Try These 10 Delicious Cocktail Recipes The Frick Collection Curators Mixed For The Museum’s Best-selling Lockdown Video Series
For more than a year, art lovers eager to end their weeks in style have turned to the Frick Collection, who, for 65 consecutive Fridays, featured new episodes of his YouTube series “Cocktails With a Curator”.
Each slice shares a drink recipe and invites viewers to join in on the house while discovering a work of art in its historic collection of paintings, sculptures and decorative arts.
Today that streak comes to an end, with the Deputy Director and Chief Curator Xavier Salomon after pouring his last drink to the public online last Friday night.
“Like all good things, they naturally end at some point,” Salomon told Artnet News in an email.
The series ended as it began last April: with a Manhattan. Salomon chose this first cocktail as a tribute to the island the museum calls home at a time when New York was under siege, at the epicenter of a global pandemic.
“It started around the time of the lockdown and forced quarantines, when people couldn’t go out with friends to share a drink, so the idea of mixing cocktails with art came pretty quickly,” Salomon said. .
He mixed this first Manhattan, which includes whiskey and sweet vermouth, to accompany one of Frick’s most famous paintings, that of Giovanni Bellini. Saint Francis in the desert. Last week, Solomon finished with a variant of the drink, a Manhattan black, which swaps Amaro, a bitter Italian digestif, for the traditional sweet vermouth. In the meantime, he discussed Arrangement in Black and Gold: Comte Robert de Montesquiou-Fezensac by James McNeill Whistler.
“My favorite cocktails are also some of the best known and most traditional,” said Salomon, “like the Martini Vesper, Manhattan and Mint Julep. On the other hand, I had to struggle to drink a lemonade from Ouzo, I never liked the taste of anise.
The video series was a surprise success for The Frick, having been viewed collectively over 1.7 million times to date. (Before the pandemic, a typical Frick program might reach just 400 YouTube views.) In May, the museum received a Webby award for the series.
“I have always been surprised and touched by the success of the program,” said Salomon. “I am happy that people around the world have responded to the simple idea that the works of art of the past can have an effect on us and improve our lives, especially in times of crisis.”
Here are 10 recipes to try from “Cocktails with a preservative”.
1 part Italian vermouth
1 part of Bourbon
Mix well and strain into a cocktail glass
3 parts of Aperol
2 parts of dry prosecco
1 dash of sparkling water
Garnish with orange or lemon
3 parts dry gin
1 part of vodka
½ part of Lillet Blanc
1 part white tequila
½ part apricot brandy
½ portion of fresh lime juice
1 dash of bitters
2 parts of Whiskey
¾ parts of simple syrup
¾ parts of lemon juice
Serve as fresh
1 part of absinthe
½ part of vodka
½ portion of fresh lemon juice
½ dose of simple syrup
stir with ice and strain
garnish with champagne and garnish with lemon zest
1½ part of Calvados
½ share of DOM Benedictine
½ part of yellow Chartreuse liqueur
2 dashes of Angostura bitters
2 ounces of juniper
1 teaspoon of brown sugar
Some classic bitters
A dash of bitter orange
A dash of sparkling water
Garnished with a slice of caramelized orange
1 part of Vodka
2 parts tomato juice
A few drops of Tabasco sauce
Salt and pepper
Garnish with celery, lemon, olives
1 part of limoncello
1 dose of sparkling lemonade
Topped with Prosecco and garnished with mint
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