Booze & Vinyl: A Spirited Guide to Great Music and Mixed Drinks

The ultimate listening party guide, Booze and Vinyl shows you how to set the mood for 70 great records from the 1950s through the 2000s.

From modern craft cocktails to old standbys, prepare to shake, stir, and just plain pour your way through some of the best wax ever pressed. Wickedly designed and featuring photography throughout, Booze & Vinyl is organized by mood, from Rock to Chill, Dance, and Seduce. Each entry has liner notes that underscore the album’s musical highlights and accompanying “Side A” and “Side B” cocktail recipes that complement the music’s mood, imagery in the lyrics, or connect the drink to the artist. This is your guide to a rich listening session for one, two, or more.

Among the 70 featured albums are: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club, Purple Rain, Sticky Fingers, Born To Run, License to Ill, Appetite for Destruction, Thriller, Like a Virgin, Low End Theory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust, Hotel California, Buena Vista Social Club, Back to Black, Pet Sounds, Vampire Weekend, and many more.

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3 thoughts on “Booze & Vinyl: A Spirited Guide to Great Music and Mixed Drinks

  1. Fun! Booze and Vinyl by André Darlington and Tenaya Darlington is not strictly a cocktail book but a fun guide to pairing music and cocktails or as the book says, “how to host a boozy listening party.” There are 70 albums, divided by mood with an A-side and B-side cocktail for each album, along with “liner notes” about the artist and album and party ideas. There are classic cocktails like the Manhattan and Tuxedo that are paired with Frank Sinatra’s In the Wee Small Hours while…

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  2. Unpretentious, delicious, fun This is a great book with excellent musical selections from a wide range of genres and time periods, and drinks that are delicious and simple–much better than the drinks I usually make, but no over-the-top requirements for expensive, hard-to-find ingredients or brands. Fun coffee table book for guests to flip through, too, full of dynamic graphic design and color. Johnny Cash page suggests “Suffering Bastard” and “Stone Fence,” both of which are tasty and on the mark! Would…

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