Saturday, August 21, 2010

Cocktail, Anyone?

Summer's Almost Gone

Growing up in New England, nature's four seasons clicked to distinct rhythms. As bees' buzzing died, light and leaves crisped and darkened, smells heightened from lazy towards winter sharpness.

BUT
summer's not so gone we can't enjoy a tasty Summer Cocktail inspired by garden goodies, in this case gardens in Brooklyn, New York ...

Inspiring infused recipes here at Herbal Alchemy and here at indieperfumes.

Summer's Almost Gone lyrics by The Doors
its softness and refrain haunt as season turns to season ...

Summer's almost gone
Summer's almost gone
Almost gone
Yeah, it's almost gone
Where will we be
When the summer's gone?
Morning found us calmly unaware
Noon burn gold into our hair
At night, we swim the laughin' sea
When summer's gone
Where will we be
Where will we be
Where will we be
Morning found us calmly unaware
Noon burn gold into our hair
At night, we swim the laughin' sea
When summer's gone
Where will we be
Summer's almost gone
Summer's almost gone
We had some good times
But they're gone
The winter's comin' on
Summer's almost gone

- The Doors

September 2, 1965 demo recording from the World Pacific Jazz Studios Los Angeles.
Rick & the Ravens - Jim Morrison - vocals, Ray Manzarek - piano/background vocals, John Densmore - drums, Rick Manzarek -guitar, Jim Manzarek -harmonica, Patricia "Pat" Hansen -bass guitar (née Sullivan; of Patty & the Esquires the band she had with Chuck Hansen whom she later married).



And, from The Doors' album Waiting for the Sun the version I grew up on




Salut! Amor! Dinero! Cheers! To You!

photo: Drink Me lastor