Join BMD in Raising a Glass to the Arts Community This Summer!
As a tribute to the arts and to kick off Berkshire Mountain Distillers 15th anniversary celebration, the Cultural Cocktails program features a collection of 15 handcrafted recipes created in collaboration with local bartenders.
Inspired by world-class Berkshire cultural institutions, the classic recipes were named to honor and highlight performances, exhibitions, works of art, a visiting dance company and a famed artistic director, to name a few.
These delicious cocktails will be served at bars, restaurants and cultural institutions, and as the signature drink at summer events. In addition, BMD will serve Cultural Cocktails from the distillery’s outdoor cocktail bar in Sheffield.
Pioneering a craft cocktail movement as another way to experience the Berkshires, the Cultural Cocktails program has been engineered to unite and honor local partners and raise awareness of the Berkshires as an exceptional region for art, culture and handcrafted cocktails.
Cultural Cocktails runs from Memorial Day through October 10.
Experience a Cultural Cocktail this summer!
Our Cultural Partners
Excitement From Our Cultural Partners
“The Red Lady was inspired by the words of Lady Macbeth: 'Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under't.’ We’re thrilled (and a little scared) to see The Red Lady become a signature Shakespearean cocktail! Relentless, blood-thirsty and ambitious, Lady Macbeth is not to be trifled with. However, Berkshire Mountain Distillers has taken the edge off of her biting personality with equally Elizabethan edible flowers and citrus flavors Will would call ‘Civil as an orange.’ Plus, they’re creating new partnerships in the Berkshires that are as important to our future as they are celebratory of the present. Cheers!”Jaclyn Stevenson, Director of Marketing and Communications at Shakespeare & Company
“We can’t think of a place that has been more uniquely blessed with greater beauty, cultural treasures, creativity and indomitable people than the Berkshires. Francine Clark and her husband, Sterling, fell in love with Williamstown at first sight and busily created the Clark Art Institute as a place where everyone could enjoy the exceptional gift of experiencing great art in a setting of profound natural beauty. More than 60 years later, her legacy is gilded by the honor of inspiring those crafty connoisseurs at Berkshire Mountain Distillers to create The Sweet Francine. Tinged with golden honey in honor of the busy bees who live on the museum’s rooftop and touched by a splash of tea worthy of any of the more than 300 teacups in our collection, we raise our glass to our very own savvy, stylish and sweet Francine Clark!”Vicki Saltzman, The Clark’s Director of Communications
“Honors and toasts all around as Barrington Stage Company lovingly presents the Boydian Sip, named for our Founding Artistic Director Julianne Boyd. It's perfect timing for us, as we celebrate Julie's 28th and final season before she retires! Please join us in raising a glass to celebrate Julie's artistry and leadership – we're thrilled the glass will be full of Greylock Gin. As a pillar of our Berkshire cultural community, our Julie is known for speaking her mind, as you will after one of her namesake cocktails. Cheers!”Maggie LaMee, General Manager of Barrington Stage
Where to Order Cultural Cocktails in the Berkshires…More to Come!
Galas + Events
CATA’s Gala – Saturday, May 7
Berkshire International Film Festival – Thursday, June 2 – Sunday, June 5
Barrington Stage Company Gala – Monday, July 18
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center Gala – Saturday, July 30
Race Brook Lodge
* Berkshire Mountain Distillers will be serving Cultural Cocktails from their outdoor cocktail bar highlighting participating arts organizations, Memorial Day through Labor Day.
John Andrews Farmhouse Restaurant