Whether you’re ordering a classic or a new concoction, drinking a cocktail in this day and age is bound to be an experience. With mixologists taking their skills to new levels of creativity, modern day libations have become an art form of their own. Inspiration is everywhere, including the BMA! We’ve teamed up with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, official Art On The Rocks stage sponsor, to create three art-inspired cocktails for you to try this summer.
1. Le Matin, temps brumeux, Pourville (Foggy Morning at Pourville) by Claude Monet depicts a breathtaking view. As a founder of French Impressionist painting, Monet’s works are timelessly captivating. The blue and purple hues capture the many colors of moving water. Imagine kicking back in the sunshine to enjoy this view with a refreshing Blueberry and Lavender Lemonade in your hand. It’s a Tito’s twist on a summertime classic!
2. Photographer Ralph Gibson is known for bringing emotion and narrative meaning to viewers. Gibson’s color print of a beach umbrella focuses on the brightness and saturation of a hot day in the sand. Whether on the beach or the back porch, this tropical Tito’s drink serves up delicious summer vibes no matter your locale.
3. Philip Guston channeled his intense personality into his art. Late Afternoon dates from the last stage of his career, when he made figurative paintings with a shifting vocabulary of bluntly rendered objects drawn from his immediate surroundings, art-historical sources, and his own early work.
The bold hues of rosy pinks and reds were the inspiration behind this colorful concoction. Give a toast to good weather and a great night!
Try your hand at these drinks at home or come up with an art-inspired cocktail of your own! Don’t forget to enjoy a delicious Tito’s Handmade Vodka cocktail this summer at the season finale of Art On The Rocks on August 9. Tickets available online!