Dita Von Teese: “My Cointreau Travel Essentials”

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Dita Von Teese, Cointreau® Brand Ambassador and International Queen of Burlesque, celebrated the launch of her latest limited-edition travel accessory,  “My Cointreau® Travel Essentials” at an intimate cocktail party hosted at the Royalton in NYC. Draped in a stunning long, black Herve L Leroux gown, Louboutin heels, and her signature bold, red lips, the burlesque icon was radiant as she introduced us to her vintage-inspired travel bar.

Photo Credit: Lisa Barr, Yours in Bridal

I imagine my reaction to the “My Cointreau® Travel Essentials” set was similar to a kid seeing their dream Barbie Playhouse in a window of  toy store. Big eyed and nearly speechless, I turned to my date, asking ‘can I please have it?’! It’s so old-Hollywood glam.

Housed in a chic, retro hatbox, the luxury coffret opens up to reveal a beautifully-refined mini bar that contains all the items needed to create original cocktails whether you’re having an intimate evening at home or jet setting around the globe. It’s divine, just like it’s creator — Dita Von Teese was so glamorous and lovely. I asked her what her favorite part about being a brand ambassador for Cointreau® was, to which she replied “working for a brand I really believe in and love”.

Consider it added to the Christmas list!

How do you Cointreau? Try these recipe’s out for taste.

Cointreau® MargaDita

1 oz Cointreau ®
1 oz Silver Tequila
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 oz Monin Rose Syrup
1 pinch Chipotle Spice
Mix all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.  Shake vigorously and pour into a chilled coup glass.  Garnish with a yellow rose leaf.
For an added kick, add a chipotle and salt rim.

Cointreau® Side Car

2 ounces Remy Martin V.S.O.P. cognac
1 ounce Cointreau®
½ ounce lemon juice
Pour ingredients into a shaker with ice.
Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass with a sugar rimmed.