New York – Olympic figure-skater, Adam Rippon, partnered with Moët & Chandon, as he returned to the ice to kick-off the summer season with Moët Ice Impérial – the first champagne ever created to be served over ice. Moët & Chandon was first to respond to the unexpected ritual of serving champagne over ice – a drink known by jetsetters in the South of France as “La Piscine” – with a brand-new expression created specifically to be enjoyed over ice.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of iconic French film, La Piscine (“The Swimming Pool”), these vanguards of ice brought St. Tropez to the Big Apple to capture the pioneering spirit of Moët Ice Impérial while highlighting how pushing boundaries can open doors and establish new standards. No stranger to pushing boundaries or opening doors, Adam recently announced his retirement from figure skating to pursue personal projects, including his upcoming memoir, Beautiful on the Outside and new YouTube show, Break the Ice.
A slew of notables attended the festivities to toast to the collaboration and celebrate the momentous occasion including Pose’s Ryan Jamaal Swain, and models Grace Mahary and RJ King. Guests enjoyed passed hors d’oeuvres, a raw bar in a branded ice sculpture, a decorative photo vignette, and Adam’s signature cocktail, the Moët Riviera Spritz. Inspired by the fields of lavender native to the South of France, the 29-year-old personality has crafted a signature sip that reflects his personality – effervescent, bubbly, and especially dazzling on ice. The signature summer cocktail will be offered at top restaurants and bars across the country, including The Jimmy in NYC.