Ingredients: 1 1/2 ounces vodka, 4 ounces grapefruit juice, salt
Mixing Instructions: Salt the rim of a highball glass by running a piece of grapefruit around the rim and dipping in coarse salt. Fill with ice, add vodka and grapefruit juice and serve.
Notes: It’s rare to see a band debut with as much buzz as the Arctic Monkey’s did when hit the scene in 2004/2005, and an even more rare occasion that they can deliver like the Arctic Monkey’s did with Whatever People Say I am, that’s What I’m Not. After some timely singles leading this knockout LP, Arctic Monkey’s scored the #1 spot for largest first week sales of a debut album in the UK (note—this is significant). Many of the songs might sound like the storytelling of 19-20 year olds (that they were, at the time), but it’s the energy and talent that carry the album through… they rock harder than most music you’re probably hearing day-to-day, we’d guess. Now that Alex Turner and crew have etched their name in history there is a growing catalog of their music to enjoy. Our advice?… make it a point to go back their earliest work and appreciate where it started.