4 Iconic Albums to Enjoy with 4 Perfectly Matched Cocktails

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For those who are regular readers of the Manual will know that we're huge music fans here at THE IDLE MAN, so when we heard about Vinyl me, please, a service set up by four record enthusiasts from Colorado, who send you a carefully selected limited edition vinyl every month with exclusive artwork and a bespoke cocktail recipe to accompany, naturally our ears pricked up. So to showcase their eclectic selections and the perfectly-matched cocktails they suggest knocking up and enjoying while listening to your latest pick-up, we've chosen four of our favourites from their recent batch.

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Album: 'The Year of Hibernation' | Artist: Youth Lagoon | Visual Artist: Chris Hunt

Pair it with...

Paloma

INGREDIENTS

- 2 ounces reposado or blanco tequila
- Juice from 1/2 of a lime
- Pinch of sea salt
- Grapefruit soda (such as Jarritos)

PREPARATION

Pour tequila into glass & squeeze in lime juice. Add ice, salt, and fill with grapefruit soda. Stir, garnish with a lime and serve.

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Album: Soulville | Artist: The Ben Webster Quintet | Visual Artist: Ben Flay

Pair it with...

Gin & Tonic

INGREDIENTS

- 2 ounces gin (such as Bristow Gin)
- 3/4 ounce Jack Rudy Tonic
- 4-5 ounces soda water

PREPARATION

Combine ingredients in an ice-filled collins glass. Stir gently and serve.

Album: 'Too Bad Jim' | Artist: R.L. Burnside | Visual Artist: Andrew Gunhardt
Album: 'Too Bad Jim' | Artist: R.L. Burnside | Visual Artist: Andrew Gunhardt

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Bloody Motha

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 ounces Old Grand-Dad Bourbon Whiskey
2 1/2 ounces tomato juice
2 pinches salt
2 pinches pepper
1 squeeze fresh lemon

PREPARATION

Shake with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into an ice-filled Collins glass and serve.

Album: 'Madvillainy' | Artist: Madvillain | Visual Artist: James Reitano
Album: 'Madvillainy' | Artist: Madvillain | Visual Artist: James Reitano

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La Louche

INGREDIENTS

- 1 1/2 ounces Hendrinks Gin
- 1 ounce Lillet Rouge
- 1/2 ounce Lime Juice
- 1/4 ounce Yellow Chartreuse
- 1/4 Ounce Simple Syrup

PREPARATION

Shake with ice and strain into a chilled coupe.

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