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ENTERTAINING: A Cocktail Party For Vincent Van Gogh

If you’re inclined to entertain between St. Patrick’s Day and Easter, here’s an idea from Van Gogh Vodka:

A “Starry Night” cocktail part, to celebrate the March 30th birthday of Vincent van Gogh.

Van Gogh Vodka has created a cocktail named for, and inspired by perhaps, one of his best-loved works, The Starry Night (De Sterrennacht).

It emulates the dark blue sky of “Starry Night” with its purple-colored Açaí-Blueberry Vodka. The “starry” comes from a slice of starfruit.

Painted in 1889, the view is from Van Gogh’s sanitorium* room at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, looking north toward the village. In an example of “artistic license,” Van Gogh rearranged the scenery, incorporating the mountains on the southern side of the asylum and adding a large cypress tree that did not exist. He painted the dark night sky during the day, from memory.

 


Drink a “Starry Night.” Photo courtesy Van Gogh Vodka.

 


Van Gogh’s masterpiece, “Starry Night.”
Photo courtesy Wikipedia | The Google Art
Project.

  RECIPE: STARRY NIGHT COCKTAIL

Ingredients For 1 Drink

  • 4 ounces sparkling rosé*
  • 1 ounce Van Gogh Açaí-Blueberry Vodka*, chilled
  • Garnish: starfruit slice
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    Preparation

    1. POUR chilled vodka into a flute.

    2. TOP with sparkling rosé wine and garnish with a starfruit slace.

     
    Van Gogh Vodkas are crafted in small batches at the Royal Dirkzwager Distilleries in Schiedam, Holland. They received “Royal Appointment” designation by Netherlands’s Queen Beatrix.

    The Van Gogh Vodka portfolio includes over 20 flavored vodkas, each, according to the distiller, offering a spirited way to pay tribute to a creative genius.
     
    *We used Yellow Tail Sparkling Rosé, one of our favorites; and couldn’t find the Van Gogh Açaí-Blueberry Vodka so substituted Stoli Blueberi and colored it. We used McCormick food colors to approximate the navy in the painting, rather than the purple Van Gogh color: 150 drops Neon Blue and 8 drops Black.

      




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