37. Lana Del Rey - ‘Born to Die’ + Long Summer Night

Lana Del Rey - ‘Born to Die’ + Long Summer Night

Ingredients: 1 1/2 ounces Southern Comfort peach liqueur, 1 1/2 ounces triple sec, 1 1/2 ounces sweet and sour mix, 1 can Mountain Dew soda

Mixing Instructions: Pour Southern Comfort, triple sec, sour mix in a glass over ice.  Fill with Mountain Dew, stir and serve.

Notes:  The girl with the whispering willows voice shoots a flaming arrow into the heart of the American Dream, meekly nursing a cigarette as the whole thing burns down in front of her.  The 26-yr old Del Rey is both Shirley Temple and Marilyn Monroe, going back and forth between child and adult, innocence and complex consciousness.  Enjoy your cocktail (hat tip to ‘Diet Mountain Dew’) doing as the name suggests and finding a long summer’s night to take this album for a spin.

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