GREY GOOSE® Unveils 2016 Film Awards Season Cocktail Collection Inspired by This Year's Film Themes

 

TORONTO, Feb. 18, 2016 /CNW/ - GREY GOOSE, The World's Best Tasting Vodka®, unveils the 2016 GREY GOOSE Film Awards Season Cocktail Collection in celebration of those who defy expectations to achieve the extraordinary in film.  Each year, GREY GOOSE has created scene-stealing cocktails to toast the world's best in film during the February Film Awards Season.

Created by master mixologist and GREY GOOSE Ambassador Joe McCanta, the cocktail collection pays homage to five dominating themes present across this year's most acclaimed movies:  'Love Conquers All', 'Female Empowerment', 'Escape', 'Revenge' and 'The Big Idea' using each expression from the House of GREY GOOSE: GREY GOOSE Original, GREY GOOSE L'Orange, GREY GOOSE Le Citron, GREY GOOSE La Poire and GREY GOOSE VX spirit drink.

The five cocktails - GREY GOOSE L'Amour, GREY GOOSE Femme Confidante, GREY GOOSE Le Rêve and GREY GOOSE Bitter Revenge – will be joined 'on the red carpet' by GREY GOOSE's ultimate celebratory cocktail, the GREY GOOSE Le Fizz, plus the GREY GOOSE VX Martini Exceptionnelle cocktail featuring the masterfully mixed spirit drink GREY GOOSE VX, an exceptional blend of GREY GOOSE vodka finished with a hint of precious cognac.

The GREY GOOSE Film Awards Season Cocktail Collection will be served at high profile GREY GOOSE supported pre celebrations and post film awards after parties in February 2016 to the world's finest visionaries in the film industry. 

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GREY GOOSE L'AMOUR

Inspired by 'Love Conquers All'

A soft and elegant combination of GREY GOOSE Le Citron, peach, lemon and ginger. Delicate rose notes imbue this intriguing drink with a fragile beauty.

Ingredients:
1oz GREY GOOSE Le Citron
1.5oz peach nectar
1 squeeze of fresh lemon juice
1 ginger slice
1 dash of grapefruit bitters

Method: Shake all ingredients and strain into a chilled martini cocktail glass. Garnish with a rose petal.

GREY GOOSE FEMME CONFIDANTE

Inspired by 'Female Empowerment'

This aromatic twist on the classic Marlene Dietrich cocktail, inspired by the Hollywood legend, features GREY GOOSE L'Orange, Grand Marnier and Lady Grey Tea.

Ingredients:
1oz GREY GOOSE L'Orange
3/4oz cold Lady Grey tea sourced from the Rare Tea Company
1/4oz Grand Marnier
3 dashes of Angostura Bitters
1 dash of Peychauds bitters

Method: Stir and strain into a coupe glass and garnish with both a lemon AND orange peel.

GREY GOOSE LE RÊVE 

Inspired by 'Escape'

A light and refreshing mix of GREY GOOSE La Poire, coconut and Thai basil, designed to remind you of an island breeze.

Ingredients:
1.5oz GREY GOOSE La Poire
1.5oz coconut water
3/4oz fresh lime
2 Thai micro basil leaves
o.5oz coconut syrup
1 pinch of salt

Method: Shake and strain over fresh cubed ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with sprigs of Thai micro-basil.

GREY GOOSE BITTER REVENGE

Inspired by 'Revenge'

Dark, foreboding and with a slightly bitter taste, this cocktail is deep rouge in colour and is wonderfully aromatic.

Ingredients:
1.5oz GREY GOOSE vodka
1.5oz freshly squeezed pomegranate juice
1.5oz freshly squeezed blood orange juice
1/4oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4oz Martini® Bitter

Method: Shake and double strain into coupe. Garnish with a blood orange wheel floating within.

GREY GOOSE MARTINI COCKTAIL

Inspired by 'The Big Idea'

The signature GREY GOOSE martini cocktail is stirred, never shaken and served in the GREY GOOSE 4.5oz martini cocktail glass.  This innovative narrower shaped glass maintains the 0-5c temperature and stirring creates a smoother drink with optimum dilution.

Ingredients:
2oz GREY GOOSE Original
0.5oz NOILLY PRAT® Original French Dry Vermouth
1 dash orange bitters
lemon zest

Method: Build ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Top with cubed ice and stir. Fine strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon zest.

GREY 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.

Ingredients:
1.5oz GREY GOOSE VX
Spray of Honey Water
Absinthe rinse

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.

Ingredients:
1.5oz GREY GOOSE vodka
1oz ST-GERMAIN® elderflower liqueur
3/4oz fresh lime juice
2oz chilled soda

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.

NOTES TO EDITOR:

About GREY GOOSE Vodka 

Every aspect of the creation of GREY GOOSE® is focused on crafting vodka of unmatched quality. The creation of GREY GOOSE begins with the very best ingredients from France – soft winter wheat from the Picardie region, le grenier à blé (the breadbasket of France) and spring water from Gensac-La-Pallue, in the Cognac Arrondissement (Region), that is naturally filtered through limestone. A unique distillation process brings out the naturally superior characteristics of these ingredients.

From field-to-bottle, the expertise of the GREY GOOSE Maître de Chai (Cellar Master), François Thibault, ensures an unparalleled smoothness and exceptional taste to the connoisseur palate. The GREY GOOSE portfolio is comprised of GREY GOOSE Vodka, GREY GOOSE La Poire, GREY GOOSE L'Orange, GREY GOOSE Le Citron, GREY GOOSE Cherry Noir, GREY GOOSE Le Melon Flavoured Vodkas, GREY GOOSE VX Spirit Drink and GREY GOOSE Interpreted by Ducasse toasted wheat vodka www.greygoose.com.  

 The GREY GOOSE vodka brand is part of the portfolio of Bacardi Limited, headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda. Bacardi Limited refers to the Bacardi group of companies, including Bacardi International Limited.

About GREY GOOSE Product

GREY GOOSE vodka has a smooth and rounded taste profile with a hint of almonds.  Its long satisfying finish is fresh and bright throughout.

GREY GOOSE L'Orange contains the essence of 1kg of fresh oranges sourced from Florida, Brazil and New Guinea. The complex natural extract is blended with GREY GOOSE Original to create a light, crisp and vibrant citrus flavour.

GREY GOOSE Le Citron is made from the finest lemons grown in the world-renowned Menton region in the South of France and lemons from Brazil.  The citrus oils are blended with lemon juice resulting in a clean and fresh with a balance of citrus flower and lemon tree leaf.

GREY GOOSE La Poire is created using aromatic Williams pears from Anjou in the Loire region. The pears are sliced and macerated for 3 weeks in GREY GOOSE Original in a copper pot still before being blended with a purée created from the flesh of the pears.  The result is a flavoured vodka alive with the aromas and freshness of an Anjou Pear.

GREY GOOSE VX is a masterfully mixed spirit drink combining 95% GREY GOOSE vodka finished with a hint of precious Cognac (5%)

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Image with caption: "GREY GOOSE® Femme Confidante (CNW Group/GREY GOOSE®)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160218_C4883_PHOTO_EN_623785.jpg

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Image with caption: "GREY GOOSE® Martini Exceptionnelle (CNW Group/GREY GOOSE®)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160218_C4883_PHOTO_EN_623799.jpg

For further information: For more information or imagery, please contact: Lisa Kwong, lisa@pomppr.com / 647-973-9882

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