Cocktails with a Curator: Rembrandt’s “Self-Portrait”

March 19, 2021

In this week’s episode of Cocktails with a Curator, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon discusses the life of the celebrated Dutch painter Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn by examining his largest self-portrait, the centerpiece of a room devoted to Rembrandt on the second floor of Frick Madison. Painted when he was deep in debt and facing financial ruin, the artist nonetheless presents a grand vision of himself. This week’s complementary cocktail is a whiskey sour.

Cocktail Recipe

Whiskey Sour

2 oz. Whiskey
3/4 oz. simple syrup
3/4 oz. lemon juice
serve chilled

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


Whiskey Sour Mocktail

Fresh Lemon Juice
Maple Syrup
On ice




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