Cocktails with a Curator: Barbet's 'Angel'

May 29, 2020

In this week’s episode of “Cocktails with a Curator,” discover the fascinating history of Jean Barbet’s Angel, an incredibly rare bronze from fifteenth-century France whose origins are shrouded in mystery. Xavier F. Salomon, Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator, discusses the royal cannon-maker who cast the sculpture and the possibility that it once resided in Paris’s Sainte-Chapelle. This week’s complementary cocktail is the Angel Face, customarily garnished with an apple slice.

Cocktail Recipe

Angel Face
equal parts of:
dry gin
apricot brandy
slice of apple as garnish

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

Mocktail Recipe

apricot juice
ginger ale




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