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#34 Bloody Mary: Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary

Today we are drinking a Bloody Mary. Thank god. Bloody Mary Recipe: 2 OUNCES VODKA 4 OUNCES TOMATO JUICE ½ OUNCE LEMON JUICE ½ TEASPOON WORCESTERSHIRE 2-4 DASHES HOT SAUCE SALT AND PEPPER TO TASTE Add all ingredients to a mixing tin and add ice. Roll back and forth between mixing tins and strain into an ice-filled Collins or highball glass. Garnish with a celery stick, lime wedge, crispy bacon, shrimp, or any other outrageous items you can come up with. Leave us some feedback, and share with...


#33 Blood And Sand: A Matador’s Dominatrix Mistress & Why Is This A “Classic” Again?

This week’s adult beverage is a classic for no apparent reason, and is up for some revamping if anyone wants to take a crack at it! Blood And Sand Recipe: 1 OUNCE SCOTCH, PREFERABLY BLENDED 1 OUNCE CHERRY LIQUEUR, PREFERABLY CHERRY HEERING 1 OUNCE SWEET VERMOUTH 1 OUNCE ORANGE JUICE Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake. Strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass. Leave us some feedback, and share with your Matadors and . Music: Matadora by Cordero


#32 Stone Fence: Colonial Mountain Men Led By A Furniture Store

After fueling the Green Mountain Boys in their capture of Fort Ticonderoga from the British during the Revolutionary War, this cocktail has become a Colonial-era classic. Tune in to learn more! Stone Fence Recipe: 2 OUNCES DARK RUM, BRANDY, BOURBON, OR RYE 1 DASH ANGOSTURA BITTERS 5 OUNCES FRESH PRESSED APPLE CIDER Add all ingredients to a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with a mint sprig or freshly grated nutmeg. Leave us some feedback, and share with a Green Mountain Boy. Music: Stone Wall...


#31 Americano Perfecto: Hailey Hates Campari, But Doesn’t Hate Damon Boelte

Learn about how to make an Americano cocktail even more American – by adding pilsner! Americano Perfecto Recipe: 1 ½ OUNCES CAMPARI ¾ OUNCE DOLIN ROUGE SWEET VERMOUTH ¾ OUNCE CARPANO ANTICA SWEET VERMOUTH 4 OUNCES PILSNER Add ice to a Collins Glass. Add Campari and both vermouths. Top with pilsner and garnish with an orange wheel. Leave us some feedback, and share with your most perfectly American friends. Music: America America by Roy “Chicky” Arad


#30 Filibuster: We Don’t Really Talk About Politics That Much, I Swear

A wonderful transition into our favorite season, this maple-yet-sour cocktail is a pure delight. Listen to Hailey keep this episode from proceeding by running her own Filibuster. Filibuster Recipe: 2 OUNCES RYE ¾ OUNCE LEMON JUICE ½ OUNCE MAPLE SYRUP 1 SMALL EGG WHITE Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and dry shake. Add ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass. To garnish, dash Angostura bitters around the perimeter of the drink and then drag a toothpick...


#29 Mexican Firing Squad: Charles H. Baker Jr. & How Prohibition Spawned Mexico’s Oldest Drug Cartel

Today we are drinking a cocktail called the Mexican Firing Squad. If you like margaritas but want to stop being such a basic bitch, this one’s for you. Mexican Firing Squad Recipe: 2 OUNCES TEQUILA ¾ OUNCE LIME JUICE ¾ OUNCE GRENADINE 5 DASHES ANGOSTURA BITTERS SODA WATER (OPTIONAL) Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with a lime wheel. Leave us some feedback, and share with your friend who likes margaritas...


#28 Dark ‘N’ Stormy: Hurricane Florence, Rainy Season, & Goslings Rum’s Trademark

Today we are drinking a Dark ‘n’ Stormy, which is quite relevant as Hannah’s just been pummeled by Hurricane Florence over the weekend , and Hailey’s just getting into the rainy season. A Dark ‘n’ Stormy is a highball cocktail made with dark rum (the “dark”) and ginger beer (the “stormy”) served over ice and garnished with a slice of lime. Dark ‘N’ Stormy Recipe: 2 OUNCES DARK OR BLACKSTRAP RUM 1 OUNCE LIME JUICE 4 OUNCES DRY, SPICY GINGER BEER Add rum and lime juice to a Collins glass. Add...


