Drawings for Watercolor & Cocktails Ongoing Workshops with Buffalo and Bergen
For over three years, I've facilitated the event, Watercolor and Cocktails, in partnership with mixologist, Gina Chersevani. This is a fun twist on a sip and paint class, where I teach some watercolor techniques and people have the change to employ these methods in their own black and white print I design, that celebrates a cocktail. In addition, participants get to actually sip on the drink featured in the artwork. Held at Union Market monthly.
1.“Heineken Electric Flamingo Punch”: This was a collaboration with Heineken and BYT The recipe includes a six pack of Heineken, Lemon juice, simple syrup, raspberries, mint and ice. A refreshing summer drink.
“While walking down the street in Washington, DC heat- all I want is a freakin’ Rickey”: A spin on a DC classic cocktail. Recipe has bourbon, marigold syrup, soda water and a lemon.
2.“Chopped Sticks”: This cocktail includes Mount Gay Black Barrel rum, strawberry steeped black tea, grapefruit oleo and mint. The recipe also includes how to prepare the grapefruit oleo.
“Always dreaming about Juleps”: A classic mint julep recipe with Makers Mark, mint and raspberries. Also includes directions for preparing the mint syrup.
3.“The Dew Drop Inn”: A Tullamore Dew 12 year cocktail with lemon juice and apple ginger soda. Recipe also includes instructions on how to prepare the apple ginger soda.
“Falling Leaves”: The perfect Fall cocktail with Knob Creek Rye and apple verbenea soda. Recipe also includes instructions on how to prepare the apple verbenea soda.
4.“Dancing Daisies”: A Spring themed cocktail with your favorite gin, lemon, strawberries and cinnamon. You will definitely be dancing after a few of these refreshing cocktails.
“Pinky’s out”: A combination of Cotton & Reed white rum, sparkling rose, hibiscus syrup, raspberries, lemon juice and mint. Recipe also includes instructions on how to prepare the hibiscus syrup. When in doubt, Pinky’s out!
5."Ponche de dia de los muertos”: Perfect for the Fall season. This cocktail includes Del Maguey Vida mezcal and Wild Turkey Rye 101. Along with other fall flavors like apples, cinnamon, pineapple and more.
“Sicilian Bitter Lady”: A combination of Fords Gin, Campari, blood orange syrup and sparkling wine.
6.“Naughty is the new nice”: This cocktail has Basil Hayden bourbon and Cardamaro. Add a pinch of sea salt and burnt orange. This cocktail is sure to warm you up in those colder months.
“Chestnut Chocolate Milk”: Cozy up with this combination of chestnuts, cocoa and vanilla. Add Grand Marnier for an extra kick.
7.“Japanese Snow”: This egg white cocktail includes Yamazaki 12 year whiskey and a hoshigaki shrub.
“Peruvian Nikkei”: Another egg white cocktail with pisco, shochu, sake with a touch of orange-lemongrass and lemon juice.
8.“Ladybugs and Lacewings”: This Green Hat gin cocktail also includes recipes to prepare fennel bulb water, cucumber water and raspberry mint puree. Mixed all together and topped off with champagne.
“Mother nature takes a drink”: The cocktail includes Hendricks gin, lemon bitters, chive washed vermouth and pickled radishes.
9.“Keeper of the kisses”: An egg white cocktail with Markers Mark Whiskey, apple cider, grapefruit juice and Angostura Bitters. Pucker up with this loveable drink.
“I’m so lonesome I could rye”: A Hank Williams classic turned cocktail. This is a combination Knob Creek Rye 100, Peychaud's Aperitivo, sour persimmon shrub and cardamom infused Dolin Rouge Vermouth.
10.“The Ricky Ricardo”: This suave cocktail includes gin, cantaloupe juice, coconut and soda water. “Lucy, I’m home!”
“Mezcal over Miami”: This refreshing mezcal cocktail includes pineapple, lime and beet juice. Welcome to Miami.
11.“City of Gold”: This cocktail features Avion Anejo Tequila, honey and turmeric. Along with apple and lemongrass tea steeped.
“The mezcali negroni”: A smokey spin on a classic negroni. Add hints of citrus, cinnamon and salt.
12.“Keep it cumin’”: An egg white cocktail with Cognac, rum and roasted pineapple. After one, you’ll say keep it comin***
“My Pina is bigger than yours”: This tropical cocktail includes Chairman's Silver Rum, Del Maguey Mezcal Vida, coconut milk, pineapple juice with a few dashes of cinnamon and nutmeg.
13.“Gourds gone wild”: Watch out, these gourds have gone wild! This cocktail includes rye whiskey, Japanese squash syrup, bitters and a spritz of absinthe.
“Gnomes Water”: These gnomes know how to party. This cocktail includes Hendricks Gin and Cointreau. With hints of cucumber, lemon, lime and lavender.
If you're in Washington, DC, come shop at Marcella's Retail Studio. Her workspace is set up so that you can come and purchase goods, see what's in progress on her art desk, and check out some original art that isn't available anywhere else. Select DC-made products are available, too!