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Sips for The Season: Recipes for our 2019-20 Broadway-themed Cocktails

Posted by:  Kimmel Center Cultural Campus on October 18, 2019

Anybody want a drink? The 2019-20 Broadway Philadelphia season is here, and what better way to celebrate than with a Broadway-inspired cocktail.  Follow the easy recipes below and start to stir, shake, and sip your way through our season!

Click each photo to see the cocktail being made in action.


“Spent The Rent” (Sparkling Wine) — Inspired by RENT

Start with 1 oz of gin.

Add .25 oz of lemon juice.

Top off with 1.5 oz of sparkling wine.


“Gander Mule” (Moscow Mule) — Inspired by Come From Away

Squeeze fresh lime juice over ice.

Add 1.5 oz of vodka.

Fill with ½ cup of ginger beer.

Stir and enjoy!


"We Drink Pink” (Cranberry Mojito) — Inspired by Mean Girls

Pour 2 oz of light rum over ice.

Add half bunch of fresh mint.

Add .5 oz of fresh lime juice.

Add .25 oz of cranberry juice.

Fill with .5 oz of sparkling water.

Stir lightly.

Garnish with lime and mint.


“Pirate’s Punch” (Fuzzy Navel) — Inspired by The SpongeBob Musical

Start with .25 oz of peach schnapps poured over ice in shaker.

Add .25 oz of orange juice.

Add 1.5 oz of vodka.


Pour into glass.

Drop in a few cut peaches.

Garnish with fresh mint leaves.


“Cirque Cider” (Spiked Spiced Cider) — Inspired by Cirque Dreams Holidaze

Pour 1.5 oz of dark rum over ice.

Fill with ½ cup of fresh cider.

Garnish with orange slices.


“Desert Sun” (Dark-n-Stormy) — Inspired by The Band’s Visit 

Star with 1.5 oz of rum poured over ice.

Add .25 oz of lime juice.

Fill with 2.25 oz of ginger beer.

Garnish with lime.


“Irish Old Fashioned” (Old Fashioned) — Inspired by Riverdance 

 Prepare charred orange slice with flame.

Drop orange slice into glass and apply pressure with mortar to crush.

Add 2-3 dashes of bitters.

Add 2 oz of bourbon.

Add .25 oz of simple syrup.


Add ice to glass.

Garnish with a cherry.


“Dolly Levi Libation” (Red Sangria) — Inspired by Hello, Dolly!

Star with 3 oz of red Spanish table wine in a mixing beaker.

Add .25 oz of brandy.

Add .25 oz of triple sec.

Add .25 oz of orange juice.

Add .25 oz of pomegranate juice.

Include just a dash of simple syrup.


Pour over ice into serving glass.

Garnish with orange slice and enjoy.


“Abbey Road” (Negroni) — Inspired by Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles

Start with .25 oz of Lustau sherry to shaker.

Add .25 oz of ginger beer.

Add .75 of elderflower liqueur.

Add 1.5 of oz rose-infused barisol pisco.

Add ice to shaker.


Pour into serving glass.

Top off with sparkling wine.

Garnish with dried rose petals.


“Liberté" (Gin Cucumber Cooler) — Inspired by Les Misérables

Pour 1.5 oz of gin over ice.

Add 4-6 slices of fresh cucumber around inside of glass.

Top off with 3 oz of tonic water.

Garnish with fresh mint.


What’s The Buzz?” (Tequila Punch) — Inspired by Jesus Christ Superstar

Pour 3 oz of tequila over ice.

Add .25 oz of lemon juice.

Sprinkle in 1 tbsp of charred pineapple bits.

Final garnish with sprinkle of tarragon.


“Sky 4 Forever” (Blue Lagoon) — Inspired by Dear Evan Hansen

Start with .25 oz of blue curacao poured over ice into shaker.

Add 1.5 oz of vodka.

Add 2 oz of lemonade.


Pour into serving glass.

Garnish with slice of lemon.


“Bad Idea” (Lemon Blueberry Vodka Spritzer) — Inspired by Waitress

 Add a few fresh blueberries to serving glass.

Add 2 oz of vodka.

Add .25 oz of lemon juice.

Top off with 1 cup of sparkling wine.


“Toot, Toot! Beep, Beep!” (White Sangria) — Inspired by Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

 Pour 1.5 oz of calvados over ice into serving glass.

Add a few fresh raspberries.

Add slice of lime.

Add slice of lemon.

Add a ¼-sized slice of green apple.

Fill with 2 oz of Rioja Spanish wine.

Garnish with slice of peach.


“It’s 5 o’clock Somewhere” (Margarita) — Inspired by Escape to Margaritaville

Use lime slice to moisten rim of serving glass.

Dip rim into salt (or sugar).

Garnish glass with lime slice.

Pour 2 oz of tequila over ice into shaker.

Add 1 oz of triple sec.

Add 1 oz of fresh lime juice.


Pour into serving glass.


Watch a full video playlist of our 2019-20 Broadway-themed cocktail here

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