How to Make the Official Cocktails of the Golden Globes

Moët Impatient Sunset Starlet © Davide Luciano
By Elettra Wiedemann Posted January 09, 2015

When Moët & Chandon asked Impatient Foodie to design the cocktails for this year's Golden Globes ceremony on Jan. 11, I began to think about drinks that would be right for Hollywood's A-listers to sip on such a special night.

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!

MOËT SUNSET STARLET
3/4 ounce Lillet 
1/2 ounce dry curaçao 
3/4 honey 
1/4 lemon juice 
2 dashes orange bitters 
Spritz of fresh clementine + twist 
Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial 

1. Combine Lillet, dry curaçao, honey, lemon juice and orange bitters in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously.

2. Pour over ice into a white wine glass and top with Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial. 

IMPATIENT VERSION
1/2 ounce vodka 
1/2 ounce Cointreau 
1/2 ounce honey 
Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial 

Combine vodka, Cointreau and honey in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously and pour into a white wine glass. Top with Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial.

MOËT BIJOU ROUGE
2 ounces Greenbrier gin 
1 ounce Carpano (or a nice, sweet vermouth) 
1/4 ounce Luxardo 
1 tiny dash St. Elizabeth allspice dram bitters
Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial 

Combine gin, Carpano, Luxardo and dram bitters in a cocktail shaker. Stir very well with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Top with Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial and garnish with brandied cherry.

IMPATIENT VERSION
1 ounce gin
1/4 ounce dry curaçao
3/8 ounce sweet vermouth
2 dashes of orange bitters
Brandied cherry garnish (with a touch of the brandied cherry syrup)
Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial

Combine sweet vermouth, gin and orange bitters in a cocktail shaker over ice and pour into a coupe glass. Top with Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial to taste and garnish with a brandied cherry.

Related:
17 Recipes for Your Golden Globes Party
Champagne Cocktails
Drinks for a Crowd

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