Raleigh Keegan released his new song, “Drink For That,” on June 11th. The track, co-written by Keegan along with Matt Rogers and Eric Torres, finds the Ohio-born artist singing about the drinks he fixes for certain situations (“Cold beer in the neon, whiskey when our team won,”) but he’s at a loss when it come to finding a drink that helps him get over his heartbreak.
“But I just can’t seem to fill a glass with anything to get me past your goodbye and wanting you back / They don’t make a drink for that,” sings Keegan in the chorus.
While the singer can’t find a drink for heartache, he shared a recipe for his go-to Old Fashioned with Sounds Like Nashville. The drink is perfect for summer as well as for sitting back and listening to “Drink For That.”
“I paired an Old Fashioned with ‘Drink for That’ because when I drink bourbon on my porch, I typically get reflective, and everyone feels that way after a breakup. But the orange bitters and the sugar soften the bite of the bourbon, and I think a breakup too,” said Keegan of the cocktail.
Raleigh Keegan’s “Drink For That” Old Fashioned Recipe:
2 parts ANGEL’S ENVY Bourbon Finished in Port Wine Barrels
1 dash Angostura Bitters
1 tsp. mineral water
1 tsp. sugar (or one sugar cube)
Tools: mixing glass, strainer
Glass: old-fashioned glass
Garnish: twist of lemon
Pour the bitters, sugar and water into a mixing glass half-filled with cracked ice. Stir well until the sugar is dissolved. Strain over cracked iced in an old-fashioned glass. Add Angel’s Envy and stir well. Garnish with a twist of lemon.
Keegan’s “Drink For That” follows other recently-released songs, including “Easy On The Trigger,” released in April, and “Handyman,” released in March.