LCD’s Sound of Silver is the last great record I got before moving to New York and it’s forever etched in my brain as a soundtrack to transition. After ten years in Chicago and not enough to show, a girl had found my heart, carefully placed it next to her own, then told me she had to leave for NYC. Would I follow? My chest was full of bees. But sometimes you need a push, and in December ’08 I packed a van and hurled it into the future, past northwest Indiana smokestacks and slag, bouncing coins down the throats of damp Ohio toll booths, finally crossing the George Washington Bridge. James Murphy kept me company, dealing with his own transitions: losing friends, getting older, questioning his love for a city that was about to be mine. What would happen? Frost on the BQE, I lost track of streets, a box of pans rattling in the back. Excited, nervous, happy, a little scared, I parked it on a curb in Brooklyn and hoped for the best.
A clean refresher to toast new beginnings…
SOUND OF SILVER:
- 1 oz. tequila blanco
- 1 oz. dry gin
- ¾ oz. fresh lime juice
- ¾ oz. simple syrup
- white of a small egg
Add all ingredients to a shaker and dry shake (shake without ice, that is) for 30 seconds to emulsify the egg. Add ice and shake again, straining into a chilled cocktail glass.