Down in the dusty, sun-drenched California desert, thousands of music lovers and the bands they adore are converging for the two-weekend long music bonanza known as Coachella. Sculptures stretch into the sky over the campers, and music plays from first light into the night across multiple venues. In honor of the festivial’s kick-off, we’ve put together a play list of cocktails inspired by a few of Coachella’s headline acts, so even if you’re not there, you can sip away in the comfort of your own home. It may not be 100 degrees, and the music may not be live, but if you crank the stereo, close your eyes and sip one of these cocktails, we’re pretty sure you’ll be happy right where you are.
Tipperay No. 2 (Band Match: Dropkick Murphys)
And Irish whiskey-soaked cocktail for an Irish whiskey-soaked crew.
Dry and Spicy Daiquiri (Band Match: Red Hot Chili Peppers)
We went literal for this pairing and chose a spicy riff on a classic Daiquiri.
Among Dreams: (Band Match: Sigur Ros)
Culty, Icelandic powerhouse Sigur Ros’ music is slow and otherworldly, just like this dreamy cocktail.
The Smoking Gun: (Band Match: Franz Ferdinand)
A straightforward, Scotch-based, Fernet-spiked cocktail for a straightforward, Scottish indie band.
Brooklyn Shandy: (Band Match: Grizzly Bear )
Our perfect match for a Brooklyn band? A Brooklyn Shandy!