Classical Cocktails – Drinks with a Renaissance Twist

By Julie,

Photography Work

What’s more fun than a Bloody Mary? How about a 17th-century Dutch Bloody Mary? Or a Vermeer-esque Sangria? Maybe a Renaissance Lime Rickey? Greg Stroube’s new series puts classic drinks into a classical setting.

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Bloody Mary


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Lime Rickey

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Bellini

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Sangria

The whole retouching team got their hands on this one to add that painterly look to the pieces. Because Greg shot each composition for a range of exposures, they were able to pull out the highlights and push in the shadows for the rich value you’d see in a Golden Age painting. Check out the bee and the dragonfly – these details were a callback to the personal symbols many Old Masters would tuck into their paintings.

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detail of Bloody Mary garnishes, styled in the fashion of a Renaissance still life painting

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Detail Lime Rickey, dragonfly added and retouched by Sierra Myers

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Detail Sangria, bee added and retouched by Jordan Gaunce