Tonight, I present the Rob Roy…smokey, sexy, and strong. I like mine like cocktail historian David Wondrich suggests, with a twist of lemon. As this drink was named for a Scottish hero, I offer you my fave half-Scottie: Rod Stewart, with an old one from his days with The Faces. This amazing recording from 1970 is like the spiritual spawn of The Kinks, The Who, Led Zeppelin, and The Rolling Stones…dig it! And since one of my all time fave bands Sleater-Kinney released a new record today, you get a bonus track. I found this recording from a show in New York that I’m proud to say I saw!
That’s right, it’s #eggnog time! I make mine with eggs, cream, milk, nutmeg, and of course, a little booze! I use Bourbon and Rum, and boy is it tasty. Not to mention it’s a great excuse to share another underplayed holiday tune: Augie Rios and his brilliant “Donde Esta Santa Claus?”…enjoy!!
I once found myself in #Chicago on a night so cold and damp I can still feel it in my bones, and when I ducked into a bar just to get out of the wind, the bartender prescribed a hot buttered rum. It did the trick, and on the jukebox I found one of my faves: “Mongoloid” by Devo. Tonight, I made mine with Mexican Piloncillo sugar, a little butter, and some Bones Rum that my mom gave me from a trip she took to the islands. Here’s a link to that brilliant song, recorded in Germany in the ’70s by Brian Eno.