4 Iconic Albums to Enjoy with 4 Perfectly Matched Cocktails

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

Pair it with a…

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

Pair it with a…

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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