Thursday, May 18, 2017

Sunset Cocktail: Black Hole Sun in Memory of Chris Cornell

2 oz Angel's Envy Bourbon 
1/2 oz Cold Brew Coffee 
1/2 oz Simple Syrup 
2 dashes Hella Bitters Orange 
1 dash Angostura Bitters 
1 (heavy) dash Scrappy's Chocolate Bitters 

Stir everything on ice and strain into a chilled Old Fashioned glass. Garnish with a Lemon wheel floating on top. Drink to his singularly fantastic voice. 

This Coffee Old Fashioned is credited to Houston bartender Bryan Hutchinson named after the song written by Chris Cornell and performed by his band Soundgarden

From Melody Maker, March 19, 1994: Commenting upon how the song was misinterpreted as being positive, Cornell said, "No one seems to get this, but 'Black Hole Sun' is sad. But because the melody is really pretty, everyone thinks it's almost chipper, which is ridiculous." 

From Rolling Stone. January 12, 1995: It's really difficult for a person to create their own life and their own freedom. It's going to become more and more difficult, and it's going to create more and more disillusioned people who become dishonest and angry and are willing to fuck the next guy to get what they want. There's so much stepping on the backs of other people in our profession. We've been so lucky that we've never had to do that. Part of it was because of our own tenacity, and part of it was because we were lucky.