The Buddies gently sip Carthusian Sazeracs (yup, they’re a thing) and are joined by Mike’s co-worker and friend, fellow super-geek Jake Duell!
Laugh at Jake’s sparkling wit! Marvel at his D&D knowledge! And be wowed by his political science-informed explanation of the history of America’s love of guns!
Carthusian Sazerac Recipe:
2 1⁄2 oz. rye whiskey
1⁄4 oz. green Chartreuse
1⁄2 tsp. simple syrup
2 dashes lemon bitters
Lemon twist, for garnish
Stir rye, Chartreuse, and syrup over ice in a cocktail mixing glass. Add a splash of absinthe into a coupe glass, and swirl to coat the inside of the glass before discarding the absinthe. Strain rye mixture into glass; top with bitters and garnish with a lemon twist.
Things start out heavy as the Buddies sip delicious “Bushwhacked By the Holidaze” cocktails and Mike relays some of his own personal tales of being sexually harassed in his younger, actor/waiter years.
Then things take a turn for the… strange (get it?!) as the Buddies spend the latter half breaking down all the (loads of) good and (the little) bad of Netflix’s Stranger Things 2.
Plus: Secret Hitler! Redecorating disappointment! All the laughs!
The Buddies are joined by an old friend of Mike’s, Paul Craffey, who in his almost 80 years on earth has lived numerous lives, working in the fashion world, acting in film, television and stage and running a hugely successful antiques business.
Marvel at his wit and wisdom! Soak in his humor! And be awed by his many, many celebrity stories!
The Buddies drink Mike’s original cocktail, the “Medica Libre,” as they are joined by special guest Jefferson Svengsouk, a fellow sake enthusiast and, quite literally, the single most interesting person either of them has ever met!
Don’t believe us? Listen to the podcast and learn a ton about brewing sake at home, playing the Native American flute in Emergency Rooms as music therapy, keeping bees, exercising with maces and much, much more!
See? We weren’t exaggerating!
“Medica Libre” recipe: 2oz white rum, splash Apple Pie moonshine, 3/4 bottle Fentimans Dandelion and Burdock soda, 1 lime wedge.
The Buddies drink Mike’s delicious, even boozier reinvention of the Nutty Irishman while they relive their thrilling couples’ trip to Toronto. Stories include Japanese cheescake shop wars, charcoal ice cream-related suicide and harrowing border-crossing pro tips.
Also: Songs too annoying to be used in Hell! Meat sweats! And drunken, excitable behavior!
In this episode, the Buddies drink dangerously tasty gingered apple pie moonshine cocktails and mistakenly believe that they are sponsored by a number of businesses, whom they then shamelessly promote.
For no reason.
Also: A three-year-old’s “Castle In the Sky” viewing experience! Gushing over “Get Out!” Wearing weird shoes that simulate walking barefoot in the Masai Desert!