Luke Temple - Don’t Act Like You Don’t Care + Mountain Breeze
Ingredients: 1/2 ounce vodka, 1/2 ounce gin, 1/2 ounce triple sec, 1 ounce cranberry juice, 1/2 ounce rum, 1/2 ounce tequila, 1 1/2 ounce sweet and sour mix, 1/2 ounce grapefruit juice, lime wedge for garnish.
Mixing Instructions: Build ingredients over ice in a hurricane glass. Shake and garnish with a lime wedge.
Notes: Although I admittedly knew nothing of Luke Temple until the debut release of Here We Go Magic’s self-titled album in early 2009, I was instantly interested in who the driving force behind them was. It’s no surprise that when I found out Luke Temple was releasing a solo album of music made concurrently with that same Here We Go Magic album last year that I was poised to love it. The verdict is in—I do, in fact, love it. Though it’s almost a completely different sound from HWGM, Luke Temple’s simpler song composition and instrumentation as a solo artist makes for a welcome change of pace that fits well on a record player with a Mountain Breeze in hand.