For the first time in its history, the Golden Globes will have its very own cocktail compliments of Moet & Chandon. The Moet Golden Knight is a delicious mix of cardamom syrup, pear brand and champagne and we have the A-list recipe. Wow your Golden Globes party guests with this classy concoction.
Moet Golden Knight
Makes 6 cocktails
1/4 cup unrefined granulated sugar
1/4 cup water
20 whole cardamom pods, crushed using the back of a knife or a mortar and pestle
1/4 cup pear brandy
1 (750 ml) chilled Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne
2 small, ripe Forelle or Seckle pears, for garnish
Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan, stir to dissolve the sugar add the crushed cardamom pods and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer the simple syrup for 5 minutes, then remove from heat and allow to steep and cool for 20 minutes.
Using a fine mesh strainer, strain the simple syrup, discard the seeds and pods, and place the simple syrup into a liquid measuring cup. Add the pear brandy and stir to combine.
Just before serving, cut the pear off the core and slice pear lengthwise into 1/8-inch thick slices.
To serve, add 1/2 ounce of the pear-cardamom simple syrup mixture to 6 white wine glasses or 6 champagne coupes. Add 4 ounces of chilled Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut Champagne to each glass, filling each glass about halfway. Garnish each glass with three pieces of fanned pear slices and serve.
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