Cody ChesnuTT - ‘Landing on a Hundred’ + Apricot Brandy Sour
Ingredients: 1 ounce apricot brandy, 1 ounce fresh lemon juice, 1/2 ounce triple sec, 1 teaspoon grenadine (optional), orange juice, ice.
Mixing Instructions: Pour brandy, lemon juice and triple sec in a shaker then fill halfway with orange juice. Add ice then shake vigorously. Strain into an ice-filled highball and float a teaspoon of grenadine (if you desire).
Notes: When discussing certain albums with friends I often refer to them as consisting of “music music.” It’s music that isn’t flashy, has nothing to prove and seems to be made for nothing more than soul soothing, foot tapping and storytelling. After going off the grid to raise his family following the success of his 2002 double LP The Headphone Masterpiece and “The Seed 2.0” with the Roots, ChesnuTT has returned with some music music. Twelve tracks of temptation, class struggles, faith and a persistent questioning of modern life’s promises…it might all seem a bit heavy, but his musicality contains the gospel-like thread of hope to tie it all together in a beautiful way.