Hats Off to the Races for the 6th Year Running
April 23, 2010 by admin
MIAMI, April 22, 2010 /FashionNews/ — GREY GOOSER, the “World’s Best Tasting Vodka,” joins forces with renowned couture milliner, Ellen Christine, to create a one-of-a-kind hat to be worn exclusively at the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 1st at Churchill Downs.
Actress and model Rebecca Romijn will lend support by donning the custom-designed hat at the prestigious race. Best known for her roles as Mystique in the X-men movies and Alexis Meade in Ugly Betty, California native Rebecca Romijn, along with designer Ellen Christine, will autograph the exclusive hat and auction it on the Clothes Off Our Back website (www.clothesoffourback.org) from May 1st through May 20th. One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit The Barnstable-Brown Foundation to support diabetes research.
Beginning May 2nd, a collection of hats inspired by the original will also be available for retail at Ellen Christine Millinery for $465. 25% of the proceeds will support The Barnstable-Brown Foundation. The store is located at 255 West 18th Street in New York City. (212) 242-2457.
“The Kentucky Derby is considered the most prestigious horse race in the world and therefore a very important event for GREY GOOSE Vodka,” commented Shane M. Graber, vice president and brand managing director, GREY GOOSE Vodka. “We are proud to have Ms. Romijn–a woman with such presence, style, and elegance—working with the GREY GOOSE brand on such an exciting charitable endeavor.”
“I’m honored to wear the one-of-a-kind GREY GOOSE designer hat to the Kentucky Derby this season. Being able to support such an important cause and enjoy a fantastic day at the races is truly exciting,” remarked Romijn.
Critically acclaimed designer, Ellen Christine, is excited to bring her brilliant designs and inspiration to the creation of the GREY GOOSE hat for a good cause.
“We are designing a sophisticated picture hat for Rebecca that will complement her exquisite bone structure. The hat, made with horsehair and organic fibers in shades of white with hints of blue, will perfectly showcase the GREY GOOSE aesthetic,” said Ellen Christine.
In addition to the auction of the designer hat, Breeders’ Cup guests (21+) can enjoy the Run for the Roses cocktail which is the official GREY GOOSE Vodka cocktail served at the Kentucky Derby for the sixth year running. GREY GOOSE Run for the Roses is a refreshing alternative to the Mint Julep as well as a tasty libation to serve guests at any Kentucky Derby celebration.
GREY GOOSER Run for the Roses
Makes two drinks
3 parts GREY GOOSER L’Orange flavored vodka
2 parts peach brandy
2 parts Southern sweet iced tea
2 parts fresh lime juice
2 rose petals for garnish
CHAMBORD Liqueur for floating
Add first four ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until the outside of shaker is frosted and beaded with sweat. Strain into two rocks glasses filled with crushed ice; pour CHAMBORD so that it floats on the top of the drink. Garnish drink with rose petals.
Southern Sweet Iced Tea Recipe
Use five tea bags for one quart of boiling water. Steep for ten minutes and add one cup of sugar while tea bags are steeping. Stir to dissolve. Place in refrigerator to cool.