After a brief break to allow Gina some world travelling, the duo are back just in time for World Gin Day. Catch up on Gina’s Mediterranean hijinx and Paul’s jury duty experience while they try Spirit of York’s Hawthorn Berry Gin.
A very special Mother’s Day episode sees Gina and Paul filling their glasses with Canadian rye whiskey, by way of Dillon’s and Crown Royal Northern Harvest. Naturally, this leads to talk of Gina’s tiny legs and the balls she’s been suggested to hold between them. The duo also get existential and give advice to their future and past selves while reminiscing of Gina being leashed on the front lawn as a child, so there’s that.
Gina and Paul keep it simple and classy (ish) with a nice bottle of Spanish red wine in honour of Gina’s new decanter. Of course, this means they have to learn how a decanter works first. They also check in with social media and do another installment of Mom-isms. How would you spell “duker”?
Gina and Paul try the classic negroni cocktail as they celebrate making it to the lucky 13th episode. Paul reminisces about his mom taking him to the theatre in 1986 to see the Transformers and Gina reveals her favourite childhood movie. They also talk favourite karaoke songs and Gina scars her son with stories of bra shopping.
Gina and Paul do their best to get classy as they try a champagne based cocktail, the French 75. They also talk terrariums and check in with some Instagram comments. Gina asks Paul about getting tingles, so there’s only so classy they could get.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.