92. The Heavy - ‘The Glorious Dead’ + Caesar

The Heavy - ‘The Glorious Dead’ + Caesar

Ingredients: 1 ounce vodka, 1 dash Worcestershire sauce, 4 ounces Clamato juice, 1 pinch salt, 1 pinch pepper, 2 dashes horseradish

Mixing Instructions: Coat rim of highball glass with celery salt and fill with ice.  Shake ingredients with ice and strain into glass.  Garnish with a celery stalk and a lemon wedge.

Notes:  Blues, rock, soul, funk, hip hop…many improperly use the word “fusion” when describing the melding of genres brought together by this English band.  Fusion implies a boring smoothness blended to obfuscation. Instead, what The Heavy serves up is more of a hardy stew, or meat pie more likely.  Each flavor is distinct and delicious in its own right, playing off the other styles like old friends reuniting.  ”How You Like Me Now” was the insanely cool hit from their 2009, 'House That Dirt Built' that music fans are likely most familiar with.  But, if that’s the only connection one has to the band, this album is a great next step.  Paired with a substantial cocktail not for the faint of heart, this is a one-two punch fit for the Queen herself.

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