10 August 2019

There’s nothing like warm summer nights, long conversations and a refreshing drink! We tell you about the artists we‘ve always wanted to meet and create the matching cocktail.

By Antonia Lagemann (Text), Pauline Heyne (Illustration), Jens Seidl (Drink)

KATHARINA DOHM, SCHIRN CURATOR

Which artist would you like to have a drink with on a warm summer evening?

Kai Althoff.

And where would you meet him?

On the balcony of the Schwarzwaldklinik.

Which ingre­dient is essen­tial for your drink?

Küstennebel (a northern German anise liqueur)...

Copyright Pauline Heyne

GREEN MIST

Jens Seidl, guest bartender at Frank­furt’s Seven Svans & The Tiny Cup, is a specialist in forgotten clas­sics and modern craft cock­tails. He creates the perfect drink for every meeting. For the encounter with Kai Althoff he created the “Green Mist” with Küstennebel:

INGREDIENTS

50ml good tequila (we recommend Calle 23 for this drink)

30ml Küstennebel (a northern German anise liqueur)

30ml fresh cucumber juice*

20ml fresh lime juice

5cl agave syrup

60ml buttermilk

A pinch of salt

PREPARATION

Add all the ingredients to a shaker filled with ice, shake well and strain into a Collins glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a thin, rolled-up strip of cucumber. 

*For the cucumber juice, wash half a cucumber and cut into thick wheels. Place in a blender along with two ice cubes and blend for about one minute (it’s best to crush the ice in the blender first). Strain through a fine strainer. Yields about 120ml. You can also run the cucumber through a juicer, but the resulting green color is typically not as intense.

The pale green hue of this drink was inspired by some of Kai Althoff’s paintings. Sweet anise, grassy agave, fresh cucumber, and buttermilk come together for a fresh summery drink that still delivers a bit of a punch. If you are one of those “I once had a bad experience with tequila” people, you should definitely give this one a chance to finally get over your trauma.