Lately, it seems Hollywood is all about the rebranding and remaking of hit movie franchises. Typically, we feel pretty meh about this forays. With the exception of Ghostbusters: Answer the Call they always seem sort of superfluous. That is until we saw the trailer for Ocean’s 8. Who doesn’t want to see some of Hollywood’s best actresses in a heist movie?
“Five years, eight months, 12 days…and counting. That’s how long Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) has been devising the biggest heist of her life. She knows what it’s going to take—a team of the best in their field, starting with her partner-in-crime Lou Miller (Cate Blanchett). Together, they recruit a crew of specialists: jeweler Amita (Mindy Kaling); street con Constance (Awkwafina); expert fence Tammy (Sarah Paulson); hacker Nine Ball (Rihanna); and fashion designer Rose (Helena Bonham Carter). The target is a cool $150 million dollars in diamonds—diamonds that will be around the neck of world-famous actress Daphne Kluger (Anne Hathaway), who will be centerstage at the event of the year, the Met Gala. The plan is rock solid, but everything will need to be flawless if the team is going to get in and get away with the ice. All in plain sight.”
For Ocean’s 8, we really wanted to create a cocktail recipe. In the trailer there are a few references to cocktails and champagne. Initially, we thought about doing a martini but that was a little too Las Vegas. With this film taking place at The Met Gala we decided to go with champagne. We took the classic cocktail The French 75 and made a few changes (changing the juice and sweet component) making it The Ocean’s 75!
We hope you enjoy our cocktail! If you don’t want to make one yourself, head over to The Womack on June 8th for a special evening to celebrate the opening of Ocean’s 8! They will offer a movie themed $8 specialty cocktail menu and extended happy hour until 8pm! They will also be giving away Ocean’s 8 movie swag and free tickets to check out the film!
- 1.5 oz gin
- 1 oz grapefruit juice
- 3/4 oz 1:1 ginger honey simple syrup
- Champagne to top
- Stir first three ingredients over ice in a cocktail mixing glass.
- Double strain into a champagne flute.
- Top with champagne.
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