Come January 8, Hollywood’s leading ladies and men are going to be sitting pretty at The Beverly Hilton, preparing to win one of the most major trophies of awards season. They’ll be glammed up, dining on fare from the Hilton’s Executive Chef Alberico Nunziata and sipping on custom cocktails from Moët & Chandon. The champagne house, which is celebrating 26 years as the official champagne of the Golden Globes—has unveiled its official 2017 Golden Globes cocktail: the Moët Diamond.
As created by lifestyle and home-entertaining expert Olivia Culpo, the Diamond pays homage to the elegance and style that is Golden Globes, with a playful twist. Elevating each of the classic champagne cocktail’s ingredients—traditionally champagne, bitters, sugar cube, and sometimes cognac—Culpo selected cherry bitters, to give a hint of fruit; rock candy sticks as a garnish, to add a touch of sweetness; and orange liqueur to balance the sweetness and round out the elegant flavor profile. With a nod to Culpo’s love of red carpet fashion, and the standout diamond looks that have graced carpets in years past such as Elizabeth Taylor’s diamond tiara, The Moët Diamond is the perfect blend of honoring old Hollywood while embracing awards show glam.
In addition to the Diamond, Moët & Chandon will grace the star-studded red carpet and tables at the Golden Globes with its family of champagnes, serving 1,500 Moët Impérial minis on the red carpet; 125 cases of Moët & Chandon 2006 Grand Vintage Brut and Moët Impérial Rosé Magnums on the tables during the awards ceremony; and 500 Moët cocktails served at the bars. Moët & Chandon will also return to the red carpet with its popular philanthropic initiative, “Toast for a Cause.” Golden Globe nominees will be invited to raise a toast with Moët & Chandon Impérial minis in support of their favorite charities on the red carpet. For each toast raised, Moët & Chandon donates $1,000 to the chosen charity in the nominees’ names.
Viewers at home, too, can toast with The Moët Diamond. Here’s how to make the official cocktail of the Golden Globes without even leaving your couch!
THE MOËT DIAMOND
3 oz Moët Imperial Brut Champagne
1/2 oz Orange Liqueur
2 dashes Cherry Bitters
1 Rock Candy Stick
Preparation: Pour Orange Liqueur into Champagne flute and add dash of Cherry bitters. Gently pour chilled Champagne. Garnish with Rock Candy stick.
Served: Straight up; without ice
Garnish: Rock Candy Stick and Orange Zest
Drinkware: Modified Champagne flute