What Drink Goes with Freddie Mercury?

Posted on May 1, 2018 in Classical Cocktail Pairings
What Drink Goes with Freddie Mercury?

DPO Volunteer / cocktail advisor Katrina Niemisto created a custom drink menu inspired by each piece on Friday’s DPO With a Twist: Mixed Drink setlist. Enjoy responsibly at Dazzle.

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David Popper: Requiem, Op.66

DPO No. 70

Leopold Bros. Gin, Fresh Blackberries, Lemon, House-Made Cucumber Simple Syrup, Slice of Cucumber — This bohemian cellist is known for his smooth, and prolific, compositions. Enjoy our smooth and refreshing signature cocktail, the DPO No. 70, with this dreamy piece.


Jake Heggie: “Simple” from Some Times of Day

Green Gin Gimlet

Tanqueray Rangpur Gin, Green Apple Simple, Lime, Lemon Foam with a Twist — Jake Heggie is known for contributions to contemporary American opera. This Simple song deserves a Green Gin Gimlet, a simple cocktail with a twist.


Freddie Mercury: Bohemian Rhapsody

Dazzle Fashioned

Old Forrester Whiskey, Seasonal Jam, Bitters with an Orange Twist — The King of Queen was known for his flamboyant stage persona and insane three-octave range. Get after it with a Dazzle Fashioned in honor of Freddie’s legacy.


Bart Howard: Fly Me To The Moon

Jack Daniels Whiskey Ditch

Ol’ Blue Eyes signature cocktail was Jack Daniels Tennessee whiskey, ice, and water. Keep it simple with his signature.


Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Sonata Opus 30 No. 1

Ein bier

Ludwig’s German roots would point him towards a Baur’s Kolsch or Bavik’s Super Pils. Order a pint and enjoy a traditional-style beer with this classic composer.


Paul Reade: Suite from The Victorian Kitchen Garden

House Mojito

Flor de Cana Rum, Sugar, Mint, Lime, Club Soda — With spring in full bloom, it’s almost time to start thinking about mojitos on the porch. Try out a House Mojito to put you in the mood.


Astor Piazzolla: Verano Porteño (Tango)

Paper Airplane

Dickel Rye Whiskey, Amaro, Lemon, Capelletti BittersVerano Poreño translates as “Summer Buenos Aires-ian” and makes us want to hop on a plane. Try a Paper Airplane and take a delightful trip. Hopefully your plane is not made of paper. That would be bad.


Bob Wills & Johnny Wills: Faded Love

Tito’s Punch

Ask your server about the season selection — This toe-tapping country tune gives us a hankerin’ for simpler times. Ask the barkeep to pour you some Tito’s Punch made with vodka from deep in the heart of Texas.


Mark O’Connor: Emily’s Reel

Easy Street Wheat

A reel is a lively dance, so why not put on your dancing shoes and hop on down to easy street for an Odell’s Easy Street Wheat.


Nina Ruthardt (Munger): Bringin’ Down the Walls


This variation on the American Spiritual, Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho, with its lovely dulcet tones, it will pair perfectly with a glass of Arata Tempranillo on tap.


Rebecca Moritzky: Varied Ztlaw

DPO No. 70

Leopold Bros. Gin, Fresh Blackberries, Lemon, House-Made Cucumber Simple Syrup, Slice of Cucumber — So nice we had to put it on here twice. This original piece, written and played by Rebecca Moritzky, deserves an original cocktail. Check out the DPO No. 70, this season’s signature cocktail, to complete your experience with this refreshing and palate-pleasing libation!


Jay Ungar: Ashokan Farewell

Black Forest Manhattan

Elijah Craig Whiskey, Sweet Vermouth, Chocolate Bitters, Cherry Juice — Ungar’s hauntingly beautiful tunes are reminiscent of another time. Travel back with a Black Forrest Manhattan.


Nigel Hess: Ladies in Lavender

Grow a Pear

Redemption Rye, Spiced Pear Simple, Orange Bitters — In the film, Ladies in Lavender, the Widdington sisters discover a handsome and talented stranger who washes up on the beach of their home. What would you do if a beautiful stranger washed up on your shore? Hide in your house or Grow A Pear and talk to them?


Jay Ungar & Molly Mason: Lovers Waltz

Warm Dup

Flor de Cana Rum, Martel Cognac, Lemon, Honey Simple — You’ll hear this tune all over the place—from weddings to dances to campfires all across America. These lovers want you to warm your heart with the Warm Dup.


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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.