Order any beverage at a restaurant or bar or club, and you may find yourself enjoying it while a soundtrack of contemporary tunes plays on the venue's sound-system.
It may then be said, with some confidence, that songs and sips are regularly paired together, both out and about as well as at home.
But finding beverages that find their naming inspiration in recently released hits is a bit more of a challenge unless, of course, it is Grammy Week and you and your party happen to have landed at the right spot.
More than one dining/drinks destination will pay homage to Music's Biggest Night in a variety ways, from nominees on the playlist to what's on the menu. Want to raise a toast to the artists from a tavern or eatery ahead of the Monday, Feb. 15 show? Then grab a ride for...
The restaurants of the Patina Group: Patina Catering is serving as the official caterer to the Grammy Awards, and, in the spirit of that connection, is also offering a number of tune-themed beverages at select Patina-helmed eateries around town. But the outfit is going one further, by asking the public to vote on the Grammy drinks (you can eye 'em all, including their catchy titles, on the Patina site). The winner won't just claim victory; it'll show up on Patina menus for a full year. Which is getting the buzz? Word has it that "Drunk on Jealousy" is making tasty waves.
The Mixing Room: The J.W. Marriott hot spot, which is a short stroll from all the award-handing-out action at Staples Center, has a few selections timed to the Grammys, including the Retired Dragon ("Uptown Funk" by Bruno Mars is the sip's theme). The flavors/ingredients? Watch for tequila, agave, lime, and blood orange. Other cocktails await, too, including one in tribute to Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" and one in honor of The Weeknd.
Grammy Museum: True, true, the LA Live-based institution isn't know for its beverage service, but rather amazing exhibits and starry presentations. In honor of its biggest week of the year, however, members at the Patron Level can join a preprogram cocktail event with producer L.A. Reid on Tuesday, Feb. 9. The sips served won't be inspired by the nominees, but you will be enjoying your glass at the Grammy Museum itself, making it as Grammy-esque as any themed drink. It's a major week, in music, and toasts shall be raised, within the institution and at restaurants, and clubs, around town.