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What I’m Drinking Now: Raise a Glass to Oscar

Grey Goose Royal Passion

This years Academy Awards shines on Sunday night, and some of the nominated  films this year are certainly award worthy….2010 was a good year in movies…from Inception to The Kings Speech to The Fighter to The Social Network to True Grit…audiences were entertained by the performances, the dialogue, the premise.  A good year in films.

If you are like so many that will be tied to your television this Sunday night watching the gowns, the hair, the jewelry…and most importantly, the awards, why not mix up a cocktail to celebrate Oscar’s night in style.  Here are a few ideas:

Oscar always likes to sparkle, so raise a glass with the official bubbly of the 2011 Academy Awards, Moet & Chandon.  Straight up is always my go to, but if you want to get your punch bowl out try this one.

The Silver Screen Punch,  by Katie Lee

1 6oz can pink lemonade concentrate, partially thawed
8 oz pineapple juice
1 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
1 cup Belvedere Vodka
1 bottle Moet & Chandon
In a blender combine pink lemonade, pineapple juice, strawberries and ginger. Blend until smooth. Pour into a punch bowl.  Add Vodka.  Just before serving pour in the Moet & Chandon.  Garnish with frozen pineapple rings. 

INCEPTION:  Grey Goose La Poire Elderflower Dream

1 ½ parts Grey Goose La Poire Flavored Vodka
1 ½ parts fresh ruby red grapefruit juice
½ part elderflower liqueur
½ part lemon juice
½ part simple syrup
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice, and shake vigorously.  Strain into a chilled martini glass, and present with a grapefruit twist. 

THE SOCIAL NETWORK:  Grey Goose Le Citron Status Update

½ part Grey Goose Le Citron Flavored Vodka
½ part St. Germain
1 part grape juice
½ part pear puree
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice, and shake vigorously.  Strain into a rocks glass filled with cubed ice.  Garnish with 2 grapes on an olive pick.

THE KING’S SPEECH:  Grey Goose Royal Passion

2 parts Grey Goose Vodka
1/3 part vanilla flavored (Monin) syrup
1 fresh passion fruit
3 small fresh pineapple chunks
Fresh lemon squeeze
In a cocktail shaker, muddle fruit.  Add all other ingredients, shake vigorously and double strain into a chilled martini glass.  Garnish with a half a passion fruit floating on top.