The Vesper

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 oz  Gin
  • 3/4 oz Cocchi Americano
  • 1/2 oz Bittermens Commonwealth Tonic Cordial

Directions

Stir and serve up in a coupe glass with a lemon twist

During the Intro, the guys practice their “creepy stalker voices”, and GJ gives us another taste of his “random thoughts file”.

Next, during Updates, Nick starts out by making a request of the listeners, then the guys talk about why they decided to make one of their earlier episodes unavailable.

Nick shouldn't be so surprised by the behavior of label executives. After all, they do count Suge among their ranks.

Nick shouldn’t be so surprised by the behavior of label executives. After all, they do count Suge among their ranks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then its time for Whatcha Drinkin’?!  The cocktail this time was “invented” by old 007 himself, James Bond.  In the novel Casino Royale, Bond orders this drink by calling it out to a bartender.  After taking a sip he remarks:

“I never have more than one drink before dinner. But I do like that one to be large and very strong and very cold and very well-made. I hate small portions of anything, particularly when they taste bad. This drink’s my own invention. I’m going to patent it when I can think of a good name.”

He ends up naming it Vesper, after a female double agent whom he meets and later falls in love with.  Like its backstory, its composition is also somewhat complicated.  Three parts gin, one vodka, and 1/2 measure of Kina Lillet.  Three ingredients sounds simple enough, but Kina Lillet was reformulated in 1986 so in our version we sub out the vodka and replace it with tonic bitters and Cocchi Americano, a similar aperitif wine with a flavor said to be more like the original formula for Lillet.  In the end, all you really need to know is that this is a martini with a bitter, citrusy bite, with the Lillet really spicing things up in a unique and sophisticated way.  Just go easy on them, it’s a lotta booze!

It’s a little slice of everything when it comes to the Meat of the show.  GJ tells us about some of the stranger things people do to get high, the ultimate chord progression, and words that have been ruined forever, while Nick talks about the NEW Christopher Lee metal album as well as something called ”Operation Swill”.  Along the way they also touch on these topics:

Cat parties. You're messed up if you do this.

Cat parties. You can do this ONCE for the photos, but don’t push it.

  • God porn
  • Furries
  • Cat birthday parties

PLUS

  • Spider-Sheep
  • Boston creampies

AND

 

The show ends with a heated, drunken detour into politics.  Creepy uncle style!  You love it.

Listen to Whatcha Watchin’?!

The cover this time is “Bulls On Parade” by Rage Against the Machine.