Happy Episode 30! This week, Meg is joined by repeat guest Michael to discuss all things vermouth! Topics include what vermouth is, fancy rose vermouth that Michael has tried in Cornwall, how to get started with vermouth, and more!
This week, Meg is joined once again by Kiara (of the Kiara Gets Drunk and Talks About Music podcast!) to discuss the ultimate summer tipple: The Aperol Spritz! Topics include our dreams of being rich ladies drinking Aperol in Italy, the history of why spritzes came to be, and how we think Aperol stacks up […]
Gin and Beer It is back! This week, Meg is joined by fellow American in London Emily (of @onwednesdayswemakedrinks on Instagram) to talk about the classic Bees Knees cocktails! Topics include becoming a cocktail enthusiast during lockdown, the differences between drinking culture in the US and the UK, and much more! Enjoy!
This week, Meg is joined by Kiara (from the Kiara Gets Drunk and Talks About Music podcast!) to discuss the elusive Gin and Soda! Topics include how Kiara came to love the gin rickey, why Meg and Kiara both love going to concerts solo, and much more! Enjoy!
This week, Meg is joined by Renato to discuss sustainable bartending! Topics include how to make a Zero Waste Paloma, how sustainable bartending is sweeping the globe, and how we can all be more sustainable from our own homes. Enjoy!
This week, Meg is joined by Rob from the Beyond Balance podcast to talk about the classic beer and shot combination known as The Boilermaker. Topics include why a boilermaker is one of the most inclusive drinks, how the pandemic continues to affect the service industry, and some awesome beer and shot combinations!
This week, Meg is joined by her younger sister Katie to talk about what it was like turning 21 in a global pandemic, what kids are drinking these days, and why she will never go near pink gin again. Enjoy!
This week, Meg is joined by Chris who is brand ambassador for Hayman’s Gin, a family-owned gin distillery in South London, to discuss the classic gin and tonic. Discussions include the five pillars of a good G&T, how Hayman’s has pivoted during the coronavirus pandemic, and why neither Meg nor Chris ever want to drink […]
This week, Meg had the pleasure to speaking to Luis Fernandes (owner of Labaredas Brazilian BBQ & Bar) about the history and influence of the national drink of Brazil: the Caipirinha. Topics include the drink’s ties to the 1918 pandemic, drinking culture in Brazil, and Meg butchering the pronunciation of cachaca and caipirinha at least […]
This week, Meg is joined by former college roommate and token famous friend, Christine Sydelko! Topics include fake IDs, drinking culture differences between the US and the UK, and what it’s like being Vine famous (obviously). Enjoy!
This week, Meg is joined by Leandro DiMonriva (of The Educated Barfly YouTube channel) to talk about the classic old fashioned. Topics include the history of the old fashioned (and whiskey in general) in America, how Leandro came into cocktail making, and what it’s like hosting a massively successful YouTube channel! Enjoy!
This week, Meg is joined by pal Katherine to talk all about the classic espresso martini! Topics include the legend of how it was invented, the best places to have one in London, and why gyms are absolutely NOT the new night clubs. Enjoy!
This week, Meg is joined by Tristan Stephenson (aka The Curious Bartender) to talk about Tristan’s extensive experience as a bartender, bar owner, chef, barista, author, podcaster, and ultra marathon runner (to name just a few). Enjoy!
This week, Matt is joined from the Pick a Disc podcast to talk all about their favorite songs about drinking. Topics include the time Matt had cider in Japan, being in the Tubthumping generation, and why Red Solo Cups are so significant in America. Enjoy!
This week, Meg is joined by James from The Lockdown Cocktail Pod to talk about classic bitter beers. Topics include the history of bitters in James’ hometown of Blackburn, how drinking habits changed during lockdown, and what is considered ‘Dad beers.’ Enjoy!
This week, Meg is joined by Nina to discuss the Sex and the City classic: the Cosmo. Topics include the history of the drink, which SATC girl we think we are, and some stories about drinking choices we made in the past that we are now far too old for. Enjoy!
This week, Meg is joined by Shana and Adhel, two awesome bartenders from LA and hosts of the podcast TalkTales: Cheaper Than Therapy, to discuss the changing of seasons and how it affects our drink choices. Topics include how the pandemic has hit the hospitality industry, people who order Irish coffees on a hot day, […]
This week, Meg is joined by design and cocktail expert Matthew Wyne (of Wyne Enterprises and Letters & Liquor) to discuss the classic Manhattan. Topics include how Matthew was inspired by the Manhattan, the process of completing his project Letters & Liquor, and the best ingredients for changing up a classic Manhattan.
Join us this week for part two of our Santorini drinking experience, this week focusing on beer and cocktails! Topics include the various beers of Santorini Brewing Company, the best (and worst) cocktails we tried on the island, and the epic story of how we made it to Greece during a pandemic. Enjoy!
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 […]
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.
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.
Welcome to the first episode of the new Gin and Beer It! To kick things off, Meg talks about one of her favorite drinks of all time: the Negroni. Topics include the history, fun variations, and Megan’s personal perfect Negroni.
I am so incredibly excited to announce the new and (hopefully!) improved Gin and Beer It podcast. In 2018, I started Gin and Beer It as a way of documenting my experiences of moving to London as an American and all of the people I have met, places I have traveled to, and experiences I […]