Ep. 40 – Scotch, “Don’t mess with me bucko”

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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Ep. 39 – Haunted Graveyard, “You have to lick your drip”

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

Ep. 38 – Newfoundland Flower, “You should be so lucky to have me in your bubble”

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

Ep. 37 – AMF, “I just got a tingle where I haven’t tingled before”

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?

Ep. 36 – Italian Soda, “Oh baby, my bag’s low today”

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.

Ep. 35 – Lemonade, “Let’s just become a salad”

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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Ep. 34 – Whisky, “Honestly, I don’t know who grabbed what baby”

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.

Ep. 33 – Quarantini, “There’s something to be said for that Monday to Sunday underwear”

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?

Recipe:

  • 3oz Gin or Vodka
  • 2oz lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp honey simple syrup (boil honey and water)
  • Vitamin C powder (or ground orange peel) rimmer

Ep. 32 – Special Coronavirus episode, “Little shorty stainless”

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.

Ep. 31 – Pimm’s Cup, “Slap bang bingo bomb”

Gina and Paul are all over the map this episode, as they try a heavily garnished Pimm’s Cup. The conversation flows from Pimm’s history to doorway etiquette all the way to self-flushing toilets. Grab yourself a tall glass of Pimm’s and enjoy the ride.

Pimm’s Cup Recipe:

  • Slices of cucumber and lemon gently muddled in a tall glass with ice
  • 3 oz. Pimm’s No. 1 Cup
  • 3 oz. ginger ale
  • Garnish with more cucumber, lemon, a sprig of mint and optionally an orange wheel or strawberry (or be like us and do it all!)