VINYL & VODKA

 Vintage Vinyl & Classic Cocktail Pairings:

 
 
Harvey Wallbanger & Nancy Sinatra’s Nancy in London (1966) – Swing into the 60’s with It Girl Nancy Sinatra’s These Boots are Made for Walking and the popular 60’s cocktail, Harvey Wallbanger made with a tall bottle of Galliano.
1 1/2 oz Vodka Mariette, 1/2 oz Galliano, 3 oz fresh orange juice

 

 
 
 
Bloody Mary & Heart’s Dreamboat Annie (1973) –  Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson proved that women can rock with their debut album’s Magic Man & Crazy on You.  Pair a spicy, bold Bloody Mary with kick ass sounds of these bold women.
1 1/2 oz Vodka Mariette, 1/2 oz lemon juice, 3 oz tomato juice, pepper, salt, tabasco, worcestershire sauce
 
 
 
 
White Russian & Minnie Riperton’s Perfect Angel (1974) – Listen to her unforgettable voice range in the sweet ballad. Lovin’ You with a creamy drink Inspired by the melted vanilla ice cream on her album cover.
2 oz Vanilla & Coconut Vodka Mariette, 1 oz fresh cream, 1 oz coffee liqueur
 
 
 
 
Sea Breeze & Carly Simon’s The Best Of (1975) – Listen to Carly Simon’s easy, breezy sound with an appropriately named drink. Look for her Best of for so many greats such as Your so Vain, Anticipation, Mockingbird, & That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard it Should Be.
1 1/2 oz Vodka Mariette, 1 oz grapefruit juice, 4 oz cranberry juice
 
 
 
 
Mudslide & Fleetwood Mac (1975) – This album has an irresistible collection of songs like Stevie Nick’s Rhiannon and Landslide and Christine McVie’s Say You Love me.  Pair the irresistible boozy vodka milkshake with Landslide and the others.
1 oz  Vanilla & Coconut Vodka Mariette1 oz coffee liqueur, 1 oz Baileys Irish Cream, 1 1/2 oz heavy cream
 
 
 
 
Kamikaze & Blondie’s Parallel Lines (1978) – An ode to listening to Blondie’s greats like One Way or Another, Heart of Glass, & Hanging on the Telephone drinking shots and stage diving at CBGB.
1/2 oz Vodka Mariette, 1/4 oz lime juice, 1/2 oz Triple Sec
 
 
 
 
Blue Lagoon & Donna Summer’s Bad Girls (1979) – This is an iconic pairing of the made to be seen blue disco drink with the queen of Disco – Toot Toot Beep Beep.
1 oz Vodka Mariette, 1 oz Blue Curacao, 4 oz lemonade
 
 
 
 
Cosmo & Diana Ross & the Supremes Anthology (1981) – No one is more cosmopolitan than the incomparable Diana Ross from her days in the Supremes to her solo career.  From disco hit, I’m Coming Out to the soulful Theme from Mahogany, this lady from Detroit does it all with class.
1 1/2 oz Vodka Mariette, 1 oz cranberry juice, 1/2 oz Cointreau, 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
 
 
 
 
Jell-o Shot & Pat Penatar’s Crimes of Passion (1980)  Listen to “Hit Me with Your Best shot” with a Jell-o Shot.  There are a lot of great shots, like Kamikaze, Lemon Drop, & Tequilla (ouch), but we think the best is a Jell-o Shot.
3/4 oz Vodka Mariette, 1 oz Jell-o
 
 
 
 
Screwdriver & Abba (1976) –  Pair the sweet and tangy, classic vodka drink with the most commercially successful pop group of the 70’s.  Dance and sing along with the distinctive harmonies with a refreshing, unpretentious, screwdriver.
1 3/4 oz Vodka Mariette, 3 1/2 oz orange juice
 
 
 
 
Sex and the Beach & Berlin’s Pleasure Victim (1982) –   Pair the sexy cocktail with an album with the song Sex (I’m A).  This is no one hit wonder, Tell Me Why, The Metro, and Pleasure Victim are sexy enough for Sex On the Beach.
1 1/3 oz Vodka Mariette, 1 1/3 oz cranberry juice, 1 1/3 oz orange juice, 2/3 oz peach schnapps
 
 
 
 
Fuzzy Navel & Madonna’s Madonna (1983). She exploded into the music scene with NYC dancefloor beats and navel exposing cropped tops. Listen to her debut album for Lucky Star, Borderline, Holiday & Burning Up.
1 oz Vodka Mariette, 3 oz peach schnapps, 3 oz orange juice
 
 
 
 
Martini & Sade’s Diamond Life (1984) –  The most classic vodka cocktail pairs well with the sensuous, glamorous sound of Sade’s debut album.  Sip along to the luxurious sax in Smooth Operator & Your Love is King.
3 oz Vodka Mariette, 1/2 oz dry vermouth
 
 
 
 
Dirty Martini & Janet Jackson’s Control (1986) – Coming from Jackson family royalty, Janet breaks out on her own with an album about independence and strength, she’s not afraid to be Nasty.  Pair the Dirty Martini with the electro funk, Natsy , “My first name ain’t baby, It’s Janet.  Miss Jackson if you’re nasty.”  She also gives us other great songs like Control, What Have You Done for Me Lately, and When I Think of You.
2 1/2 oz Vodka Mariette, 1/2 oz dry vermouth, 1/2 oz olive juice
 
 
 
 
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