The Latino cousin of the Moscow Mule, the Mexican Mule adds bitters and swaps out the vodka for tequila, as I’m sure you already guessed. I make a lot of these at work and they’re a great mix of flavours.
I’ve been going to see Frank Turner live now for something like 8 years and I still love everything that he does (well, almost… I’ll never forgive him for the Thunder Road cover). I even have some of his album art tattooed on my arm.
This song’s about drinking because, here at Hey Citrus!, we’re nothing if not consistent.
The French 75 is another drink which turns up in all the classic cocktail lists. However, I have to say that these are fairly thin on the ground in my native Glasgow. While I’m not normally a fan of champagne in any of its forms, I can really appreciate the combination of flavours which the ’75 offers up. Definitely a drink for celebrating that big promotion or salary increase after work, if only for the fact that you’ll feel momentarily like James Bond.
I don’t know where Gregory Porter has been all these years, but his debut album seems to have been worth waiting for. This is the titular track and it’s got everything you need to put a smile on your face and get your shoulders moving.
Also known as a Perfect Storm, the Dark ‘n’ Stormy takes its name from the pleasing effect which is created when layering dark rum over ginger beer. Sometimes the simplest things are truly the best things and few things could be simpler than this three-ingredient mix. Perfect for dark nights and clear days, you want to have this drink at the forefront of your mind when creating any lists or suggesting popular drinks.
The Brandy Alexander is a fantastic after-dinner cocktail or winter warmer. It’s smooth, sweet and somewhat Christmas-y. I’ve taken to serving thick, cream-heavy drinks with a spoon on the side just to emphasise the dessert-like aspects of the cocktail. Obviously, that’s up to yourself. but whatever you do: make sure you have these ingredients to hand come the colder weather, you won’t regret it.
This is a song for going out on Saturday night. Not, however, if you spend your weekends stood on the opposite side of the bar making sure everyone else has a great night. It’s still a perfect drinking song, though, and it reminds me of house parties from my teenage years. Yeah, it might be Sunday today and you might be relaxing, but you can always chug a beer or two for old time’s sake.