Guest Shift – Spectator

Guest Shift – Spectator

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High Bar’s beloved Jack Schramm returns with another interactive cocktail show! 

Each episode of Guest Host features a new guest host, selected from among the best bartenders and cocktail creators in the country. Each host guides the audience in making three cocktails: their signature, one classic, and one surprise.

Part master class and part interview show, Guest Shift is a show about cocktail making – but it's also a show about the people behind the bar, their experiences, and their creative processes. 

Meet Your Host

Jack Schramm is a butcher-turned-barista-turned-cocktail professional at the highest level. Until Covid put the NYC bar scene through the ringer, he was head bartender at Greenwich Village's beloved high-concept cocktail spot Existing Conditions. These days, Jack is a full time internet bartender with a sideline running his jello shot startup, Solid Wiggles. Jack is a master of the scientific side of cocktail making.


What's Included?

If you prefer to just watch, we offer Spectator tickets at a reduced price. Spectators don’t get ingredient kits or drink recipes, and don’t participate in making the cocktails featured on the show... but you will learn some great techniques!


Upcoming Shows

August 26, 2021 @ 9:00 PM – Sother Teague. Our first guest will be Sother Teague of Amor y Amargo, the renowned East Village joint that put bitters on the map. Teague spent his early career apprenticing culinary legends like Alton Brown and Ben and Karen Barker before falling in love with bartending. After his tenure at Amor y Amargo, Teague went on to partner in New York watering holes, Blue Quarter and Windmill. His book, I'm Just Here for the Drinks, became an instant classic in the cocktail literature lexicon, and is filled with old school bar wisdom and timeless recipes. Teague was Wine Enthusiast's 2017 Mixologist of the Year.

September 23, 2021 @ 9:00 PM EST - Shannon Mustipher. Shannon Mustipher is a cocktail consultant, spirits educator, and the author of Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails (Rizzoli/Universe). After launching a Caribbean rum-focused bar at Gladys Caribbean in 2014, she went on to found Women Who Tiki, a tropical cocktail-centric pop up that gathers a team of women bartenders to share their talents and collaborate on creating a one night only experience.

In 2020, Shannon's work garnered a number of accolades: She was awarded the Tales of the Cocktail Pioneer Award and inducted into the Dame Hall of Fame. Her book, TIKI: Modern Tropical Cocktails won the IACP Best Book in Beer, Wine and Spirits.

Shannon's writing, cocktail recipes, and opinions have been featured in a number of publications, including Vinepair, Saveur, Imbibe, GQ, New York Times, and more. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York, and enjoys traveling, cooking, and collecting too many books.