Book Club: The Keeper of Lost Things

Sign up for the Friendlier Reading Experience with the Friendlier podcast! Cocktail We sip on Trader Joe's rhubarb and strawberry soda with Caledonia Spirits Barr Hill Gin. Kelsey's wall calendar and cardinal glasses are by Charley Harper. The Keeper of Lost Things We read and really enjoyed Ruth Hogan's The... Read more →


6 Things Happy Couples Do & Reckless Golf Carts

Join us for our next book club episode when we read The Keeper of Lost Things, airing February 28. Cocktail Ginny Weasley: Barr Hill gin, freshly squeezed orange juice, Iconic Cocktail ginga syrup. Thanks for naming the cocktail, Abby of Friendlier! 6 Things Happy Things Do We each share our... Read more →


Book Club 11: The Night Circus

Cocktail Cocktail des RĂªves: gin, spiced honey from Iconic Cocktail Co., Luxardo cherry juice, and cherry garnish. The Night Circus We discuss Erin Morgenstern's intriguing book The Night Circus which paints the world in black, white, and magic. Other books we mentioned: The Ocean at the End of the Lane... Read more →


Snacks & Hats on a Monkey

Hint of Spring makes 2 cocktails 3 oz gin 1/2 oz St. Germain 1/4 oz Campari Dry vanilla soda Fill a shaker with ice and pour in gin, St. Germain and Campari. Shake until frosty. Pour into two cups with ice. Top each with vanilla soda. We're chatting all about... Read more →


Summer Cozy & Hearty Bottoms

We're talking summer coziness, and how plan to keep our positive attitudes and sanity in the extreme summer heat of the desert. But first, a cocktail... Pineapple Gin & Tonic makes two drinks 2 oz gin 3 oz pineapple juice juice of one lime tonic To each glass add 1... Read more →


Behind the Scenes & Under Construction

It's behind-the-scenes time, and it gets kinda crazy! We're pulling back the curtain to give you a peek at how we produce the show, how it all got started, and how the cocktail ritual on every episode has upped our cocktail game... Raspberry shrub from Food52 Combine 1 cup apple... Read more →


Tidying Rage & Smelly Jeans

We are talking tidying this episode. It's all the rage thanks to Marie Kondo's The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, but first a cocktail... Cara Cara Orange Sage Campari Sparkler 2 oz. gin fresh sage sage simple syrup fresh pressed juice of 2 Cara Cara oranges and 1/2 lemon... Read more →


Habits & Dragonification

We're talking all about habits, rituals, and routines - how we start them, keep them, and when necessary break them. But as we're in the habit of doing, we start with a cocktail. French 75 (a suggestion from listener Emily) gin lemon juice simple syrup top with champagne We touched... Read more →


Paper Planners & Pencil Pouches

Some things just need to be written down, and we both love to keep paper planners, so this episode will be dedicated entirely to the analogue agenda - what we use, how we're using them, and other nerd stuff. But first a cocktail... TGIF Sunrise makes 2 cocktails 4 oz... Read more →


Book Club 5: The Girl on the Train

This episode is dedicated to our discussion of The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins. We sipped on a book-inspired cocktail while we chatted about this page turner. Classic Gin and Tonic (adapted from the Kitchn) makes 1 drink 2 oz gin 2 oz tonic (go for high quality!... Read more →