November 13, 2019
Cocktails of the Moment at MCA Denver
Like our rotating exhibitions, our MCA Denver Cafe and Bar rotate our cocktail menu every exhibition cycle. Each of our cafe staff members walk through the exhibitions and concoct cocktail recipes inspired by the art in the building. Since we kick off our 10th Reunion of Black Sheep Friday this Friday, with the oh-so-fun: Extreme Glamour Shots, we wanted to ask our MCA Denver Cafe & Bar staff what their favorite MCA Denver cocktail is at the moment and why!
So here is what we are drinking these days...
MCA Denver Bartender: Dylan Woods
Favorite MCA Denver Cocktail: Edge of Alchemy
Why: It is inspired by Stacey Steers’ exhibition. The mezcal adds a light smoky twist to the classic Daiquiri. Rum and mezcal together forever!
MCA Denver Bartender: Mairade Ronning
Favorite MCA Denver Cocktail: Night Hunter
Why: I love the pinkish/red color contrasted by the black salt and I feel very strongly about summer ending and people thinking margaritas are only for the summer so I made a fall margarita.
MCA Denver Bartender: Mike Zubrinic
Favorite MCA Denver Cocktail: For Flora
Why: The absinthe rinse works well with the gin. It’s one of my favorite cocktails flavor-wise. Not too sweet and a lot like a traditional martini but with a spin.
MCA Denver Bartender: Mary Quinn
Favorite MCA Denver Cocktail: Dear Francesca
Why: It’s a cozy, wintery take on a favorite classic cocktail, the Old Fashioned.
Join us this Friday, November 15th for Glamour Shots while doing mystery shots (alcoholic or non-alchololic). Props, wigs and makeup provided! Can’t make it? Come to Black Sheep Friday next week (and the next week, and the next week) and be sure to come visit MCA Denver and try one of these cocktails!