What We're Drinking with Dan Dunn

Updated: 20 Feb 2024 • 289 episodes
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A fantabulous conflation of history, culture, politics, famous people and booze, strained through the cognitive mesh of a best-selling author, polymath and inveterate reprobate.

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20 Feb 2024 • EN

250. Presidential Potables

Ah, the spirited history of U.S. Presidents and their beloved booze! George Washington, our founding father, ran a mean whiskey distillery at Mount Vernon. Thomas Jefferson, a true oenophile, had a wine collection that would make Bacchus blush. Honest Abe Lincoln, while not much of a drinker, did own a tavern in his yo

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It's time to learn a thing or two about the Hanky Panky cocktail, a bewitching concoction that whispers sweet nothings of gin and sweet vermouth, with a Fernet Branca flick that'll tickle your fancy like a feather in a magician's cap. Conjured up by Ada Coleman at London's Savoy Hotel in the early 20th century, it's th

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Despite its name, the Long Island Iced Tea has about as much to do with tea as our host has with teetotalism. Indeed, there's not a single drop of Earl Grey or Darjeeling in this bad boy. It's a masterclass in misdirection, the Houdini of highballs, if you will. A boozy Trojan Horse masquerading as a refreshing summer

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23 Jan 2024 • EN

249. Drinking: Irish-Style

In celebration of National Irish Coffee Week — ya, that's a real thing — Dan recounts a harrowing tale about one of several occasions in which he was nearly beaten to a pulp at a Dublin pub. Also, everything you ever needed to know about Irish Coffee, AND the funniest Karate Kid joke of all time, courtesy of one of Dan

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Dan has spent years researching and experimenting various combinations of food and alcohol and has come to a single, earth-shattering conclusion: We could all learn a lot from the Japanese. There’s seemingly no esculent the Japanese find so repulsive that a little steamed rice and soy sauce won’t fix, and this appetite

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So we all know about Dry January, right? It's the time of year people boast about 'detoxing' while secretly crying into their non-alcoholic beer. It's grown like a bad rumor, spreading worldwide with people bragging about better sleep and more cash, all while secretly dreaming of the moment February 1st arrives. Well,

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