Saturday, June 23, 2012

Stir with Ice

Stir with Ice, 16"x20" oil on linen
Original Sold Purchase prints here!

From the moment I started painting classic cocktails I've been thinking about how to best depict "the stir."  It is an elegant technique that is one of the core rituals in cocktail making along with "the shake."  When done with expertise, stirring a drink with ice brings out the perfect balance of taste, temperature and texture.  The unique Japanese mixing glass heightens the beauty of the stir in such a way that it is no wonder why it has become a staple in so many great bars.  Of course this wouldn't be a proper stir if not for those large blocks of ice being twisted around.  Ice of all forms is such an important element in the cocktail for both it's use and aesthetic.  Watching the ice melt and chill the glass while the drink reaches its finished product is a lovely sight indeed.

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2 comments:

Charlotparis Le said...

I love this cocktail painting! i featured it on my mixologist page! i thought i can spread the word for you.. love it. i am amazed. you are truly talented

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Matt Talbert said...

Thanks so much Charlotparis. I appreciate you helping to get the word out. Cheers!