41. Drive (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) + Scorpion

Drive (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) + Scorpion

Ingredients: 2 ounces light rum, 2 ounces orange juice, 1 1/2 ounces lemon juice, 1 ounce brandy, 1/2 ounce Orgeat syrup, 1 scoop shaved ice

Mixing Instructions: Blend and pour into a tall glass (tiki if available) filled with cracked ice.  Top with one gardenia or an edible flower of your choice. (via Trader Vic’s of Los Angeles)

Notes:  Only a handful of soundtracks in cinematic history have captured a specific mood and style so well.  Cliff Martinez’s 80’s-cool, synth-heavy, finely calibrated score provides not only a steely backbone to the movie, but takes listeners on a subtle and sexy ambient musical journey.  Both the soundtrack and cocktail place one in a blissful state of anticipation and tension - quiet, smooth and shockingly deadly.

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