Cocktails with a Curator: Gainsborough's 'Grace Dalrymple Elliott'

June 19, 2020

In this week’s episode of “Cocktails with a Curator,” Curator Aimee Ng studies Thomas Gainsborough’s scandalous portrait of Grace Dalrymple Elliott. Discover why this painting met with a negative reception when it was shown at the Royal Academy in 1782. Mrs. Elliott later moved to France, where she lived through the Reign of Terror and died in 1823 in the outskirts of Paris. This week’s complementary cocktail is the Pimm’s Cup, a traditional summer drink in Britain.

Cocktail Recipe

Pimm's Cup

1.5 oz Pimm's No. 1 on ice
Add sparkling lemonade or ginger ale to taste
Garnish with slice of lemon and other seasonal fruits

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

Mocktail Recipe

Sparkling lemonade on ice
Garnish with mint and seasonal fruits




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