You find cocktail evangelists in the strangest places. Case in point: the mountains of Buncombe County, North Carolina, where the twin peaks of local culture are bluegrass music and craft beer.
While Asheville radio personalities Micah Hanks and Chris McCollum are no strangers to either, they’re preaching about the cocktail renaissance on their new podcast, Culture Of Spirits Radio.
The Beachbum dropped by their studio last night to talk Tiki, and had a great time. The conversation ranged from Wisconsin Bloody Mary garnishes (such as the salami and cheese number pictured above) to Presidential cocktails (Chris informed us that Reagan liked Gin Blossoms, while Clinton is partial to Snake Bites). You can eavesdrop here: