Grey Goose vodka is playing a starring role in the Toronto International Film Festival, with three new cocktails created for serving up at the parties and premieres.
Global brand ambassador Joe McCanta has devised twists on three classics – the Sea Breeze, Negroni, and Gimlet – inspired by films and film festivals.
The drinks will be served up to celebrities and film studio executives at Grey Goose events throughout the festival which runs from September 10 to 20.
They will be available alongside modern classic, the Grey Goose Le Fizz – a celebratory mix of Grey Goose, St-Germain elderflower liqueur, lime juice and soda water served in a champagne flute.
Grey Goose Opening Scene (pictured top)
This twist on a classic Sea Breeze mixes crisp pomegranate, luxurious lychee and slightly bittersweet grapefruit with Grey Goose Le Citron for the perfect start to the night.
1 part Grey Goose Le Citron
1 part Grapefruit juice
1 part Lychee juice
½ part Pomegranate juice
Fresh basil leaf to garnish
Build the Grey Goose Le Citron, grapefruit and lychee juice in a highball glass filled with ice and stir. Add the pomegranate juice. Garnish with fresh basil.
Grey Goose au Cinema (pictured above)
Inspired by the best of Mediterranean cinema and one of the most popular drinks for modern cocktail lovers, this twist on the classic Negroni highlights key flavours of the Mediterranean Riviera.
1½ parts Grey Goose L’Orange
1 part Martini Rosso vermouth
¾ part Aperol
1 dash of grapefruit bitters (optional)
Grapefruit zest twist and sprig of lemon thyme to garnish
Build ingredients in a rocks glass. Add cubed ice and stir. Garnish with a grapefruit zest and a fresh sprig of lemon thyme.
Grey Goose Leading Lady (pictured below)
Seductive and sublime, this twist on a classic Gimlet is a refreshing mix of Grey Goose, soft camomile and fresh lime.
2 parts Grey Goose vodka
¾ part Fresh lime juice
½ part Homemade camomile syrup
Lime zest spiral to garnish
Add ingredients to shaker with ice. Shake and double strain into a coupe and garnish with lime spiral.
To make the camomile syrup, boil one cup of water and stir in a cup of sugar while still hot. Add a premium-leaf camomile tea bag, make a strong brew and let it cool.
Grey Goose Le Fizz
1½ parts Grey Goose vodka
1 part St-Germain elderflower liqueur
¾ part Fresh lime juice
Pour first three ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and double-strain into a chilled flute glass. Top with cold soda water.