March 27, 2012 at 12:43 PM ET
Everybody was excited for Rachel Maddow's visit this morning — Rachel herself said she's been "lurking" around and waiting for an invite. So of course, Hoda and Kathie Lee were prepared: Hoda turned to her Twitter fans to find out what the msnbc host and "Drift" author likes to drink in the morning.
Rachel's drink of choice is a French 75, a cocktail made with gin, lemon juice, and Champagne. (Rachel promised to treat them to an "evening version" of the drink, which subs cognac for bubbly.) It's named for a type of artillery shell, but of course Kathie Lee had other ideas.
"It sounds like a sex act!" she said.
"That's a Greek 75," said Rachel. Whoa whoa whoa, ladies. Save it for the "evening version."
Julieanne Smolinski is a TODAY.com contributor. She has a contact hangover just from watching this.