I take the road to the Oscars quite seriously, and the Golden Globes, airing this Sunday, truly kicks off the journey (unless you count the Critics’ Choice Awards but that’s far less fun to drink during). If you’re having people over to cheer on your favorite actors (and/or critique their fashion statements), then you’ll want to have a surplus of offerings. Cocktails make any awards show more palatable (yes, even for the men out there).
This year, I’ll be serving a Golden Globe, literally. Fill a spherical ice cube mold (intended for Scotch) with grapefruit juice. When it freezes, place it in a low ball glass containing gin, and a splash of dry vermouth. The juice ball will melt gradually into the drink, infusing your cocktail with a subtle fruit flavor. You can use any other mixer you like, but in honor of the occasion, I went for something that was gilded. If you don’t have the ball mold available, you can try regular ice cubes, but they melt faster and dilute the drink. You may need the potency.
Happy awards seasons!