Enter to Win Tickets to Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor

Utah Opera and Salt Lake magazine present Libretti & Libations, craft cocktails composed by Salt Lake City and Park City’s top mixologists inspired by the love, desire, and jealousy in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor at Capitol Theatre March 11-19.

#UtahOperaSips

Post a photo of your libation of choice (tag #UtahOperaSips) and you’ll be entered to win a pair of tickets to see a performance of Lucia di Lammermoor (winner will have the option to attend a performance Friday, March 17 or Sunday, March 19). Visit all participating Libretti & Libations restaurants to submit multiple entries before Wednesday, March 15. Salt Lake magazine will announce the winner online.

How to Win

Step 1: Enjoy a craft cocktail inspired by Lucia di Lammermoor
Step 2: Post your cocktail photo on Twitter or Instagram with #UtahOperaSips
Step 3: Hit the next hotspot for another Libretti & Libations cocktail

Remember to use #UtahOperaSips on Twitter or Instagram to check in your cocktail and enter the contest!

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Libretto

Hear me: she was wandering along the deserted
avenue in the park, where her mother
is buried…A raging bull
suddenly rushed at her…
when a shot rang out
in the echoing air, and the beast
suddenly sank to the ground. And who fired the shot? A man who kept his name a secret.

Participating Restaurants

    

BTG Wine Bar / Caffé Molise
63 W 100 S. Salt Lake City
801.359.2814

Craft Cocktail: Lammermoor Gardens
Mixologist: Jesse Garrett

“With the dark and morbid themes of "Lucia di Lammermoor", we wish to bring some light to the darkness, juxtaposing tragedy with a hope for spring. Floral, bright, and refreshing- Lammermoor Gardens should be a place to visit- featuring Scottish Gin, and subtle sweet and floral notes.”

1.5 oz Edinburgh Gin
.25 oz Crème de Violette
.25 oz St. Germaine
.25 oz Aperol
.75 oz house-made tonic syrup
.25 oz fresh lemon juice
2 dashes of grapefruit bitters lavender-sugar rim

     
    

Finca
327 W 200 S, Salt Lake City
801.487.0699

Craft Cocktail: Blood Oath
Mixologist: Natalie Hamilton

1 oz rye Whiskey
1 oz cappelletti
1 oz blood orange and Mayan spice brandy cordial
1 dash pomegranate juice
2 dashes angostura bitters, 1 dash flowers & cacao and bitters

Garnished with blood orange

     
    

Handle
136 Heber Ave., Park City
435.602.1155

Craft Cocktail: Sweet Smoke
Mixologist: Sean Palmer

“Having taken place in Scotland, I wanted to stay traditional and use Scotch as a main ingredient. The addition of Drambuie balances the cocktail with honey and floral notes. I infused honey water with fresh ginger to play along the traditional Scottish flavors and give the smoke a bit of sweetness. “

1 1/2 JW Black
1/2 Drambuie
1/2 Lemon
3/4 Ginger infused Honey Water

Served over a large cube with a lemon twist

     
    

HSL (Handle Salt Lake)
418 E 200 S, Salt Lake City
801.539.999

Craft Cocktail: Kirkwall
Mixologist: Clif Reagle

“I wanted to pay homage to Lucia Di Lammermoor’s setting (Scotland), but didn’t want to get sucked into creating a Scotch Whiskey Drink. One of the first things I think of when I think of Scotland is; Haggis, so I tried to come up with a way to honor the classic Scottish dish, but make it more accessible to people who are either vegetarian or don’t want to throw down on some sheep guts regardless.

Our ‘haggis’ is made by taking vegetable scraps (peels, stems, etc.) from the kitchen that normally get thrown away, placing them in a vacuum seal bag with some herbs and water, this mixture is then sou vide over night and the liquid is strained off the next day to create the base. The result is a savory vegetal mixture that pairs great with the sweet/bitter of Bonal and herbaceous London dry style Big Gin. The veggie blend used will always be changing since we use whatever is discarded from the kitchen on a given day.”

Big Gin
Vegetable Haggis
Bonal Gentiane Quina
Pickled Vegetable Garnish

     
    

Pallet Bistro
237 S 400 W, Salt Lake City
801.935.4431

Craft Cocktail: Death of a Heroine
Mixologist: Bijan Ghiai

Inspired by the death in “Lucia di Lammermoor” this cocktail represents the darkness that life held for the main characters while intertwining the opera’s gothic themes.

Campari
Blood orange simple syrup
Rose water
Topped off with Lambrusco and dehydrated rose petals
Rim covered in Hawaiian black sea salt

     
    

Takashi
18 W Market St., Salt Lake City
801.519.9595

Craft Cocktail: Wolf’s Crag
Mixologist: Richard Romney

“I created this drink to represent the Scottish setting of this opera (Laphroaig Scotch), the Italian origin and language (Campari), and our Japanese cuisine (Hibiki Japanese Whisky and Ume Plum Liqueur). I also wanted to represent the darker side of love by providing a bittersweet flavor profile with a smoky kick from the Scotch inspired by the tragedy and horror in Act III of Lucia. The name comes from the “Wolf’s Crag Scene” (albeit the scene is often omitted from the performance), in which Enrico confronts Edgardo in his tower, Wolf’s Crag, to tell him that Lucia has married Arturo, and to challenge Edgardo to a duel.”

Hibiki Harmony Japanese Whiskey
Campari
Ume Plum Liqueur
Grapefruit Bitters
Laphroaig Scotch Whisky rinse

     
    

Tupelo
508 Main Street, Park City
435.615.7700

Craft Cocktail: Un Amore Celeste (“A Heavenly Love”)
Mixologist: Tony Goodkid

“This is a take on a Rusty Nail, to symbolize the famous mad scene from Act 3 in the opera, when Lucia's burning love and passion drive her to madness at which point she stabs her husband-to-be Arturo with a knife. “The name of the drink comes from a line she gives in the libretto, when after walking downstairs to the procession in her wedding dress, covered in blood and holding the knife in her hand. The flaming Absinthe hits your palate first -- symbolizing her love that caused her descent into madness -- followed by the smokey sweet honey of the Rusty Nail, and finishing with the wonderful lingering flavor of the rosemary at the end. Essentially a Scottish classic with a twist, proverbially going through the motions of the famously tragic, dramatic scene.”

1.5 oz Johnny Walker Black
.75 oz Drambuie
.25 oz Lucid Absinthe
Fresh Rosemary Sprig

flame the rosemary and absinthe
stir the scotch and the drambuie
pour over the flame
let burn for 15 seconds
served in a rocks glass over ice

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