‘Fall of Fame’ Cocktail in Honor of ‘The Artist’

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This year’s award show darling, The Artist, cemented its place in Hollywood history with its Best Picture win at the 84th Academy Awards. The first silent movie to win this coveted honor since the awards’ inception in 1929, The Artist deserves to be toasted with a cocktail that is equally as distinguished and elegant. So take a sip of the Fall of Fame, made with the French aperitif, Lillet, and pay homage to the classic aperitif moment, while celebrating Hollywood’s newest classic – The Artist.

Fall of Fame

Inspired by “The Artist

Fall of Fame

1 part Bourbon

1 part Lillet Rouge

½ part fresh lemon juice

½ part Grenadine

¼ part simple syrup

Shake, serve up in a cocktail coupe.

Garnish with one mint leaf.


Here are a few more cocktail recipes in celebration of the other Academy Award nominees…

Lady Hemingway

Inspired by “Midnight in Paris”, this is a new spin on the “Hemingway Daiquiri” classic cocktail

Lady Hemmingway

¾ part Lillet Blanc

¾ part  Anejo Rum

¾ part Maraschino liqueur

¼ part fresh lemon juice

¼ part fresh grapefruit juice

Shake, serve up in cocktail coupe.

Garnish with a Luxardo cherry.


Curly Redhead

Inspired by actress Emma Stone’s role in “The Help”

Curly Redhead

1 part Lillet Rouge

1 part Aperol

1 part fresh lemon Juice

¾ part Grenadine

¼  part simple syrup

2-4 purple grapes

Shake, serve on the rocks. Do not strain grapes.

Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.


Heart-key Old Fashioned

Inspired by “Hugo”

1 part Rye

1 part  Lillet Rouge

4 dashes of each Angostura bitters

1 white sugar cube

1 barspoon of soda water

2 dashes of Maraschino liqueur 

Build in a rocks glass, add ice.

Add white sugar cube, Angostura bitters and soda water.  Muddle in rocks glass. Add Lillet Rouge, Maraschino liqueur and Rye. Stir in ice, mixing all ingredients and allowing drink a moment to chill. Zest and garnish with long lemon and orange twists.


Pitt’s 50/50

Inspired by actor Brad Pitt’s role in “Moneyball”, this is a fresh twist on the “Fifty-Fifty” classic martini

1 part Lillet Blanc

1 part Hendrick’s Gin

2 Dashes of Orange Bitters

Stir, strain. Cocktail coupe.

Garnish with a toothpick-ed cantaloupe melon-ball/ cucumber slice.

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