The Gist: Frank Newport on political leanings, and celery bitters.

Homegrown Celery Bitters Belong in Your Cocktail Kit

Homegrown Celery Bitters Belong in Your Cocktail Kit

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
March 11 2015 6:00 PM

Bitter Delights

The Gist travels all the way to the neighborhood bar to learn about locally grown cocktail bitters. 

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Can celery be used in cocktails for more than just Bloody Mary flare?

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Listen to Episode 212 of Slate’s The Gist:


Will a recent Gallup poll be a wake-up call for states like Texas and South Carolina? Today on The Gist, Gallup editor-in-chief Frank Newport explains what political parties could learn from the underlying political leanings in each state. Plus, we visit our neighborhood haunt Hudson Clearwater to delve into the world of cocktail bitters with Peter Thomas Fornatale and Chris Wertz. They’re the authors of Brooklyn Spirits: Craft Distilling and Cocktails from the World’s Hippest Borough. For the Spiel, a public servant with a private server.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.