Mom's a casual wine drinker looking to expand her horizons and her son is only too eager to try his hand as bartender. Each episode the pair unite over a different beverage as a jumping off point for banter, embarrassing childhood stories and general nonsense.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Ep. 40 – Scotch, “Don’t mess with me bucko”
Mother and son may be separated due to the return of local 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 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!
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.
Cheers me up and makes me giggle!
Listening to Paul and his mom Gina are the best. I listen to the podcast every morning and I inevitably learn something new, whether it be about alcoholic beverages or about life. Paul is the kind of guy that everyone loves- he is absolutely hilarious and has a heart of gold. It’s great to be able to get some insight on how he got to be that way through his comical interactions with Gina. She is also a class act, with a warm sense of humour, a solid take on life and a unique vocabulary!
I enjoy throwing on the podcast, it’s casual, relaxed and fun. I know Paul so it’s great to get the extra bits of backstory that will complete the picture. 😂
Two Thumbs Up
Such an endearing podcast. It’s so lovely to hear a mother and son take the time to be in each other’s lives and reminisce about funny family stories while trying out new drinks.