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¬†here¬†or via Amazon¬†here

And how about A Pigs In Blanket Old Fashioned?

Pigs in Blanket Old Fashioned


12 pigs in blanket

70cl of Pork fat-washed whisky

5ml Maple syrup

2 dashes of Angostura Bitters

To make the fat-wash whisky

·       Grill the pigs in blanket over a baking tray and collect 30ml of the fat.
·       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.

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


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

¬∑¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Strain into a child ‚ÄėOld Fashioned‚Äô 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,¬†here’s¬†a video about pigs that play video games.

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