Ep. 52 The Sarlacc loves a Sazerac

Ep. 52 The Sarlacc loves a Sazerac

Welcome to Episode 52: The Sarlacc loves a Sazerac.

The dishes talk about freed slave Mary Jane Richards and how she used food to be a spy for the Union Army. Melissa shares the history of America’s “oldest” cocktail, the Sazerac.

Shout out to Taylor Cassidy for putting Mary’s story on our radar. Follow her on TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@taylorcassidyj

The featured drink this episode is the Sazerac.  

DRINK PIC SOON

Ingredients:

  • Absinthe, to rinse (barely a ¼ oz.) I used Pernod, which sadly, isn’t absinthe, but it is 136 proof!
  • 1 sugar cube (or 1 tsp. sugar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cold water
  • 3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 1/4 ounces rye whiskey
  • 1 1/4 ounces cognac
  • Garnish: lemon peel

Directions

  1. Rinse a chilled rocks glass with absinthe, discarding any excess, and set aside.
  2. In a mixing glass, muddle the sugar cube, water and the Peychaud’s and Angostura bitters.
  3. Add the rye and cognac, fill the mixing glass with ice and stir until well-chilled.
  4. Strain into the prepared glass.

This episode’s recipe is the Cucumber Cool Salad (which includes both onions and lime Jell-O) from Betty Crocker’s Box. Find this recipe and cocktail instructions in the episode notes on DrunkDish.com.

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Ep. 51: What I Would Give for a Rough Puff

Ep. 51: What I Would Give for a Rough Puff

Welcome to Episode 51: What I Would Give for a Rough Puff! Andrew Gurza of The Disability After Dark Podcast joins the dishes to talk about the importance of bees and that sticky sweet gold they produce, honey.

This episode suffers from various audio (and internet connection) issues, so we apologize for that!

Bees are integral to our survival and need to be protected. Learn more about how you can help at Greenpeace.org.

As we said above, Andrew hosts the award winning The Disability After Dark Podcast. He is also a disability awareness consultant and founder and owner of Handi, sex toys for a by disabled people. You can find all the places you can follow and support Andrew through https://linktr.ee/andrewgurza_.

If you would like to support Andrew, you can do so on the Disability After Dark Patreon, as well as donate to his GoFundMe for a wheelchair van.

The featured drink this episode is the All Spice and Everything Nice (a Lion’s Tail variation).

All Spice and Everything Nice

2 oz. Bourbon

¾ oz. Fresh lemon juice

½ oz. Honey syrup*

¼ oz. Allspice dram

2 dashes orange bitters

Optional: Garnish with a cinnamon stick and whole cloves

Combine all ingredients into a shaker and shake for at least 15 seconds. Strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass. Garnish.

This episode’s recipe is Honey Almond Tartlet from Betty Crocker’s Box.

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Ep. 50: Reverse Poltergeist

Ep. 50: Reverse Poltergeist

This episode was recorded live at www.Twitch.tv/DrunkDish on May 05, 2021.

Welcome to Episode 50: Reverse Poltergeist! This very special episode was recorded live on Twitch. As such, the dishes interact with the chat quite a bit. The dishes talk the history of Cinco de Mayo and get pretty pickled (especially Melissa).

The featured drink this episode is the Classic Margarita.

Classic Margarita


2 oz. Tequila
1 oz. Cointreau
1.5 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
Optional: ¼-½ oz. (or up to your taste level) Simple Syrup
Optional: Margarita salt for the rim of the glass

  • Run lime wedge around the outer rims of 2 rocks glasses and dip rims in salt. Set aside.
  • In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice (and simple syrup if using). Fill with ice and shake until thoroughly chilled, about 15 seconds (the bottom of a metal shaker should frost over).
  • Fill glass with fresh ice and strain margarita into it.

This episode’s recipe is Mexicali Chicken from Betty Crocker’s Box.

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Ep. 49: Sukiyaki Party

Ep. 49: Sukiyaki Party

Welcome to Ep49. In this episode, Aimee needed a bit of a break to grade all the papers ever, so Melissa gets to realize her true crime podcast dreams while we cover the Glico-Morinaga Case, also known as the “Monster with 21 Faces” case. This 37-year-old unsolved case involves many of Japans largest food companies.

