In 15 1-hour episodes of Booze Traveler cocktail connoisseur Jack Maxwell travels around the world, one drink at a time. Maxwell grew up in south Boston where bars served as the neighborhood living rooms, hosting family dinners, birthdays and weddings. In this new series, he will take his respect and appreciation for specialty cocktails to explore new locales, seeking out the people, places, customs and cultures behind drinks across the globe.
A secret drink with a long-lost Queen, race cars, and mafia-fighting bar owners.
Vodka with Santa's helper, a truck full of naked men, and a fruity sudden death.
A brandy-soaked wakeup call, cat dancing, and a life-or-death secret recipe.
Banana beer on Kilimanjaro, Maasai boot camp, and a drink that grows on trees.
Jack Maxwell travels to Scotland, where he encounters St. Andrews' 19th hole, part-time Vikings and the world's most expensive scotch.
Coconut lightning, hoop daydreams, gin and juice, and a military-spec food fight
Drive-thru margaritas, honky-tonk bingo, bloody beers, and the pass of death
Daiquiris in a jurassic park, courage on the bunny slope, and pineapple homebrew.
The Green Dragon, stag semen stout, and rustling up some grubs.
Cuddling with horses, the brew of the gods, and the left-footed tango.
Jack cools off in Savannah, GA, with some scurvy-preventing pirate grog, the infamous Chatham Artillery Punch and some Daufuskie Island moonshine.
Jack sips Mezcal, encounters an ancient drink called Boj and undergoes a cleansing ritual in Guatemala.
Jack competes in a dragon boat race, samples wine made from reptiles and learns 'drunken' kung fu in Hong Kong.
A rolling party, bikers, superfood cocktails, samba superstar, sun, and sand.
Jack experiences Maharaja moonshine and a Bollywood cast party in India.
Jack Maxwell learns the meaning of Mexican immortality when he gets blindfolded and thrown into the back of a truck to taste some award-winning mezcal, works the agave fields for tequila, almost gets burned alive in an ancient Aztec ceremony and has a first date with the Saint of Death.
From Irish coffee and boozy ice cream to road bowling and pints at the pub, Jack Maxwell meets the people and hears their stories to find out how little Ireland left such a huge mark on the world.
The hunt for a mysterious cocktail in Siberia made from Russia's national spirit, cooled by special ice, comes from a holy place and is blessed by a shaman.
Jack Maxwell lets his freak flag fly in the Sunshine State, Florida. He joins a wacky rebellion, drinks whiskey out of a dead alligator, dabbles in Haitian Voodoo, sails a floating Tiki Bar and finds his favorite Miami vice.
In this former penal colony, Jack Maxwell has a mussel-diving, sheep-shearing, brothel-crashing, vegemite-swallowing good time in Australia. With the best drinking buddies in the world, it's no worries mate!
In South Korea, Jack has a lot to learn when it comes to drink etiquette - all while eating live octopus, taking a punch at an ancient fortress and seeing North Korea, the most isolated country in the modern world.
Jack Maxwell follows Mark Twain's path up the Mississippi river, hitting Louisiana's Mardi Gras, Minnesota's Beer Dabbler Festival and drinking a cocktail in Missouri created by Twain himself.
Jack Maxwell heads to Israel, the Land of Milk and Honey. He takes a dip in the Dead Sea, drinks Arak, enjoys a beer with the Speed Sisters and runs into some rowdy rabbis before ending his trip with pomegranate and almond wines at a Shavuot festival.
After a long, dark past, Cambodia is on the rise. Jack Maxwell drinks Special Muscle Wine with his new friend Chun and hunts spiders for a drink with bite. He visits the holy site Angkor Wat and floats to a village to make some fish paste.
Intoxicated by Colombia, Jack Maxwell visits a Wayuu village where women rule, uncovers El Dorado's smoky truth, breathes in the rum culture and detoxes in a devil's volcano.
Jack discovers the most epic booze-soaked tales of Croatian legend. He drinks wine with monsters, sieges a centuries old castle, drinks truffles in the land of giants, curses like a sailor in a traditional balote game and finds the cave of Odysseus.
