22. Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - ‘Here’ + Blood and Sand

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - ‘Here’ + Blood and Sand

Ingredients: 1.5oz scotch, 3/4oz cherry brandy, 3/4oz sweet vermouth, 3/4oz fresh blood-orange juice.

Mixing Instructions:  Shake with ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish with a cherry or orange slice or both.

Listening Instructions:  A perfect summer album to enjoy on the deck, patio or porch with friends.  The Blood and Sand seemed appropriate as the vibe of this album is part revival meeting, part summer camp with the usual hand-clapping joyfulness we’ve come to expect from Sharpe and the gang.  ”Man on Fire” is a great opener so have your drink ready before dropping the needle.  ”I Don’t Wanna Pray” is a good one to dial up the volume for as you’ll need some extra thump to go along with the foot-tapping the will inevitably ensue.  A satisfying summer album to enjoy with a child-like appreciation and a good cocktail in hand.

source: Strange but Delicious