This week, Meg is joined by cocktail instagrammer Ebby from @ebbydranks to discuss a cocktail with a super weird history, the Monkey Gland. Topics include weird surgical procedures once used in France, tips for photographing cocktails, and some advice from Ebby on how to solve my grenadine crisis.
This week, Meg is joined by best friend of 25 years, Zoë, to discuss the simple and classic Tom Collins! Topics include its fascinating history, a million ways to switch it up, and the cute story of the first time Zoë ever tried one. Enjoy!
This week, Meg was joined by Max, who runs the Instagram account @cocktailsbymax, to discuss tiki drinks and in particular, the Mai Tai. Topics include favorite variations, the easiest syrups to make from home, and fun garnishes to try. Enjoy!
This week, Meg is joined (once again) by Harry to discuss the many wines that they discovered on their recent trip to the Greek island of Santorini. Topics include a review of nine separate wineries (!!), our personal favorite Santorini wines, and plenty of Harry’s bad jokes.
This week, Meg is joined by Alex who runs the @cocktailcreationuk account on Instagram, which has gained a strong following thanks to his inventive drinks and high quality photos. Topics include how to experiment with your own drinks, why to never order a cocktail at Wetherspoon’s, and the best cocktails we’ve had since lockdown was lifted. Cheers!
Whether the weather agrees or not, it is British summertime! What is synonymous with British summer? PIMM’S obviously! This week, Meg talks discusses the history of the world’s most delicious drink to have in the sun. Did you know there was once six different versions of Pimm’s? Listen to find out more!
This week, Meg is joined once again by the lovely Nadia to discuss Nadia’s favorite drink: the frozen margarita! Topics include the history of the margarita, where to get the best one on the Kings Road, and why Meg and Nadia have fallen out with prosecco. Enjoy!
This week, Meg is joined by ‘three-peat’ guest, Harry, to discuss the beloved pina colada. We talk pirates, debate whether a ‘peanut colada’ is a real thing, and discuss some fun variations.
We are all familiar with the famous James Bond Vesper martini (shaken, not stirred… what an abomination..), but the martini is a prominent beverage in pop culture even without the dashing British spy. Here are a list of my favorite martini drinks from television shows and films that I love (in no particular order).
Lucille Bluth in Arrested Development
We will forgive Lucille for choosing vodka for her martinis, because her drinking in Arrested Development was nothing short of iconic.
“Four saunas, three steam baths, Olympic-sized pool and you’re telling me there’s no alcohol? What the hell are we supposed to do for two days?”
Grace in Grace and Frankie
Same goes for the other grandmother of my dreams, Grace.
‘I get a lot of help from my two Italian nutritionists… Martini and Rossi.’
Melanie in Sweet Home Alabama
A few too many martinis are what led to this classic scene in Sweet Home Alabama when Melanie went from New York to Deep South in 0.5 seconds.
‘I’ll have a grey goose martini, two olives, dirty.’
Mark and Jordan in The Wolf of Wall Street
This is an iconic scene from The Wolf of Wall Street and arguably the last time Jordan Belfort is remotely normal.
‘Well, Hector here’s the game plan. You’re gonna bring us two Absolut martinis, you know how I like ’em, straight up. And then precisely seven and one half minutes after that you’re gonna bring us two more. And then two more after that every five minutes until one of us passes the fuck out.’
Are there any great ones that I missed?! What film introduced you to the beloved martini? Please comment below!
This week, Michael makes his three-peat appearance on Gin and Beer It to discuss the classic cocktail: the martini. We discuss the best martinis we’ve ever had, our perfect recipes, and the interesting history of James Bond’s favorite tipple.