The bubbly will flow freely at this Sunday’s Golden Globes, but it’s not just about the 1,500 Moët & Chandon Imperial minis and 125 cases of Moët & Chandon 2004 Grand Vintage Brut and Rosé magnums. A-list attendees at the Beverly Hilton will also get to taste Champagne cocktails created by Impatient Foodie editor Elettra Wiedemann.
The Moët Sunset Starlet, which was previewed at an event Monday morning, features Lillet, dry Curacao, and orange bitters topped with Moët Chandon Rosé Imperial. It’s a refreshing drink with a mellow citrus flavor up front, an elegant cocktail that Wiedemann says was inspired by clementines being in season all over New York. The Moët Bijou Rouge, meanwhile, is a blend of gin, Carpano, Luxardo, dram bitters, and Moët & Chandon Imperial.
Wiedemann, whose online journal chronicles her cooking and cocktail adventures, knows all about balancing glamour with accessibility. She’s the daughter of Isabella Rossellini, and a fashion model who evokes the Casablanca look of her grandmother Ingrid Bergman, but her amusing website is often about making food and drinks while dealing with her own lack of an attention span.
Luckily, the Moët Sunset Starlet is something that you can recreate at home without enlisting the help of a pro bartender. Here’s Wiedemann’s recipe:
Moët Sunset Starlet
- ¾-ounce Lillet
- ½-ounce dry Curacao
- ¾-teaspoon honey
- ¼-ounce lemon juice
- 2 dashes orange bitters
- Spritz of fresh clementine and twist
- Moet & Chandon Rosé Imperial
- Combine Lillet, dry Curacao, honey, lemon juice, and orange bitters in a cocktail shaker.
- Shake vigorously.
- Pour over ice into a white-wine glass, and top with Moet & Chandon Rosé Imperial.
- Garnish with a clementine twist.