• Ticket Price
    Maestro's Circle Exclusive
  • Duration
    1 hr
  • Sunday, January 17, 2021 7:00PM — Zoom
Symphony with a Twist: Virtual Donor Lounge

Symphony with a Twist: Virtual Donor Lounge

Members of the Maestro’s Circle are invited to join us us at our virtual donor lounge – Symphony with a Twist! Bring your questions and raise a glass at this live Zoom event where Maestro Giunta will be joined by special guests Associate Concertmaster Julie Fox-Henson, guest pianist Nicholas Roth, and composer Michael Daugherty.

Symphony with a Twist will begin with a short cocktail class. This month's featured cocktail is Bourbon Eggnog.

Bourbon Eggnog
This takes about 30 minutes of prep time, but it is well worth it!

4 eggs
6 oz granulated sugar
1 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp allspice
1/8 tsp clove
1/8 tsp cinnamon
2 oz cognac
2 oz orange liqueur (brandy-based)
4 oz bourbon whiskey
12 oz whole milk
8 oz heavy cream

  1. Blend the eggs for one minute in either a mixer fitted with a whip attachment or a blender
  2. Add the sugar and spices and blend for 30 seconds
  3. Slowly add the liquors and blend for an additional 30 seconds
  4. Add the milk and cream and blend for 1 minute
  5. Cover and refrigerate

This recipe will yield about eight 4-oz drinks. If you'd like more, just double or triple recipe.

Members of the Maestro’s Circle have made donations totaling $1,250 or more to the Des Moines Symphony & Academy each year. If you are interested in learning more about how you can become a member of the Maestro’s Circle please email Andrea Solomon, Director of Development.