Music to Our ‘Cheers’: A Cocktail for National Vinyl Record Day

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It’s National Vinyl Record Day, you say? That’s right, and we’re celebrating with a recipe that pairs perfectly with this piece of music mastery. The Old Fashioned: a drink as classic as the vinyl record itself. The slow-sipper, an ideal companion for listening to your favorite records and unwinding from the work week. But, you know, it wouldn’t be us if we didn’t add a little refreshing flair to this cocktail. In this spin on a classic, we’ve added fresh fruit, which is absolutely lovely for these lazy, hazy days of summer.

Tune in to the super-simple how-to below!

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What You’ll Need:
(Serves 1)

1 teaspoon sugar
Splash of water
2 slices of orange
5 blackberries
2 dashes Hella Citrus Bitters
1.5 oz. whiskey
Ice (optional)
Your favorite records

Step One

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Dissolve the sugar at the bottom of the glass with a small splash of water. Add the orange slices and blackberries. Searching for a sweeter, fruitier cocktail? Add an extra teaspoon of sugar and another orange slice! Mmm!

Step Two

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Muddle the ingredients with a back of a wooden spoon, making sure to really press the juice out of the berries and orange slices. While you’re muddling, think about which records you’ll be spinning while you’re sippin’.

Step Three 

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Pour a shot (or two) of whiskey into your glass and add the dashes of bitters. Stir to mix. Add ice for a chiller drink.

Step Four 

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Put on your favorite record, crank that volume to the max, and enjoy your cocktail as the harmonious sounds surround you. Love a good record as much as us? Check out these downright delightful gadgets and goodies, perfect for the music lover in all of us. Cheers to National Vinyl Record Day, pals!

+Do you remember the first record your bought? What kind of drink would you pair with an afternoon of record jammin’?

About Jordyn

When she's not yell-singing how she feels à la Linda Belcher, you can catch Jordyn obsessing over birds, bolo ties, outrageously-embroidered denim shirts, and anything Sailor Moon. At her chillest, she’s watching David Attenborough documentaries or reorganizing her plants and tchotchkes for the 57th time.

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