Cocktails have been setting the scene for romance in motion pictures, on television and in books for years. Consider Bogie toasting Bacall, “Here’s looking at you, kid.” The Cosmo that was virtually invented by Sex and the City as four women searched for love in New York. Seduction scenes in the best romance novels often include a cocktail or a glass of wine.
On July 26, we hoped you might be interested in booking Jonathan Pogash, The Cocktail Guru, for an entertaining interview that will take you and your listeners on a stroll through the iconic cocktails of the cinema, small screen and books. There is no one better schooled in spirits than Jonathan who’s traced their origins, the earliest mixologists and the changing popularity of different brands and styles over the course of time in America.
A frequent guest on both The Today Show and Today in New York and the author of the new Mr. Boston’s Official Bartender’s Guide, Jonathan can discuss the spirits that lend themselves to romance, the way to set a scene at home with cocktails, how to create your own signature drinks and some of the most romantic cocktails that are popular right now.
Jonathan will be in Los Angeles on July 26 to present a seminar, “Setting the Scene with Cocktails” at the Romance Writers of America conference in Anaheim where he’ll share his extensive knowledge of the world of spirits and wine with more than 400 novelists. We hope you’ll want him to share some of his insights with your audience, as well.