#27 Bee’s Knees: The Prohibition Episode, Complete with Bad Continental Accents

This cocktail is the cat’s pajamas. Nay, the eel’s ankle. Well it’s the elephant’s instep, the snake’s hip and the capybara’s spats. Regardless, we’ll have a Bee’s Knees, Johnny, and step on it before the bulls show up. Bee’s Knees Recipe: 1 ½ OUNCES GIN ¾ OUNCE LEMON JUICE ¾ OUNCE HONEY SYRUP Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel. Leave us some feedback, and share with your buzzy...


#26 Bitter Mai Tai: Competitive Tiki Restauranteurs & WTF is Orgeat?

The Mai Tai is a cocktail based on rum, Curaçao liqueur, orgeat syrup, and lime juice, associated with Polynesian-style settings. We think the Wall Street Journal said it best, “If you think of Tiki as the cocktail world’s sugary cousin with a penchant for bad Hawaiian shirts, then you haven’t had the good stuff.” Bitter Mai Tai Recipe: 1 ½ OUNCES CAMPARI ¾ OUNCE JAMAICAN RUM ½ OUNCE ORANGE CURAÇAO 1 OUNCE LIME JUICE ¾ OUNCE ORGEAT Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Add a small amount...


#25 Moscow Mule: Poisonous Russian Copper & Lighting Stuff on Fire

The Moscow mule is a cocktail made with vodka, spicy ginger beer, and lime juice, garnished with a slice or wedge of lime. It is popularly served in a copper mug; however, public health advisories recommend the mugs be plated with nickel or stainless steel on the inside and the lip. Moscow Mule Recipe: 2 OUNCES VODKA ¾ OUNCE LIME JUICE 4 OUNCES GINGER BEER Add vodka and lime juice to a copper mule mug or collins or highball glass. Top with crushed or cracked ice. Top with ginger beer and...


#24 Black Velvet: Prince Albert, The Pendant To The Pretty Cousin

Today we are drinking what Megan Krigbaum cites as “A fancy man’s Black and Tan,” the Black Velvet. The Black Velvet is a beer cocktail made from a stout (often Guinness) and white, sparkling wine, traditionally Champagne. The drink is said to have originated at the Brooks’s Club on St. James’s Street in London, on the occasion of the death of Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert, in 1861. Black Velvet Recipe: 3 OUNCES GUINNESS 3 OUNCES CHAMPAGNE Add Guinness to a coupe, a flute, or a...


#23 Mint Julep: Mint Spanking, Lip Rubbing, & Day Drinking

The mint julep is made primarily using bourbon (or some other spirit), sugar, water, crushed or shaved ice, and fresh mint. As a bourbon-based cocktail, it is associated with the American South and the cuisine of the Southern United States in general, and the Kentucky Derby in particular. Mint Julep Recipe: 1 LARGE MINT SPRIG ½ – ¾ OUNCE SIMPLE SYRUP 2 – 2½ OUNCES BOURBON, PREFERABLY BONDED In a julep tin or rocks glass, muddle mint sprig with simple syrup by gently pressing to release oils....


#22 Padang Swizzle: Caribbean Islay Vacation

Swizzle your way out to the Scottish Caribbean with a Padang Swizzle! Padang Swizzle Recipe: 1 ½ OUNCES AMONTILLADO SHERRY ½ OUNCE AGED RUM ¼ OUNCE ISLAY SINGLE-MALT SCOTCH ¾ OUNCE LIME JUICE ½ OUNCE GRAPEFRUIT JUICE ¾ OUNCE CINNAMON SYRUP Add all ingredients to a Collins or Pilsner glass. Add crushed ice and swizzle using a swizzle stick or bar spoon. Top with more crushed ice, and garnish with a lime wheel speared through with a smoking cinnamon stick (carefully light using a match or...


