Claire Stern
Jan 09, 2016 @ 9:00 pm

The Golden Globes may be one of the most glamorous nights of the year, but any ticket holder will attest that it's arguably one of the booziest. (How else does one assuage host Ricky Gervais's sharp-tongued wit?) At this year's ceremony, guests will be throwing back glasses of Moët & Chandon—specifically in the form of this Champagne and vodka-based cocktail with raspberry, citrus, and tarragon shrub called the Ruby Red.

The French 75-style drink even has a cinematic tie-in: Its bright red color is supposedly a nod to the famous ruby slippers in The Wizard of Oz, and the lemon twist represents the windy Yellow Brick Road. "I wanted to combine the elegance of the evening with a film that has had an incredible impact on the industry as a whole," says mixologist Karen Gill, who oversees the drink selection at the Old West-inspired bar Sassafras in Hollywood.

Try the recipe below at home. After all, there's no place like it.

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Moët Ruby Red

3/4 oz lemon juice
3/4 oz tarragon, raspberry, citrus shrub (recipe below)
1 oz vodka
2 1/2 oz Moët & Chandon Impérial ($49;

Pour the shrub, lemon juice and vodka over ice in a white wine glass. Top with Champagne and garnish with fresh tarragon and a lemon twist. 

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Tarragon, Raspberry, Citrus Shrub

2 cups raspberry purée
2 cups apple cider vinegar
4 cups cane sugar
1 lemon peel
4 sprigs of tarragon 

Bring ingredients to a simmer on a stovetop, then remove from heat and let cool.

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