The Big Suit
2 oz Apple Brandy <Calvados Morin Selection*>
3/4 oz Punt e Mes
1/2 oz Maraschino Liqueur <Luxardo>
Stir with ice, strain into an empty rocks glass.
In my opinion, the topic of best live concert film ever is basically a two horse race. For shear star power, The Band’s The Last Waltz is mindblowing. Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Dr. John, Bob Dylan…and that’s barely half of all the cameos. The show depicts The Band’s last concert, and they use their musician pals not just to re-imagine their own hits, but also play backup on a number of covers with the original artists as well. And from a purely musical and performance standpoint, we have The Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense. Stitched together from performances across three nights, this is peak Talking Heads. The show slowly builds from their early art-pop-punk songs to the groove-oriented prog-funk arrangements (thanks to some help from Bernie Worrell) of the Remain in the Light era. At this point you’re probably wondering what this has to do with cocktails. Don’t worry, I’ll get there.
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