Film Inspired Cocktails

It’s that time of year again, TIFF is here.

For those of you that don’t know TIFF, is the Toronto International Film Festival, and every September it takes over the downtown of our fine city as we celebrate everything to do with film.

Now while you may think about the stars and snacks, along with the films, of course, my mind wanders to the great drinks. So, we thought we’d reach out to our pals over at Grey Goose and see what they will be serving for TIFF, so you can enjoy so of these delicious drinks for yourself.

Without further ado, roll picture!


A GREY GOOSE® twist on the classic movie snack to toast the world’s best in film.

1 1/2 parts GREY GOOSE® Vodka
3/4 parts popcorn syrup
1/2 parts fresh lime
8 mint leaves
Method: Stir all ingredients in a collins glass with crushed ice, and garnish with fresh mint and popcorn.
Popcorn Syrup:
250 ml water
250 g granulated sugar
1 bag of extra buttery popcorn
Method: Bring water to a boil. Remove from heat and add half a bag of popcorn. Let it infuse for 10 minutes. Strain out popcorn through a sieve, conserving the popcorn water and squeezing as much liquid out of the kernels as possible. Bring the liquid back up to a boil and repeat steps 2 & 3 with the remaining popcorn. Combine the popcorn liquid with sugar and stir until dissolved. Bottle and keep refrigerated.



Raise your glass with a fresh and vibrant blend of GREY GOOSE® L’Orange Flavoured Vodka, coconut milk, orange juice and a hint of vanilla. 
1 1/2 parts GREY GOOSE® L’Orange Flavoured Vodka
1 1/2 parts fresh orange juice
1 1/2 parts unsweetened coconut milk
1/2 parts vanilla syrup
Method: Combine all ingredients in a shaker, add ice and shake until cold. Strain and serve in rocks glass. Top with grated orange zest. 
Vanilla Syrup:
250 ml water
250 g granulated sugar
1 vanilla bean
Method: Bring water to boil. Remove from heat. Slice vanilla bean down the middle with seeds scraped, and add to boiling water. Infuse for 30 minutes. Add sugar, stir until dissolved. Bottle and keep refrigerated. 



A bright and elegant cocktail made with GREY GOOSE® Le Citron Flavoured Vodka, Absinthe and bitters served with orange zest. 
1 1/2 parts GREY GOOSE® Le Citron Flavoured Vodka
1/2 parts BENEDICTINE® Liqueur
1/2 parts MARTINI® Bianco Vermouth
1 bar spoon Absinthe (to rinse)
1 dash celery bitters
Method: Rinse martini cocktail glass with small amount of Absinthe. Stir GREY GOOSE® Le Citron Flavoured Vodka, BENEDICTINE® Liqueur, MARTINI® Bianco Vermouth and celery bitters over ice in mixing glass until very cold. Strain into glass and garnish with an orange zest.


A sophisticated twist on the signature GREY GOOSE® Espresso Martini Cocktail topped with grated rich dark chocolate. 
1 1/2 parts GREY GOOSE® Vodka
1/2 parts Sherry
1/2 parts Creme De Cacao
3/4 parts Espresso 
Method: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with high-quality ice. Shake until cold and frothy. Strain into a martini cocktail glass. Garnish with grated dark chocolate.


A sparklingly elegant cocktail, the GREY GOOSE® Le Fizz is our signature celebratory serve for raising a toast to the world’s best in film.
1 1/2 parts GREY GOOSE® Vodka
1 part ST-GERMAIN® Elderflower Liqueur
3/4 parts fresh lime juice
2 parts soda water 
Method: Shake and double strain all ingredients into a chilled flute. Top with ice-cold soda water. Garnish with a GREY GOOSE® stirrer.
So there you have it, the most superb cocktails to enjoy along with a good film at home, or, ask your bartender if they can make it while out and about for TIFF.
Either way, enjoy!


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