Mac DeMarco - ‘2’ + Shoo-Fly Punch
Ingredients: 2 1/2 ounces bourbon, 1 ounce ginger liqueur, 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice, 1/2 ounce simple syrup, 3 dashes angostura bitters, ice, non-alcoholic ginger beer, orange slices and fresh mint sprigs for garnish.
Mixing Instructions: Stir together first 5 ingredients with ice in highball glass. Top with ginger beer, garnish with orange and mint and serve immediately.
Notes: “Yacht Club Jangle that’s surprisingly good…and borderline addictive.” That’s how I recently described the sound of Mac DeMarco’s second album to a friend. Featuring a slinky guitar that accompanies DeMarco throughout the album like a well-oiled six shooter, the Montreal-based musician doles out honest and introspective lyrics in a way that have a way of going easily unnoticed, lost in the syrup of his sound. This is an album best listened to on the patio with a smoke in one hand and a smooth, but potent cocktail in the other.