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Oscar Party Cocktails

Oscar Party Cocktails

 

When it comes to any Oscar party, the 2nd most important ingredient (after the TV — of course) are the drinks. This year, we’re celebrating the winners in best tasting cocktails.

 

CHARDONNAY SPARKLER

Watching the most glamorous award show of the year obviously requires the most glamorous drink.

Ingredients

Directions
Fill glass with ice and add grenadine and Woodbridge Chardonnay. Top with sparkling water. Add pom pom drink stirrers with raspberries for garnish.

Recipe courtesy of Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi

 

TEARY ACCEPTANCE

With four different types of alcohol, this robust drink may or may not make your guests just as teary-eyed as their favorites celebs accepting that golden statue.

Ingredients

Directions
Combine liquor ingredients and mix. Garnish with lemon twist.

Recipe courtesy of Micaela Piccoolo, Distilled

 

OLD HOLLYWOOD

Your party-goers will be impressed with the complexity of this tangy drink. Serve 'em up just as the show is starting and they'll be satisfied all night.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Amaro Lucano
  • 0.5 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 oz. San Pellegrino Limonata
  • Prosecco
  • Lemon wheel for garnish
  • Ice

Directions

Mix Lucano, fresh lemon, and San Pellegrino. Add 3 1/2 oz. mix to wine glass, fill with ice, and top with prosecco. Garnish with two lemon wheels.

Recipe courtesy of Amaro Lucano

 

CABERNET SPICE

Unless you're in L.A. with the rest of our favorite celebs, chances are you'll need something to warm you up when the Oscars roll around. This spicy-slash-tangy wine has just enough depth to do the trick.

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup Clos du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 3-4 tbsp. Orangecello
  • 1 cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • Juice of 1 whole lemon, freshly squeezed
  • Cinnamon sticks for garnish

Directions

Mix all ingredients together as a batch. Shake a singular serving with ice and top off with a cinnamon stick and a maraschino cherry.

Recipe courtesy of Clos du Bois

 

THE HOLLYWOOD GOLD

Having a girls night for the viewing? Whip out the big guns for this one—rum.

Ingredients
 

  • 1.5 oz. Rum
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 0.25 oz. simple syrup
  • 5 large chunks fresh cut pineapple
  • 5 fresh mint leaves
  • Pineapple wedge, lime wheel, and mint sprig for garnish

Directions

In a cocktail shaker, muddle pineapple chunks, mint leaves, and simple syrup for 30-35 seconds. Add fresh lime juice, rum, and ice, and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled coupe glass, garnish with pineapple wedge, lime wheel, and mint sprig.

 

BLUE HAWAIIAN AGAVE

Raise a glass with this blend of 100 percent pure agave tequila, blue curacao, lime juice, simple syrup and Perrier sparkling water.

Ingredients
 

Directions

Combine all the ingredients (except the sparkling water) in a cocktail shaker. Top with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into an iced highball glass. Top with Perrier sparkling water. Garnish with edible flower.

Recipe courtesy of Kim Haasarud

 

ELDERFLOWER-75

Who doesn't want a flute of sparkling wine on Oscar night? Especially when your bubbles are mixed with Gin, Elderflower liqueur, and fresh lemon.

Ingredients
 

Directions

Wet outside rim of champagne flute with lemon wedge and dip into a sugar bowl. Set aside. Combine the gin, St. Germain, lemon juice and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Top with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into rimmed champagne flute. Top with Barefoot Extra Dry sparkling wine.

Recipe courtesy of Kim Haasarud

 

GRAND SMASH

Hands down, this is probably one of the best three-ingredient liquer you'll ever have. And don't let the Grand Marnier fool you—although it's a sweet liqueur, the fresh lemon balances it out to make a smooth—not sweet—drink.

