Cocktails with a Curator

Upcoming YouTube Episode(s)

Bruegel the Elder’s Three Soldiers
Xavier F. Salomon, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator
Friday, June 25, 5:00 p.m. EDT

In this week’s episode of Cocktails with a Curator, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon discusses The Three Soldiers by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, one of only a few works by the artist outside Europe. Bruegel is best known for his lively and often comical peasant scenes, but here he takes as his subject three landsknechts, or German mercenary foot soldiers. Currently on view on the second floor of Frick Madison, this grisaille painting shows a drummer, a standard-bearer, and a fifer outfitted in flamboyant costume (and presumably urging their fellow soldiers into battle). This week’s complementary cocktail is the Radler, a mixture of lemonade and lager favored in German-speaking lands north of the Alps.

This episode of Cocktails with a Curator is underwritten by Ayesha Bulchandani.

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oil painting of three men; two with musical instruments


The Three Soldiers

Cocktail Recipe

Radler

equal parts of lager beer and lemonade
serve chilled

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

Mocktail

Chilled lemonade
garnish with a thin slice of cucumber


Reynolds’s Selina, Lady Skipwith
Aimee Ng, Curator
Friday, July 2, 5:00 p.m. EDT

This episode of Cocktails with a Curator is underwritten by First Republic Bank.

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oil painting of woman seated in white dress


Selina, Lady Skipwith

Cocktail Recipe

Asparagus Fizz
1 stalk of asparagus, muddled
1 1/2 oz gin
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
Stir with ice and strain; top with champagne
Garnish with an asparagus spear

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

Mocktail

1 stalk of asparagus, muddled
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
Top with ginger beer


About the YouTube Series: Cocktails with a Curator

The Frick is concocting the perfect mix of cocktails and art. Every Friday at 5:00 p.m., join us for happy hour as a Frick curator (remotely) offers insights on a work of art with a complementary cocktail. Bring your own beverage to this virtual event.

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

Video recordings are available on our website, and YouTube.

"Cocktails with a Curator" Series Image: Jean-Siméon Chardin (1699–1779), Still Life with Plums (detail), ca. 1730. Oil on canvas (lined), 17 3/4 x 19 3/4 in. (45.1 x 50.2 cm). The Frick Collection, New York.