Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Big Wedding

Oh, yeah. We are all getting ready for the BIG day. Well, some are anyway. Of course, we are talking about the Royal Wedding of William and Kate, which will probably be one of the biggest TV ratings bonanzas of the decade. If you won't be attending the nuptials at Westminster Abbey, you may want to enjoy a cocktail, or two, whilst viewing. Or, you may need one just to get over the hype! Our friends over at Grey Goose just zipped over these two cocktails invented to celebrate the occasion. Yeah, I know. You'll be seeing dozens of these in the next few weeks. We just wanted to be the first.

GREY GOOSE® Blushing Dutchess
2 parts GREY GOOSE® Vodka
3 wedges peeled and seeded grapefruit
turbinado sugar for rimming the glass
½ teaspoon sugar
1 part triple sec

Rub the grapefruit around the outside edge of the glass and then roll in the turbinado sugar. Place the sugar and grapefruit in the bottom of a shaker, muddle thoroughly. Add GREY GOOSE Vodka, triple sec and ice. Shake well. Pour drink including ice and grapefruit into a rimmed rocks glass.

GREY GOOSE® White Tie and Tiara
1 ½ parts GREY GOOSE Le Citron® Flavored Vodka
1 part lychee juice
1 part white grapefruit juice
½ part fresh lime juice
¼ part jasmine syrup

In a cocktail shaker, combine all ingredients with plenty of cubed ice. Shake vigorously until shaker beads with sweat. Finish with a squeeze of grapefruit rind to release essential oils. Spray the inside of a martini glass with rose water, then strain and pour the cocktail and serve with a white flower.

Enjoy and have a brilliant day!

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