The Shouting Matches - ‘Grownass Man’ + Diamondback
Ingredients: 1 1/2 ounce rye whiskey (such as Rittenhouse), 3/4 ounce applejack (such as Laird’s), 3/4 ounce green Chartreuse
Mixing instructions: Combine ingredients in an ice-filled mixing glass. Stir for 30 seconds then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry… or not, it’s your drink! If it’s too sweet, dial back the chartreuse a bit.
Notes: You know what I like about The Shouting Matches debut album Grownass Man?… Everything. Sure, you might recognize one of those guys on the cover more than the other two, but this is a cohesive group playing off each others talents in a way that makes you feel like they’ve been playing together their whole lives. We’re confident this album will stick with you well beyond this years best-of lists. Careful though, this Diamondback cocktail pairing will knock you on your Grownass, Man… don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Vinyl Me, Please is the best damn vinyl of the month club out there and this album was chosen as their record of the month for May 2013. Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to a membership—Physically owning your music has never felt more rewarding.