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Even if you don’t have $125 to throw down for the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s annual Artini gala, you can still sip art-inspired cocktails from participating mixologists in the coming weeks.
Leading up to the March 22 event, in which local bartenders showcase drinks based on art at the Corcoran, several bars and restaurants are hosting “feature nights” with samples of “artinis.” The feature nights, which begin at 6 p.m., will also include a raffle for prizes like restaurant gift certificates, private parties bartended by local mixologists, wine tastings, brewery tours, and more.
Tonight, head to Bandolero to try mixologist Taha Ismail‘s sippable take on The Salon Doré. Check out the rest of the schedule below:
Wednesday, March 6
Mixologist: Alex Bookless
Inspiration: Antonio Canova, Venus
Thursday, March 7
Mixologist: Joe Ambrose
Inspiration: Pierre-Auguste Renoir, View From Cap Martin of Monte Carlo
Wednesday, March 13
Mixologist: Josh Berner
Inspiration: Eugène Carriere, Arsène Carriere
Thursday, March 14
Mixologist: Amy Russell
Inspiration: Martin Johnson Heade, View of Marshfield
Tuesday, March 19
Mixologist: Milton Hernandez
Inspiration: Albert Bierstadt, Mount Corcoran
Photo of a previous Artini event courtesy the Corcoran Gallery of Art