Grey Goose presents the 2017 Film Awards Season Cocktail Collection in which London’s best bartenders took inspiration for this year’s acclaimed films.
GREY GOOSE, The World’s Best Tasting Vodka, unveiled the 2017 GREY GOOSE Film Awards Season Cocktail Collection in celebration of those who defy expectations to achieve the extraordinary in film. Each year, Grey Goose creates scene-stealing cocktails to toast the world’s best in film during the February Film Awards Season.
For the first time, Grey Goose has collaborated with five of London’s leading bartenders from some of the world’s most respected bars to create a collection of exceptional cocktail serves – all of which embody the spirit of the film visionnaires being celebrated this month.
The participating bartenders and venues featured where:
- Xavier Landais, Bar Director: Sexy Fish
- Tom Kerr, Global Bars Manager: Cafe Monico, Soho House & Co
- Erik Lorincz, Head Bartender: American Bar, Savoy Hotel
- Andy Shannon, Head Bartender: London Edition Hotel
- Tony Pescatori, Head Bartender: Nightjar
The result – five unique cocktails paying homage to five dominating themes present across this year’s most acclaimed movies: ‘Life’s Journey’, ‘Entrepreneurial Spirit’, ‘Search For Justice’, ‘Against All Odds’ and ‘A Questions of Heroism’.
The Cocktail Collection is now available for guests to enjoy at The Grey Goose Fifth Floor Bar at Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge and each of the cocktails will be available to try at the bartender’s respective bars throughout the month of February. In addition, the Cocktail Collection will be served at high profile GREY GOOSE supported pre celebrations and post film awards after parties in February 2017 to the world’s finest visionaries in the film industry.
And if you are interested in making these cocktails yourself, here’s ingredients and method, so that you can replicate this and dazzle your guests with cocktails for the stars
GREY GOOSE BLINDFOLD
Xavier Landais, Sexy Fish
SEXY FISH The newest venture from the Caprice restaurant group, Sexy Fish is on the south east corner of Berkeley Square in the heart of Mayfair, and opened on 19 October 2015. Designed by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio and decorated with artwork from the greats like Frank Gehry, Damien Hirst and Michael Roberts, the look and feel is mid-century glamour and opulence.
Inspiration for cocktail: ‘Search for Justice’
A rich and silky cocktail infused with warm, smoky notes, providing a perfectly balanced evening cocktail choice
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
Andy Shannon, London Edition Hotel
THE LONDON EDITION has all the hallmarks of the EDITION brand: lasting comfort, extraordinary style and an exceptional level of service in a uniquely individual environment. Located in central London’s Fitzrovia, The London EDITION brings together, in a delicate balancing act, the integrity and character of a historic building with a simple, sophisticated design sensibility, creating a seamless blend of charisma and ease. With 173 rooms, a restaurant, two bars, a dance club, meeting rooms and a buzzing lobby, the hotel offers a dynamic social hub where guests and visitors can work, relax, socialise and dine all under one roof.
Inspiration for cocktail: ‘Against All Odds’
Refreshingly sweet with spicy notes, this fragrant light serve would make an elegant guest at any soiree
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
Erik Lorincz, American Bar at The Savoy Hotel
THE AMERICAN BAR, THE SAVOY London’s most celebrated and glamorous hotel, The Savoy, is perfectly placed on the banks of the River Thames and steps away from vibrant Covent Garden. The Savoy boasts 267 rooms and suites accompanied by some of the best restaurants in London. Kaspar’s Seafood Bar and Grill offers luxury all-day dining, and Afternoon Tea continues to this day in the Thames Foyer. As day becomes night, the award winning Beaufort Bar provides a theatrical atmosphere and the American Bar harks back to the golden age of cocktails in the 1920s.
Inspiration for cocktail: ‘Life’s Journey’
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
45ml GREY GOOSE® Vodka
15ml Roots Mastiha
30ml Lemon juice
15ml Roasted sunflower honey
Method: Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into a martini cocktail glass. Dust with matcha tea
GREY GOOSE MEZZO E MEZZO #2
Tom Kerr, Cafe Monico, Soho House & Co
CAFE MONICO Situated on London’s Shaftesbury Avenue, Cafe Monico serves French-Italian dishes from late morning through to dinner, seven days a week.
Inspired by the original Cafe Monico, established nearby in 1877, the menus feature shellfish, pastas, salumi, grilled meats and fish in a traditional brasserie setting.
Inspiration for cocktail: ‘A Question of Heroism’
The perfect alternative to a classic aperitivo, a long, dry, refreshing serve, with hints of grapefruit and a bitter finish
50ml GREY GOOSE® Vodka
35ml Mezzo E Mezzo
15ml Simple syrup
Top with sparkling water
GREY GOOSE A DREAM HAS A PRICE
Tony Pescatori, Nightjar
NIGHTJAR is an adventurous, independently owned venue serving rare, revived and original cocktails of the highest calibre, and offering an extensive program of live vintage music. It’s intimate mood combines the glamour and charm of an old-school interior with refined cocktail traditions, from Belle Epoque to the classics of the modern age. It has been voted into the World’s Top 20 Bars for the last six years, including top three spots from 2012-2015.
Inspiration for cocktail: ‘Enterprenurial Spirit’
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
45ml GREY GOOSE®, Green szechuan infusion (add 2g of green szechuan per bottle and allow to infuse for three days)
45ml aronia berry juice
45ml Solerno liquer
1/2 mandarin, freshly squeezed
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 red-currants and dry wheat, flamed for aroma.
GOOSE VX MARTINI EXCEPTIONNELLE COCKTAIL
An extraordinary twist on the classic martini cocktail, made with GREY GOOSE VX and a hint of absinthe and honey water. Garnished with a skewer of frozen grapes
GREY GOOSE® VX, 50ml
Method: Rinse the glass with Absinthe, Stir GREY GOOSE VX with ice, strain into a martini cocktail glass and spray with honey water.
GREY GOOSE LE FIZZ
GREY GOOSE signature celebratory cocktail for all occasions. Already an Awards Season favourite, the sparkling GREY GOOSE Le Fizz is the perfect cocktail for raising a toast to the world’s best in film. An elegant and refreshing combination of GREY GOOSE vodka, fresh limejuice and ST-GERMAIN elderflower liqueur, topped with chilled soda water
GREY GOOSE® vodka, 35ml
ST-GERMAIN® elderflower liqueur, 25ml
Fresh lime juice, 20ml
Chilled soda, 70ml
Method: Pour all ingredients except soda water into a cocktail shaker. Shake briefly over ice and double strain into a chilled flute. Top with soda water. Garnish with a stirrer.