[OSM: The Phantom of the Opera] bewitching concoctions by Gabrielle Panaccio

osm montreal food snob blogWhat better way for a true snob to spend Halloween than at the Symphony Orchestra, sipping on exclusive cocktails, with her pinky in the air?

For this year’s All Hallows’ Eve, J and I dressed up as our usual selves and headed to the Montreal Symphony Orchestra’s VIP party. Organized by OSM+, a dynamic group of young philanthropists, the event promised to be grand and opulent. The night started off with a welcome cocktail, followed by a projection of Rupert Julian’s 1925 Phantom of the Opera, accompanied live by the organist William O’Meara. Serious business aside, the event ended with a purplish open-bar celebration where guests could let loose and mingle.

osm montreal food snob blog 1While I’ll spare you the details of my shenanigans, you must hear about a beautiful encounter I had that evening. Not a man, but certainly as sinful and exciting: I’m talking about the cocktails prepared by the unique Gabrielle Panaccio. A professional mixologist and owner of Le Lab (a must-see on your next visit to Mtl), she whipped up two classics for our enjoyment: an orange fizz and a gin & tonic. Using Le Lab’s own bitters, she offered fresh and elegant drinks that were presented gorgeously. The fizz had a particularly sophisticated taste. For posterity and for your next Christmas party, I’ve inserted the recipe below.

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Cointreau Infernal Fizz:

  •  2 oz Cointreau
  • 2 drops Jamaican bitters
  • 0.5 oz infernal ginger syrup from Le Lab
  • 0.75 oz lemon juice
  • 0.75 oz Bergamot puree (the secret ingredient!)
  • Mineral water

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