The 85th Academy Awards are this Sunday! What's Hollywood's biggest night without a great party and blockbuster cocktails to enjoy as you watch the long-awaited results? There are endless ideas out there for a drink to match your favorite nominees, and here are just a few to sip on! All of these ingredients can be picked up at most NY liquor shops, and are easy to prepare. Cheers!
5 oz Champagne
3/4 oz Lillet Blanc
1/2 oz Pernod Absinthe Float
Layer in a wine glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Zero Dark Toddy, by Scott Fitzgerald, Mulberry Project
2 oz Brugal 1888 Rum
.5 oz Oloroso Sherry
1 oz Fresh lemon juice
.5 oz Honey
1 dash Old-Fashioned Bitters
Heated Apple Cider
In a large mug, combine Brugal 1888, Sherry, juice, honey and bitters. Top with heated apple cider and stir for 15-20 seconds. Garnish with an Almond Biscotti.
Effen Cucumber Red Carpet Temptress, created by David Neprove, National President of the USBG
1.5 parts Effen Cucumber Vodka
1 part Lime juice
3/4 parts Simple syrup
3 leaves of Basil
1.5 parts Club soda
Add all ingredients, except Club soda, to a cocktail shaker over ice and shake. Strain and pour into a tall glass with ice. Top with Club soda and garnish with a cucumber wheel and basil leaf.
Nolet's Silver Linings, by Camille Austin, Hakkasan
1.25 oz Nolet's Silver Dry Gin
.25 oz Simple syrup
.75 oz Lemon juice
Shake and strain into a coupe glass, top with a Rose Champagne (LP Rose recommended). Garnish with grapefruit zest.
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