208. Dr. Dog - ‘B-Room’ + Whiskey Sour

Dr. Dog - ‘B-Room’ + Whiskey Sour

Ingredients: 2 ounces whiskey, 1 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice, 1 teaspoon sugar.

Mixing Instructions: Combine ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker.  Shake vigorously and strain into an ice-filled old-fashioned glass.  Garnish with cherry.

Notes: I once heard the whiskey sour described as the “comfortable t-shirt of drinks.”  To me, Dr. Dog has become my “comfortable t-shirt of bands.”  I can put on any Dr. Dog album at almost any time and feel myself relax like one does when sighting a close friend as they walk through the door of a busy restaurant.  With their seventh full-length album, B-Room, the band seems to experiment on many songs with simplicity, removing layer after layer until all you’re left with is their core sound…their Dr. Dog-ness - a sound which falls somewhere between Levon Helms, The Beach Boys and that one band, in that one bar that you sang along with at 2AM while your buddy kept shouting out “Free Bird!!”  While many will inevitably criticize the band for not straying far from their sound, I couldn’t care less…I just want to put the t-shirt back on and drink a whiskey sour.

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