It’s Christmas in lockdown! Gina and Paul do their best to be festive from afar while trying a delicious Coquito. Learn all about this festive Puerto Rican delight (just don’t call it eggnog) as the duo discuss how the pandemic is affecting the holidays and it becomes very obvious that Gina clearly doesn’t know what service Skip the Dishes actually offers.
Mother and son may be separated due to the return of local COVID lockdown measures, but there’s still a lot to celebrate this episode, as not only did they just pass the 2nd anniversary of the podcast, but it’s also mere days from Paul’s birthday. The latter being the reason he’s finally gotten his mom to try scotch. Hear what Gina thinks of all the peat as the duo sample drams of the Glenlivet 18, Dalwhinnie 15 and Bowmore 12. All this and the return of Mom-talk!
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It’s a Halloween extravaganza, as Gina and Paul try a Haunted Graveyard cocktail (as found at Sprinklesandsprouts.com) and go a little overboard on the Jim Beam bourbon. The duo talk trick or treating and least favourite Halloween candy, all while Paul wonders why his mom is sitting in her wedding dress.
Haunted Graveyard cocktail recipe:
- 2 ounces of bourbon
- 1/2 ounce of maple syrop
- A few dashes of bitters (orange or whisky smoke if possible)
- Shaken with an orange slice and poured over ice
- Garnished with smoked or fresh rosemary
Gina and Paul are all over the place this episode, as they recreate a recent night on the town with a special cocktail called a Newfoundland Flower. Hot off an afternoon visit to Toronto’s Spirit of York distillery, the mother and son duo are in rare form, bouncing from bidets (of course), people who can’t park and a call out for your hot toddy recipes.
Newfoundland Flower Recipe:
- 2 ounces of Newfoundland Screech rum
- 1 ounce of St. Germain liqueur
- 1/2 ounce of lime juice
It’s a doozy–in both length and alcohol content–as Gina and Paul make up for a few booze-free episodes by going all-in with the infamous AMF cocktail. Five different types of alcohol in one festive blue package! A real “wiffle-maker” as Gina would say, but can her son get her to say what the “F” stands for?
It’s another attempt at a wholesome episode as Gina and Paul try a variety of Italian soda flavours, including a homemade cherry cream soda that’s perfect for a hot day. You can’t keep these two caged for long though, as the conversation quickly turns to Gina’s brand new bidet in a revealing discussion that will have you reaching for the booze.
Gina and Paul are still socially-distancing, but back in the same room at least, as they ease into the summer with fresh lemonade courtesy of their pal, Lemonade Dave. Join them as they raise a glass to everyone who has let themselves go during the pandemic, and a lemon in the eye of everyone who can’t follow simple arrows.
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Gina and Paul are back with another socially distanced episode, this time having done a curbside drop of some of Gina’s favourite Gibson’s whisky. The duo try both the sterling and 12-year aged varieties while catching up on creative pursuits during lockdown, a classic Mother’s Day photo and Gina’s unique complaints about feminine facial hair.
Connection problems may plague this latest, self-isolated episode, but Gina and Paul still manage to enjoy a Quarantini cocktail. The duo tackle the tough questions, like how is Paul’s new bidet? What does Gina miss while stuck at home? And, most importantly, how did Paul turn out so great?
- 3oz Gin or Vodka
- 2oz lemon juice
- 2 tbsp honey simple syrup (boil honey and water)
- Vitamin C powder (or ground orange peel) rimmer
It’s a very special, socially distanced episode, as Gina and Paul stay in the comfort of their respective homes and talk over the phone. Avoiding the liquor stores and making do with what they have means Paul’s trying an Old Timber cocktail while Gina has fun with two different Cosmos. Naturally, the conversation turns to bidets and a roasting of anyone not taking the Coronavirus pandemic seriously.