfashionedweek.com to find one near you) or just make one at home, tag @ElijahCraig and use #OldFashionedWeek. They’ll donate $5 per post to the cause! This is a pic from one we made at home – “The Autumnal Old Fashioned” – thanks to @cocktailcourier for providing an awesome drink kit for the cause!⁠

You can also visit our website and check out our recent episode (2022Ep27) talking all about it with Chef Chris Shepherd, co-founder of @southernsmokefoundation, and Lynn House, national mixologist for @heavenhilldistillery (owner of Elijah Craig Bourbon). Cheers and Be Well, You All!⁠
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On this installment of The #NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias we’re back at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum. We talk about their new “Juke Joint” exhibit open now through February. What’s more (and it's a big "more!")? We visit with chefs and farmers, Tia and Matthew Raiford. This terrific couple was in NOLA for the exhibit’s opening event serving up delicious bites. We talk about their farm in Brunswick, Georgia, their cookbook, and lots more. Additionally, Tia has a special connection to juke joints that we discuss in the interview. It’s a fun and very interesting conversation!⁠

To see more on this show and get the podcast from our website or your favorite podcast network, just click the link in our bio! Cheers and Be Well, You All!⁠
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On this week’s The #NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we have an important yet entertaining conversation. We discuss working as a bartender as a BIPOC individual. Our guests are Omar Jacks and Geoffrey Wilson. Omar is a rising star bartender at New Orleans’ Cane & Table. Geoffrey also works at Cane & Table and other spots, is a leader with Turning Tables, and is a long-standing bartending veteran and an influential mentor in the industry. Much of our discussion centers around Omar’s journey getting behind the bar allowing us to not only learn about his story but also to touch on important issues related to our topic - representation behind the bar. To be sure, along the way, we also talk making drinks and much more!⁠

To see more on this show and get the podcast from your favorite podcast platform or our website, just click the link in our bio! Cheers and Be Well, You All!✌️❤️🍹⁠
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On this week’s installment of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we chat with the guys from De Nada Tequila – co-founders, Adam Millman and Danny Neeson, and master distiller, Cesar Vivanco. We discuss their partnership with Cesar and has family who own and operate Vivanco Family Distillery, a multi-generational operation that farms agave and produces Tequila. Their relationship is not only based on making great juice, but also centers on environmental responsibility and cultural sustainability. We also sample their blanco and resposado expressions.⁠

Please note - the featured interview and show open were taped a few days before Hurricane Ian struck Florida. At the end of the podcast, we let you know a couple ways you can help folks affected, including those in the hospitality industry. Check out @southernsmokefoundation and @2ndharvestgnoa.⁠

To see more on this one and to get the podcast from your favorite podcast platform, just click the link in our bio! Cheers and Be Well, You All!✌️❤️🍹⁠
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On this week’s The #NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we are at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum discussing their new exhibit, “The First Settlement: Filipinos in Louisiana.” It tells the story of the first permanent Filipino settlement in the US, located in St. Bernard Parish, called St. Malo. We also discuss another important area, Manila Village, located on an island in Barataria Bay. We speak extensively about the culinary and cultural history of the Filipino community in Southeast Louisiana. Our guests are Jessica Melendez-Bayuga, president of the Philippine-American Women’s Association of Louisiana, Chef Cristina Quackenbush of Milkfish, and Brent Rosen, president of the Southern Food and Beverage Museum.⁠

To see more about this episode and to get the podcast from our site or your favorite podcast platform, just click the link in our bio. Cheers and Be Well, You All!✌️❤️🦐⁠
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On this week’s The #NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we’re talking about Old Fashioned Week, taking place from October 14-23. It’s a benefit for the Southern Smoke Foundation, which provides emergency relief assistance and mental health support for the hospitality industry. We chat with Lynn House, National Spirits Specialist and Portfolio Mixologist for Heaven Hill, which owns Elijah Craig Bourbon, sponsor of the event. Also joining us, is James Beard award-winning chef, Chris Shepherd, co-founder of the Southern Smoke Foundation. We discuss the issues that the foundation seeks to address as well as talking all about Old Fashioned Week and how you can support the cause simply by getting yourself an Old Fashioned!⁠

To see more about this show and to get the podcast from our site or your favorite podcast platform, just click the link in our bio! Cheers and Be Well, You All!✌️❤️🥃⁠
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On this week’s The #NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we welcome Dave Smith and Lance Winters of St. George Spirits. It’s a fine craft spirits distillery located in Alameda, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. They make some amazingly unique products. We discuss their story, their approach to making spirits, and have a lot of laughs along the way. As they say, “Distilling is our form of self-expression” and there certainly is a story in every bottle!⁠