#21 Paloma: Conspiracy, Mystery, & Tequila for our 21st

Our latest episode explores the conspiracy behind the Paloma Cocktail’s Wiki page, and the mystery surrounding the Paloma’s origin. Paloma Recipe: 2 OUNCE TEQUILA 1 OUNCE GRAPEFRUIT JUICE ½ OUNCE LIME JUICE ¾ OUNCE SIMPLE SYRUP 2 DASHES GRAPEFRUIT BITTERS (OPTIONAL) SODA WATER, TO TOP Add first 4 (or 5 if using bitters) ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a collins glass over ice. Top with soda water. Garnish with a grapefruit wheel. Leave us some...


#20 Whiskey Sour: Egg Safety 101

According to Brian Petro from, there are some historians that believe the sour category is a scaled down version of the basic punch. It has the elements of “one sour, two sweet, three strong, four weak” that a classic punch has, but in an individual serving size. The proportions are a bit off, but you get the idea. The base spirit is always the dominant flavor. The sugar needs the juice and water or soda to help dissolve the sugar. The citrus should be just present...


#19 Mojito: Yo Ho Ho & A “Little Wet” Mojito

According to, the Mojito is the drink bartenders love to hate. It takes too much time to make, it’s a pain to clean up and it’s ordered in quantities far too large by drinkers far too unadventurous. Yet the Mojito remains one of the most popular cocktails, and for a solid reason: It’s a very, very good drink. It deserves to be constructed with respect and care. Mojito Recipe: 2 SPRIGS MINT 2 TEASPOONS SUGAR 1 LIME, QUARTERED 2 OUNCES LIGHT RUM SODA WATER In a Collins glass, add...


#18 Gin & Tonic: Or “G&T” For Those Who Need To Save Time…

A gin and tonic is a highball cocktail made with gin and tonic water poured over ice. It is usually garnished with a slice or wedge of lime. The amount of gin varies according to taste. Suggested ratios of gin to tonic are between 1:1 and 1:3. Gin & Tonic Recipe: 2 OUNCES GIN TONIC WATER TO TOP Add gin to a highball glass and fill with ice. Fill the glass with tonic water. Garnish with a lime wedge. Leave us some feedback, and share with your friends who need a refreshing drink on a hot...


#17 Philadelphia Fish House Punch: Baptismal Punch Bowls & America’s 1st Gentleman’s Club

This heady and heavy-handed punch is made for lazy summer afternoons (or—when heated and mulled—lazy, winter weekends), so we’d recommend refraining from following a punch bowl up with any sort of plans, angling or otherwise. An early-known print reference to Fish-House Punch is in “The Cook” (1885): Fish-House Punch There’s a little place just out of town, Where, if you go to lunch, They’ll make you forget your mother-in-law With a drink called Fish-House Punch. Philadelphia Fish House...


#16 Orange Blossom: Famous Deaths & Saving The Bees

This simple “gin and juice” concoction was a hit among the scores of illegal drinkers during the years of Prohibition. While there’s not a lot of history behind the cocktail itself, aside from being named as one of the worst drinks of the decade in 1934 by Esquire magazine (along with the Bronx, the Brandy Alexander and the Clover Club), it has been a part of a number of different historical figures’ lives. Orange Blossom Recipe: 1 OZ GIN 1 OZ SWEET VERMOUTH 1 OZ ORANGE JUICE Add all the...


#15 Fitty Fitty Martini: Libation Goddess Audrey Saunders & National Martini Day

Today we are celebrating National Martini Day, which is Tuesday this week, with a variation of Hailey‘s go-to, called the Fitty Fitty Martini, aka the 50-50 Martini, aka the Perfect Martini. For the original martini, head back to our first episode, but if you’re gearing up to celebrate with a bit more vermouth, the Fitty Fitty is the way to go! Fitty Fitty Martini Recipe: 1 ½ OUNCES GIN 1 ½ OUNCES DRY VERMOUTH 2 DASHES ORANGE BITTERS Add all ingredients to a mixing glass. Add ice and stir...