Christmas Eve-ternoon, Saturday, December 24
Grade "A" Fancy Shakes Up the Airwaves
Yes, children, it's time once again for your host and mine, Rex, to celebrate the American Novelty Songbook in peerless Fool's Paradise style, spinning more zany holiday-themed novelty records than anyone might think is prudent, and all at 45 r.p.m. As tradition dictates, Grade "A" Fancy's own Chief Mixing Officer will unveil a brand new cup of hooch specially created to mark the occasion, mixed before your very ears! This feature we like to call "Bartender of the Airwaves" is truly a milestone in broadcasting history.
What will this year’s cocktail be? Tune on Saturday from 1 to 3pm ET when the name and recipe will be revealed. In the tri-state area, listen on the mighty WFMU 91.1 FM Jersey City and NYC, and 90.1 and 91.9 in the Hudson Valley. If you find yourself stranded somewhere in the Yukon, or behind a skyscraper, listen in real time at WFMU.org via the miracle of the internet. If you insist on spending the day with family the show will be archived so you'll be able to enjoy the radio hi-jinx at your leisure for years to come.
What will you need to play the home game?
𝐻𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑖𝑠 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑠ℎ𝑜𝑝𝑝𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑙𝑖𝑠𝑡 (𝑐ℎ𝑒𝑐𝑘 𝑖𝑡 𝑡𝑤𝑖𝑐𝑒):
- Hendricks Gin
- Muscat de Beaumes de Venise - a lightly sweet Muscat wine from the southern Rhône
- Earl Grey tea – you’ll want to pre-brew a cup and cool it, baby
- Dr. Adam Elmegirab's Winter Spiced Bitters
- Turbinado sugar (such as Sugar in the Raw) 1:1 simple syrup
- cocktail cherry for garnish
Tools and Glassware:
- Mixing tin or glass
- Small cocktail glass
- Brew a cup of Earl Grey tea
- Prepare syrup 1:1
Make a tray of ice, chill your glasses, and we'll see you Saturday! Well, you'll hear us. You know what we mean, listen in. And check this space after the show for the official recipe.