34. The Temper Trap - ‘Temper Trap’ + Indian Lime Soda

The Temper Trap - ‘Temper Trap’ + Indian Lime Soda

Ingredients: 1 1/2 ounces gin, 1/2 ounces simple syrup, soda water or seltzer, juice of 1 lime, 1 tablespoon cumin, 2 tablespoons celery salt, lime slice

Mixing Instructions: Dip the rim of an old-fashioned glass in a plate containing 1/2 the lime juice.  Combine the cumin and celery salt on a plate and dab the rim of the glass in it so that only the outer edge is covered. Fill the glass with ice, add the gin, remaining lime juice, and simple syrup.  Top off with soda water then sprinkle with a pinch of the cumin-and-salt mixture.  Garnish with lime slice. (via GQ)

Notes: The band’s sophomore album took quite a few whacks from the critics, but don’t let the opinion of a few scare you off too quickly.  Sometimes one has to do a little mining to find the gems.  Mix your drink during the opening track, ‘Need Your Love’ and use ‘London’s Burning’ as an opportunity for a quick bathroom break before settling back in for ‘Trembling Hands’, a melodic beauty and the album’s winner.  Other highlights include ‘Miracle’, ‘Never Again’ & ‘Rabbit Hole.’    

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