What Drink Goes with Sinatra?

Posted on Mar 8, 2017 in Classical Cocktail Pairings
What Drink Goes with Sinatra?

DPO Volunteer / cocktail advisor Katrina Niemisto created a new drink menu inspired by each piece on tonight’s DPO With a Twist Blended Brass set list. Available for purchase at Dazzle Jazz on March 8.

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Giles Farnaby: Fancies, Toyes and Aires

Classic Gin Martini


  • Dancing Pines Gin
  • Dry Vermouth
  • Lemon Peel

Classic English cocktail for a classic English piece. Early gin was invented within Farnaby’s lifetime, so it only seems appropriate. $10.


Johann Sebastian Bach: Bouree I & II

Back to Bach


  • Elevate vodka
  • chambord
  • Richardo’s Coffee Liqueur
  • Cream

A sweet German dessert cocktail for a sweet trombone solo. $9


Malcolm Arnold: Fantasy

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. $9

Michael Kamen: Quintet

Sage Whiskey Mule


  • Tin Cup Whiskey
  • DazzleJazz’s house-made sage simple syrup
  • Lemon
  • Ginger beer
  • Ice

This wintery sage-infused whiskey mule is a perfect blend of forest-y and refreshing as Kamen originally composed the quintet for the Canadian Brass. $9


Charlie Smalls: Clark Terry Plays Charlie Smalls’ Duets

Gin & Sin


  • Jackelope Gin
  • Lemon juice
  • Splash of orange juice and grenadine

Gin & Sin… ne’er a more perfect duet. $8.


Frank Sinatra: Fly Me to the Moon

The Sinatra

  • Stranahan’s Diamond Peak
  • Ice

If Ol’ Blue Eyes were in Colorado tonight, he’d enjoy a glass or two of Stranahan’s Diamond Peak on the rocks. $12.


Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story

The Jet


  • Stranahan’s Whiskey
  • Muddled orange
  • Simple syrup
  • Sweet vermouth

The Shark


  • Dark rum
  • Muddled orange
  • Simple syrup
  • Sweet vermouth

A traditional Manhattan with a Jet or Shark twist. Jet: $10, Shark: $8.


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KatrinaEnjoy 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.