Lush Life

To be a lush chef, does not mean to drink in excess - this can result in scary fires and bad dishes. A lush chef is one who enjoys gourmet cooking/baking, often with fresh ingredients and the smart use of one's home bar. If there happens to be half a bottle of beer, a glass of wine, or a sip of brandy left over...well, one cannot be wasteful. I give you permission to imbibe.

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Sep 20, 2012

The Official Emmy Cocktail

The 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards are coming up this Sunday, and all good awards show viewers should always have a couple of cocktail recipes up their sleeves.  Check out my earlier post on what I made for a Golden Globes party last February.  It's a long viewing session, because the full experience involves watching all of the pre-shows and commenting on the fashions before getting to the actual show (tune-in to ABC at 5pm PT/8pm ET). 

If you're looking to sip on the same Grey Goose libations that this year's nominees and guests will be imbibing at the Governors Ball, then you can shake up the official Grey Goose Emmy Cocktail.  It incorporates their Cherry Noir flavor, but if you don't have that on hand, use regular Grey Goose and do a floater of Maraschino liqueur to get some of that cherry flavor in there. 

The Grey Goose Emmy Cocktail
  • 1 1/2 oz Grey Goose Cherry Noir (or regular vodka)
  • 1 oz St. Germain
  • 1/2 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz pomegranate juice
  • Champagne
  • Black cherry, for garnish
- Combine all the ingredients except for the champagne in a shaker with ice.
- Shake, shake, shake and strain into a champagne flute.
- Top with champagne and garnish with a black cherry.