For the last of this week’s Oscars-inspired recipes, I wanted to share this gorgeous champagne cocktail made by mixologist Adam Seger. In addition to being a looker it’s also the winner of this year’s Moet Oscar Cocktail contest, and, as such, will be served as the official cocktail of the official Oscars after party, the Governors Ball.
The cocktail is a combination of the Hum botanical spirit, fresh-squeezed sour mix, and Moët Imperial Champagne, which makes for an exotic mix of cardamom, kaffir lime, and ginger flavors. It’s a really flavorful, unexpectedly botanical cocktail and is definitely worth mixing up if you’re looking for something a bit more adventurous than the classic champagne cocktail.
Moët Red Carpet Glamour Cocktail Recipe
Recipe by Adam Seger
Makes: 1 cocktail
Total Time: Under 5 minutes plus time to prep sour mix
Hands-On Time: Under 5 minutes
For the Fresh Sour Mix:
Make a syrup by stirring together 1 1/2 cups sugar with 1 cup hot water until sugar is completely dissolved. Add 1 cup fresh-squeezed lime juice and 1 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice and refrigerate. (Can be prepared up to 1 day ahead. Syrup may be substituted with 1 pint agave nectar.)
For one cocktail:
Fill a chilled champagne flute half way with ice to chill. Stir 1 ounce of Fresh Squeezed Sour Mix and 1 ounce of Hum Botanical Spirit with fresh ice.
Strain mixture into the flute to fill 1/2 way and top with Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut Reserve. Garnish with a single rose petal and serve.
This recipe is part of a week of recipes for hosting your own Oscars Viewing Party.