Sunday, January 16, 2011

Golden Globe Inspired Cocktails

I'm not a big time award show watcher. What I do enjoy is the red carpet entry- hours of beautiful hair, makeup, and dazzling gowns. Well, a girl can dream!

Whatever your reason for watching Sunday night's Golden Globes, why not do it with some yummy snacks and a tastey beverage in your hand. Stoli’s mixologist, Charlotte Voisey has come up with award-worthy cocktail recipes based on this year’s “Best Motion Picture” nominees.

Black Swan
4 parts Stoli® Blueberi™
2 parts cucumber-infused gin
1 part fresh-squeezed lemon juice
Blueberries (muddled)
1/2 part simple syrup or agave nectar
4 mint sprigs

Muddle blueberries and mint in a mixing cup
Add ice to fill and add remaining ingredients and shake vigorously
Pour contents into a Collins glass

The Fighter
2 parts Stoli® 80
3 dashes of bitters
1 part lime juice
3 parts ginger beer

Build in an ice-filled highball glass and stir
Garnish with lime and a mint sprig

1 ½ oz Stoli Vanil
1 ½ oz coconut cream
1 oz passion fruit juice
Squeeze fresh lime

Combine ingredients and blend or shake
Serve in a martini glass
Garnish with a small flower

The King's Speech Gimlet
3 parts Stoli® 80
2 parts lime juice
1 part simple syrup

Shake and pour into an ice-filled rocks glass
Garnish with several limes

The Social Network
2 parts Stoli® Gala Applik™
1 part fresh lemon juice
1 part simple syrup

Shake with ice
Strain into a chilled martini glass
Garnish with a lemon wedge