What Drink Goes With Shostakovich?

Posted on Jan 6, 2018 in Classical Cocktail Pairings
What Drink Goes With Shostakovich?

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

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Dmitri Shostakovich: 5 Pieces

DPO No. 70

Leopold Bros. Gin, Fresh Blackberries, Lemon, House-Made Cucumber Simple Syrup, Slice of Cucumber — 5 ingredients for 5 pieces. Each piece is a little different but somehow fits together to make a beautiful experience in this season’s signature cocktail. Just like gin and blackberries. And cucumber. And lemon. And more cucumber. $12


John Williams: Theme from Schindler’s List

Dazzle Fashioned

Old Forrester Whiskey, Seasonal Jam, Bitters, Orange Twist — A traditional American cocktail with a twist for an American composer who’s anything but traditional. This seminal theme evokes emotions from one of the worst times in history yet the music’s beauty is undeniable. John Williams’ compositions for American cinema have impacted generations. Enjoy a cocktail fit for an American legend. $11


Michael Marecak: 3 Miniatures

Jale-quila Tini, or Great Divide Strawberry Rhubarb Sour

Camarena tequila, jalepeño simple syrup, lime, cucumber — You know the tiny house craze? We want to start a miniature movement for ’tini houses instead. Tequila not your thing? Try any of our local beers to pair with this local composer. Might we suggest the Great Divide Strawberry Rhubarb Sour? $11 / $7


Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in D Minor

La Marca Prosecco

This Italian composer is best known for his effervescent Baroque music. What better pairing than a flute or bottle of Italian bubbly? $9 glass / $34 bottle


Oskar Böhme: Brass Sextet

Black Forrest Manhattan

Elijah Craig Whiskey, Sweet Vermouth, Chocolate Bitters, Cherry Juice — A bold, German brass piece deserves a cocktail that’s full flavored and packs a punch. Try the Black Forrest Manhattan for big flavors that will keep your toes tapping. $11

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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.