Episode 25: Diners, Drive Ins, and All-American Dumpster Fires (aka Diners and American Politics)

Episode 25: Diners, Drive Ins, and All-American Dumpster Fires (aka Diners and American Politics)

Welcome to episode 25! If you thought we were a wee bit too drunk last episode, well, too bad, because this episode is off the rails. Also, Melissa’s audio in the beginning of this episode is janky, and we have no idea why! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ We’re killing it.

Melissa rocks some fun facts about America and alcohol, while Aimee explains the relationship between American diners and politics.

Music by Andrew Huang.

Break audio from HBO’s “Veep” Season 5 episode “Mother”

Shout out to Surfside Sips for making kick ass reusable glass straws. #addclasswithglass

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Recipe: The Bourbon Brunch

Recipe: The Bourbon Brunch

The Bourbon Brunch is the cocktail featured in Episode 9 “Make America Waffles Again“. This recipe has been adapted from a recipe found at Classy Girls Wear Pearls. None of us were particularly fond of this drink. It’s best to stay away from this one unless you are a Bourbon lover.

Ingredients

4 oz. Bourbon Whiskey
1 tsp. Pure Maple Syrup
2 oz. Apple Cider
1 oz. Ginger Beer

Candied bacon* and mini-waffle for garnish.
*Recipe to follow.

Instructions

Combine all ingredients except the bubbly ginger beer in a glass. Stir to combine. Add ginger beer and garnish with bacon and toasted min-waffle.

Candied Bacon Recipe

Ingredients:
Thick Cut Bacon (I used thin since that’s what I had, but thick cut would be better)
1/4 cup Light Brown Sugar
2 tbsp. Pure Maple Syrup
1/2 tsp. Cayenne Pepper

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Line a baking sheet with foil and insert a wire baking rack and lay out the bacon.
3. Bake in over for 10 minutes on each side.
4. Remove from oven and brush on sugar mixture to one side.
5. Cook for 10 minutes, remove from over and flip bacon, adding sugar mixture to the other side, and bake another 10 minutes or until you reach the desired color.
6. Allow to fully cool and harden before using as a garnish.