Cocktails with a Curator: Böttger's 'Teapot'

September 4, 2020

In this week’s episode of “Cocktails with a Curator,” Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon delves into the significance of a deceptively simple teapot designed by Johann Friedrich Böttger and given to the Frick by the great German-born collector Henry H. Arnhold (1921–2018). Enjoy a Saxon cocktail while exploring the complicated history behind Böttger’s quest to discover the formula for porcelain in a clifftop fortress outside Dresden in the early 18th century.

Cocktail Recipe

1 3/4 oz white rum
1/2 oz lime juice
1/2 teaspoon of grenadine syrup
garnish with orange peel

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

Mocktail Recipe

3/4 pomegranate juice
1/4 lime juice
serve on the rocks and garnish with mint


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