Contemplating Cocktails with Keith

Contemplating Cocktails with Keith

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Each week Keith will share with Metro Melik a history of a spirit. They will have fun talking about it, and sharing stories. Each with decades of service industry experience they have a lot of stories. And then the show will close out with a cocktail recipe with the spirit. Hopefully…


with Keith S1 Ep13 Applejack
Nov 20, 2019 • 27 min
Did you know that Johnny Appleseed was a drunk? But first Metro Melik goes off on a tangent about a real life Jack Sprat situation. Keith gets things back on track as to why Johnny Appleseed went around the land planting cider apple trees. Let’s start in…
with Keith S1 Ep12 Tequila
Nov 13, 2019 • 40 min
Keith considers this mezcal’s other half to be tequila. With mezcal and tequila we discuss the circle of life. Tequila comes from blue agave of cactus. Chihuahua Mountains are where blue agave grows. The name threw off Melik and trying to do math shows.…
w Keith S1 Ep 11 Amaro
Nov 2, 2019 • 48 min
What is amaro? But of course there’s a Melik sidebar that happens first. He talks about date night that had an enjoyable meal. Amaro has a simple meaning of bitter. It is a bitter liqueur. Grappa based spirit that has herbs, spices, botanicals added to it…
w Keith S1 Ep10 Moonshine
Oct 7, 2019 • 44 min
In this happy meandering episode: Keith is happy to be a bicycle rider in the middle of the Mitten, Lansing Michigan. The drink is the vehicle for two passionate people to share good stories. This episode will have stories circling around the spirit of…
with Keith S1 Ep9 Vodka
Sep 30, 2019 • 37 min
Warning: Melik curses a few times in this episode. Clear, flavorless spirit distilled from cereal grains and an often misunderstood spirit. Ideally vodka has no flavor. Vodka is the diminutive of voda is “water” in several Slavic languages, similarly to…
w Keith S1 Ep8 Absinthe
Sep 23, 2019 • 44 min
A spirit that’s origin that dates back to the 14th century is absinthe. It has as storied and colorful history that is connected to people like Hemingway, Voltaire, Rimbaud, Picasso, Van Gogh, and Poe. There are as many misconceptions about absinthe as…
w Keith S1 Ep7 Aqua Vitae
Sep 9, 2019 • 23 min
Thanks for making it through the gin episode. Here’s one about Aqua Vitae which is very similar but different. Keith talks about his Swedish friend that introduced him to the aqua vitae spirit and a Swedish traditional Friday meals. This is a journey of a…
w Keith S1 Ep6 Gin [don’t be afraid]
Sep 1, 2019 • 52 min
[there are some curse words in this episode] Keith and Melik are still formulating the names of the show as we explore the world of gin. They realize that gin is a polarizing spirit but they encourage you to take a listen to this episode. You’ll educate…
w Keith S1 Ep5 Baijiu a Chinese Spirit
Aug 25, 2019 • 27 min
It’s a new spirit of the Western World. A Chinese sorghum spirit, baijiu. There’s a little bit of storytelling wrapped around this Chinese spirit. Keith spent some time living in China and shares what he learned about the culture of being a host and a…
with Keith S1 Ep4 Brandy & Cognac
Aug 18, 2019 • 30 min
In this episode we discuss brandy and how it’s made. Also different versions including Armagnac, cognac, american brandies, and fruit brandies. Keith delves a bit into American brandies. Adding a little pepper to the episode we take a visit the store…
with Keith S1 Ep3 Rum
Aug 11, 2019 • 27 min
Rum is the spirit. We talk about how rum began and how it is produced. There’s some time spent on discussing different types of rums that have different flavors. More specifically Bacardi, Mount Gay, Dameisolle Rhum, and why there’s an ‘h’ in the word…
with Keith S1 Ep1 An Introduction to Keith
Aug 4, 2019 • 25 min
In this episode we try to talk about mezcal. Nonetheless, Metro Melik meanders around the life history of Keith Buchele. In this episode we learn about his home and work history that lead him to be the general manager of Soup Spoon Cafe. There are a lot…
with Keith S1 Ep2 Mezcal Finally
Aug 4, 2019 • 24 min
We FINALLY talk about a spirit and it is mezcal. If you are not familiar with this spirit, and even if you are, you’ll be sure to enjoy our discussion about mezcal. We also talk about what foods pair well with it. And Keith has a simple cocktail recipe…