Cocktails with a Curator: Boucher's "Four Seasons"

January 15, 2021

In this week’s episode of Cocktails with a Curator, take a closer look at the extraordinary flickers of paint in the colorful canvases of François Boucher’s Four Seasons series with Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon. Acquired by Henry Clay Frick late in life, the four paintings were commissioned by Boucher’s great patron Madame de Pompadour—the longtime mistress of King Louis XV—to be placed over doors, hence their unusual shape. The complementary cocktail this week is the Time Regained.

Cocktail Recipe

Time Regained
2 oz. Scotch whisky
0.75 oz. Dry vermouth
0.5 oz. Pisco
0.25 oz. Jasmine tea syrup (equal parts of jasmine tea and sugar)

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


Bubbly Jasmine Tea
Cold jasmine tea
One spoonful of golden syrup
Top with tonic water




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