DPO Volunteer / cocktail advisor Katrina Niemisto created a new drink menu inspired by each piece on tonight’s DPO With a Twist Mixed Drink set list.
Aram Il’yich Khachaturian: Trio
Mile High Spirits’ Elevate Vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup, with crushed mint and topped with soda — A bright and light dance of flavors that’s as refreshing as Khachaturian’s melodies.
Ludwig van Beethoven: Quartete Op. 18 #4
Pint of Weissbier*
Traditional German hefeweizen from Prost Brewing — Citrusy and sweet, this summery ale is a Bavarian standard that Ludwig would approve of.
Lars-Erik Larsson: Trombone Concerto
Leopold Bros. Gin, St. Germaine, grapefruit soda, demerara served with a salted rim — No, it’s not IKEA furniture. This Swedish gin-n-juice cocktail perfectly blends sweet and sour flavors for a fresh spring-time libation. Served with tiny wrenches and a how-to manual.
Franz Schubert: Serenade
Fritz Kreisler/Christoph Willibald Gluck: Melodie
Edward Elgar: Salute d’Amour
Three Old Fashioneds*
- Traditional: Tin Cup Whiskey, sugar cube, bitters, cherry and orange — Always in style.
- Old Old Fashioned: Stranahan’s Whiskey, sugar cube, bitters — The original, spirit-forward classic.
- New Old Fashioned: Stranahan’s Diamond Peak Whiskey, sugar cube, bitters; served with or without fruit — Class it up.
Antonín Dvořák: Sonatina
The DPO No. 69*
DazzleJazz’s house-made pepper-infused vodka, creme de cacao, splash of Tia Maria coffee liqueur, twist of orange — A little risqué… this spirit-forward Mexican-chocolate martini is named for our 69th Season. Text the babysitter and tell her you’ll be late.
Georg Philipp Telemann: Concerto for Three Violins
Champagne, Peach Street Distillers’ Jackelope Gin, lemon, DazzleJazz’s sage-infused simple syrup — Telemann’s work was wildly popular not only in his home country of Germany, but across the continent. A twist on the traditional French 75, the European Vacation is anchored with the spring-time sage flavors of the German forest.
*Available for purchase tonight at DazzleJazz.
Enjoy music (and cocktails) responsibly. Katrina M. Niemisto is a digital marketing and brand strategist with a passion for all things cocktail. When she’s not geeking out over analytics, she writes articles about booze and reviews spirits for Distiller. Yeah. You read that right. She gets paid to drink in her pajamas on the couch. She has absolutely no idea how she got this lucky. Yes, you can come over for a drink.