Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Golden Globe Cocktails Inspired By Black Swan, Glee, Inception, Social Network & Mad Men!

With the Golden Globes just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how and where you’ll be spending the star-studded evening.  Whether you’ll be throwing a Hollywood-worthy bash for your friends or be curled up on the couch, we’ve got the perfect cocktails to compliment your night.  Each of the following five creations matches up with one of hottest films or TV shows of the year, assuring that you’ll have the perfect drink in hand no matter which flick gets your vote.

Inception: It is only appropriate to provide fans of this convoluted thriller an equally mysterious and complex libation. Escape to another world with Lucid, the brand responsible for lifting the 100-year absinthe ban. Mesmerize your guests by serving this anise-flavored spirit in the traditional method and watch as it morphs from green to milky white before their eyes.

Lucid Dream Stealer

Traditional absinthe drip. Pour cold water over 1.5 oz. Lucid absinthe.  Stir and enjoy

Glee: Glee scored 5 Golden Globe nominations and the truth is – this show is a true fan favorite, due to its high energy musical numbers and campy style. For all the young kids in the audience, and maybe those who aren’t drinking tonight, we’ve got a great mock-tail that you can enjoy as you sing along to your favorite Glee hit.

New Directions Champion

1 oz. white cranberry juice

.5 oz. apple juice

Top with ginger ale and garnish with a cinnamon stick and fresh cranberries

An adult fan? For an extra layer of yum, add 1 oz. of Flor de Cana rum to give this cocktail a festive POP!
Black Swan: If this film’s dark, two-sided depth is for you, how about mixing up a cocktail to match? Made with Russian Standard Vodka and muddled blackberries, the delicious Russian Swan’s two-toned look is eerily reminiscent of Nina Sayer’s contrasting sides.

The Seductive Swan
1.5 oz Russian Standard Vodka

5 blackberries
3 oz Lemonade

Muddle four blackberries in bottom of a tumbler. Add ice, Russian Standard Vodka and lemonade. Garnish with remaining blackberry
Mad Men: Of course, all about the classic cocktail – you must serve up your guests one of Don Draper’s favorites, a dry martini. Shaken or Stirred, this cocktail is sure to please – especially since it uses Russia’s number one vodka, Russian Standard.

The Standard Martini
2 oz Russian Standard Vodka

Splash of Dry Vermouth
Splash of olive brine

Shake ingredients gently over ice. Strain and serve in a chilled martini glass. Garnish with olives
Social Network: What better way to toast the story of Mark Zuckerberg’s creation than with a drink as social as Facebook itself? Punch of course if the most social cocktails – perfect for sharing with friends. This punch blends Nicaragua’s best, Flor de Cana rum with some hot cayenne pepper – it’s a true taste of electric spark!

Zuckerberg Zinger
1 oz Flor de Caña 7 year-aged rum

1 seedless Watermelon
One good pinch of Cayenne pepper
4 Sugar cubes
1 oz Lime juice
1 oz Club soda

Method: Dissolve the sugar cubes in 1 oz. of club soda. Add and muddle several 1-inch pieces of watermelon. Finally, add the rest of the ingredients one at a time and stir as added. Chill.

Recipe can be multiplied to fill a traditional punch bowl.

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