Sunday, Mach 2nd, holds the highly anticipated 86th Academy Awards. And while the Academy would like to believe the more than 30 million people tuning in this Sunday are there to watch the A-list performances and presentations in the pinnacle of a Hollywood production, truth be told, it’s all about the ladies. From Jennifer to Cate, Julia to Sandra, Judi to Meryl and the rest of the Oscar ladies, what they’re wearing on the red carpet and who wins what inside the theater is the true apex of the show. Will Jennifer beat out Julia for Best Supporting? Will Meryl win Oscar number 4 with her 18th nomination? And who will Sandra make out with this time? Only time will tell as the clock counts down. This year turn your girls-night Oscar viewing party into a leading lady event with classic and stylish cocktails paying homage to all the female nominees. These fun, easy and delicious concoctions are perfect for toasting your favorite winners and getting you through the rest of show until your favorite categories are announced. The Classically Cate 2 parts Skinnygirl Prosecco 1 packet of sweetener 1 part soda water A splash of cherry juice 1 cherry as garnish (optional) Preparation: Add all ingredients into a glass. Stir quickly to mix and enjoy! The Jennifer Juicer 3 parts Skinnygirl Prosecco 1 part pomegranate juice Preparation: Fill ¼ of a champagne flute with pomegranate juice. Top with Skinnygirl Prosecco and enjoy! The Red Carpet Cooler 1 part of Sauza Blue 100% Agave Silver Tequila ½ part DeKuyper 03 Premium Orange Liqueur 3 parts cran-raspberry juice 1 ½ parts lemon-lime soda ½ tbsp. sanding sugar Sugar (optional) ½ lime for garnish (optional) Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a pitcher filled with ice. Run a lime wedge around half the lip of each glass and dip in sanding sugar to rim. Fill glasses with ice, pour margarita into each glass, and garnish with a lime wedge (optional). The Leading Lady 2 parts Sauza Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila 4 parts club soda ½ part fresh lime juice ¼ bunch of fresh mint 1 tbsp. sugar Preparation: In a small pitcher, muddle together the mint leaves, sugar and lime juice until they start to melt together. Add your Sauza Blue Silver Tequila. Fill 4 glasses with ice and pour cocktail mixture ¾ of the way to the top of each glass. Fill each glass with club soda and garnish with an extra sprig of mint.
March 1, 2014