Welcome to Drink to Think,
the show about alcohol, cocktails and how a drink might be able to make us better people. The basic format of the podcast will revolve around one cocktail per episode. We will go into the history of the cocktail or liquors involved, followed by a story of how some form of meaning can be given to the cocktail and finish with a tasting. You are encouraged to make the cocktail with us and if possible have a tasting with some friends just as we do in the show.
Many of the story portions of this show will be excerpts from the manga Bartender written by Araki Joh and illustrated by Kenji Nagatomo. The overarching theme of the podcast is on alcohol and its trappings but the underlying theme is about human hardship and creativity. Hardship because when you need a drink it is often because you have had a rough day and creativity because it is very impressive that humans can apply a great deal of meaning to anything in their lives. For example, this show will explain how a simple story can make a world of difference around something as simple as a glass of liquor.
Hope you enjoy and here’s to you my friends.
Today’s Cocktail: Red Eye
A very simple cocktail. Basically a pint of beer and a shot of tomato juice and give it a little stir. We are going to try it with 4 different types of beer -Pilsner, IPA, Red beer and a Stout. The results may surprise you. The great thing about this podcast is I get to talk about beer which has played a pretty important role in humanity over the millennia.
I will be joined by my old friend Travis for the tasting.