The Record: R.E.M., Lifes Rich Pageant
The Refreshment: Peach Black Tea Whiskey Smash
R.E.M. is a band I casually enjoyed as a kid in the ‘90s, but I didn’t realize how long they’d been around! I guess I always think of them as a ‘90s band when, in fact, they came about in the ‘80s. I only knew a couple of tracks off this record (“Fall on Me” is my favorite), but I enjoyed the full listen. As for the cocktail, this drink carried on the southern theme we seem to keep revisiting. I took a classic Whiskey Smash (bourbon, lemon, mint, simple syrup), and infused it with Georgia-inspired flavors – a black tea concentrate and peach liqueur in place of the simple.