Top bartenders design Grey Goose film cocktailsBy Annie Hayes
Bacardi-owned vodka brand Grey Goose has partnered with five leading UK bartenders to create the Grey Goose 2017 Film Awards Season Cocktail Collection, which will be served at the BAFTAs and other star-studded celebrations.
Bartenders from Sexy Fish, Café Monico, American Bar, London Edition, and Nightjar each created a signature serve inspired by one of five key themes identified in some of the season’s most acclaimed films: Life’s Journey, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Search For Justice, Against All Odds and A Question of Heroism.
The collection will be served to film industry visionaries and Hollywood celebrities throughout the awards season.
Thee entire range will be available at Fifth Floor Bar at Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, in partnership with Grey Goose, throughout February. In addition, each bartender’s cocktail will also be sold in his respective bar.
The brand’s signature serve the Grey Goose Le Fizz will also be made available, as well as the Grey Goose VX Martini Exceptionnelle featuring the brand’s latest release Grey Goose VX – a blend of Grey Goose vodka finished with a hint of Cognac.
“The Grey Goose Film Awards Season Cocktail Collection celebrates the finest in film so we were delighted to work with some of the finest in the trade to create this year’s collection,” said Myles Donneky, Grey Goose UK brand ambassador.
“Their expertise and creativity is evident in the cocktails they’ve created and we’re confident the serves will appeal to consumers as the awards season continues as not only do they look and sound great, they are absolutely delicious.
“Grey Goose has long been considered an aspirational, desirable brand and it is activity such as this that really helps to reinforce this image for consumers, whilst also supporting our customers in their efforts to provide their guests with something new and exciting, that will ultimately boost their profits.”
Click through the following pages to discover the Grey Goose 2017 Film Awards Season Cocktail Collection.
Grey Goose Blindfold by Xavier Landais, Sexy Fish
Inspiration for cocktail: Search For Justice
Description: A rich and silky cocktail infused with warm, smoky notes, providing a perfectly balanced evening cocktail choice
Ingredients: 35ml Grey Goose Vodka, 35ml Irish Stout (Guinness), 20ml Perique Tobacco Liqueur, 3 dash Chocolate bitters, 2.5ml vanilla syrup
Method: Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and stir. Squeeze orange zest to release the aromas over the top of the drink (then discard). Finish with a white rose petal to garnish
Grey Goose Bear Necessities by Andy Shannon, London Edition Hotel
Inspiration for cocktail: Against All Odds
Description: Refreshingly sweet with spicy notes, this fragrant light serve would make an elegant guest at any soiree
Ingredients: 40ml Grey Goose Vodka, 20ml pine needle tea, 20ml ginger syrup, 10ml yellow chartreuse, 25ml lime juice
Method: Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker and double strain. Serve in a rocks glass with a sprig of pine needles and lime wheel to garnish
Grey Goose City Of Stars by Erik Lorincz, American Bar at The Savoy Hotel
Inspiration for cocktail: Life’s Journey
Description: A smooth, creamy and sour cocktail, with a smokey finish – dusted with a touch of matcha tea, designed to take your senses on an exotic journey
Ingredients: 45ml Grey Goose Vodka, 15ml Roots Mastiha, 30ml lemon juice, 15ml roasted sunflower honey, egg white, Matcha tea
Method: Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Dust with matcha tea
Grey Goose Mezzo e Mezzo #2 by Tom Kerr, Cafe Monico, Soho House & Co
Inspiration for cocktail: A Question of Heroism
Description: The perfect alternative to a classic aperitivo, a long, dry, refreshing serve, with hints of grapefruit and a bitter finish
Ingredients: 50ml Grey Goose Vodka, 35ml Mezzo e Mezzo, 15ml lemon, 15ml simple syrup, top with sparkling water
Method: Add all ingredients (except sparkling water) with 1 ice cube into a cocktail shaker and shake. Serve in a highball glass over ice before topping with sparkling water. Pinch grapefruit zest to release the aromas over the top of the drink, then discard. Garnish with a grapefruit slice
Grey Goose A Dream Has A Price by Tony Pescatori, Nightjar
Inspiration for cocktail: Entrepreneurial Spirit
Description: Wonderfully fruity and aromatic, created with a unique blend of infusions and flavours, including green szechuan-infused Grey Goose, this cocktail is perfect for those with an adventurous palate
Ingredients: 45ml Grey Goose Vodka with green szechuan infusion (add 2g of green szechuan per bottle and allow to infuse for three days), 45ml aronia berry juice, 30ml Solerno liquer, 1/2 freshly squeezed mandarin, splash of tonic water
Method: Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Roll between shaker tins before serving in a highball over ice. Top with tonic and garnish with lemon balm, golden redcurrants and dry wheat, flamed for aroma