Grey Goose cocktails celebrate film awards season

GREY GOOSE True StoryCocktails inspired by the best films of the past year were created by leading mixologists to celebrate the 2013 awards season.

Richard Woods, bar manager at Duck & Waffle and Sushisamba in London, and Grey Goose global brand ambassadors Joe McCanta and Ludo Miazga created the recipes to tie in with awards such as the Oscars in February.

The video shows Joe McCanta making the True Story (pictured), which was inspired by Argo, winner of the Oscar for best picture. Mixing Hollywood and politics, the film is matched by a sophisticated cocktail with fresh citrus, cherry notes and “a splash of glamour”.

True Story

2 parts Grey Goose L’Orange
1 part Maraschino liqueur
2½ parts Freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice
1 dash Dale DeGroff’s Pimento Bitters

Combine ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake and double-strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with pink grapefruit peel.

Other videos show Joe making cocktails inspired by Les Miserables, Django Unchained, Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty. They are available by clicking here.

Grey Goose Le Blanc

Inspired by Les Miserables, this is a fizzy aperitif cocktail with two French classics at its heart: Grey Goose vodka and Noilly Prat vermouth, which this year celebrates its 200th anniversary.

2 parts Grey Goose vodka
1 part Noilly Prat Dry vermouth
1 wedge of freshly squeezed lemon juice
Splash of ginger ale

Build in a wine glass filled with cubed ice.

Coco Django

This cocktail, with a hint of spice and a fresh mint garnish, is inspired by the snow-covered mountains in Django Unchained and the lead character’s love of a quirky coconut drink.

2 parts Grey Goose Le Citron
2 parts Coconut purée
1 part Falernum liqueur
½ part Freshly squeezed lime juice
Splash of tonic water

Build in a highball filled with crushed ice. Swizzle and top with a splash of tonic water. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

Smoke Screen

Zero Dark Thirty, about a covert operation, inspires a smoky cocktail created with hidden depth and flavour by Richard Woods, winner of the Grey Goose 10 competition in 2012.

3 parts Grey Goose La Poire
2 parts Noilly Prat Ambré vermouth
2 parts Suze Fruits Rouges
4 drops Coriander and cardamom bitters
1 Limousin oak barrel and pieces of Limousin oak for smoking

Combine liquid ingredients and rest for 24 hours in a new oak barrel. Stir in a mixing glass filled with ice. Use a blowtorch to gently toast the oak pieces until smoking and capture the aroma in an elegant rocks glass. Pour the chilled liquid into the rocks glass and serve on a silver tray.

Monsieur Le President

American president Abraham Lincoln, played by Oscar winner Daniel Day Lewis, love apples which has inspired this long, tall cocktail mixing Grey Goose with two American favourites, apple and cinnamon.

1½ parts Grey Goose vodka
½ part Applejack
½ part Freshly squeezed lime juice
½ part Cinnamon syrup
3 parts Cloudy apple juice

Build in a highball filled with cubed ice. Garnish with a long, elegant cinnamon stick.

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