How fun was it watching the red carpet of the 2015 Golden Globes? So many gorgeous fashions to drool over, from Jennifer Lopez’s super sexy sheer caftan Zuhair Murad dress to the adorable Emma Stone’s Lanvin jumpsuit to Amal Clooney’s hubba-hubba arm candy, Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement winner/husband George Clooney. But what made spectating extra fun (at least for me) was figuring out the L.A. cocktail doppelganger of each of the designer gowns, because why not?
Allison Williams, Girls
This one was a gimme. Not only is the vibrant color of the Raspberry Martini at Culver Hotel’s Velvet Lounge a perfect match to Allison Williams’ Armani Privé gown, but also the beads and tiers of the dress are like the texture of the raspberries and seeds in the drink, am I right?
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
While the Golden Globes’ red carpet was the usual mix of jewel tones and sequins, the unexpected touches of whimsy like the purple petals on Lupita Nyong’o’s bustier and actual feathers on Claire Danes’ Valentino gown kept spectating the step and repeat fun. For mom-to-be Keira Knightley’s part, she donned a Chanel gown of butterflies, feathers, and white-lace layers that evoke the flowers and greenery in Ink’s Gin & Tonic by bartender Chris Hewes.
Maura Tierney, The Affair
Pantone’s color of the year, Marsala, was bound to make an appearance at the Globes. Actress Maura Tierney’s Jenny Packham gown shows it off well. Coincidentally, the Lorraine cocktail at Grandpa Johnson’s does, too, thanks to its use of ruby port, Chareau, Encanto Pisco, lemon, and rose water. Its beads of bubbles even match up to the texture of Tierney’s chainmail dress.
Salma Hayek was a vision in this ivory brocade Alexander McQueen gown, which seemed to float much like the foam atop Cadet’s Mauresque cocktail of Pernod, orgeat, lemon, and Suze. However, unlike Hayek’s over-accessorizing with feather earrings, floral headpiece, and cuff bracelet, the star anise is the ideal garnish to the cocktail.
Yes, Terrine’s gin Martini is as sexy as Kate Hudson’s white Versace dress. That simple but heady mix of gin, Dolin Dry, and orange bitters poured into a vessel, much like it appears the blonde bombshell was poured into her snug gown. And the silver bands that held the dress together echo the silvery stream of the cocktail.