28. Passion Pit - ‘Gossamer’ + Pink Gin

Passion Pit - ‘Gossamer’ + Pink Gin

Ingredients: 3 ounces Plymouth gin, 3 dashes of Angostura bitters, ice

Mixing Instructions:  In an old-fashioned glass filled with ice add the gin and bitters then mix until pink in color.  

Notes:  The Pink Gin was first enjoyed by British sailors in the Royal Navy in the late 1800’s.  Bitters was used as a remedy for sea sickness and Plymouth gin (a sweet gin) was added to “help the medicine go down.”  This medicinal drink seems an apt pairing for an album that tackles a range of ailments from depression to financial strain.  Gossamer, described by one reviewer as, “…a tortured beast, disguised in a crunch candy shell,” may have a dark hue, but it’s not all downer.  Instead it’s a liberating departure from the typical surface-level loathings bandied about in most pop music, a courageous step out of the garden and into adulthood with all its complexity.  Sip your gin and breathe…light always seems to find a way through the cracks.

Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced. - Leo Tolstoy

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