Gina and Paul celebrate a full year of putting up with each other by opening their first members box from the Kinsip distillery. The resulting variation on the Manhattan includes an ultra-rare saffron liqueur, maple whisky and special cherries. The duo also discuss proper glassware and look back on their favourite (and least-favourite) cocktails of their first year.
It’s a Halloween extravaganza as Gina and Paul don some wigs and try the classic Corpse Reviver No. 2 cocktail, including a taster of absinthe for good measure. Gina’s also pretty fired up about pooper scoopers, so there’s that.
Gina and Paul get basic as they join the fall PSL trend, trying pumpkin spice lattes from their local coffee shop (Paul also teaches his mom what “basic” means). Hopped up on caffeine, Paul gives a history lesson while they stuff their faces with ginger cookies and apple turnovers before Gina let’s loose on lazy shopping cart users.
A rare wholesome episode as Gina and Paul gussy up their soda water with a variety of bitters. The duo also check in on the status of their world domination via listener stats and Paul berates Gina for being too nice with her toast and roast.
Surprises abound, as Gina and Paul check out Kinsip distillery’s Duck Island Rum by way of the classic Dark & Stormy cocktail. Gina’s also on a tear against poor grocery store etiquette in the latest installment of Toast & Roast.
Gina and Paul cheers to the end of summer with some refreshing mojitos. They also ponder the possibility of a very special–and presidential–guest (don’t hold your breath) before introducing a new segment that encourages Gina to toast something she’s happy about before roasting whatever has ticked her off lately.
It’s about time these two got around to one of the most iconic cocktails, the Old Fashioned. Comparing the classic recipe to a pre-mixed version while also sampling Basil Hayden’s Kentucky bourbon, the conversation inexplicably turns to Gina’s sagging ear lobes and Paul’s “box style” fashion as a child.
Gina and Paul welcome their very first guest while recording from a cottage, as Gina’s sister-in-law, Linda, joins for a taste of Moonshine. The trio talk karaoke, Paul and Linda confess to the usual adolescent alcohol thieving and Gina is generally up to no good.
It’s a wholesome summer evening as Gina and Paul try a refreshing glass of homemade lavender lemonade. They also reflect on their favourite activities to do alone (you’ll never guess Gina’s).
It’s a pre-Canada Day celebration as the duo get deep into a classic Canadian cocktail that Gina has never much cared for, the Caesar. They try several variations, including pre-made tall cans and sample Perth, Ontario’s Top Shelf vodka. Also hear why Paul’s mom should never take the subway and play a riveting game of “guess the Canadian classic rock star on the tip of Gina’s tongue”.