Pairing Vinyl
with Cocktails

What's better than sipping on a good cocktail and listening to an album that's even better on vinyl? Absolutely nothing.

We recently partnered up with Adam Sloan, who runs an account all about pairing drinks with music called Soundtrack My Drink, to gather several cocktail-making Instagrammers and task them with crafting a drink that pairs with a certain album.

The album choices were as follows: The National - “First Two Pages of Frankenstein"Fugazi - “Seven Songs”SZA - “SOS"White Stripes - “Elephant” 20th AnniversaryFleetwood Mac - “Rumours”Amy Winehouse - “Back To Black”Lauryn Hill - “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill”Kendrick Lamar - “To Pimp A Butterfly”Sex Pistols - "Never Mind the Bollocks”

Tropic Morning Wine

Song: "Tropic Morning News"
Album: First Two Pages of Frankenstein
Artist: The National

1 bottle “Orange” Grüner Veltliner 
2 cups Citrus and Fennel Sherbet
4 oz Clairin Sajous 
4 oz Strega 
Citrus/Fennel Fronds Garnish 
Soda water 

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Tropic Morning News

Song: "Tropic Morning News"
Album: First Two Pages of Frankenstein
Artist: The National

2 oz Plantation OFTD overproof rum
1 oz pineapple juice
1 oz cream of coconut
3/4 oz lime juice
1/2 oz coffee liqueur
1/2 oz @barenjagerhoney honey liqueur
1/2 oz Fernet Branca 

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Water Wings

Song: "Once Upon a Poolside"
Album: First Two Pages of Frankenstein
Artist: The National

1 oz Old Tom Gin (@spring44distilling)
.75 oz L’Aperitivo Nonino 
.75 oz Italicus Bergamot Liqueur
.75 oz Lime Juice
3 Dashes Angostura Bitters
1-2 Barspoons Blue Curaçao
Orange Blossom Water

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Tangerine Perfume

Song: "Once Upon a Poolside"
Album: First Two Pages of Frankenstein
Artist: The National

2 oz Pink peppercorn-infused Gin (@suntory_rokugin)
3/4 oz Acid-adjusted tangerine juice
1/2 oz Rich Simple Syrup
5 drops @luxardousa Marachino Liqueur

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Once Upon a Poolside

Song: "Once Upon a Poolside"
Album: First Two Pages of Frankenstein
Artist: The National

1.5 oz @thelondonn1 Gin
1 oz. coconut water
1/2 oz. Dolin dry1 barspoon Cointreau
1 barspoon @elguapobitters Rose Cordial
1 dash lime acid solution

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The Alcott

Song: "The Alcott"
Album: First Two Pages of Frankenstein
Artist: The National

1 oz bourbon (@fourrosesbourbon)
1 oz barrel-aged gin (@waterloogin Antique)
1 oz Meletti amaro (@meletti_usa)

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Chill Vibes

Song: "Ice Machines"
Album: First Two Pages of Frankenstein
Artist: The National

3 ounces of blackberry infused gin @citadellegin
1/2 ounce of orange liqueur @moonrisedistillery
1/2 ounce of bitter liqueur @breckdistillery
1 ounce of lemon juice
1 ounce of lavender syrup

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Patient Boy

Song: "Waiting Room"
Album: Seven Songs
Artist: Fugazi

¾ oz Sailor Jerry
¾ oz George Dickel Bottled in Bond
1 oz coffee-infused Amaro Meletti
1 oz Faccia Brutto Aperitivo
1 dash Ango
garnish: sprinkle of coarse salt

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Not a Warning Shot

Song: "Kill Bill"
Album: SOS
Artist: SZA

1-1/2 oz peach-infused Japanese whisky1/2 oz burnt cinnamon-infused apple brandy1/2 oz salted Demerara1/2 oz coffee liqueur bar spoon Bénédictine3 dashes orange bitters

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Home Remedy

Song: "Girl, You Have No Faith In Medicine"
Album: Elephant 20th Anniversary
Artist: White Stripes

1 oz Mezcal
1 oz Cynar 70
¾ oz Honey Ginger Syrup*
¾ oz Lemon
½ oz Turmeric Herbal Tea
½ oz Orange
2 spritzes Mezcal (for "therapeutic" aromatics)
Garnish: Candied Ginger & Dehydrated Lemon 

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1981 Ray Gun

Song: "The Hardest Button to Button"
Album: Elephant 20th Anniversary
Artist: White Stripes

0.75oz (22.5ml) @banhezmezcalartesanal mezcal
0.75oz (22.5ml) @laclandestineabsinthe absinthe blanche
0.75oz (22.5ml) Sichuan peppercorn infused @jdt_velvet_falernum Velvet Falernum
0.75oz (22.5ml) acid-adjusted grapefruit juice

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From the Queen of England to the Hounds of Hell

Song: "Seven Nation Army"
Album: Elephant 20th Anniversary
Artist: White Stripes

1.5 @oldforester 100 proof bourbon
.5 oz lime
.25 @fernetbranca
.5 @grandmarnierusa
.75 @puntemes_it
2 Dash of @peychaudsaperitivo bitters
@laphroaig rinse

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Bitter Biscuit

Song: "Ball and Biscuit"
Album: Elephant 20th Anniversary
Artist: White Stripes

1 oz @lotusbiscoffus infused bourbon
1 oz Campari
1 oz Fernet Branca
Pinch of Maldon salt

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The Hardest Button to Button

Song: "The Hardest Button to Button"
Album: Elephant 20th Anniversary
Artist: White Stripes

.75oz Meletti Amaro
.75oz Amaro Montenegro
.75oz Manzanilla Sherry
.5oz Ming River Baiju
.75oz Lime Juice
.5oz Simple

