Ep. 11 – Matcha mules, “I pull it out for St. Patrick’s Day”

It may be St. Patrick’s Day, but Gina and Paul buck the trend and go non-acoholic in honour of one of the booziest holidays around (this might have something to do with last episode’s martini extravaganza). They at least manage to stay green and dive into matcha-based mocktails. Paul also puts his mom on the spot as she is asked to define some key “mom-isms” that even he can barely understand.

Ep. 10 – Martinis, “I thought I brought you up better than that”

A classic cocktail for a milestone tenth episode! Gina and Paul sample several martini variations using Toronto’s own Spirit of York gin, including James Bond’s favourite, the vesper martini. Also, which 007 would Gina most like to share a cocktail with and here’s hoping she still has Facebook friends after last week.

Ep. 9 – Moscow mules, “Oh, sugar balls”

A snowy winter day leads to Gina & Paul wearing silly hats and trying a variety of Moscow Mule mixes, including alcohol-free ginger beer. Find out what Gina finds funniest about her son, which actors she would have play each of them in a movie and what are their favourite comfort-drinks. Just don’t ask her to try and read the vodka bottle.

Ep. 8 – Bubble tea, “I just got a ball stuck in my throat”

Gina tries bubble tea for the first time and is understandably surprised by what shoots up her straw. Speaking of which, just how many times can she and Paul say the word “balls” in one episode? They also answer the age-old question of whether or not Paul is adopted and discuss how Gina waters plants with booze. Happy Chinese New Year!

Ep. 7 – Sake, “Wiggle the nose and make it happen”

It’s a journey into sake, as Paul & Gina try three different brands and temperatures of the classic Japanese beverage, including Toronto’s own Ontario Spring Water Sake Company. Gina also answers listener questions in a brand new segment, surprising us all with her choice of desert-island drink and ideal super power, which includes a lot of nose wiggling.

Ep. 6 – Ironworks Haskap liqueur, “This is a weird family, but not that weird”

Gina and Paul are back for the first episode of 2019 with Haskap berry liqueur from Nova Scotia’s Ironworks distillery. Hear about the duo’s resolutions, Gina’s trouble with poles, trailer park haircuts and her extravagant treatment at a Maple Leafs game.

Ep. 5 – Bootleg Whisky Cider, “You can put a lot in a toilet paper roll”

Gina flaunts her newfound fame with some complimentary Bootleg Whisky Cider from Niagara’s Small Talk Vineyards/Shiny Apple Cider. The pair also talk New Year’s Eve plans and Paul shares some stories of his mom’s inspiring creative aptitude from his childhood. Gina returns the favour by admitting she doesn’t put the nice sheets on the bed when he’s staying over.

Ep. 4 – Almond eggnog & Kavi Reserve coffee whiskey, “I always got stuck with the ball tree.”

Gina’s appetite for Christmas is only matched by her thirst for eggnog in this special, schedule-defying pre-holiday episode. She and Paul talk about snooping for gifts from Santa, proper tree decorating and other holiday traditions while sipping on stiff variations of rum & eggnog, including a special concoction of Kavi Reserve coffee whiskey and almond eggnog. Most importantly, how tall is your toilet? 

Ep. 3 – Revel Cider Co. Coral Cider, “You have to flip it once.”

Count how many times Paul says the word “cider” in one episode while he and Gina enjoy a special release from Guelph, Ontario’s Revel Cider Company. Find out Gina’s desert island food, proper BBQ etiquette and just how large a baby was Paul, really? 

Ep. 2 – Passion fruit green tea & soy milk, “You gotta walk like a duck”

Mother and son are back for another round with a sampling of non-alcoholic drinks from Paul’s time in Taiwan. How did Gina take his departure and what does she think of boiled soy milk? Most importantly, do we even want to know what “thigh-clutcher” is?