During Art Basel, db Bistro Moderne Miami is paying homage to Andy Warhol with cocktails inspired by the artist’s works. Daniel Boulud cooked for Warhol in the 1980s in NYC and these cocktails are super playful. The Pop Art is my favorite because it is served in a Campbell’s Soup Can.
Guests who visit Andy Warhol at Christie’s, an exhibition taking place on the 5th floor of the JW Marriott Marquis Miami, December 2-4, 2014 can bring their ticket to db Bistro Moderne to redeem a complimentary Warhol-inspired cocktail during that time.
Pop Art: red wine, Coke, lime juice, served in a Campbell’s soup can
Pop Art is inspired by Warhol’s collection that took advertising simple items that everyone from the president to the poor could have. The cocktail is a take on the traditional Basque cocktail using red wine and Coke. Coke was very inspiring to Warhol especially in most of his Pop art collections, which is why it’s in the libation.
Velvet Underground: gin, St. Germaine, banana, sparkling wine, hibiscus
Velvet Underground was one of the bands that Warhol created cover art for, later making covers for other iconic artists including the Rolling Stones. Banana is in the cocktail as is the red velvet colored hibiscus, reflecting the colors of the famed cover art.
Candy Darling: white wine, ginger liqueur, soda, mint ice ball
Candy Darling was one of Andy Warhol’s most important friends. She was always photographed by his side. Warhol was known for his blonde wigs and was even known to show up at the barber asking them to cut and style his wig as if it was real hair. The base of the cocktail creates a blonde color. The bright green ice ball allows for a contrast of colors, as most of Warhol’s prints depicted.
$12 per cocktail but guests will receive one complimentary libation per person with their ticket from the Andy Warhol at Christie’s gallery upstairs. Admission to Andy Warhol at Christie’s gallery is free.
Andy Warhol cocktails are available at db Bistro Moderne Miami December 2-7, 2014
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