The Oscars are this Sunday, which means another excuse for a party. Here are a few amazing cocktails made with Grey Goose, bound to stir up you and your guests and get them Academy Award ready. I mean, what better way to support your favorite films and actors than with a decadent martini? I mean, aside from actually attending. Until that glorious time comes, grab yourself a shaker, a few ice cubes and your favorite flavored Grey Goose and call it a glam night at home or wherever your shindig is taking place. Just as an FYI, should your favorite film or actor lose and you decide to passionately unload your lungs at the TV, make sure you are holding a martini…it makes you look that more elegant.
These 5 Oscar-themed drinks were created by Master Mixologist, Dimi Lezinska, as a homage to the films.
SPEECHLESS (The King’s Speech)
Inspired by the 1930s when King George VI came to the throne, this drink is a twist on the Vesper martini cocktail.
35 ml Grey Goose vodka
15 ml BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® gin
15 ml NOILLY PRAT® Ambré
Dash Orange bitters
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice. Stir and strain into a small cocktail glass. Squeeze a lemon zest on top and garnish with a macerated cherry on a cocktail pick.
SOCIAL STATUS (The Social Network)
Perfect for celebration, this fizzy and elegant cocktail is a toast to the social empire that inspired this film.
25 ml Grey Goose vodka
15 ml Elderflower cordial
15 ml Freshly squeezed lime juice
Top up Soda water
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a champagne flute.
WILD WEST (True Grit)
This unique combination of flavours creates a visually stunning cocktail that pays homage to an adaptation of a classic Western film.
25 ml Grey Goose L’ Orange
10 ml BARON OTARD® XO cognac
15 ml NOILLY PRAT® Rouge
25 ml Freshly-squeezed blood oranges
35 ml Mandarin purée
Build in a high-ball glass filled with crushed iced. Garnish with a mint sprig.
PAS DE DEUX (Black Swan)
A dark cocktail, garnished with a delicate rose petal personifies the innocence and grace of the White Swan and guile and sensuality of the Black Swan.
30 ml Grey Goose Le Citron
20 ml Crème Yvette
25 ml Blackberry purée
30 ml Lychee juice
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a coupette. Garnish with a white rose petal.
Creating an award-winning film – a dream come true for any filmmaker and that can only be represented by a cocktail with a lovely citrus note and a touch of Absinthe.
50 ml Grey Goose La Poire
25 ml Rhubarb purée
20 ml Green tea
10 ml Gomme syrup
2 Dashes Absinthe
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake
and strain into a rocks glass filled with cubed ice. Garnish
with slices of pear.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented on Sunday, February 27, 2011 , at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network at 8:00 pm EST. The Red Carpet pre-show will also be on Sunday at 6:30 pm on ABC as well.
Grey Goose Photography Credit: Laura Knox for St James Retouching Ltd
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