Crafted COLLECT cocktails from London Dupere ‘99, COLLECT Artist and MECA Admissions Counselor

Hot House – inspired by COLLECT Artist Tessa Greene O’Brien MFA ‘16

  • 2 oz gin
  • 3/4 oz orange liquor
  • 2 oz fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • 1 lime wedge, squeezed and discarded
  • 1-2 drops grenadine
  • shake over ice, and strain into glass to serve. garnish with an orange curl

Summer Song – inspired by COLLECT Artist Lori Austill ‘85

  • 1 1/4 oz vodka (or gin!)
  • 3 oz grapefruit juice
  • 1/4 oz blue cuaçao
  • 1 lime wedge, squeezed and discarded
  • prepare by salting the rim of your glass (this can be done easily by running a lime wedge around the rim, and dipping the rim into a shallow plate filled with salt)
  • shake with ice and pour into glass
  • garnish with a lime wedge or twist

Remembering Tomorrow – inspired by COLLECT Artist Michael Droge ‘10

  • 2 lime wedges
  • 2 lemon wedges, plus the juice of 1 freshly squeezed lemon
  • 2 orange wedges
  • fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup (50/50 sugar and hot water, until sugar is dissolved. allow to cool)
  • club soda or citrus seltzer (roughly 5 oz)
  • add lemon juice and simple syrup to a glass and stir to mix.
  • add fruit wedges, slightly squeezing into glass.
  • add in fresh mint- I recommend clapping before adding to release light flavor or tearing the leaves before adding for more intense flavor.
  • fill glass with ice
  • top with soda or seltzer, garnish with a mint sprig and lemon wedge or twist