Alex Staherski

since March 2009


Bamboo Cocktail 30 Aug 2013
12:50 pm

Assuming those are the Cocktail Kingdom jiggers, I’m very curious about why you don’t use the 1 1/2oz line on the large one. You always seem to measure it in 2 separate jiggers instead. I always use that line, and I’m wondering if there’s a reason I shouldn’t be.

Poet's Dream Cocktail 3 Nov 2011
7:33 am

Hi Robert, maybe you’ve addressed this before, but where did you get that nice looking edition of the Waldorf-Astoria book? Is it an original? I’ve been unsuccessful so far at finding a copy. Thanks.

Black Hawk Cocktail 2 Sep 2011
5:42 am

Robert, have you tried the Zyliss All-Citrus Juicer?

I just bought one, and I’m curious for your thoughts since it seems to, at least superficially, resemble the style you like.

Brandy Alexander Cocktail 4 Feb 2011
6:14 am

Another question unrelated to the drink. What is the bottle you have on the windowsill next to the Campari and Barenjager? I spotted some at the store the other day and wanted to find out more about it but neglected to write down the name.

Brandy Alexander Cocktail 4 Feb 2011
6:51 am

Thanks, Robert! I will definitely have to check that one out because it sounds right up my alley.

Whiskey Sour Cocktail 18 Mar 2009
1:47 pm

Hi Robert, I was just making a Whiskey Sour, which happened to draw me back to reference this video.  A couple things:

1. I am so appreciative that you are doing this podcast.  I have gone from knowing next to nothing about cocktails to being what my friends all consider a massive cocktail geek.  I owe that mainly to you and your infectious passion for them.

2. I was using that exact french shaker you were using in the podcast, but I can never get the thing apart!  You may have addressed this before, but do you have any tricks for it?  I always end up having to bang it on the counter, which is far less dignified than I like my cocktail making to be.

3. I have been looking for a cooking podcast that is up to the same sort of standard you have established here and have yet to find one.  Any recommendations?  Thanks a lot!


Tequila Old Fashioned 4 May 2009
6:35 am

Great episode!  I can’t wait to try this one out this evening.  I’m always looking for more things to do with tequila, and I’m surprised I never thought to try this before.

Tequila Old Fashioned 19 Jun 2009
11:06 am

I recently got some more of the Fee Bros bitters and have been doing a bit of experimenting, and I find this recipe works REALLY well with their rhubarb bitters.  Give it a try!

Festa Cocktail 6 Apr 2009
3:13 pm

I agree wholeheartedly with many of the above comments.  The depth of discussion of the history, and particularly for me, the theory, if you will, of the cocktails is what makes this podcast truly wonderful, so I would never complain if there were more!

Festa Cocktail 6 Apr 2009
4:07 pm

In other words, anyone can tell us “here’s a drink that tastes good”, but you manage to explain to us WHY it’s good.