Building Community & Aggressive Makeovers

This episode is a collaboration between five podcasts. Check out the other podcasts listed at the end of this post to hear their take on building community. Cocktail Redhead on Broadway: two parts bourbon to one part sweet vermouth and top with ginger beer. It's Erica's softened version of a... Read more →

Happy 2017 & Festively Aggressive

We're ringing in the New Year with a good old goals talk, and of course a cocktail... Winter Wassail 2 cups Winter Wassail drink (from Trader Joe's or elsewhere) 3 oz bourbon 2 oz brandy 2 cinnamon sticks slices of fresh lemon Combine all ingredients in a stovetop pan and... Read more →

2016 Review & Christmas Swamp

This episode is all about looking back at 2016 - the good, the bad, and the ugly. This calls for a cocktail... Cinnamon Rosemary Old Fashioned From Salted Plains INGREDIENTS Cinnamon Rosemary Simple Syrup: ½ cup honey ½ cup water 6 sprigs rosemary 3 cinnamon sticks For the cocktail: 4... Read more →

2016 & Letters to Our Future Selves

Happy New Year Everyone! It's 2016 resolutions time, and you know we love a good goal-setting session, so pull up a cocktail... Elixir of Health aka Hot Toddy adapted from Shutterbean 2 tablespoons honey 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated 1 lemon, juiced 1 - 2 oz. bourbon 8 oz. hot... Read more →

Book Club 3: Yes Please

This episode is all about Amy Poehler's popular new memoir, Yes Please. In honor of Amy's Boston roots and as a comfort to our friends trapped in quite a brutal Northeastern winter, we're sipping on a cocktail for you while we chat... Nor'Easter 2-3 oz bourbon (we used Elijah Craig... Read more →

Burnout & The Ginger People

This week we're talking all about burnout and letting go of things that just aren't working for us anymore personally, professionally, and especially creatively. We're sipping on Erica's festive punch recipe from her Halloween party while recapping the highlights of the party. Spiced Cider Punch (adapted from SAVEUR) Serves 15-20... Read more →

Fall Extravaganza & Naked Muffins

It's October, so this episode we celebrate fall unashamed! We kicked things off with this lovely cocktail... Spiced Faux Fall Collins Follow linked recipe but substitute bourbon for gin for the cocktail and no alcohol for the mocktail (sad face). We go all out with a decorated table, some fall... Read more →

Fitness & Hula Hoop Superpowers

We're talking about our current fitness routines and goals while sipping on this suprisingly refreshing combination of flavors... Summer Sage (adapted from A Spicy Perspective) 2 oz. bourbon 1/4 oz. limoncello 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice 1 heaping T apricot jam 8-12 fresh sage leaves Place all ingredients in a... Read more →

In Defense of the Crisp

It's Kentucky Derby time, so we decided to mix up a classic Mint Julep. If you're a serious bourbon fan, you'd probably love it, but for us it was a bit intense. Kentucky, are we doing this right? Are we just wimps? Mint Julep (from bon appetit magazine) makes one... Read more →

Blogs & Bourbon

This week we're talking blogs and blogging while sipping a Blackberry Bourbon Smash that Erica mixed up. It was a beautiful breezy weekend here in the desert, so it's the perfect we're-holding-on-to-cool-weather cocktail. Blackberry Bourbon Smash (adapted from Minimalist Baker) makes 1 drink 2 Tbsp preserves or jam of choice... Read more →