Think Deep Thoughts When You Make Death & Co's Joy Division Cocktail

Like the Ian Curtis's vocals, Death & Co's Joy Division is complex, dry, and highly potent. It's also deceptively simple—just Cointreau, absinthe, dry vermouth, and dry gin.
December 22, 2016, 11:00pm

"I've got the spirit, but lose the feeling" wailed Ian Curtis in 1979's "Disorder."

We've got the spirit, too—and it's the spirit of Sandra Lee, telling us it's cocktail time.

Like the dearly departed singer's vocals, Death & Co's Joy Division—named in Curtis's honor, of course—is complex, dry, and highly potent. It's also deceptively simple—just Cointreau, absinthe, dry vermouth, and London dry gin.

MAKE IT: Death and Co's Joy Division Cocktail

But hey, we know that Joy Division is a bit of a downer. "Love Will Tear Us Apart" is not a song for optimists.

Nor is the drinkable version something you should sip flippantly as you page through last year's SkyMall catalog, looking for a new automatic cereal dispenser for your dog. This comes from a joint with the word "Death" in its name, after all.

Instead, cup the coupe in your hand, stare pensively into your glass, and think deep thoughts about the inscrutable Waldeinsamkeit of our fleeting existence on this bizarre space rock.

Or drink it as you catch up on episodes of The Bachelor and ponder the meaninglessness of love in the age of capitalism.

And remember to pour one out for our homie, too.