Raise a Glass to Program 02

Raise a Glass to Program 02

Grab a Drink and Have a #BalletNightIn

Join us in raising a glass to the three distinctive ballet on Program 02, now streaming through March 03, with custom cocktails. Share photos of your #BalletNightIn drinks and tag @SFBallet on our social channels. Cheers!


Frances Chung and Angelo Greco in Rhoden’s LET’S BEGIN AT THE END // © Erik Tomasson

1 1/2 oz bourbon
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons superfine sugar
1 cup crushed ice
Garnish with 1 orange slice and 1 maraschino cherry



  1. In a blender, combine the bourbon, lime juice, lemon juice, sugar, and crushed ice. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour the mixture into a sour glass. Garnish with orange and cherry, ideally skewered on a plastic sword toothpick.


COLORFORMS: Tequila Sunrise

Frances Chung in Thatcher’s COLORFORMS // © San Francisco Ballet

1 1/2 oz (3 parts) Tequila
1/2 oz (1 part) Grenadine syrup
3 oz (6 parts) Orange juice



  1. Pour the tequila and orange juice into glass over ice.
  2. Add the grenadine, which will sink to the bottom. Do not stir.
  3. Garnish (a standard garnish is a cherry or an orange slice) and serve on the rocks (poured over ice) in a Collins glass.


Sandpaper Ballet: Chill-Out Honeydew Cucumber Slushy

San Francisco Ballet in Morris’ Sandpaper Ballet // © Erik Tomasson

Ingredients (6 servings):
4 cups honeydew (from about 1 small), rind removed, flesh cut into 1” pieces, frozen
2½ cups coconut water
⅓ cup mint leaves
2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
½ tsp. kosher salt
6 oz. English hothouse cucumber (about ½ cucumber), peeled, cut into 1” pieces, plus more sliced for garnish



  1. Blend honeydew, coconut water, mint, lime juice, salt, 6 oz. cucumber, and 2 cups ice in a blender until smooth. Divide among glasses, then garnish with cucumber slices.
  2. Do Ahead: Slushy can be made 1 hour ahead. Store in blender jar in freezer, then reblend on high speed to reincorporate.

Recipe courtesy of Bon Appétit

Header Image: San Francisco Ballet Nutcracker VIP Box Experience // © Chris Hardy