The Museum of Modern Art's Matisse-The Cut-Outs exhibit is a blast of art, color and creativity - and, as we said in our Design*Sponge entertaining story, a perfect excuse for a Matisse-inspired gathering.
Along with the Bleu Céleste (find the recipe on Design*Sponge), our friends at Botanica dreamed up the "Vert Emeraude." Named in honor of the artist's palette, and made with Cacao Prieto's Widow Jane Bourbon, it's as delicious as it is pretty. The drink looks especially fabulous atop our DIY cocktail napkins (Click here for the step-by-step instructions).
Find the recipe, along with inspiration images from The MoMA exhibit, below. Cheers!
The Vert Emeraude
1 ounce Widow Jane bourbon
½ ounce Blue Curaçao
½ ounce Triple Sec
Orange rind, shavd thin for garnish
Mix together in a shaker and pour over ice. Use scissors to cut out fun Matisse-inspired shapes from the orange rind. Cut a small indentation and prop on the rim of the glass.
Nuit de Noel, 1952. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photograph: 2014 Succession H. Matisse / Arists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Composition Fond Vert, 1947. The Mencil Collection, Houston. Photograph: Hickey-Robertson, Houston. 2014 Succession H. Matisse, Paris / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Our biggest thanks to both Botanica and Design*Sponge for collaborating on our Matisse homage. And send us pictures of your amazing cutouts-inspired fête.