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Drinks With Mom
43 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
Ep. 48 – Gin & Tonic, “I like it’s stubby little size”
Hard to believe it’s taken this long for Gina & Paul to finally have a gin & tonic, but here we are. The duo try several varieties of this classic cocktail, including an upscale cucumber version as well as a non-alcoholic option. All that and a much needed bidet update!
35 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
Ep. 47 – Rosé, “If you’re coming up behind me I ain’t in the mood for it”
Everyone’s favourite mother and son duo are together in the same location for the first time in months as they record a rosé-filled episode. Gina and Paul get into the history of rosé wine while trying three different bottles and yakking about whatever comes up.
34 minutes | May 26, 2021
Ep. 46 – Wine Spritzers, “Put it back where you were birthed”
It’s a high volume outing, as Gina and Paul enjoy several variations of wine spritzers. The duo compare pre-mixed and homemade concoctions, including a non-alcoholic option, while gabbing about toenails, vaccines and a much-needed bidet update.
38 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
Ep. 45 – Cognac, “I don’t know what you’re squeezin'”
It’s a belated birthday bash for Gina, as she and Paul get deep into Cognac and brandy. The duo talk about the differences between the two while Paul introduces his mom to Busta Rhymes by way of “Pass the Courvoisier”. Gina also rants about an institution she clearly wants to burn to the ground (at least Paul has fun saying so). All this and just how many times can they say the word “cobbler”?
35 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
Ep. 44 – Boozy Coffee, “Quiet your puddin’ muncher”
Nothing says “spring is here!” like adding seemingly random shots of booze to your afternoon coffee, at least that’s what our dynamic drinking duo seem to think. Gina and Paul banter about vaccinations, a year of social distancing and more, all while sipping on coffee spiked with whiskey, brandy, rum and whatever else they had lying around.
39 minutes | Feb 24, 2021
Ep. 43 – Gluehwein, “If you swallow a penny it will come out eventually”
Another hot drink for a cold day, as Gina and Paul get into some Gluehwein. The duo are still separated by pandemic lockdown measures, but do their best to share recipes of this classic German mulled wine variant, including some brandy, port and whatever else was knocked into the pot. Where will they travel to when this is all over? Who is Gina mad at this time and what does a big sausage have to do with anything?
36 minutes | Jan 27, 2021
Ep. 42 – Hot Toddy, “I feel it reaching lower than I want it to”
Gina and Paul battle connection issues as they continue to record remotely, but find comfort in some delicious variations on the classic Hot Toddy cocktail. The duo look back on 2020 and ponder what’s to come this year, all while Gina pines for bigger wine glasses in her future.
35 minutes | Dec 23, 2020
Ep. 41 – Coquito, “Don’t be so boisterous when you’re doing the push”
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. Reading list: Authentic Coquito Recipe | Puerto Rican Coconut Nog Coquito is better than eggnog. There is no comparison. Coquito and Which Rum is Best? | How to Drink
37 minutes | Nov 24, 2020
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! Reading List: Your Essential Cheat Sheet to Scotland’s 5 Scotch Regions What’s a Whisky Dram? Depends on Who’s Pouring
32 minutes | Oct 27, 2020
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
33 minutes | Sep 30, 2020
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.
40 minutes | Aug 26, 2020
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?
28 minutes | Jul 29, 2020
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.
32 minutes | Jun 24, 2020
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. Get in touch via email at drinkswithmompodcast(at)gmail.com.
39 minutes | May 20, 2020
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.
32 minutes | Apr 29, 2020
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?
30 minutes | Mar 25, 2020
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.
27 minutes | Feb 26, 2020
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.
25 minutes | Jan 28, 2020
Ep. 30 – Brandy Alexander, “I’m rubbing off on you”
Gina and Paul are back whether you want them or not. They ring in the first episode of 2020 with a tasty Brandy Alexander cocktail while discussing the difference between brandy and Cognac. Get your earplugs ready, as there may even be a mercifully brief attempt at a singing duet.
29 minutes | Dec 24, 2019
Ep. 29 – Poinsettias, “You can take your constitution and stick it”
More Christmas shenanigans as Gina and Paul try the festive poinsettia cocktail. made with sparkling wine, the duo take the opportunity to sample Lighthall's Progression and get into the differences between that and traditional Champagne. There's also a non-alcoholic version of the cocktail for good measure and Gina gives her final toast and roast of the year.
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