“Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today
to get through this thing called life.”
Today we lost a truly innovative musical genius. Prince Rogers Nelson was a huge part of my life. In 1983, my friend Brian took me to see the 1999 tour with The Time and Vanity 6 opening the show. I was mesmerized by the funk, the fun, and the fabulosity! I immediately became a fan and couldn’t get enough of his music. I saw him one other time about five years ago. He was still amazing and original! I’m not at all happy about having to live in a world that does not include Prince, but he left us with so much great music to keep him alive. R.I.P. Prince
Once I’d processed the news, I knew I would need an adult beverage when work was done. I also knew I wanted to find a way to pay tribute to this person who inspired me to dance, to be me without regard to what others might think, and to be a better musician. So I decided to create a cocktail in his honor. I present to you The Paisley Park Swizzle.
The ratios still need a tiny bit of tweaking, but the ingredients are as follows: White Panamanian rum, cinnamon syrup, creme de violette, lemon juice, fresh blueberries and blackberries. and a Raspberry Beret garnish.
Cheers, and Let’s Get Crazy!