Hails From: Burlington, VT
1: The one bottle of liquor that is on your rider at all times:
Cheap but not sleezy whiskey…we love Canadian Hunter
2. The cocktail or spirit that best describes your personality:
Gin and tonics: Smooth and refreshing, playful yet powerful, and we always end up doing something stupid.
3. Favorite bar you discovered on tour:
Crocodile lounge in NYC. Free personal pizza with every beer. Trouble
4. Most tragic or triumphant inebriated moment on stage. Spill it!
Playing in Reno NV to a completely empty room. We drank to numb the loneliness then played Chamberlin’s version of a “jazz odyssey”
5. Raw eggs in cocktails: Gross or Glorious?
6. Best late night grub hub after a night of drinking:
The slider (small cheeseburger) man on Church Street in Burlington VT. We always see him really late at night and he let’s us cut the line.
7. Your band’s drinking toast of choice (think “cheers” not “bread”):
8. Finish this sentence: Last time I took home a bar man or maid…
The motel room was full so we went to the van (back bench)
9. Your favorite hometown watering hole:
The Three Needs in Burlington VT
10. The song on your newest album best enjoyed with a boozy buzz:
Listen & Download: Chamberlin - Turn Around
Rocktail: The Bitter Blood
An ode to Chamberlain’s premiere album, Bitter Blood, just released this past March, this dynamic elixir is mysterious, mature, cozy and unfolds in layers upon the senses. Both the cocktail and Chamberlin’s reverb-bathed folk rock, feels easily familiar yet uniquely their own – an intangible quality that often paves the way to a new found love. The smooth, root-botanical forward Plymouth Gin blends harmoniously with the high proof Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur allowing the richness of the deep orange to shine through. Fresh lemon juice balances the sweet and viscous gum syrup (different from simple syrup in that it’s made with gum arabic), leaving a velvety mouthfeel. A few dashes of Bitterman’s Mole Bitters adds a chocolatey herbaceous finish to round off this balanced concoction. All in all, a bitter bloody good drink for a bitter bloody good band!
- 1 1/4 oz Plymouth Gin
- 3/4 oz Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur
- 1/2 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 oz Small Hands Foods Gum Syrup
- 3 dashes of Bitterman’s Xocolati Mole Bitters
- Blood Orange wheel float garnish (when in season)
- Chill coupe in the freezer or let sit with ice water for a few minutes while prepping.
- In a mixing glass combine all ingredients.
- Shake hard over fresh ice for 10 seconds.
- Strain into pre-chilled coupe glass and garnish with a blood orange wheel float