Virtual First Fridays are back, louder and prouder than ever. This special event marks 50 years since the first Pride March, a movement indebted to the often sidelined activism and leadership of trans and queer people of color. While we celebrate the achievements made towards visibility, equality, and justice, we also acknowledge the protests and work that lie ahead. Together we can fight for a better future for us all.
Presented in collaboration Boston’s queer underground house and techno party Boudoir, don’t miss an evening of live drag performances by Kurt Fowl, Mt. Hart, Severity Stone and Civilization, hosted by Pristine Christine. Plus, learn how to mix the perfect cocktail with Ryan Lotz. Don’t miss a dance party featuring Chicago based DJ/Producer Hijo Pròdigo, and Boudoir resident DJs Math3ca and James Cerne on Zoom. Check back for the details.
Gather your cocktail ingredients
Since so much of this year’s Pride is going to be spent finding ways to be together while being alone, this drink is a dressed up version of a drink nearly every one of us has ordered at a club: the Vodka Soda with a Splash of Cranberry. This is a pretty easy way to make this drink a little more celebratory than your everyday beverage using sparkling wine and a bright tart cranberry syrup.
- 1 oz Vodka
- 0.5 oz cranberry syrup
- 0.5 oz lime juice
- Sparkling wine
- Briefly shake vodka, cranberry syrup and lime.
- Pour over ice in a highball glass.
- Top with sparkling wine.
- Cranberry Syrup
- 0.25 cup cranberry juice
- 0.25 cup white sugar
- Stir together ingredients till sugar is dissolved.
- For cranberry juice do your best to try and use an unsweetened juice that is not from concentrate. The recipe easily can be doubled or more for making larger batches of drinks. This batch will make 4-6 cocktails.
Show your support
Tip your drag queens and kings! Drag performers are freelance artists and often rely on tips to financially get by. Tips can be made before, during or after the livestream via the performer’s Venmo or Paypal.