The Oscars are right around the corner and we are so excited! Whether it’s ‘Spotlight,’ ‘The Revenant’ or ‘The Room’ that you’re rooting for, we have cocktails specifically made for your fave films that are nominated this year!
It’s almost time to celebrate. Grab your popcorn and get ready because the Oscars are almost here. Whether you’re hosting your own viewing party or headed to one, it’s always fun to have some specialty cocktails for the occasion.
Basil Hayden’s Golden Spice
1 part Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
Sparkling Apple Juice
1. Add Basil Hayden’s Bourbon to a champagne flute
2. Fill the remainder of the glass with sparkling apple juice
3. Garnish with a sliced apple
The Big Short
By: The Beverage Director at Gentilly Kitchen + Bar NYC along with VDKA 6100
1 1/2oz VDKA 6100 vodka
1oz Matcha tea simple syrup
1/2oz lime juice
1/2oz lemon juice
3/4oz heavy cream
Sprinkle sea salt garnish
Bridge of Spies:
2oz VDKA 6100 vodka
1oz Fords gin
3/4 Lillet Blanc
2 dashes orange bitters
Orange twist garnish
1 1/2oz Luksusowa Potato Vodka
3/4oz lemon juice
3/4oz hibiscus infused simple syrup
Angostura bitter garnish
2oz Bordeaux red wine
1oz orange Curaçao
1/2 lime juice
1/2 simple syrup
Muddle raspberries and blackberries
Raspberry and blackberry garnish
1 ½ parts Courvoisier® VSOP Cognac
½ part Cherry Heering® Liqueur
6 Black Cherries
Dash of Simple Syrup
Mint to garnish
Muddle the cherries in a mixing glass before adding all the other ingredients. Shake well and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass.
Top with soda and garnish with a sprig of mint and a single cherry.
Courvoisier One-Two Punch
2 parts Courvoisier® VS Cognac
1 part Fresh Squeezed Grapefruit Juice
½ part Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
½ part Honey Syrup
Mix all ingredients in punch bowl with sliced grapefruit & lemon wheels. Serve over fresh ice.
½ part Courvoisier® VSOP Cognac
Fill Glass with Champagne
1 Sugar Cube (optional)
Serve in a champagne flute.
The Royal Sidecar by Travis London:
1 oz. Remy Martin 1738® Accord Royal
1 oz. Cointreau®
3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled shaker. Shake and Strain. Garnish with a twist of lemon
Bridge of Spies – SERPENT’S BITE Whisky Spy Mule
1½ part SERPENT’S BITE
Dash lemon juice
Top ginger beer
Build in a Collins glass, top with ginger beer, and garnish with mint.
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The Martian – SVEDKA Vodka’s Man On Mars Cocktail
1 1/2 parts SVEDKA Clementine
1 part orange juice
1/2 part fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. orange marmalade
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into a rocks glass gilled with ice. Garnish with a large orange peel.
SIMI Nominee Cab-Berry Cocktail Recipe
*makes 1 pitcher
1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
1 cup halved strawberries
1 cup fresh or frozen blackberries
1 (750 ml) bottle SIMI Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
½ cup of SIMI Cab-Berry Syrup *recipe below
1 cup sparkling water or soda
1/2 cup vodka
Mix all ingredients together and let stand in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator before serving.
The Old Hollywood
1 oz. Amaro Lucano
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
2 oz San Pellegrino Limonata
Bisol Jeio Prosecco
Lemon wheel for garnish
Mix Lucano, fresh lemon and San Pellegrino. Add 3 1/2 oz. mix to wine glass, fill with ice, top with prosecco, and garnish with two lemon wheels.
Woodbridge Chardonnay Sparkler
1 oz. Grenadine
Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Chardonnay
Gold pom pom drink stirrers
Fill glass with ice
Add 1 oz. grenadine
Add 2 oz. Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Chardonnay
Garnish pomp om drink stirrers with raspberry
THE APPLE BENDER – inspired by the film, Steve Jobs
An award-worthy sip in honor of Michael Fassbender’s compelling role as the brains behind Apple.
Method: Shake all the ingredients and strain into a toddy glass and add hot water garnished with a cinnamon stick and a slice of orange with 3 cloves.
THE RED PLANET – inspired by the film, The Martian
A spicy twist on the classic Bloody Mary is the perfect cheers to Matt Damon’s adventure on Mars.
1 ½ parts BOMBAY SAPPHIRE East Gin
¼ parts lemon juice
Small palm of diced lemongrass
Pea of wasabi
Pinch of sea salt
Pinch of white pepper
Stir all with ice
Strain into a martini glass and serve
3 oz Zevia Cream Soda
2 oz Bushmills Irish Whiskey
1 oz Carolans Irish Cream
Pour 2 oz Bushmills Irish Whiskey and 1 oz Carolans Irish Cream into an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake well.
Pour into a tumbler glass over ice.
Add 3 oz Zevia Cream Soda slowly, and stir until thoroughly mixed. Enjoy!
Optional: rim edges of tumbler with sugar to make it extra festive!
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