The biggest and most celebrated award show is happening this Sunday, capping off an extraordinary awards season. The Oscars are the epitome of Hollywood and glamour. It is by far the most coveted award on the planet in terms of entertainment, and can be a feather in an actor’s cap if he or she wins one.
The Golden Globes are known as the most entertaining of awards shows to watch, but the Oscar’s are truly the most decadent and extravagant. The Academy pulls out all the stops and the stars shine their brightest on Oscar night. If you are like me, then you may be planning a Oscar fete of your own to entertain your family and friends while watching who takes home the coveted statue award. No matter if your get together is luxurious, or down-home and casual, drinks usually go hand-in-hand with the night’s festivities.
Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, Adult Chocolate Milk, and The Original Moonshine have come together to bring you nine (9) Oscar themed cocktails that will surely bring the taste factor.
Check out the recipes below:
1 oz. Adult Chocolate MilkTM
1 oz. creme de menthe 6 oz. hot chocolate
1 oz. whipped cream
Pour the Adult Chocolate MilkTM and creme de menthe into a coffee mug, and stir. Add hot chocolate, and top with whipped cream. Sprinkle with chocolate shavings and a maraschino cherry if desired, and serve.
2 oz. The Original Moonshine® 1/2 oz. maple syrup
Slice of orange
Dash of bitters
Measure maple syrup into a glass. Add ice and pour in The Original Moonshine® slowly, stirring to ensure that you properly combine it with the syrup. Add a splash of bitters. Rub an orange slice around the inside of a rocks glass, add fresh ice, and strain The Original Moonshine® mixture into the rocks glass. Garnish with orange and serve.
DJANGO UNCHAINED—The D is Silent 1.5 oz. LICOR 43® Liqueur
1/2 oz. pomegranate juice
3/4 oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice 2 oz. ginger beer
Add all ingredients but the ginger beer to a cocktail shaker full of ice; shake and strain into a cocktail glass, then add the ginger beer. You can also serve this drink in a highball glass over ice by instead adding pomegranate juice, LICOR 43® Liqueur, and lime juice to an ice-filled glass; stirring for 30 seconds. Add the ginger beer and stir once more. The over-ice version stays cooler longer, but as the ice melts the smoky flavor will be less distinct.
LES MISERABLES—Gavroche 2 oz. LICOR 43® Liqueur
1/2 oz. vodka
2 oz. fresh orange juice
2 oz. cranberry juice cocktail
Clementines, peeled, separated into segments
Mix cranberry juice, vodka, LICOR 43® Liqueur, and orange juice in cocktail shaker full of ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish each with a clementine segment.
LIFE OF PI—Eye of the Tiger
2 oz. LICOR 43® Liqueur
1/2 oz. Galliano
2 oz. fresh orange juice
2 oz. unsweetened pineapple juice
1 oz. passion fruit nectar
3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
1 oz. simple syrup
Dash of rum-based bitters
Garnish: pineapple wedge, orange slice, or any other fresh fruit
Combine all ingredients with ice and shake. Strain into an ice-filled glass and garnish.
2 oz. of The Original Moonshine®
2 tablespoons Mint Syrup
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon of fresh-squeezed lemon juice Mint leaves
Fresh mint sprig
Combine mint leaves, syrup and The Original Moonshine® in a glass. Using a bar spoon, crush the mint to release its essence into the liquid. Fill the glass with ice and shake. Strain into an ice-filled glass and garnish with an umbrella.
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK—Home-Aid 2 oz. LICOR 43® Liqueur
1/2 oz. vodka
4 oz. tropical fruit punch
1 tablespoon of fresh-squeezed lemon juice
Combine all ingredients with ice and shake. Strain into an ice-filled glass and garnish with an umbrella.
ZERO DARK THIRTY—Seal Team Six 2 oz. LICOR 43® Liqueur
1 oz of dark rum
1 splash 151 Proof Rum Dark Cola
5 cubes Ice
Fill glass with ice. Add Dark Rum and LICOR 43® Liqueur. Fill with Cola. Add splash of High Proof Rum to taste.
The 85th Annual Academy Awards air live on Sunday, February 25th on ABC, 7pm EST/4pm PST. To see a complete list of Oscar nominations, click HERE.
Special thanks to Nora at Frank PR for sending these fab cocktail recipes over!