• 2 oz. mezcal
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • 2 barspoons balsamic vinegar syrup (see below)
  • 1/2 fresh strawberry
  • 1/2 oz. agave nectar
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice
  • 2 dashes rhubarb bitters (click here for a DIY recipe)
  • Ice cubes


In a shaker, lightly muddle pepper flakes, balsamic syrup and strawberry. Add remaining ingredients and shake with ice. Double strain over fresh ice cubes into an Old Fashioned glass. Garnish with fresh strawberry.

For the balsamic syrup: see recipe on the ‘Cocktails‘ page.

Acknowledgements: Raul Yrastorza, Las Perlas

Nick and GJ start “season 2″ with a special 2-part episode about everyone’s favorite subject, men! This episode sees the boys offering the male perspective on men’s issues, while episode 27 will feature the male perspective on female issues. Make sense? Okay then!

Following the intro, Nick  makes a callback to episode 10 and mentions a documentary film about gay rappers that he came across called “Pick Up The Mic“. With this the boys have finally confirmed the existence of these elusive and majestic beasts! After a quick aside about Arrested Development (the socially conscious 90′s hip-hop group, not the quirky sitcom starring Jason Bateman) it’s on to Whatcha Drinkin’?!

Go ahead, Mr Wendal!













The drink this time is the Juquila, a mescal based cocktail that GJ came across in a Los Angeles bar called Las Perlas. The smoky mescal mixes with lime, strawberry, balsamic vinegar, and chili pepper for an enjoyably complex flavor. It’s labor intensive, yet highly enjoyable, and perfect for a special occasion!

Then it’s on to the main topic, men’s issues. GJ and Nick begin by acknowledging some of the basic differences between men and women, as well as by offering their own personal definitions of  masculinity. The conversation covers a lot of ground and hits on diverse topics like condoms, strip clubs, urinals, and “blue balls”. Actually, now that I write it out like that those topics don’t really seem all that diverse… Either way, the conversation continues and we hear these choice cuts:

Yarrrr, GJ! Tonight be for drinking, smoking, and wenching!

  • What exactly IS the average penis size? Will science ever provide us with an answer?
  • Were geisha women trained in the centuries-old art of the hand job?
  • The pirate on GJ’s shoulder


  • The gripping horror of “stage fright“!
  • Nick’s Italian dad


  • Are public restroom walls the real world equivalent of a YouTube comment thread?

Then it’s on to Whatcha Watchin’?! Nick offers his thoughts on Disney’s ‘Brave’, Seth MacFarlane’s directorial debut ‘Ted’, and Wes Anderson’s latest, ‘Moonrise Kingdom’, while GJ tells us what he thought of ‘The Dark Knight’. Elbow, elbow, darkness, swirling, elbow…

Finally, during the conversation GJ mentioned the actors Clea Duvall and Jonah Falcon. Want pictures? JUST GOOGLE IT!!