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.
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!
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 success with 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 – 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, Liquor.com and more. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York, and enjoys traveling, cooking, and collecting too many books.
November 7, 2021 @9:00 PM EST – Aaron Polsky. Aaron Polsky is the founder of LiveWire Drinks - a series of ready-to-drink canned cocktails created by some of the world's most prestigious bartenders. Aaron has managed the bar at a slew of New York and Los Angeles hot spots including Cliftons, Harvard and Stone, and Milk and Honey.
December 5, 2021 @9:00 PM EST – Jane Danger. Jane Danger began her career in bartending just two days after landing in New York City, 17 years ago, at the famed punk rock club CBGB. Today Jane is the National Mixologist for Pernod Ricard, a role that allows her to flex her creativity mixing a wide range of simple to complex cocktails for high-profile brands like Absolut, Jameson, Beefeater and Perrier-Jouet. Prior to Pernod Ricard, Jane helped open some of NYC’s most coveted cocktail bars, including Please Don’t Tell, Cienfuegos and Mother of Pearl – and worked at one of The World’s 50 Best Bars, The NoMad, which won a James Beard Award for Outstanding Bar Program. Beyond the bar, Jane has published two books – Cuban Cocktails and The Bourbon Bartender – and has produced cocktail programs for international music festivals like Bonnaroo, Outside Lands and Panorama. Jane’s work can be found in The New York Times, Food & Wine, ELLE, Vogue, Cosmo, Bloomberg and Food Network, among others.
January 16, 2022 @9:00 PM EST – Erick Castro. Erick Castro is co-owner of Raised by Wolves and Polite Provisions, two acclaimed destinations for cocktails and spirits that are placing San Diego squarely on the global drinks stage. His bartending experience spans both coasts, and includes Rickhouse and Bourbon & Branch in San Francisco, and Boilermaker in New York City. His beverage programs have earned the highest accolades, including Esquire’s “The Best Bars in America,” Food & Wine’s “World’s Best Bars” and innumerable Spirited Award nominations at Tales of the Cocktail. Erick is the creative force behind the highly influential podcast, “Bartender at Large”; and is a founder of Bartender’s Weekend in San Diego, together with Raised by Wolves partner and long-time friend, Chris Patino. Through his work, Erick is a mentor and inspiration to thousands of bartenders across the U.S. and internationally.