The featured cocktail this episode is one of Melissa’s creation.

Drunk Dish Cocktail 

  • 1 oz. gin 
  • 1 oz. Vodka 
  • 3/4 oz. Elderflower Liqueur 
  • Juice of half a lemon 
  • 3 tbs Aquafaba (or one egg white)
  • 3 dashes of Peychaud’s bitters 

Put all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and dry shake.
Add ice.
Shake well.
Strain into a chilled coupe. 

This episode recipe is for Sukiyaki, a Japanese hotpot dish. This was found in the International Favorites section of Betty Crocker’s Box.

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Episode references:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-1980s-crime-ring-that-poisoned-japans-candy-and-never-got-caught

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09qAoR7RgMc

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Monster_with_21_Faces

https://www.themonsterwith21faces.com

Ep. 47: Sneaky Sneaky, Boozy Woozy

Ep. 47: Sneaky Sneaky, Boozy Woozy

Welcome to Episode 47!

The dishes start off by discussing their favorite Girl Scout cookies. Then, they dive into the story of Ada “Coley” Coleman, the inventor of the Hanky Panky cocktail. Aimee tells us about Toll House cookies, and Kate shares a recipe, but not from Betty Crocker’s Box (gasp).

The featured drink this episode is the Hanky Panky.

This episode’s recipe was Thin Mint Brownies!

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Ep. 46: Luck be a Lumper (potato)

Ep. 46: Luck be a Lumper (potato)

Welcome to Ep46, where we’ve officially dealt with 365 days of pandemic bullshit! In this episode, Melissa shared a very brief history of vodka in the United States, and Aimee talks about the history of potatoes. Kates shares a recipe from Betty Crocker’s box for some party potates.

The featured drink this episode is the Vodka Martini.

Ingredients: 

2 ½ oz. vodka 

½ oz. dry vermouth 

Garnish: Green olive or strip lemon zest removed with a peeler 

Directions: 

Pour the vodka and vermouth into a mixing glass or cocktail shaker (preferably chilled) filled with ice. Stir vigorously, about 20 seconds, until well chilled. Strain into a chilled martini glass, garnish with olive or lemon peel and serve. 

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Ep. 44: Nesslerodes, take me home

Ep. 44: Nesslerodes, take me home

Welcome to Ep44, where we talk about chocolate.

Seth and Jamal from the Thanks for Coming podcast joins us and are out of control. Melissa fills us in on the glamorous history of the chocolate martini and its Hollywood roots. Aimee covers a brief history of chocolate and its tie to Valentine’s Day. Kate tells us what the hell Nesselrode is and shares another recipe from Betty Crocker’s box.

The featured drink this episode is the Chocolate Martini. You can find the recipe at DrunkDish.com.

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Ep. 43: Saffron Toned

Ep. 43: Saffron Toned

Welcome to Ep43, where we talk about how Brexit is affecting food all over the world.

Nicki from the Nicki Needs an Adult podcast joins us! Melissa discovers your new favorite cocktail in a weird beer and champagne cocktail, Nicki fills us in on rotting soybeans, and Kate shares another recipe.

The featured drink this episode is the Black Velvet. You can find the recipe at DrunkDish.com.

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Ep42: Betty Crocker’s Box

Ep42: Betty Crocker’s Box

Welcome to Ep42, where we talk about this history of pizza. Melissa continues her journey into the world of Campari, Aimee gets real defensive about Lunchables, and Kate tells us about a truly disgusting pizza with an all-meat crust!

The featured drink this episode is the Cardinale.

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Ep41: Kate’s weird cookie anxiety (aka La Festa di San Silvestro)

Ep41: Kate’s weird cookie anxiety (aka La Festa di San Silvestro)

Welcome to Ep41: Kate’s weird cookie anxiety (aka La Festa di San Silvestro).

Melissa fills us in with a brief history of the popular German holiday beverage, feuerzangenbowle. Aimee talks about the history of Italian New Years, and the feast of Saint Sylvester. Pigs on leashes may be involved. Kate shares another interesting recipe. This time, for lasagna.

The featured drink this episode is Feuerzangenbowle.

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