Here are three excellent sound tracks for three different gatherings, with cocktails to match.

By Charlotte Druckman
Updated March 31, 2015
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Birthday Bash for 75

Music selections by B.R. Guest music director Todd Mallis.

Cocktails:

  • All Dave All Night
  • Bumblebee
  • Azteca

Music:

ArtistSongDownload

Dusty Springfield

Wishin’ and Hopin’

Les Nubians

Makeda

Marcos Valle

Crickets Sing for Anamaria

Andrew Bird

Skin Is, My

Gnarls Barkley

Smiley Faces

Yo La Tengo

The Race Is On Again

Grand National

Peanut Dreams

Primitive Radio Gods

Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand

The Ditty Bops

Gentle Sheep

Phoenix

If I Ever Feel Better

Jem

They

Cocktail Party for 25

Music selections by restaurateur Stephen Starr.

Cocktails:

Music:

ArtistSongDownload

The Knickerbockers

Lies

Wolfmother

Woman

Paul Revere & the Raiders

Kicks

Bob Dylan

Forever Young

The Killers

Mr. Brightside

The Hollies

Bus Stop

Joni Mitchell

River

T. Rex

Jeepster

Neil Young

Southern Man

The Ramones

I Wanna Be Sedated

Dinner Party for 8

Music selections by Audiostile’s Jeremy Abrams.

Cocktails:

Music:

ArtistSongDownload

Charlie Hunter Quartet

More Than This

Jamie Cullum

Wind Cries Mary

Bossacucanova

Previsão

Cesaria Evora

Petit Pays (Château Flight Remix)

Madeleine Peyroux

Don't Wait Too Long

Katie Melua

Just Like Heaven

Feist

Inside and Out

Sergio Mendes

Let Me (Remix from Timeless)

Paul Anka

True

Si Sé

Mariposa en Havana

Bent & Billie Holiday

Speak Low (Bent Remix)