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2013 Oscar Inspired Sneekys

For those of you who are always looking to try a new sneeky, the Oscars are the perfect excuse. Attendees may not be able to drink during the show but you sure can while watching from the comfort of your own home! I LOVE these cocktails that are inspired by this year’s Best Picture Nominees. I don’t know about you guys but the Grey Goose Le Blanc inspired by Les Miserables is right up my alley! Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

(Photos and recipes courtesy of Hello Magazine)

True Story Cocktail inspired by Argo

Mixing Hollywood and politics, a seriously sophisticated cocktail with fresh citrus, cherry notes and a splash of glamour.

Ingredients:
2 parts Grey Goose L’Orange
1 part Maraschino liqueur
2½ parts Freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice
1 dash Dale DeGroff’s Pimento Bitters™

Method:
Combine ingredients in a shaker filled with ice.
Shake and double strain into a coupe glass.
Garnish with pink grapefruit peel.

Coco Django inspired by Django Unchained

The Oscar-nominated film’s snow-covered mountains and a lead character’s love of a quirky coconut drink are the inspiration for an exotic Grey Goose cocktail with a hint of spice and a fresh mint garnish.

Ingredients:
2 parts Grey Goose Le Citron
2 parts Coconut purée
1 part Falernum liqueur
½ part Freshly squeezed lime juice
Splash of tonic water

Method:
Build in a highball filled with crushed ice.
Swizzle and top with a splash of tonic water.
Garnish with a sprig of mint, clapping it first between your hands to release flavour.

Grey Goose Le Blanc inspired by Les Miserables

A fizzy aperitif cocktail with two French classics at its heart: Grey Goose vodka and Noilly Prat vermouth, which this year celebrates its 200th anniversary.

Ingredients:
Two parts Grey Goose vodka
One part Noilly Prat Dry vermouth
One wedge of freshly squeezed lemon juice
Splash of ginger ale

Method:
Measure two parts of Grey Goose vodka and pour over ice in a wine glass
Add one part Noilly Prat which adds a touch of spice
Pour in a splash of Ginger Ale
Squeeze the juice of a wedge of lemon directly into the drink, using a pick
Stir and serve

Monsieur Le President inspired by Lincoln 
To celebrate an iconic American with a love of apples, a long, tall cocktail mixing Grey Goose with two American favourites: apple and cinnamon.

Ingredients:
1½ parts Grey Goose vodka
½ part Applejack
½ part Freshly squeezed lime juice
½ part Cinnamon syrup
3 parts Cloudy apple juice

Method:
Build in a highball filled with cubed ice. Garnish with a long, elegant cinnamon stick.

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