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A Salacious Gin Sipper

Song: "Ball and Biscuit"
Album: Elephant 20th Anniversary
Artist: White Stripes

Gin (Hibiscus Infused @mcqueenvioletfog) - 1 part
Elderflower Liqueur - 1/2 part
Key Lime Cordial - 1/2 part
Soda Water (optional - if you have time to pour it 😏) - top off or take your top off
Rose Water (has to be an aphrodisiac right??) - couple drops
Clear Ice
Panties for garnish

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The Chain

Song: "The Chain"
Album: Rumours
Artist: Fleetwood Mac

2oz Dented Brick Antelope Island Red Rum
1oz Bespoke Bar LA The Summer Peach Mixer
1/2oz BG Reynolds Grenadine
1 Bar Spoon Peach Mango Loyal Oils
3 Dashes The Bitter Truth Orange Bitters
Sprig of Rosemary for Garnish
Downtown Coupe from Hither Lane

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You Make Loving Fun

Song: "You Make Loving Fun"
Album: Rumours
Artist: Fleetwood Mac

1 c dry gin
1/2 c meyer lemon juice
1/2 c simple syrup

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Gold Dust Woman

Song: "Gold Dust Woman"
Album: Rumours
Artist: Fleetwood Mac

1 ounce Doble Filo Blanco Sotol
1 ounce Der Lachs Original Danziger Goldwasser
1 ounce Aperol
1 ounce fresh lime juice
1 barspoon Fireball Whiskey
1 line of Gold Luster Dust edible glitter powder

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Second Hand News

Song: "Second Hand News"
Album: Rumours
Artist: Fleetwood Mac

1 oz Coffee infused Aperol
.75 oz White Rum
.75 oz Jamaican Rum
2 oz Pineapple Juice
.5 oz Lime Juice
.5 oz Oleo Saccharum Syrup
4 Dashes of Fee Foam

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The Ways of Magic

Song: "You Make Loving Fun"
Album: Rumours
Artist: Fleetwood Mac

2 oz bourbon
1/4 oz peach purée
3/4 oz blueberry basil syrup*
1/2 oz lemon juice
2 dashes Angostura bitters

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Another Lonely Day

Song: "Go Your Own Way"
Album: Rumours
Artist: Fleetwood Mac

0.75oz Mezcal (@codigo1530, gifted)
0.75oz Aquavit (@linieaquavit_official)
0.5oz Cynar (@cynarusa)
0.5oz roasted eggplant syrup
1tsp lemon juice
1/4tsp cumin/coriander tincture (see website in bio for full recipe)

The Lioness

Song: "You Know I'm No Good"
Album: Back to Black
Artist: Amy Winehouse

1½ oz Tanqueray No. TEN
1½ oz Acid Adjusted Grapefruit Juice
½ oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
¼ oz Rich Vanilla Lactic Syrup (2:1)
4 dashes Fee Foam
2 - 3 Fresh Basil Leaves
Top with Stella Artois Lager

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You Know I'm No Good

Song: "You Know I'm No Good"
Album: Back to Black
Artist: Amy Winehouse

1.5 oz Rum
1 oz clarified pineapple juice
1 oz jasmine tea
0.5 oz simple syrup
+ Top with prosecco
+ Express orange
+ Grated nutmeg
+ Flower garnish

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Rickstasy

Song: "Back to Black"
Album: Back to Black
Artist: Amy Winehouse

3 oz gin
1 oz Giffard Banane du Bresil
1 oz Yukon Jack
1 oz Columbia River Coffee Liqueur
Olive oil with activated charcoal to warm up the vocals

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The Bitter Finale

Song: "Some Unholy War"
Album: Back to Black
Artist: Amy Winehouse

1.5 oz High Proof Bourbon
1 oz Fresh Brewed Dark Roast Espresso
0.25 oz Gran Classico Bitter
0.75 oz Clove-Infused Coffee Liqueur
0.5 oz Cinnamon Simple Syrup
2 drops Hellfire Bitters
3 drops Chocolate Bitters
A pinch of salt

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Sniffed Me Out Like I Was Tanqueray

Song: "You Know I'm No Good"
Album: Back to Black
Artist: Amy Winehouse

Tanqueray No. 10
Fever Tree Tonic (I went with elderflower)
Splash Spindrift Cucumber
Juniper Berries, Cucumber Wheel, Lemon Twist, Orange Wedge

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The Red Drink (That Thing)

Song: "Doo Wop (That Thing)
Album: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Artist: Lauryn Hill

1.5 oz bourbon @twoeaglesdistillery
.75 oz cherry brandy
.5 oz red wine reduction
2 dash cardamom bitters @feebrothersbitters
2 dash bitterless marriage -hibiscus lavender oak @crudebitters

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This Is The Power That Be

Song: "King Kunta"
Album: To Pimp a Butterfly
Artist: Kendrick Lamar

1 oz brown butter fat-washed bourbon
1 oz cognac
1 tsp maple syrup
2-3 dashes Bittermens burlesque bitters

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Anarchy 76

Song: "Anarchy in the UK"
Album: Never Mind the Bollocks
Artist: Sex Pistols

1 oz Earl Grey Tea infused London Dry Gin
½ oz Creme de Cassis (Black Currant)
3 dashes of black lemon bitters (@scrappysbitters)
A barspoon of kokuto sugar syrup
Top off with champagne
Garnish with a lemon peel

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Pretty Vacant

Song: "Pretty Vacant"
Album: Never Mind the Bollocks
Artist: Sex Pistols

1.5 oz gin
.75 oz strawberry infused Aperol
.75 oz lemon juice
.25 agave syrup
Dash Grapefruit bitters
Top with Pilsner

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