"Drinking About Art": Creative Cocktail Recipes

Guest bartender William Wyatt creates three cocktail recipes inspired by contemporary artworks from our New Now New York Auction on 30 September 2020.

Guest bartender William Wyatt creates three cocktail recipes inspired by contemporary artworks from our New Now New York Auction on 30 September 2020.

Amoako Boafo, Lighter, 2018. New Now New York Auction.


"The Lighter"


Ingredients

1 Egg

1/2 oz Heavy Whipping Cream

3/4 oz Brown Sugar Syrup (recipe below)

1 oz Cold Brewed Coffee

1 1/2 oz Absinthe


Instructions

1. Add all ingredients to a shaker tin and shake for 10 seconds without ice to emulsify the egg.

2. Add ice and shake for approx 8 seconds then strain through a mesh strainer into a chilled short rocks glass.

3. Garnish with 2 coffee beans floating on top

4. Brown sugar syrup: Add equal parts by weight of brown sugar and water to a blender. Blend on high until the sugar is fully dissolved.

 

"The Martinique"


Ingredients

5 Blueberries

1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice

1 oz Yellow Corn Syrup (recipe below)

3/4 oz Aged Rum (Banks 7 Golden Age if possible)

1 oz Mezcal


Instructions

1. Add all ingredients to shaker and shake vigorously for approx 8 seconds

2. Strain through a mesh strainer into a chilled coupe glass

3. Yellow Corn Syrup: Add equal parts by weight of drained yellow canned corn, water, and white sugar to a blender. Blend on high for 45 seconds then strain through a mesh strainer.

Vivian Springford, Martinique Series, 1972-73. New Now New York Auction

 

"The Boat House"


Ingredients

1 pinch of salt

1 1/2 oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice

1 1/2 oz Campari

1 1/2 oz sparkling wine


Instructions

1. Add ingredients to shaker tin along with 3 ice cubes. Shake vigorously until the ice has fully melted

2. Add 1 1/2 oz of sparkling wine to the shaker tin and pour the cocktail directly from the tin over fresh ice in a chilled rocks glass

Genieve Figgis, Boat House, 2015. New Now New York Auction.