Cocktails with a Curator: Piero della Francesca

February 5, 2021

In this week’s episode of Cocktails with a Curator, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon explores Piero della Francesca’s St. John the Evangelist, one of the few major works by the Renaissance artist in the United States. This striking panel was originally part of a polyptych commissioned for the high altar of Sant’Agostino in Piero’s hometown of Borgo San Sepolcro. The polyptych was probably dismembered in the mid-16th century, less than one hundred years after it was made, and many fragments are now lost. Enjoy this week’s program with a bourbon-powered Saint cocktail or a refreshing Grapefruit Citrus mocktail.

Cocktail Recipe

The Saint
1.5 oz. Bourbon
1/2 oz. Lillet Blanc
1/4 oz. Grapefruit juice
3/4 oz. Lemon juice
1/4 oz. Ginger sugar syrup

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


Grapefruit Citrus
Grapefruit juice
Lemon juice
Ginger sugar syrup
Sparkling Water




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