We're Taking another 5th episode break from our normal format to bring you tales of our not-so-fun travel experiences; as, well, not everything is always perfect and amazing. But bad experiences can help you learn more about yourself and how you will travel in the future, as well as some downright funny stories.
As a way to get back to the happy after the tales of our mishaps, have a photo of Admiral Ackbar "helping" me edit this episode.
We had a lot of fun reminiscing about our trips to German Beer Halls for this episode, and we would love for you to let us know what you would like covered on this podcast. Please leave a comment on our Facebook page, or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I couldn't find a photo to use for this episode, so I added one of my cats.
For those of you who want to see the Man vs Food from Minneapolis episode, we found it here. Go to 11:10 to see the Gasthof's challenge (which is actually a meter long bratwurst) or watch the whole thing to see the Jucy Lucy debate unfold.
We're in Minneapolis, MN at The Newsroom in Downtown. Photos from google users located here
The taste of this episode is a Mezcalita, and talk about some hot sauces that Andrea brought back from her trip to Mexico.
As promised, the answer to where Tequila is from is: "primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, 65 km (40 mi) northwest of Guadalajara, and in the Jaliscan Highlands (Los Altos de Jalisco) of the central western Mexican state of Jalisco."
The more you know, right?
If you would like to recreate the cocktail we made on this episode, we have added the recipe and instructions below:
For the spicy rim: Tajín Clásico Seasoning or a mix of 2 parts kosher salt and 1 part chili powder
Lime wedges, for lining the rim and garnish
1 ½ ounces mild mezcal (we recommend Del Maguey Vida)
2 ounces fresh orange juice
1 ounce fresh lime juice
3 dashes of orange bitters (optional, for extra orange flavor)
1 to 3 teaspoons orange liqueur, simple syrup or agave nectar (optional, if you prefer sweeter drinks—I don’t add any)
1. To prepare your glasses: Pour some Tajín (or mix your salt/chili powder) on a small, rimmed plate. Run a wedge of lime around the top of each glass. Dip the top of the glass into the salt blend at a 45-degree angle and roll it from side to side to catch the salt. Add ice cubes to your glass and set it aside.
2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the mezcal, orange juice, lime juice, orange bitters (if using) and sweetener (if using). Securely fasten the lid and shake well.
3. Pour the mixture into your prepared glass and garnish with a lime wedge. Enjoy!
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In today's episode we talk about Updown in Minneapolis, MN
Taste a Sidecar made with local spirits
Finally, we discuss Barcades as a travel phenomenon
We had a lot of fun with this episode, as we talk about our time there for my bachelor weekend, as well as other times we've been to Updown. We would love to hear about your experiences with Barcades, as well as any suggestions that you may have for future episodes.