The Two Mikes

The Two Mikes
Ever wanted to talk with someone about a book you just read? You could just join a book group and talk about it, drink a little, veer off on tangents, work back around to the book again, and finally wrap it up by picking the next book.

But what happens when the book you just read is about about hungry zombies or a haunted house, and your Eat, Pray, Love–reading friends aren’t really into reading it, much less discussing its finer points? That’s what we’re here for. We Two Mikes will be your virtual book group for discussing new and interesting and old and half-forgotten horror books.

If you want to follow along with us, look at the next forbidden book on the table and start reading.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Episode 90: Robert Jackson Bennett's Mr. Shivers

The Two Mikes hop a freight to DOOM! as they learn about life on the rails in a Depression-era mythscape. 

It's Cocktail Time!

The Bindlestiff
In a cocktail shaker combine
  • 2 shots of Applejack (or Calvados, if you're puttin' on airs)
  • 1 shot of madeira wine
  • dash of bitters
  • 1/2 shot of dark rum

shake with ice and drain into martini glass (or a tin can, if you wanna go full hobo)
garnish with beans or jerky. Or don't

Special closing music: "Lucky Day" by Tom Waits

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Episode 89: George R. R. Martin's Fevre Dream

The Mikes explore an early work by an obscure author. We enjoy what must have been a refreshing take on the vampire myth in its day and wonder when Sookie Stackhouse is going to show up. (She doesn't.) We're inspired by the Big River setting to concoct a new/classic drink.

It's Cocktail Time!

The Black Sazerac

  • Chill a rocks glass with ice
  • In another rocks glass place brown (natural) sugar cube, a dribble of blackstrap molasses, and Peychaud's bitters. Muddle.
  • Add two shots of single-barrel bourbon, stir with ice chunks.
  • Take chilled glass, add a few drops of Pernod and swing out.
  • Take lemon peel and rub on inside of glass to get it smelling nice and lemony
  • Strain bourbon mixture into chilled glass.
  • Enjoy!