Cocktails with Sheryl Crow

While Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline,” Garth Brooks’ “Friends in Low Places” and Willie Nelson’s “Whiskey River” are classics, we’re in desperate need of a new drinking song. And no, Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” doesn’t count.

Fortunately, Sheryl Crow has stepped up with her latest album, Feels Like Home, and included the aptly titled track “We Oughta Be Drinkin’.” (Hear it here first by watching the video below.) It’s a catchy anthem that has a country-western twang but will be played in all kinds of joints. Even though it’s new, you might think you’ve already heard it dozens of times. She says it was, of course, inspired by drinking. And Crow does have some serious liquor street cred, having partied with Kid Rock (AKA Robert James Richie). “Hanging out with Bobby is so fun,” she told us. “You just want to drink when you’re with him!”

Crow admits that she doesn’t make cocktails much at home, but she does always have  Don Julio Tequila and Tito’s Vodka in her personal liquor cabinet, and she enjoys Pomegranate Martinis and the frozen Watermelon Margaritas featured in her cookbook, If It Makes You Healthy.

And she loves a good watering hole, including the renowned craft-cocktail bar Patterson House in Nashville and historic live music venue The Continental Club in Austin. And when she’s in LA, she says, “I like the Tower Bar and the Chateau Marmont for meeting friends.”

Her album comes out on September 10, but we were able to get the exclusive right to share a video of Crow performing the song at Nashville’s famed Ocean Way Recording Studios for the next 48 hours. So fix yourself a drink and then watch the video below now. Cheers!


Watermelon Margaritas

Contributed by Sheryl Crow
INGREDIENTS:

  • 4.5 cups Seedless watermelon, peeled & diced
  • 6 oz High-quality tequila, such as Patrón Silver Tequila
  • 1 oz Triple sec
  • .25 cup Sugar
  • 2 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 4 cups Ice
  • Glass: Margarita

PREPARATION:
Add half the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Transfer to a pitcher. Blend the remaining ingredients until smooth, add to the pitcher and stir to combine. Refrigerate until needed and serve in Margarita glasses. (This recipe makes 4 servings.)

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