Aloe Blacc - ‘Good Things’ + Amaretto Sour
Ingredients: 1 1/2 ounces amaretto almond liqueur, 1-2 splashes sweet and sour mix
Mixing Instructions: Pour amaretto into a cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice, add a splash or two of sweet and sour mix, and shake well. Strain into an old-fashioned glass and garnish with a maraschino cherry and a slice of orange, and serve.
Notes: I first heard Aloe Blacc via La Blogotheque’s A Take Away Show and was blown away by the voice and warm, vintage r&b sound of Blacc and his gang. Blacc, a California native, is far better known in Europe, but this album helped launch him to a larger audience. There’s really not a whole lot to say other than this is flat out great music. Timeless, cool, collected and endlessly soothing. Mix yourself an Amaretto Sour and find a comfy chair, kick band and enjoy!