More TIFF 2011 cocktails that will keep us buzzed among the buzzy
We are 10 days away from the booze-soaked celebrity circus otherwise known as the Toronto International Film Festival, and the themed cocktails continue to roll out. Unlike Skyy Vodka’s A-lister–inspired libations, Grey Goose has chosen to highlight Canada, albeit in a somewhat obvious way.
- The Grey Goose Northern Starlet is layered with flavours and, according to brand ambassador Dimi Lezinska, is a “star amongst the stars.” Vodka is mixed with cherry liqueur, organic cranberry juice, passion fruit syrup and freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice. The cocktail is garnished with a whole star anise and served in a vintage champagne saucer. Apart from the cranberries, we can’t quite figure out what’s so northern about it.
- No Toronto pandering would be complete without a reference to “the sky-high towers of downtown Toronto,” and the Grey Goose Toronto Tower makes that reference—except it sounds delicious: vodka, freshly squeezed lime juice, sugar cane syrup, celery bitters and sparkling water make for what we hope will be the go-to palate cleanser of TIFF 2011.
- The Grey Goose Le Fizz may look like it has champagne in it, but don’t be fooled. Vodka and elderflower are mixed and served with freshly squeezed lime juice and a silver goose stirrer. It’ll be in the running for the most elegant cocktail of the festival (outside of a cold glass of bubbly), and we like how Grey Goose has put a bird on it.