Bat For Lashes - ‘The Haunted Man' + Hot Toddy
Ingredients: 1 ounce whiskey, 1 teaspoon honey, 2 cloves, half a cinnamon stick, slice of lemon. *Note: if you’re short cloves/cinnamon just substitute a tea bag.
Mixing Instructions: Put honey and whiskey in a mug or heatproof glass. Add two cloves and half a cinnamon stick then top with hot water (just before boil). Stir in a slice of lemon and add enough lemon juice to balance the honey. Drink as soon as your lips and tongue can stand it.
Notes: The voice of Natasha Khan is like a warm caramel apple…or maybe a cashmere sweater. When listening to her pour out songs like “Laura” “Deep Sea Diver” or “Marilyn” on her third album, The Haunted Man, one has the feeling of being wrapped up in its tone. It is powerful without being shrill or brassy, calming without being boring. The blanketing effect stands in contrast to an album with many bare and intimate moments, times when all one can do is enjoy and quietly hope for more. This music pairs well with a dimly-lit evening or cloudy afternoon, holed up on the living room couch with an equally soothing Hot Toddy.
*special thanks to Caitlin White (@harmonicait) for the pairing suggestion