73. Van Morrison - ‘Veedon Fleece’ + Highland Fling

Van Morrison - ‘Veedon Fleece’ + Highland Fling

Ingredients:  1.5oz Scotch, 3/4oz sweet vermouth, 2 dashes orange bitters, 1 olive

Mixing instructions:  Stir ingredients with ice and a strain into a cocktail glass.  Add the olive and serve. 

Notes:  On a lazy Sunday afternoon, what could you possibly find better to do with your day than reacquaint yourself with a classic artist?  Van Morrison’s Veedon Fleece is an album you won’t regret getting to know.  Although he has other albums that many would say are easier classics, Veedon Fleece is a largely overlooked and certainly under-appreciated album you should know intimately.  Kick back this afternoon, let yourself be taken back to a moment in history that you haven’t reflected on in a while, and listen closely for the excellence in this album both in the casual stream-of-conscious lyrics as well as the strings and woodwind instruments over a mostly acoustic album.  Remember what it feels like to lazily enjoy the passing of a day?—Veedon Fleece is the perfect compliment and all the better with a Highland Fling.  

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