Cocktails with a Curator: Bertoldo's "Pazzi Conspiracy" Medal

October 23, 2020

In this week’s episode of Cocktails with a Curator, join Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon as he discusses the Pazzi Conspiracy, an attack on Lorenzo de' Medici and his brother, Giuliano, in the cathedral of Florence on April 26, 1478. This important event in Florentine history was commemorated in a convention-busting medal by Bertoldo di Giovanni, a “familiare” (favorite) of the Medici household. This week’s complementary cocktail is the Cardinale, so named because its dark red color evokes a cardinal’s vestments.

Cocktail Recipe

1 oz. Gin
3/4 oz. Extra Dry Vermouth
1/2 oz. Campari
on the rocks

Audiences under 21 are encouraged to join with a non-alcoholic drink.


Blood orange juice
on the rocks




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