The most glamorous time of year is upon us with the Golden Globes kicking off the award season this weekend on January 12th!
No celebration is ever complete without champagne, and now everyone can create the perfect, glamorous at-home viewing party by joining Moët in raising a toast to celebrate one of the biggest nights in Hollywood.
This year, Moët will introduce its first ever Golden Globes cocktail, the Moët Golden Night, created by celebrity chef Aida Mollenkamp. The Moët Golden Night will be served to all of the stars and nominees at the newly envisioned Golden Globes lounge. The Moët Golden Night is crafted with Moët Impérial, cardamom syrup, pear brandy, and is garnished with a “fan” of fresh pear slices. The Moët Golden Night, like all Moët & Chandon champagnes, is best enjoyed in a white wine glass, which enhances the effervescence of the champagne and allows for its flavor profile and underlying tasting notes to open and develop. This cocktail is the perfect way for viewers at home to add an exciting touch of sophistication to their festivities!
In addition to the cocktail, viewers at home can raise a toast with the Moët & Chandon “family of champagnes” that will be served to all the stars on the big night, including Moët & Chandon Impérial, Moët & Chandon 2004 Grand Vintage and Moët & Chandon Impérial Rose – all of which are the perfect pairing with your fun and festive viewing party food!
This year, Moët & Chandon will toast the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards with over 1,500 Moët & Chandon Impérial minis, 125 cases of Moët & Chandon 2004 Grand Vintage magnums and 150 bottles of Moët & Chandon Impérial Rosé.
MOËT GOLDEN NIGHT
Made to celebrate the glamour and glitz of the awards season, Moët Golden Night is a decidedly sophisticated cocktail of cardamom syrup, pear brandy, and Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne. Garnished with a “fan” of fresh pear slices, this cocktail is the perfect sipper to toast the festivities.
Makes: 6 cocktails // Enough simple syrup mixture for 8 cocktails
Total Time: 25 minutes
Hands On Time: 5 minutes
1/4 cup unrefined granulated sugar
1/4 cup water
20 whole cardamom pods, crushed using the back of a knife or a mortar and pestle
1/4 cup pear brandy
1 (750 ml) chilled Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne
2 small ripe Forelle or Seckel pears, for garnish
Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan, stir to dissolve the sugar, add the crushed cardamom pods and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer the simple syrup for 5 minutes, then remove from heat and allow to steep and cool for 20 minutes.
Using a fine mesh strainer, strain the simple syrup, discard the seeds and pods, and place the simple syrup into a liquid measuring cup. Add the pear brandy and stir to combine. (The pear-cardamom simple syrup mixture can be made up to 2 days ahead and the Asian pears can be peeled up to 2 hours ahead.)
Just before serving, cut the pear off the core and slice pear lengthwise into 1/8-inch thick slices. (Separate slices into stacks of three and spread slightly to make a fan. If cutting slices ahead of serving time, coat them with a little lemon juice to prevent them from browning.)
To serve, add 1/2 ounce of the pear-cardamom simple syrup mixture to 6 white wine glasses (this makes enough syrup for 8 cocktails). Add 4 ounces of chilled Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne to each glass, filling each glass about halfway. Garnish each glass with three pieces of fanned pear slices and serve.
MOËT & CHANDON ‘FAMILY OF CHAMPAGNES’
Moët & Chandon will share the magic of its ‘family of champagnes’ with Hollywood’s brightest stars, including Moët & Chandon Impérial, Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2004 and Moet & Chandon Rosé Impérial:
Moët & Chandon Impérial is House’s iconic champagne. Created in 1869, Moët Impérial distinguishes itself by its bright fruitiness, its seductive palate and its elegant maturity. $41
Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2004 is a graceful, elegant and sleek wine made from the winemaker’s personal selection of the best Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay of the vintage. Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage 2004 is truly exceptional champagne suited for one of Hollywood’s most glamorous nights. $58
Moet & Chandon Rosé Impérial – the world’s most beloved rosé champagne – is a spontaneous, radiant, romantic expression of the Moët & Chandon style, a style distinguished by its bright fruitiness, its seductive palate and its elegant maturity. $50