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Vote for your favorite Oscar-themed cocktail at The Vault through March 2

cocktails, The Vault, Bambara, Valentine's Day, Oscars
Heather King

To celebrate the 2014 Academy Awards, Bambara is featuring original specialty drinks, each designed to represent an Oscar Best Picture nominee and crafted by the bartenders at The Vault at Bambara.

From now through Feb. 28, every drink order will be a vote cast for your favorite and on Oscar night, the votes will be tallied and patrons will see how their selections matched up with the Academy’s. Bambara’s mixologists will issue their predictions for the winner on Wednesday, Feb. 26.

“Our Oscar-themed cocktails are fun to create every year. Last year, I was inspired by the nominees’ film locations, but this year's focus of the nominated films are more about the characters; quirks, personalities and the issues that drive them,” said Bambara’s expert bartender, Austin Craig. “I imagined, based on the personalities of the actors in each of the movies, what each character would most likely order in the Vault.”

There are nine Oscar-themed cocktails ranging from $10 to $15, and the nominees are:

American Hustle $15

Grey Goose Vodka, Dry Vermouth, Lemon, Splash Tonic, Grapefruit Juice

Captain Phillips $11

10 Cane Rum, Grenadine, Cranberry, Orange & Pineapple Juice, Float Myer’s Rum

Dallas Buyers Club $14

Corralejo Tequila, Peach Schnapps, Fresh Squeezed Orange Wheel

Gravity $12

Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Canton Ginger Liqueur, Dash Bitters

Her $10

Bombay Gin, Fresh Lemon Juice, Soda, Splash French Red Wine

Nebraska $10

Absolut Mandarin Vodka, Peach Schnapps, Dry Vermouth, Orange Juice

Philomena $10

Absolut Vodka, Canton Ginger Liqueur, Orange Juice, Cinnamon Sugar Rim

12 Years a Slave $15

Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Galliano, Splash Soda, Dash Bitters, Fresh Squeezed Lemon

The Wolf of Wall Street $15

Hendrick’s Gin, Smirnoff Vodka, St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur, Orange Zest

Some of my favorite cocktails included The Wolf of Wall Street and American Hustle. Cheers!

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