Cocktails with a Curator: Sangallo’s "St. John Baptizing"

April 16, 2021

In this week’s episode of Cocktails with a Curator, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon focuses on Francesco da Sangallo’s St. John Baptizing, which can be found at the very center of the third floor of Frick Madison. Commissioned in the 16th century for a church in the Tuscan town of Prato, the bronze statuette has been installed atop a facsimile of the marble holy water font on which it was originally displayed, allowing visitors to see it as it was meant to be viewed. This week’s complementary cocktail is the White Negroni, a modern twist on a classic Florentine cocktail.

Cocktail Recipe

White Negroni
1 oz. Dry Gin
1 oz. Lillet Blanc
1 oz. Suze
garnish with grapefruit peel

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


Grapefruit Lime Fizz
4 oz. grapefruit Italian soda
1 oz. lime juice
4 oz. club soda
serve on crushed ice




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