Oscar-Winning Drinks at the Beverly Wilshire

By Kate Krader Posted March 09, 2010

Up, up, up in the Air tied for best drink at the Beverly Wilshire

Yes, The Hurt Locker won big at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards. But it was shut out of the Best Cocktail category at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel’s Blvd restaurant this weekend in Beverly Hills, which created a special cocktail menu to honor many of the nominees. (In fact, The Hurt Locker didn’t have a drink/entry.) Winner of the Best Drink category was, drumroll… a tie between:

Up, Up, Up in the Air  (tequila, crème de cassis, lemon juice and sugar)
Cognac a l’Avatar  (Hennessy, lime juice, blackberries and mint leaves—3-D glasses optional)

Spotted in Beverly Wilshire in those frantic days leading up to the Oscars (but keeping their nominated-drink votes secret): Morgan Freeman, Renee Zellweger and, coincidentally, Up in the Air’s Anna Kendrick (who was at the hotel for a great cause: the Pre-Oscar Haiti Relief party).
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