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PODCAST: BANANAS & PIGS

After a week off, the hardest working beefcakes in the drinks business slide back into the Pod saddle, digging their heels into some hard-nosed aural journalism and whipping up some searing investigative insight – namely the return of bananas to the UK in 1945 and. of course, National Pig Day (only America).

Like beer? Like bananas? Well you’ll flipping love Mongozo Banana Beer – available聽here聽or via Amazon聽here

And how about聽A Pigs In Blanket Old Fashioned?

Pigs in Blanket Old Fashioned

Ingredients

12 pigs in blanket

70cl of Pork fat-washed whisky

5ml Maple syrup

2 dashes of Angostura Bitters

To make the fat-wash whisky

路聽 聽 聽 聽Grill the pigs in blanket over a baking tray and collect 30ml of the fat.
路聽 聽 聽 聽Strain it into a container filled with 70cl of blended Scotch whisky. Leave it to steep in the whisky for 6-8 hours or overnight at room temperature before placing the bottle in the freezer.

路聽 聽 聽 聽Once the fat has congealed in the bottle, strain the bourbon into a new bottle.

Method:

路聽 聽 聽 聽Take 40 ml pigs-in-blanket fat-infused whisky and stir in a mixing glass with the maple syrup and ice.
路聽 聽 聽 聽Add bitters and stir.

路聽 聽 聽 聽Strain into a child 鈥極ld Fashioned鈥 glass filled with ice. Garnish with an orange slice.. Or a pig-in-blanket

While you’re waiting for the pig fat to steep in the whisky,聽here’s聽a video about pigs that play video games.

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