To check out more on this episode and to get the podcast from your favorite platform or our website just click the link in our bio! Cheers and Be Well, You All!⁠
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Here’s what is sure to be a fun and whiskey-tasty event at SoFAB next Saturday. Check it out!✌️❤️🥃⁠

From our friends at New Orleans Bourbon Fest and the Southern Food and Beverage Museum...⁠

Join us for the next installment of our Year of American Whiskey tasting events at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum on Saturday, September 17 from 2-5pm. This time around, we’re featuring tremendous whiskey expressions from Still Austin and Uncle Nearest!⁠

Come by and sample these special whiskeys while touring the fantastic museum, chat with knowledgeable brand representatives, and visit with folks from New Orleans Bourbon Festival! Your paid admission ($10.50 per adult) to the museum gets you access to the tasting free of charge! Cocktails made with these featured whiskeys will also be available for purchase at the event, benefitting the museum.⁠

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum is located at 1504 Oretha Caste Haley Blvd in New Orleans. Free street parking is available in the neighborhood. We hope to see you there!⁠
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On this week’s The #NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we bring you a fascinating conversation regarding the US wine and spirits market, particularly for foreign producers. It can be a difficult landscape to navigate, and it has transformed considerably in recent years due to the changing nature of information availability and how products are sold. These factors and other things we discuss certainly affect consumer choice. Our guest is US market expert, Steve Raye of Bevology, Inc. Steve is an author, podcast host, lecturer, and consultant in the drinks business. ⁠

To see more on this show and get it from our website or your favorite podcast platform, just click the link in our bio! Cheers and Be Well, You All!✌️❤️🍷⁠
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We’ve got a new The #NOLADrinks Show out soon this week where we will discuss the (often complicated) landscape of the wine and spirits market in the US for foreign producers and what that can mean for consumers and the drinks business – really interesting stuff! ⁠

But ICYMI, the current show is also super interesting! We discuss how sound functions in hospitality spaces (ambient noise, music, etc.) and how deeply it affects the guest experience in a multitude of ways. We talk with Matt Edgar (pictured here) and Cody Meltzer of Pineapple Audio, a Chicago-based company that provides expert sound design and approaches to spots around the globe. ⁠

To see more on this episode and get the podcast from our website or your favorite podcast network, just click the link in our bio! Cheers and Be Well, You All!✌️❤️🎵⁠
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Here’s another show from Tales of the Cocktail 2022. This time around, a fascinating conversation where we chat with Matt Edgar and Cody Meltzer of Pineapple Audio. We talk about their Tales seminar, “The Sound of Hospitality.” It’s a conversation on how deeply sound affects our experience in hospitality spaces. We also discuss how establishments that get this concept and integrate it into their design can greatly enhance their guests’ experience and enjoyment. It’s not just about “cranking up the tunes!”⁠

To see more on this show and to get the podcast from our website or your favorite podcast platform, just click the link in our bio! Cheers and Be Well, You All!⁠✌️❤️🎵⁠
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We’ve got a terrific new featured drink for you that seems, well, seasonally appropriate (and, yet, hopefully, not one that is foreshadowing anything…) It’s the “Storm Warning” by Abigail Gullo of Loa Bar. This delicious mezcal-based riff on a Hurricane is delightfully flavorful, bright, and refreshing. For those in the know, the drink’s name is taken from the Mac Rebennack (who later, of course, became better known by his stage name – “Dr. John”) tune.

Abigail’s note on the drink – “Allow this surly 1959 instrumental just a few revolutions on your turntable and you can already fathom the sea of brilliant madness about to swamp New Orleans, from a Boy named Mac Rebennack who attended Jesuit high school before proceeding to inject a culture Suffused with voodoo with…more voodoo! Wielding his ivory staff, Dr. John sure could herd the Loup-garous. Mystical and tall. Over ice.”

Ingredients:
1.5 oz Mezcal
.75 oz Passion Fruit Liqueur (Abigail uses “Chinola”)
.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice
2 oz Hibiscus Rose Mint Tea (see below)
For the Tea:
2 parts Hibiscus
1 part Rose
1 part Mint

Build:
Prepare tea as normal – steeped in hot water and strain off solids once cool. Shake all ingredients over ice and serve in a tall glass with ice. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Tips:
For the tea, Dried hibiscus can be found in most Latin food stores (called Jamaica), on-line or in tea form as “red zinger.” But to get the true red color, pure dried hibiscus is recommended. Similarly, dried rose for tea (petals and/or buds) can be found online and in specialty markets. Also, if you like things a little sweeter (the passion fruit liqueur brings a good bit, FYI!), you can add light simple syrup to the tea. Spin some Dr. John, sip, and enjoy! And, stay safe during tropical storm season, too! Cheers and Be Well, You All!✌️❤️🍹
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We’re back after enjoying and participating in the 20th anniversary edition of Tales of the Cocktail as it returned to New Orleans in its full, in-person format! We taped a couple shows at the event (with more to come later) starting with this one – and it starts with a bang! We chat with Jeff “Beachbum” Berry and David Wondrich, two of the foremost cocktail historians on the planet and two great guys! As usual with Dave and Jeff, we talk about a host of things including their seminars at Tales, Dave’s new award-winning book, Jeff’s spot - Latitude 29, bartending, drink making, and much more! Also, as you would expect with these two, the conversation is both terrifically funny and greatly informative at the same time!⁠