Ingredients
 

  • 1.75 oz. Grand Marnier
  • 4 mint leaves
  • 5 lemon chunks/wedges
  • Mint sprig for garnish

Directions

In a mixing glass, muddle the lemon chunks/wedges with the mint. Add the Grand Marnier. Top with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into an iced glass. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Recipe courtesy of Kim Haasarud

 

FRONT PORCH PUNCH

Your friends need something to sip on while staring at all the red carpet looks, and this colorful mason jar drink is begging for all the likes.

Ingredients
 

  • 1.5 oz. Cherry Vodka
  • 1 oz. lemon juice
  • 1 oz. simple syrup
  • Splash of orange juice
  • Splash of pineapple juice
  • Splash of grenadine
  • Splash of 7-Up

Directions

Combine all the ingredients in a Mason jar. Top with ice. Screw on the cap and shake vigorously. Serve.

Recipe courtesy of Kim Haasarud

 

GOLDEN STATUE

The only thing better than cozying up to watch an awards show with your friends and family is getting to do it the way the Italians would–with hazelnut liquor and orange bitters. Cheers.

Ingredients

Directions
Combine all ingredients and whip shake with 3 ice cubes. Pour into Collins glass over ice. Top with tonic and garnish with a lemon wheel.

Recipe courtesy of Shaun Dunn (The NoMad – Flatiron)

 

FRENCH BLACKBERRY SIDECAR

This classic was created at the Ritz Carlton in Paris, France (so you know it's good). Consider it a cross between a French Martini and a Sidecar, with plenty of muddled blackberries to boot.

Ingredients
 

  • 4 blackberries
  • 1.5 oz. Hennessy Black
  • 0.75 oz.Chambord (or blackberry liqueur)
  • 0.5 oz. lemon juice
  • Splash of pineapple juice
  • Lemon twist

Directions
In a mixing glass, muddle the blackberries with the lemon juice and pineapple juice. Add the cognac and Chambord. Top with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon twist.

Recipe courtesy of Kim Haasarud

 

RAMOS FIZZ BLOSSOM

Get ready for an intense arm workout, as this needs plenty of shaking for a solid 30 seconds. Or if you're feeling lazy, just toss it in a blender with ice and mix on high for 10 seconds.

Ingredients
 

  • 0.75 oz. Vodka
  • 0.75 oz. Hendricks gin
  • 2 oz. heavy cream
  • 1 oz. lemon juice
  • 1 oz. simple syrup
  • 1 egg white
  • Club soda

Directions
Combine the Hangar One Mandarin Blossom vodka, gin, heavy cream, lemon juice, simple syrup and egg white in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake hard for good count to 30. Strain into a tall glass without ice. Slowly top with chilled club soda and serve.

If using a blender, after everything is mixed pour into a highball glass about 3/4 full, then top with soda water.

Recipe courtesy of Kim Haasarud

 

VESPER

It's a classic from the 1950's, but topped with a flamed orange twist for added dimension.

Ingredients
 

Directions

Combine the vodka, gin and Kina Lillet in a cocktail shaker. Top with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Using a vegetable peeler, peel off a large slice of orange peel. With the skin facing downward, squeeze over the martini and through the flame. (The oils will disperse on top of the martini glass).

Recipe courtesy of Kim Haasarud

 

BROWN HORSE

A variation of the Brown Cow made with cognac, vanilla ice cream, and root beer– it's the perfect party desert.

Ingredients
 

Directions
Fill a pilsner glass with vanilla ice cream. Add the cognac. Slowly top with chilled root beer.

Recipe courtesy of Kim Haasarud

 

WHIMSICAL PEACH BELLINI

A familiar and timeless cocktail, but with a unique spin thanks to a dollop of peach foam.

Ingredients
 

Directions
In a bowl, whip up the egg whites until soft peaks form. Add the peach schnapps and sugar. Beat until thoroughly mixed in. Add more peach schnapps and sugar, to taste. Fill a champagne flute with chilled Barefoot Pink Moscato about ¾ full. Top with a dollop of peach foam and serve.

Recipe courtesy of Kim Haasarud