All posts by Nick McDonald

RECIPE: Col. Taylor’s Medicinal Sweet Tea

Combine everything but the sweet tea in a shaker and muddle with ice. Dump into a highball and top with sweet tea (below).   We only used about 2 oz, but feel free to upgrade to a bigger glass and add more “tea”.

This sweet tea is between a sweet tea and a syrup.  To make the tea, we brewed 2 bags of black tea in a 12oz mug of hot water.  After the bags have steeped for a few minutes, but before the water cools, add 1/4 cup of sugar and stir until fully dissolved. Allow to cool before making your boozy treat.

RECIPE: Wyoming Death Ship

Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Dry shake (no ice) for about 30-45 seconds, add ice, shake  again until chilled.  Strain into something pretty.

Ep. 24 – The Spirits and Booze Podcast

Show Notes

In this Chaotic Neutral episode, we go looking for alcohol spirits, and spend quite a bit of time in distilleries as a result. First, Nick goes on a brief tour of Scotch distilleries. Then Cait heads back stateside for a look at the ghosts haunting Buffalo Trace Distillery. Finally, “Mel!” returns to give us look at Japanese Shojo spirits WITHOUT looking at them through the lens of The CW’s Supernatural.

Get the recipe for Col. Taylor’s Medicinal Sweet Tea here!

The YELLOWSTONE Death Zone. YELLOWSTONE, not Yosemite.

Glenrothe Distillery

Jura Distillery

Glendronach Distillery

Buffalo Trace Distillery

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Theme music is “Come Back Down” by The Lonely Wild, licensed through audiio.

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Ep. 23 – Sink or Swim Tryouts

Show Notes

New and improved, we’ve managed to squeeze 50% more hosts in this episode! Cait wanted to talk about boats this episode, so our good friend “Mel!” joins Nick to talk about haunted naval vessels, then Cait shares her much anticipated boat story (which we’re pretty sure she’s never heard before). Round the episode out with a sailor enticing dark rum drink, promos no one paid for, and a more than normal chunk of chicanery!

You can see the alleged picture of Captain Truxton here!

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Dobro Mash by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

Featured image photo by Maarten van den Heuvel on Unsplash

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RECIPE: They Might Be Stone Giants

  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 plums 
  • .5 oz St. Germain 
  • 2 bar spoons of thyme simple syrup (below)
  • Bubbles (we used rosé sparkling wine)

Wash and slice plums, removing pits. Combine plum slices, lemon juice, and St. Germain in a shaker. Muddle until plums have released most of their juice. Strain into a champagne flute with simple syrup. Top with bubbles.

For Thyme Simple Syrup

Place water and sugar in saucepan over medium heat. Heat and stir occasionally until bubbling and sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and add thyme. Let steep for 1 hour. Drain and pour in container. Store in fridge for up to 30 days.

Ep. 22 – Miners Prohibited

Show Notes

All our episodes are rocky, but this one is on purpose! Nick and Cait have returned from their adventures in Yosemite, and while out and about they’ve gained a taste for the miner’s life! Nick brings in tales of Native American legends dealing with cave-inhabiting stone giants, and Cait has tales of angry helldogs that protect ancient miners’ claims. Then Cait introduces a dry stone-fruit cocktail to relax with after a long day in the holes.

Get the recipe for They Might Be Stone Giants here!

The Moaning Caverns

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Ep. 21 – [title not found]

Show Notes

It’s the last gasp before Nick and Cait head out into the wilderness for vacation, so what better way to make themselves paranoid than with a collection of stories about people who mysteriously vanished in the woods? Nick and Cait give a surface look at the very deep Missing 411 phenomenon, as Cait shares the weirdest stories of missing people she can find. Then Nick applies the Missing 411 philosophy to some more recent missing cases and gives us an account of getting lost in the forest under completely non-mysterious circumstances for context. Cait finishes things off with a drink that will put the trees themselves in your mouth and in your blood.

Find the recipe for Spruce Ginner here!

Missing 411 online bookstore

David Paulides’s YouTube Channel

Henry McCabe news report

The case of The Green Children of Woolpit.

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Episode 20 – Candle in the End

Show Notes

The world’s worst word-association podcast is back! The theme is “pirates”, so of course Nick brings in a story about a mentally ill woman and Cait shows up with a story of a bogus Turkish sultan. Vague hand-waving connections are only one of our specialties, though, so Cait creates a fig liqueur based cocktail with a Mediterranean flair!

Get the recipe for The Sultan of Swig here!

Amanda Large interview on This Morning

Amethyst Realm interview on This Morning

A Life You Will Remember by Amanda Sparrow Large Teague on Amazon

A New Attitude by Amanda Sparrow Large on Amazon

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