To see more on the show and to get the episode from our site or your favorite podcast spot, just click the link in our bio! Cheers and Be Well, You All!✌️❤️🍹⁠
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Hey All! No new show this week – taking a brief post-Tales of the Cocktail respite before we get back on the horse here on The #NOLADrinks Show. But, we’ll be back next week with a show taped at Tales featuring these two legendary cocktail historians and all-around great guys! More soon… Cheers and Be Well, You All!✌️❤️🍹⁠
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Happy last day of @tales_of_the_cocktail, all! Fantastic to be fully back in-person and for tbe chance to see so many friends! Thanks to everyone who came from far or near to New Orleans - it means a lot! Also, shout-out to the #totc2022 team, brands, venues, and everyone else for making it all happen! Looking forward to rolling it back in '23! More from us soon... Cheers and Be Well, You All! ✌️❤️🍹
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This was a terrific pre-Tales of the Cocktail treat! Had the chance to visit and taste with Dave Smith, “President of Vices,” of St. George Spirits from Alameda, California – right near where I grew up. Truly amazing juice (have been a fave for a while) and great conversation! Thanks to Dave for his time and for sharing some of their fantastic portfolio with me!⁠

They will be at the Meet the Distillers event at Tales on Friday from 2-6pm and you can also catch them for a happy hour this Monday with our pal, Abigail Gullo (our featured guest on this week’s show – link in bio), at the Loa Bar in the International House Hotel, from 3-5pm. Check ‘em out! Special thanks to the fantastic crew at Saba for generously taking care of us! Cheers and Be Well, You All!✌️❤️🍸️⁠
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On this edition of The #NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, the last before we take a couple weeks off for Tales of the Cocktail, we’re talking “making good drinks!” We’re joined by bartender extraordinaire, Abigail Gullo, over at the Loa Bar found in the International House Hotel in downtown New Orleans. Abigail shares with us three terrific original drinks she has created for their program that are each based on classics. We discuss these delicious concoctions, the classics they are built on, and why they work. We also talk about a host of other ideas and concepts that will help you, whether a home bartender out to impress or someone in the industry looking to improve their chops, simply to make better drinks! ⁠

Be sure to check our previous post to see the first of three drinks Abigail crafted for this show and our “The NOLADrinks Show Featured Drink” series – “The Matador,” a Gin and Tonic variation!⁠

To see more on this show and get the podcast from your favorite podcast network, check the bio link! Cheers and Be Well, You All!⁠✌️❤️🍸️⁠
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We’re back with another “The #NOLADrinks Show Featured Drink!” We’re also back with a new show out soon! On both accounts, we’re with bartender extraordinaire, Abigail Gullo of Loa Bar found in the International House Hotel! Here, we have an original creation by Abigail called, “The Matador.” It’s a terrific Gin and Tonic variation similar to the Spanish style of presenting the cocktail. This drink, as well as two more that will roll out in the next few weeks, will feature in our next episode where we talk with Abigail about “Making Good Drinks!”⁠

Abigail’s note on the drink: “The Dangerous Summer, the Sun Also Rises, Death in the Afternoon all represent years spent dissecting each move of the Matador. Rio was our Matador and in striking contrast to a character from a Hemmingway novel, he radiated kindness and joy and any chance encounter would leave you with more energy than before.”⁠

Ingredients:⁠

1 oz Gin (Empress Gin recommended)⁠
1 oz Grape Eau-de-Vie (Cobrafire – essentially an “unaged Armagnac,” from that region, recommended)⁠
.5 oz L’Esprit De June (a floral liqueur made in the Cognac area of France)⁠
6 oz Tonic (elderflower Tonic preferred)⁠

Build:⁠

Build the drink in a large balloon glass filled with good quality ice. Stir gently to incorporate the ingredients. Garnish with citrus, other fresh fruit, and fresh herbs.⁠

Tips:⁠

Abigail mentions that you can use St. Germain elderflower liqueur if you can’t find L’Esprit De June. Use good, clean ice – but not too small so the drink doesn’t over dilute! For garnish – the sky’s the limit! Fresh citrus is a must, but seasonal fruits like melon, cucumber, etc. are fantastic. Fresh herbs like mint add a finishing touch. But, as she says on the garnish, “Go Wild!” ⁠

