André & Tenaya Darlington, Booze & Vinyl
Booze and Vinyl explores the intersection of timeless music and mixed drinks with a spotlight on 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, a suggested theme for a listening party (like a whiskey tasting for The White Stripes, or a punk rock tea party for Blondie), plus a pair of cocktail recipes that complement the music's mood, imagery, or lyrics. This is your guide to a rich listening session for one, two, or more.
Among the 70 featured albums: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club, Purple Rain, 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.
Siblings André and Tenaya Darlington have written three books together that offer an experiential twist on the cocktail. For The New Cocktail Hour (Running Press 2016) they sipped their way through 270 historic drinks -- in chronological order -- and offered tasting notes and food pairing suggestions for culinary-oriented happy hours. Next, they culled the best cocktails from classic Hollywood films to create Movie Night Menus (also 2016), a collaboration with Turner Classics Movies. Their latest book, Booze & Vinyl, is all about the boozy listening party. It was inspired by their musician father and his Thorens turntable.
"Listening to the entire Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust LP, side A then side B, would be that much better with a perfectly paired cocktail. Purple Rain, too. Booze & Vinyl goes in deep on years of classic music with drink recipes to match." –Esquire.com (Ten Most Anticipated Cookbooks of 2018)
"A groovy, gorgeous gulp of a book. You'll never use an album cover as a coaster again." -Tim Federle, author of Tequila Mockingbird