This Saturday, December 21, it's time for our favorite holiday tradition, the Bartender of the Airwaves! As the "hep" elves know, every year WFMU radio personality Rex hosts a Christmas-themed swingin' office party on his Fool's Paradise program. The Grade "A" Fancy crew will be there once again, and Karen will create a brand new cocktail in honor of the occasion. Live, on-air mixamotology means this will be a broadcasting milestone, one you will be proud to share with your grandchildren one day when they ask you, "Mee-maw and Grampop, what's a radio?"
Rex will deliver his special brand of festive novelty tunes guaranteed to curdle your figgy pudding. Everyone's holiday traditions are represented — be they bop, slop or schlock — Fool's Paradise will never stoop to the corrosive debate currently poisoning our children about whether Santa is a "hillbilly" or a "soul brother".
Tune in Saturday from 1 to 3pm on the Fun 91! In the New York City area it's WFMU 91.1 fm Jersey City, and 90.1 in the Hudson Valley. Children of any land can listen in real time via the miracle of the internet, or sample the archived show any time, any season.
Attention Do-It-Yourself-ers! Play along at ho-ho-home!
Want to mix up this year's new holiday cocktail during the show? Here is everything you will need:
- Bourbon, your favorite brand
- Cherry Heering Liqueur
- Linie Aquavit
- Bitter Truth Old Fashioned Aromatic Bitters
- Toasted sliced almonds
If you cannot find Linie Aquavit, perhaps kümmel? It also has a caraway flavor but it’s hardly the same since Aquavit is a distilled liquor while your kümmel is a liqueur.
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