Welcome to Ep48. In this episode, the dishes finally talk about Betty Crocker. Melissa enlightens us with an extremely brief history of the Rum Runner cocktail, and Kate shares another recipe from Betty Crocker’s box.
The featured drink this episode is the Rum Runner.
This episode’s recipe was an Olive Surprise Roast.
Welcome to Ep45, where we talk about speakeasies, finger food, and sofas.
Charlotte McGrath joins us to talk about the pre-prohibition cocktail the Last Word, and how speakeasies gave rise to finger foods. Kate shares a series of recipes from Betty Crocker’s box. The featured drink this episode is the Last Word.
The featured cocktail of Episode 45: Violence in my mouth, is the Last Word cocktail. While this cocktail packs a wallop, I highly recommend it for those that are looking to expand their pallet outside of spritzers or Tiki. I also recommend upping the gin to even out the sweetness.
3/4 oz. Gin (I recommend 1 full oz.)
3/4 oz. Green Chartreuse
3/4 oz. Maraschino Liqueur
3/4 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake for 10-12 seconds, or until shaker is frosty. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.
Coquito, also known by some as “Puerto Rican Eggnog” is the featured drink for Episode 40: Medieval Lunchables. I chose a version without eggs, which seems to be hotly debated. It was absolutely delicious so I am at peace with my choices. 🙂
1 (13.5 oz) can coconut milk
4 oz evaporated milk
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups (1 15 oz can) cream of coconut (like Coco Lopez)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla
1 ½-2 cups Dark Rum (I used Appleton Estate Reserve Jamaican. I saw recipes with both dark or white rum. I went with a gold rum to add more flavor and a bit of funk. Would not recommend a spiced rum. This can also easily be made virgin by omitting the rum altogether and adding some rum extract for that funk.)
Cinnamon sticks for garnish
In a blender, add all the ingredients. Blend on high until mixture is well combined, 1-2 minutes.
Strain if desired, and then transfer to a pitcher or glass bottles and chill for at least 4 hours, or until you are ready to serve. Shake or stir before serving.
Welcome to Episode 34: Some f’ckn idiot named Wigglesworth (aka How the U.S. F’d Hawaii Part II). In this episode we continue our discussion on Hawaii, but switch our focus to the Dole fruit company and pineapples.
Welcome to episode 33: I hate everything about this Part I (aka How the U.S. F’d Hawaii).
In this episode we begin our discussion with the rise of the sugar cane industry in Hawaii and their political structure at the time. Join us next week for Part II where we discuss the pineapple industry.
The featured drink for this episode is the delicious tiki classic, the Blue Hawaii (not to be confused with the Blue Hawaiian).
Music by Andrew Huang.
Shout out to Surfside Sips for making kick ass reusable glass straws. #addclasswithglass
Welcome to episode 32: Kill your idols with Season of the B (aka celebrating Julia Child). This episode we are joined by a few members of the Season of the Bitch podcast, the best feminist socialist podcast on the internet. We discuss the life of Julia Child in honor of her 108th birthday and get a brief reading of her birth chart.
The Upside-Down Martini is featured in Episode 32: Kill your idols (aka Julia Child). It was a favorite of Julia’s, and some say she even invented it. I know one thing, this really turned me on to Dry Vermouth and I’ve been drinking Upside-Down Martinis and Vermouth spritzers ever since. 😉
And for the love of God people, PUT YOUR VERMOUTH IN THE REFRIGERATOR.
5-parts dry vermouth (Julia liked Noilly Prat, but I used Dolan)
1-part gin (I used Plymouth)
In a white wine glass filled with ice (or not, your call) stir together the gin and vermouth. Garnish with a twist of lemon and toast to something fancy.
Welcome to episode 31 The Mark Zuckerberg of Catholicism (aka St. Anthony of Padua)! Aimee does the wrong homework and tells us about the wrong Saint! It’s OK though because this Saint performed really lame “miracles”. Melissa tells us about a popular “Catholic” cocktail, and also gets real upset about some lemmings.