Grey Goose celebrates film awards with themed cocktails

The GREY GOOSE Martini De La Mer - cut outFilms nominated for the Oscars, Golden Globes and Baftas have inspired mixologist Joe McCanta to create a range of awards-themed cocktails using Grey Goose vodka.

Joe, who is Grey Goose ambassador, used the themes of “Survival At Sea”, “Futurism” and “Downtown New York” which are represented by some of this year’s most acclaimed movies.

The Martini De La Mer (pictured top) is inspired by Captain Phillips, about an American cargo ship being hijacked by Somali pirates, and All Is Lost, starring Robert Redford as a solo yachtsman stranded out at sea.

It is a twist on a classic Vodka Martini, made with 60ml of Grey Goose and two spritzes of a “sea spray essence” made of Noilly Prat dry vermouth infused with oyster shells and a touch of fleur de sel.

Aimed at invoking the aromas of the open sea, it is served in a chilled coupette glass and beautifully garnished with micro-shiso, red amaranth and a large caper berry.

The GREY GOOSE L'Amour Moderne - cut out

L’Amour Moderne (pictured above) takes its inspiration from Her, the futuristic romantic comedy drama about a man who develops a relationship with an intelligent computer operating system.

Representing love in a modern age, the cocktail is described as “passionate but bittersweet”, with fresh, fruity notes. The romantic reddish-pink Martini-style drink balances rich pomegranate and passion fruit flavours with sharp pink grapefruit and a bitter aperitif, garnished with orange zest.

L’Amour Moderne

35ml Grey Goose Le Citron
25ml Fresh pomegranate juice
15ml Fresh pink grapefruit juice
15ml Bitter Italian aperitif
15ml Passion fruit syrup
3ml Fresh lime juice

Combine ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake and double-strain into a futuristic-style Martini glass. Garnish with orange zest.

The GREY GOOSE Cosmonaut - cut out

The Cosmonaut (pictured above) is a futuristic cocktail inspired by Gravity, about two astronauts, played by Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, fighting for survival in space.

It is a refined and elegant blend of Grey Goose La Poire, ginger liqueur, fresh lime and cardamom bitters built over “planetary” ice-spheres. Inspired by the sleek stylisation of the film, a “space-candy” rolled grape adds some playful glamour.

The Cosmonaut

45ml Grey Goose La Poire
25ml Fresh lime juice
17.5ml Ginger liqueur
1 dash Cardamom bitters

Build over a large ice sphere in a spherical rocks glass. Garnish with space-candy dusted grape.

The GREY GOOSE Lower East Side - cut out

The Lower East Side (pictured above) is named after the Manhattan neighbourhood featured in the Coen Brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis and the crime comedy-drama American Hustle.

It is a sophisticated twist on the popular 1960s classic, the Harvey Wallbanger, blending Grey Goose L’Orange, seasonal blood orange juice and an orange liqueur, with a slight drizzle of aged balsamic vinegar to give it a gritty bite.

Lower East Side

35ml Grey Goose L’Orange
70ml Freshly squeezed blood orange juice
1 barspoon Orange-flavour cognac liqueur
A drizzle of aged balsamic vinegar

Build the Grey Goose L’Orange and blood orange juice in the glass and float the liqueur on top. Garnish with a slice of blood orange and a drizzle of aged balsamic vinegar.

The recipes are being promoted for celebrating the film awards season which began with the Golden Globes in January and continue with the EE British Academy Film Awards on February 16 and the Oscars on March 2.

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