Saturday, March 16, 2013

Dita von Teese for Cointreau at The Victoria Room

When you get an invite to an intimate soiree with the world-famous burlesque femme fatale, Dita Von Teese, you generally respond positively.

It's an even more exciting prospect if she's mixing drinks at The Victoria Room in her role as global brand ambassador for Cointreau - the French, orange-flavoured triple sec liqueur that's a must-have in a Cosmopolitan cocktail.

Cointreau global brand ambassador Dita Von Teese with head mixologist
Luke Hanzlicek of The Victoria Room, Victoria Street, Darlinghurst
She's just stunning in person: petite, flawlessly dressed and made-up (she does all her own hair and make-up) and softly spoken. Combined with her love for the vintage styles of the 1940s and 50s, she's an altogether alluring figure.

Von Teese had a pack of media and VIPs in silent admiration, with the occasional giggle, as she showed off her drinks making skills, making a simple and elegant Cointreau Fizz and then working with The Victoria Room's Luke Hanzlicek to make the Cointreau Dita Fizz and a 'classic' Cosmopolitan

See the video below (excuse me for shaky hands) to see Von Teese give some mint sprigs a "little spanky".

With the lady herself as inspiration and muse, the Cointreau Dita Fizz comprises Cointreau ruby red grapefruit juice, a few drops of rose water, mint leaves and soda water served tall over ice.

Dita Von Teese serves up a Cosmopolitan cocktail
An all-time classic Cointreau cocktail, Von Teese does well on the Cosmopolitan – made famous by girly television series Sex and The City – combining the French liqueur, a squeeze of lime and a dash of cranberry juice, shaken and served in a martini glass.

The rest of the evening was spent in the presence of Von Teese and a million camera flashes, with Cointreau drinks and morsels of fingerfood to keep any tipsiness at bay.

Dita Von Teese with staff from The Victoria Room
Visitors to Taste of Sydney 2013 (which started on Thursday night and goes through to Sunday) are also able to enjoy various inventive twists on a Cointreau mixed drink at the Cointreau Fizz Lounge - look out for it (and me!) in Centennial Park over the weekend.

Food, booze and shoes attended the Cointreau soiree with Dita Von Teese at The Victoria Room as a media guest, with thanks to Stellar Concepts.

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1 comment:

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I love her look! She always looks so immaculate, even during down time.


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