Cheers and Be Well, You All!⁠
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On this week’s The #NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias we’re talking about whiskey and invasive green crabs! You may say, “what the?!?” But it’s a fascinating partnership between New Hampshire’s Tamworth Distilling and Mercantile and the University of New Hampshire’s Sea Grant program. The European green crab is a troubling invasive species in the region that is being exacerbated by climate change. In this innovative effort to raise awareness, Tamworth Distilling is producing a whiskey that utilizes culled green crabs (think: crab boil seasoning flavor) in a unique spirit, “Crab Trapper.” Our guests are Steven Grasse and Will Robinson of Tamworth Distilling and Dr. Gabriela Bradt of the University of New Hampshire.⁠

To see more on this show, get important links to things, and get the podcast from our website or your favorite podcast platform, just click the link in our bio! Cheers and Be Well, You All!✌️❤️🦀⁠

Photos courtesy of University of New Hampshire Sea Grant and Tamworth Distilling and Mercantile.⁠
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What does this invasive green crab in the Northeast US have to do with whiskey? We’ll let you know on this week’s installment of The #NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias out tomorrow! Cheers and Be Well, You All!⁠

Photo courtesy of @nhseagrant⁠
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Hey All! No new show this week. But don’t fear – we have another terrific The #NOLADrinks Show Featured Drink! This time around it’s Patrick Williams of Midnight Revival’s take on the classic tropical drink, the Dr. Funk! The drink is named after German doctor, Bernhard Funk. He practiced medicine in Samoa and had author Robert Louis Stevenson as a patient and friend. The drink found its way onto both Trader Vic’s and Don the Beachcomber’s menus (source: Jeff “Beachbum” Berry.) ⁠

Ingredients:⁠

.25 oz Fresh Lime Juice⁠
.25 oz Herbsaint⁠
.25 oz Grenadine⁠
.5 oz Monin Simple Syrup⁠
.5 oz Fresh Lemon juice⁠
1.5 oz Don Q Silver Rum⁠
.75 oz Myers’s Rum⁠
1 oz Soda Water⁠

Build:⁠

Build the first seven ingredients in a milkshake tin, add cracked or "Sonic" ice, and flash blend for 5 seconds. Then, add the soda water to the tin and pour into a tiki glass. Garnish with lemon and lime wheels and a cocktail umbrella for the finishing touch!⁠

Tips:⁠

You can certainly make your own simple syrup using a 1:1 ratio of sugar (preferably demerara) and water. Also, absinthe can be substituted for the Herbsaint. Some variations use only 1.5 oz of a lighter (white) rum. Patrick’s addition of Myers’s adds some “darker” flavor and mouthfeel and makes the drink a bit boozier (pleasantly!) Flash blending the drink gives it a frothier texture. If you don’t have a hand mixer or drink mixer for this purpose, the drink can be shaken in a cocktail shaker. Remember to add the soda water after blending or shaking!⁠

Check out @midnightrevivalnola!⁠

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This time around on The #NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we’re over at the James Beard award-winning bar Cure in Uptown, New Orleans. Our guest is CureCo. co-founder, Neal Bodenheimer. We discuss their hospitality group and the growing number of spaces they operate. It’s a fun and interesting conversation that is a wide-ranging discussion on the industry. We also chat about Neal’s upcoming book, “Cure: New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix ‘Em” due out in October!⁠

To see more on this show and get the podcast from our site or your favorite podcast platform, just click the link in our profile! Cheers and Be Well, You All!✌️❤️🍸️⁠
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On this week’s The #NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we discuss the return of live music to New Orleans and, specifically, to its iconic music district – Frenchmen Street. We welcome Patrick Williams of Midnight Revival, a new music venue and bar located in the Frenchmen Hotel, Duane Bartels of The Duane Bartels Band, and Andrew Portwood of Fox Pocket, a talent management and booking agency. We discuss what it means to have music back, what the “new normal” looks like, and what we might expect looking ahead to the summer and beyond. It’s an interesting conversation on a culturally and economically important part of our city and region!⁠

Check out - @duane_bartels_band - @midnightrevivalnola - @foxpocket.co⁠

To see more on this show and get the podcast from your favorite podcast platform, click the link in our bio. Cheers and Be Well, You All!⁠

Please note – this show was taped over a week ago prior to today’s disheartening and destructive news. As regular listeners know, The NOLADrinks Show is about equity, inclusivity, and human rights. This certainly includes a woman’s right to choose. We stand firmly against the Supreme Court ruling and will continue our messaging of social justice moving forward.⁠
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