Want to drink like Ricky Gervais, Aziz Ansari, and Lady Gaga at the Golden Globes this Sunday? Karen Grill (of The Bon Vivants and formerly of Sassafras Saloon) who created the official Golden Globes cocktail, the Moët Ruby Red, was kind enough to share the recipe so you can serve it up at your own glamorous viewing party enjoy it in your PJs while watching the show.
Grill’s Ruby Red champagne cocktail—500 of which will be served at the red carpet and award show tables—was inspired by that iconic Hollywood film The Wizard of Oz. The vibrantly hued drink is a modernized French 75, effervescent with a tart kick. Its stunning color serves as a nod to those lust-worthy ruby slippers, the tarragon garnish represents the Emerald City, and the long lemon twist is the Yellow Brick Road.
“I aimed to create a cocktail that combined the elegance of the evening and the stars on the red carpet with a film that has had an incredible impact on the film industry as a whole,” says Grill. Her cocktail won a cocktail competition to earn its spot as the official show drink.
Moët Ruby Red
by Karen Grill, The Bon Vivants
¾ oz lemon
¾ oz tarragon, raspberry, citrus Shrub*
1 oz vodka
2 ½ oz Moët & Chandon Brut
Mix first three ingredients over ice, strain over ice in a white wine glass, add champagne. Garnish with fresh tarragon and citrus.
*To make the shrub:
2 cups raspberry purée
2 cups apple cider vinegar
4 cups cane sugar
1 lemon peel
4 sprigs of tarragon
Bring ingredients to a simmer on a stovetop, then remove from heat and let cool.
And if you really want to up the swank factor of your viewing party, Moët & Chandon put together a champagne caddy with six Moët Imperial minis and six golden baby flutes ($145) that’s available via ReserveBar.com.