Award Season Cocktails with Cointreau
I’ve never really called myself a big movie buff, I mean I enjoy watching a good movie as much as anyone, but I have to say, this year’s award season movie nominations are incredible. Literally every movie (and of course the actors and actresses) in the running are so amazing, I don’t know how they go about choosing the winner. Some of my favourite movies up for nomination this year are The Favourite, Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians.
In celebration of the award season, I’ve partnered with Cointreau to celebrate the incredibly talented nominees and winners by crafting Hollywood-inspired recipes from the Cointreau Awards Night Cocktail Collection to enjoy all season long. This cocktail I’ve made is called Wakanda Forever (inspired by “Black Panther”), and it is delish! With fruity notes matched with the smokiness of the mezcal, it really does somehow remind me of the movie! I’ve listed the recipe below.
Wakanda Forever (inspired by “Black Panther”)
– 1 oz Cointreau
– 2 oz mezcaL
– oz fresh lime juice
– .25 oz fresh orange juice
– 3 blackberries
How to Create:
Muddle blackberries in a shaker with Cointreau. Add remaining ingredients with ice. Shake and strain over ice into a rocks glass rimmed with smoked salt.
Another one of my favourite movies this year as mentioned is The Favourite. I absolutely adore any type of period drama and just love the way that this film was made. The cinematography, direction and, of course the actresses in it were outstanding. Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman – you ladies were amazing. Here’s a delish Cointreau cocktail to celebrate you all and The Favourite!
Inspired by nominee The Favourite
– .75 oz Cointreau- 2 oz aromatized wine (Lillet)- .5 oz fresh lemon juice- .25 oz 1:1 honey syrup
How to Create:
Add all ingredients to shaker tin with ice. Shake and strain over ice in teacup. Garnish with a lemon wheel.
Here’s to an amazing award season, and if you’re interested in some more delicious cocktails then make sure to head over to Cointreau’s Instagram (@cointreau_us) or website Cointreau.com/cocktails !