Elizabeth and Abigail get in the "spirit" of Halloween with a spooooooky look at the origins of spirits, from the kind that you drink to the ones that go bump in the night. Elizabeth makes her funeral plans and Abigail instructs you how to enjoy absinthe.
H. L. Mencken called the Martini "the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet." Elizabeth and Abigail mostly agree. This episode is full of pop culture references as long as your definition of pop culture includes things from 1901. New Orleans artist Frankie Ford sings the boozy Christmas song. Yes, there's a Christmas song.
We'll take Manhattan! There's lots of legends here, and Abigail and Elizabeth do their best to separate the probably true from the definitely false. Abigail gives you permission to have both a lemon twist and a cherry!
So much more than the sum of its parts. Elizabeth and Abigail discuss tonic's origins, and muse on the merits of both the traditional version of this ubiquitous summer drink as well as the bountiful option so popular in Spain.