On Monday night, top-drawer French liqueur Cointreau
celebrated their partnership with new brand ambassador Dita Von Teese
at an elaborate event in NYC. The shindig at the Angel Orensanz Center saw the U.S. debut of "Be Contreauversial," the haute-burlesque dancer's new performance, involving a giant martini glass, of course. Cointreau has committed to a two-year collaboration with Von Teese, who was briefly (and disastrously) married to Marilyn Manson.
The event also served as the debut of the Cointreau Teese, a new cocktail created in Dita's honor using violet syrup. Here's the recipe (see the Gallery for a photo):
1 ½ oz. Cointreau
¾ oz. apple juice
½ oz. Monin violet syrup
½ oz. fresh lemon juice
Shake and strain into a martini glass with a ginger-frosted rim; garnish with a violet. Bottoms up.