More TIFF 2011 cocktails that will keep us buzzed among the buzzy

More TIFF 2011 cocktails that will keep us buzzed among the buzzy

Northern Starlet, Toronto Tower and Le Fizz (Images: Grey Goose) 

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.