After more than 50 years of being cut off from America, Jack Maxwell visits Cuba! He gets cleansed in the country's oldest religion, drinks rum, sees Hemingway's beloved Havana and sips on the national drink, an iced mojito.
In his quest to understand why the Portuguese can feel so homesick, Jack Maxwell dives for a rare seafood delicacy, visits Dr. Frankenstein's liquor laboratory, unearths the Wine of Death and tastes the crown jewel of Portuguese booze, Port wine.
Jack Maxwell taps into the mysterious energies of Madagascar and drinks its most potent spirits. He meets mystical monkeys, concocts a snake blood cocktail, shakes his booty with a local tribe, eats pig face for breakfast and makes a boozy offering to the spirit of a king.
A bundled-up Jack drills holes in Siberia's icy Lake Baikal and sips vodka from a straw on the surface. Then, he takes a shot from a Cossack's sword, sips deer blood and tries Polugar bread wine, the national drink of Russia.
From shootouts at high noon and drinks with Nevada's wildest secret society to Sin City showgirls and a booze cruise on Lake Tahoe, Jack Maxwell meets the people keeping the West wild.
Maxwell immerses himself in the culture of Tahiti; he has an authentic tamure dream, a drink named for a traditional dance; he tastes brut d'ananas, a pineapple champagne, and pia uru, a local beer brewed from breadfruit.
Jack searches fjords for old Viking magic in a bottle; he clinks glasses with Vikings, discovers powerful and ancient ingredients and learns the booziest myths left behind by the fearsome people of the Frozen North.
Jack wants to see how the rugged Rocky Mountains became a world-class playground. He learns the ways of the mountain men, experiences the wildest winter festival, and finds his favorite drinking game.
Jack wants to learn the true meaning of "Pura Vida": the Costa Rican secret to true happiness. To find his happy place, he dodges a stampede of bulls, comes face-to-face with a deadly snake, and drinks an ancient beer made from mold.
Jack meets the everyday men and women who've held up the crown. He travels back in time to the English Civil War; sings a shanty song in the Caribbean of the UK; goes toe-to-toe with a toe wrestler; and drinks with Robin Hood in the oldest pub.
Jack drinks in Taiwan, the greatest hidden gem of East Asia. He drinks with the Taiwanese ghostbusters; experiences a dazzling natural light show deep below the earth; and finds his Zen at a private spa with a drunken monk.
Jack discovers the true wonders of the Caribbean Islands. Featured: drinking liquid dynamite at a hidden jungle bar; throwing back wild bush rum concoctions; and scraping away poison to purify beer.
Jack heads back to his native soil for a boozy homecoming in New England. He gets to live one of his greatest childhood dreams at Fenway Park, sinks a British ship, drinks a bizarre beaver-spiked liquor and learns what it takes to be a lobsterman.
Jack experiences the art of living in France, one drink at a time. He explores the beautiful and brutal world of water jousting, drinks boozy foam in the French Alps with a couple hundred goats and toasts the finest champagne on Bastille Day.
Jack finds out rivalries run deep in Italy; he consults a bronze pig for good luck, picks walnuts with a local witch, lifts a curse with brandy, and finds a spot in the world's smallest bar.
Jack finds the Czech Republic's most magical elixirs and beers; he stumbles upon one of the oldest clocks in the world, drinks booze in a gingerbread shop that would make Hansel and Gretel blush and delves as deep as a dwarf in the Punkva caves.
The Chesapeake Bay is the land of great beginnings and Jack Maxwell is tracing its origins one drink at a time. He makes crude colonial cocktails, races blue crabs, hunts and traps eels and muskrats then finds the origins of America's first whiskey -- because sometimes you have to go to the beginning to see how the Chesapeake's boozy story ends.
Drinks of the American Southwest; one of the largest hot air balloon parties in the world; drinking with rodeo clowns; mind-blowing art instillation; hottest peppers.
From a cocktail cooled with glacier ice to an ancient drink with Chile's first people, Jack discovers how the locals live, play and drink in a land at the end of the world.
Jack heads to the Great Lakes to relive his favorite childhood summer adventures. He motors through the Silver Lake sand dunes, meets world champion lumberjacks, makes fudge on Mackinac Island and finds a boozy summer camp.