Book Club: An American Marriage

We sip a peach sour mocktail (since it's before noon on a Monday) mixed up with Iconic Cocktail's Pichuberry Peach Sour mixer (a seasonal flavor that is out of stock, sorry! Grab it next year!), tonic, and a hearty squeeze of lime. For summer book club we discuss Tayari Jones'... Read more →

Surviving the Cold Season & Bag Situations

Join us for our next book club when we read The Keeper of Lost Things. Immunity cocktail: a hot cup of fox tea (Trader Joe's fall harvest tea) and a shot of homemade elderberry syrup Surviving cold and flu season We chat about how our immune systems are holding up... Read more →

Etiquette & Napkins in Your Lap

Cocktail Prim & Proper: Iconic Cocktail Cranberry Thyme mixer, ginger beer, and fresh lime juice. Etiquette Kelsey's manners are inspired by the Deep South and Erica's by the buttoned up Midwest. We chat about the manners we learned and saw modeled growing up, the etiquette rules we follow (and break)... Read more →

Our Birthday, Christmas & Dancing Fondue Guy

It's one big week of festivity because we share a birthday on December 22nd! It's a Christmas/Birthday extravaganza all wrapped into one episode and we're gifting it to you! Wooly Mitten makes one drink 2 T Cocoa Powder 1 1/2 T sugar salt vanilla generous handful of chocolate chips 1... Read more →

Halloween & Zombie Babies

Happy Halloween! We're catching up and sipping on this slightly spooky cocktail... Slime Ricky (adapted from Everyday Food) Simple syrup made from a 2:1 ratio of sugar to fresh lime juice 1.5 oz gin (optional) club soda frozen green grapes Freeze grapes until firm. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, stir... Read more →

Book Club 2: Midnight & Sherlock

Thanks for joining us for our Fall Edition of The Girl Next Door Book Club! This time we read Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt and the first Sherlock Holmes novel, A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. "Sherlock" called for a British... 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 →

Still Summer & Gas Station Growlers

We're whining a bit about the fact that it still feels very much like summer around here these days, but defying the heat and Kelsey's heartburn with this spicy treat... Bloody (or Virgin) Mary add ice in glass to rim add 2 oz. of vodka (or water for Virgin version)... Read more →

Summer Vacations & Bakery Karma

On this episode of the podcast, we're talking about summer vacations while sipping on this refreshing cocktail/mocktail: Mango Iced Tea Cooler (adapted from Veg Recipes of India) Makes 4 drinks Brew 4 cups of your favorite black tea at double strength, and let it cool. (I used my brother David's... Read more →

Book Release & Political Signs

This week we're celebrating the release of Erica's book, Candid Classroom: What Parents Want to Know and Teachers Want to Tell Them (!), while enjoying a grapefruit beer mimosa. The mocktail version is made with non-alcoholic beer! Grapefruit Beer Mimosa from Aida Mollenkamp Into each glass filled with ice, pour... Read more →