With the film awards season now under way, Grey Goose vodka’s brand ambassador Joe McCanta has created cocktails to toast the winners and nominees.
His drinks pay homage to five dominating themes presented across this year’s most acclaimed movies: “love conquers all”, “female empowerment”, “escape”, “revenge” and “the big idea”, using different expressions from the Grey Goose range including vodka and cognac blend VX.
With the Bafta Film Awards last Sunday and the Oscars at the end of February, the cocktails are being served at high-profile Grey Goose-supported parties alongside the celebratory signature serve of Grey Goose Le Fizz.
Grey Goose L’Amour (pictured above)
Inspired by “love conquers all”, this is a soft and elegant combination of lemon-flavoured Grey Goose Le Citron with peach, lemon and ginger, with delicate rose notes giving it a “fragile beauty”.
30ml Grey Goose Le Citron
50ml Peach nectar
1 squeeze of fresh lemon juice
1 ginger slice
1 dash of grapefruit bitters
Shake all ingredients and strain into a chilled martini cocktail glass. Garnish with a rose petal.
Grey Goose Femme Confidante (pictured above)
Inspired by “female empowerment”, this is an aromatic twist on a classic Marlene Dietrich cocktail, itself named after the Hollywood legend.
35ml Grey Goose L’Orange
20ml Cold Lady Grey tea from the Rare Tea Company
10ml Grand Marnier
3 dashes of Angostura Bitters
1 dash of Peychaud’s bitters
Stir and strain into a coupe glass and garnish with both a lemon and orange peel.
Grey Goose Le Rêve (pictured above)
Inspired by “escape”, this is a light and refreshing mix of pear-flavoured Grey Goose La Poire and Thai basil, designed to remind you of an island breeze.
35ml Grey Goose La Poire
50ml Coconut water
20ml Fresh lime
2 Thai micro basil leaves
15ml Coconut syrup
1 pinch of salt
Shake and strain over fresh cubed ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with sprigs of Thai micro-basil.
Grey Goose Bitter Revenge (pictured above)
Inspired by the theme of “revenge” in films such as Bafta-winning The Revenant, this is described as “dark, foreboding and with a slightly bitter taste”. It is deep red in colour and very aromatic.
35ml Grey Goose vodka
35ml Freshly squeezed pomegranate juice
35ml Freshly squeezed blood orange juice
5ml Freshly squeezed lemon juice
5ml Martini Bitter
Shake and double strain into coupe. Garnish with a blood orange wheel floating within.
Grey Goose Martini Cocktail
Inspired by “the big idea”, this signature cocktail is served in a Grey Goose 4.5oz martini cocktail glass with an innovative narrower shaped glass that maintains the 0C to 5C temperature.
50ml Grey Goose Original
10ml Noilly Prat Original French Dry Vermouth
1 dash Orange bitters
Build ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Top with cubed ice and stir. Fine-strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon zest.
Grey Goose VX Martini Exceptionnelle Cocktail
A twist on the classic Martini cocktail using Grey Goose VX, a blend of vodka and Grande Champagne cognac.
50ml Grey Goose VX
Rinse the glass with absinthe. Stir Grey Goose VX with ice, strain into the glass and spray with honey water.