The Record: Bright Eyes, I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
The Refreshment: A Liquid Cure for Landlocked Blues (recipe below)
My Vinyl Vednesday companion was absent this time, so I seized the opportunity to make selections he doesn't particularly care for: Bright Eyes and a hot cocktail! If I had to select an album to encompass my early college years, this one would definitely be in the running. I started listening to Conor as an angsty junior high kid, and my love for his music culminated with this twangy record. While I've failed to consistently keep up with his newer music, I always have the urge to revisit these old tunes in autumn. The cozy cocktail was a perfect accompaniment to the crisp fall evening. Recipe below!
A Liquid Cure for Landlocked Blues (Ginger Hot Toddy)
Combine 1.5 oz whiskey, 1 oz ginger syrup and .5 oz of lemon juice in a mug. Top with hot water and stir. Sprinkle with cinnamon (don't accidentally reach for cumin like I did) and enjoy!
*Peel and slice fresh ginger and let it simmer in 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar for about 30 minutes. It's great in a lot of cocktails!