Ingredients: 1 1/2 ounces gin, 1/3 ounce triple sec, 1/2 ounce simple syrup, 2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters, 1/2 ounce absinthe (to rinse glass), orange twist for garnish.
Mixing Instructions: Combine gin, triple sec, simple syrup and bitters in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into an absinthe-rinsed lowball glass. Twist the orange peel over the top of the drink to release the oils, discard and serve.
Notes: "Is this what it was like hearing the Rolling Stones for the first time in the early 60’s?" — *Actual thought that ran through my brains while listening to Foxygen’s 7-song July ‘12 release Take the Kids Off Broadway. Managing to pull of an intensely pleasurable blend of 60’s rock a la Stones, Beatles and Bowie with the modern psychedelic-trimmings of Tame Impala, I shook my head at the raw talent, both musically and creatively, running through the veins of the L.A. duo and prayed that they wouldn’t screw it up with their follow-up.
"Good, they didn’t screw it up….yeah, this is really good" — *Second actual thought that ran through my brains after listening to We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Magic & Peace. Simply put, if you like rock even slightly you owe it to yourself to experience the musical goodness oozing out of a band that will no doubt turn heads in coming years. Mix a sneaky, layered cocktail and take note - there’s a good chance your kids might one day ask what it was like hearing Foxygen for the first time way back in 2013.