About the Show
In each episode, Jake and Lance start with a given cocktail or ingredient. Discussion starts with recipes and history and then branches out to ... just about anything.
And then there's round 2 (and sometimes round 3)!
Episode 23: Pegu Club
December 26th, 2017
bitters, dry curaçao, gin, lime
Jake and Lance take it back to the British colonies to talk about the Pegu Club.
Episode 22: Vieux Carré
September 30th, 2017
1 hr 16 mins
angostura, benedictine, cognac, peychauds, rye, sweet vermouth, whiskey
Jake and Lance spend some time with a New Orleans classic that combines rye whiskey, cognac, sweet vermouth, a touch of Benedictine and both Peychaud's and Angostura bitters.
Episode 21: Margarita
August 14th, 2017
1 hr 20 mins
cointreau, lime, tequila
Whether it's frozen or "coin style", the Margarita is one of the most popular sours in the world. Lance and Jake ponder why.
Episode 20: Gibson
July 8th, 2017
1 hr 7 mins
cocktail onion, dry vermouth, gin
Lance and Jake ponder whether having a different garnish actually makes the Gibson different from a dry Martini.
Episode 19: Americano
May 20th, 2017
1 hr 22 mins
campari, sweet vermouth
In this episode Lance and Jake are taking you to Italy and setting you up for summer as we explore the Americano.
Episode 18: The Last Word
March 30th, 2017
1 hr 27 mins
chartreuse, gin, maraschino, sour
Jake and Lance get crazy with the green stuff, as they investigate the Last Word and its many variations.
Episode 17: Vodka
February 27th, 2017
1 hr 32 mins
Lance and Jake finally spend some time with the spirit they love to deride. They mix up some vodka cocktails and discuss whether it was worth the effort.
Episode 16: Scotch Cocktails
January 16th, 2017
1 hr 48 mins
benedictine, chartreuse, cherry herring, scotch, sweet vermouth, whisky
Jake and Lance mix up cocktails with Scotch whisky and discuss the merits of doing so.
Also, since this episode was recorded during the holidays, we also spend time talking about overt consumerism, travel plans, and even politics and altruism.
Episode 15: Sherry Shims
December 20th, 2016
1 hr 50 mins
amontilliado, bitters, dry vermouth, fino, manzanilla, oloroso, sherry, sweet vermouth
Lance and Jake welcome Dinah Sanders, author of "The Art of the Shim" to drink and discuss low ABV cocktails and why you might want to have one (or three).
Episode 14: Boulevardier
December 3rd, 2016
1 hr 29 mins
bourbon, campari, rye, sweet vermouth, whiskey
Lance and Jake talk about the resurgent classic occupying the space between the Manhattan and the Negroni: The Boulevardier.
They also talk about the World’s 50 Best Bars list and deal with some nearby jet traffic.
Episode 13: Daiquiri
November 25th, 2016 | 53 mins 35 secs
Jake and Lance shake up daiquiris and discuss the ins and outs of the rum and lime classic.
Episode 12: Old Fashioned
November 1st, 2016
1 hr 14 mins
Lance and Jake stir up the most classic of classic cocktails, the Old Fashioned.
Episode 11: Gin & Tonic
September 15th, 2016 | 1 hr 20 mins
Jake and Lance explore the wonders of gin combined with quinine tonic.
Episode 10: Negroni
June 11th, 2016 | 1 hr 35 mins
Jake and Lance explore the Negroni, that bright red Italian bitter drink that makes them both so happy. Plus Beyoncé and other topics.