Johnny Flynn - ‘A Larum’ + The Naked Ape
Ingredients: 1 1/2 ounces Jamaican dark rum (such as Coruba), 1/2 ounce Jamaican gold rum (such as Smith & Cross), 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice, 1/2 ounce cinnamon syrup, 1/2 ounce banana liqueur, 1 dash Angostura bitters
Mixing Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake well and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.
Notes: It’s difficult to witness British singer-songwriter Johnny Flynn and fellow folk queen Laura Marling perform together without at least getting a flash of Dylan/Baez. The two, along with Mumford & Sons are largely responsible for the revival in British folk. Released in 2008, Flynn’s debut album , A Larum, was received extremely well by fans and critics alike showcasing a sharp, troubadour-like style. Flynn, an actor and poet in addition to his music, whips out lyrics like “Tickle me pink and rosy as a flushed red apple skin/Except I’ve never been as sweet” so effortlessly that it’s easy to miss the depth of this album while getting lulled by the shimmering waves. A fitting companion to Marling’s I Speak Because I Can, pair this album with an adventurous banana-flavored rum cocktail and enjoy the performance.
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