The model and philanthropist turned blogger Elettra Wiedemann of Impatient Foodie shares some of her newest recipes with Food & Wine.
When Moët & Chandon asked Impatient Foodie to design the cocktails for this year's Golden Globes ceremony on Sunday, I began to think about drinks that would be right for Hollywood's A-listers to sip on such a special night. I wanted the flavors to be sophisticated and not overly sweet. I also wanted the look and taste of the cocktail to speak to the timelessness and elegance of Champagne. Over the past year, I have developed a love affair with two liqueurs—Lillet and Luxardo—so I used those flavors as the base for the recipes and built the flavor profile of the cocktails from there. The Lillet’s citrus notes blend with the spice of the orange bitters and rosé to create a refreshing effervescence with the color of a pink Los Angeles sunset. In the second cocktail, the Luxardo propels an evolution of flavors that, driven by the persistence of Moët Impérial on the palate, really extends the flavor of the cocktail after every sip.
Since I know that some of these ingredients can be hard to find, I also designed two corresponding "impatient versions" of the Golden Globe cocktails that have fewer ingredients and are easy to make while still keeping the same look and flavor profile. You can make the cocktails at home while you watch the ceremony and know that all the Hollywood set are sipping the same. Cheers!