BBaF Podcast Episode 42: Documenting Cocktail Culture with Gabi Porter

Listen to Episode 42: Documenting Cocktail Culture with Gabi Porter”

For this week’s Bit by a Fox Podcast, our guest is Gabi Porter, New York-based documentary photographer and barfly, whose work is featured in nearly every boozy publication the world over.

pic by Adam Aleksander

Gabi specializes in taking photos at bars and restaurants, and has made a name for herself as one of THE go-to cocktail photogs in the industry.

pic by Jessie Gibson

She recently had a gig in LA and we caught up while she was here, and I realized her story in this cocktail world had to be told on the Bit by a Fox Podcast. From creating headshots for NASA scientists, to documenting rock stars with a point and shoot, and then moving on to the stars of the cocktail world, Gabi has had an important perspective behind the lens, and is certainly not short on stories!

pic by Chris LaPutt

The pic that launched Gabi’s photography career – the legendary pic of Iggy Pop taken with a point and shoot camera.

Gabi’s favorite drinking buddy, Jason Littrell.

For this week’s cocktail recipe, Gabi chose the cachaça based stirred drink, Rabo de Galo. This shot, by Gabi, was taken at Frank’s Bar in São Paulo – named after Frank Sinatra who used to hang out there.

Rabo de Galo
2 oz Cachaça
3/4 oz Cynar
1/2 oz Amaro Montenegro
Garnish: orange twist

In an ice-filled mixing glass, add all ingredients and stir until well chilled. Strain into a rocks glass filled with one or two large ice cubes. Add a twist of orange and garnish.

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