Cocktails with a Curator: David’s “Comtesse Daru”

February 26, 2021

In this week’s episode of Cocktails with a Curator, savor the exquisite details of Comtesse Daru, the only painting in the Frick’s collection by renowned French neoclassical painter Jacques-Louis David. Join Curator Aimee Ng as she delves into the history of how this lovely, intimate portrait came to be painted by an artist largely known for producing monumental works in the service of Napoleon. This week’s complementary cocktail, the Orange Blossom, is inspired by the orange-blossom tiara thatadorns the sitter's head.

Cocktail Recipe

Orange blossom
1 oz gin
1 oz sweet vermouth
2 oz fresh orange juice

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


Fresh squeezed orange juice with sparkling water
Squeeze of lime




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