Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Cocktail Couture- Sex and the City 2 meets SKKY Vodka

SKKY Vodka have been announced as the official vodka of the highly anticipated follow up to the Sex and the City movie- you guessed it, Sex and the City 2.

I'm pretty happy about this as it means, once again, two of my favourite things have combined- Vodka and Sex

sorry, my keyboard jammed. Vodka and Sex AND THE CITY.

The collaboration sees a number of exciting promotions coming our way so we can celebrate the release of the (rumoured to be) two and a half hour long movie, set to be in cinemas on the 2nd of June 2010.

Firstly, there'll be limited edition SKKY bottles designed by SATC's stylist, Patricia Field, with the SATC2 logo and image of a sparkling city skyline.
 On top of that, starting on the 8th May, there's a $25,000 Glamorous shopping experience to be won as well as 100 double passes per week for 10 weeks to Sex and The City 2 to be won.
You should also look out for bars and restaurants in your city who will be getting on board to serve up the five delicious new long drinks based around our favourite girls and Mr Big. Read on for the recipes so you can test these out at home first, or pick them up in outlets when you buy your limited edition SKKY Vodka.

I must say, I think Sex and the City really did big things for the Cocktail. The notion of having a girls night out and drinking Cosmos really surged after we saw the fabulous lives of Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda in which they were doing the same thing.
I always feel better the morning after a night on cocktails, as opposed to a night of buying mixed drinks.

Because they're bigger and generally more expensive, it's easier to pace yourself and enjoy your drink rather than just downing it. I think because you're drinking a nicer looking drink you tend to look better overall, too. I mean, you can match them to your outfit and everything if you're that way inclined. 
Plus, there's usually some sort of fruit in there so you're getting your daily serving. Yes, yes you are.

I personally can't wait for the movie or SKKY Vodka Limited Edition bottles to be released. They come out at about the same time as my birthday and I'm having visions of girls nights out (and in) and I cannot wait to try the new cocktails that have been conjured up for each character.
I just can't decide which one I like best...I think I'm leaning towards the Mr. New York. It seems like it would taste like Cherry Coke with Vodka in it. Yummy!

Cocktail Recipes:

  • Glamorous girl (based on Carrie)
60ml SKKY Vodka
15ml fresh Lemon Juice
15ml fresh Lime Juice
15ml Simple Syrup or 1tsp. Sugar
Creme de Cassis or Chambord

Rim a martini glass in sugar by dipping it in a shall dish of Creme de Cassis (or Chambord) and then immediately dipping it in a shallow dish of sugar and rotating it to make sure it's coated.
Combine the SKKY Vodka, lemon and lime juice and simple syrup/sugar in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into the Martini glass.
Finish with a drop of Creme de Cassis (or Chambord) on top.

  • Busy Beauty (based on Miranda)
60ml SKKY Vodka
3 Red Grapes
2 Basil Leaves
15ml Fresh Lemon Juice
20ml Simple Syrup or 1tsp. Sugar

Muddle grapes and basil leaves in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add SKKY Vodka, lemon juice and simple syrup with ice and shake vigorously. Double strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a basil leaf.

  • Fabulous Flirt (based on Samantha)
40ml SKKY Vodka
30ml Fresh Orange Juice
15ml Simple Syrup or 1tsp. Sugar
1 Lemon Squeeze
5 Raspberries
Squeeze lemon into cocktail shaker. Add raspberries, SKKY Vodka, orange juice and simple syrup with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass, squeeze a piece of lemon (skin side out) into the drink, then bend and drop skin into the drink. Garnish drink with a raspberry dusted in icing sugar on pick.

  • Pretty Princess (based on Charlotte)
40ml SKKY Vodka
80ml Lemon Lime Soda
1 Lemon Squeeze
10 ml red wine

Squeeze and drop lemon squeeze into a cocktail shaker with SKKY Vodka and lemon lime soda. Fill cocktail shaker with ice and stir. Strain into a tall Collins glass with fresh ice. Float red wine over the top of the drink as a garnish. Serve with a skinny black straw.

  • Mr New York (based on Big)
60ml SKKY Vodka
15ml Wild Turkey 101
20 ml Cola
2 bar spoons of Maraschino Cherry Juice
Combine SKKY Vodka, Wild Turkey Bourbon, cherry juice and cola into cocktail shaker with ice and stir. Pour into a double rocks glass and garnish with a maraschino cherry.

So who are you? Are you a Carrie? Samantha? Even a Big? Are you as excited as I am about the sequel?!


  1. Just came across your blog! It is lovely!


  2. How do you get away with using their copyrighted images like that? They must love you. I tried and got busted.


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