Love The Musical? Try The Cocktail! HAMILTON's Founder's Fizz!
While the history of Live Theatre has seen one or two actors who wouldn't dream of hitting the stage without first imbibing in some liquid refreshment, Lin-Manuel Miranda, as recently explained on Twitter, never took a pre-show drink before Hamilton until he was no longer performing in his Tony and Pulitzer-winning musical.
3) I had a Founders' Fizz--I've always wanted to try one of those lobby cocktails but I've always had a show to do. It was delicious.- Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) July 12, 2016
Even teetotalers will find the monikers attached to the specialty refreshments offered at Broadway houses amusing, such as WICKED's Ozmopolitan and KINKY BOOTS' Prosecco-based Kinky Bubbles.
Along with the Founder's Fizz, the Richard Rodgers Theatre's bar also offers the Hamiltini, the Burrbon Manhattan and Dueling Sangrias.
Michael Anthony, the Rodgers bar manager tells People that Miranda's choice is "a twist on a classic Gin Fizz."
Click here for the full article, including the Founder's Fizz recipe, but Anthony warns that "Everything tastes better at HAMILTON!"
HAMILTON is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War, and was the new nation's first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, told by America now.
The Hamilton Original Broadway Cast Recording - recipient of the 2016 Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album and a regular on numerous Billboard top 10 lists - is available everywhere nationwide.
The musical celebrates its 1st anniversary on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on August 6. A touring production begins a 21-week run in San Francisco in March 2017, followed by a 21-week engagement in Los Angeles. A London production will be mounted, also in 2017.