I have been having so much fun with Grey Goose Vodka this September and we’re only halfway through the month! It all began with their epic #SUNSETSOIREE at Lavelle with the rooftop view of my dreams (photo above) where we said goodbye to summer in the best way possible. Then I found out they were the official spirit sponsor of Toronto Fashion Week, so I was excited to partner with them to attend the shows and try out their designer-inspired cocktail collection based upon the flavour profiles of three of Canada’s top designers. These were awesome drinks and it was wonderful to sit down and enjoy one at the end of each evening at TFW last week in the beautiful Yorkville tent with all my Toronto friends.

Just when I didn’t think September could get any better, I had the opportunity to partner with Grey Goose once again for TIFF to attend my very first movie premier! Ian and I watched the trailer for Molly’s Game and immediately knew we wanted to see it. Not only does it have the extremely talented Jessica Chastain as a lead, but it’s the true story of a high profile gambling circle run by a woman named Molly Bloom and the case that was brought against her by the FBI. Molly is banned from entering Canada, but at the last minute was let into the country for the world premier last week (which was also attended by some of the film’s stars).

To top it off, we had the chance to attend The Weeknd concert where Grey Goose hosted a VIP riser next to the soundboard with bar service where I tried Grey Goose VX for the first time and loved it!!! Grey Goose VX is cognac infused vodka and it’s everything. Hopefully you saw on my IG stories, but both Drake and Kendrick Lamar were on the riser with us. I had zero chill and basically freaked out! At the concert I also discovered one of the yummiest cocktails I’ve had in a long time. I mean, since when are there good cocktails amidst a stadium concert? Regardless, Grey Goose had drinks on point with their signature Starboy Cocktail, so I’m sharing the details of it with you below. In addition to The Starboy, I’m also going through the three signature drinks that Grey Goose created for their 2017 Toronto Fashion Week Cocktail Collection. Scroll down for the recipes!

The Weeknd Cocktail Collection

Starboy

1 1/2 parts Grey Goose VX

1 spritz of honey water (1 part each)

Method: built over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a star anise.

Sidewalk

1 1/2 parts Grey Goose VX

3 parts Ginger Ale

1/2 part freshly squeezed lime juice

Method: built over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a star anise.

Toronto Fashion Week Cocktail Collection

 

Pink Tartan – Pink Tartini

1 1/2 parts Grey Goose L’Orange

1/2 parts aperol

3/4 parts pink peppercorn grapefruit syrup

1 part lime juice

Method: Add all ingredients to a mixing tin and fill the mixing tin with ice. Shake vigorously to dilute and chill. Double strain the cocktail into a martini glass and garnish with pink peppercorns.

 

 Lucian Matis – Smoke & Mirrors

1 part Grey Goose

3/4 parts Espresso infused Luxardo Bitter Bianco

3/4 parts Martini Bianco

2 dashes Coster’s coffee and smoke bitters

Method: Add ingredients to a rocks glass and fill the glass with ice. Stir the cocktail to chill and dilute. Top with more fresh ice. Garnish with a couple whole coffee beans.

 

Hayley Elsaesser – Fountain of Youth

1 1/2 parts Grey Goose

1/2 part St. Germain

1/2 part Hibiscus-tonic syrup

Top with soda water

Method: Add the Grey Goose, St. Germain and Hibiscus Tonic Syrup to a Collins glass. Fill glass with ice. Top with soda water. Stir lightly to mix cocktail. Garnish with an edible flower. Serve with a straw.