The countdown to the Oscars has begun! Will it be American Hustle or The Wolf of Wall Street for Best Picture? Do 12 Years a Slave or Captain Phillips have a chance? Could it be a year for the underdogs? Whomever wins, we know the show leading up to the “moment of truth” will be filled with lots of surprises and laughs thanks to the ever-so-talented Ellen DeGeneres.
However, anyone who has ever watched the Academy Awards knows that the three hour show isn’t action and drama packed. There are parts that wane; awards are given for things most people have never heard of; boring and dragged out speeches; and a smattering of inevitable technical difficulties that cause long awkward pauses on stage. But thanks to Pinnacle Vodka’s Oscar cocktail recipes you can keep the entertainment alive. Quick, easy and award worthy cocktails will take up the slack and help you breeze through to the awards you’ve been looking forward to!
Best Motion Picture
2 parts Pinnacle Whipped Vodka
4 parts cranberry juice
Mix in a glass filled with ice and garnish with a lime wedge.
Red Carpet Cosmo
2 parts Pinnacle Cherry Vodka
½ part DeKuyper Triple Sec
1 part cranberry juice
½ part fresh lime juice
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a cherry.
1 part Pinnacle Peachberry Cobbler Vodka
2 part white peach puree
2 parts Prosecco
Pour all ingredients in a mixing glass, and then gently pour over ice in a mixing tin then back and forth with the mixing glass. Strain into a chilled champagne flute.
1½ parts Pinnacle Pomegranate Vodka
4 parts chilled champagne
Pour champagne into a martini glass and top with vodka.