8 Oscar-Inspired Cocktails For Your Viewing and Drinking Pleasure
Mad Max: Fury Road
"Ease the jitters with Furiosa and Max at the Academy Awards with this refreshing and tart cocktail that will keep you on the edge of your seat." - created by the Gansevoort Meatpacking, New York City Muddle fresh mint and lime Add 2 oz. of Vanilla Rum Balance with Pineapple Juice Strain into rocks glass filled with IceCombine ingredients in a glass and stir. Garnish with a lime.
"This cocktail is light and refreshing, which is evocative of Brooklyn’s romance genre and the dreamer within main character, Eilis Lacey; Jameson gives the cocktail a 'heartbreaking' edge." - created by Jennifer Knott at 312 ChicagoLacey’s Dream 2 oz Jameson Irish Whiskey 3/4 oz St. George Raspberry Brandy 3/4 oz Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao 4 dashes Peach BittersStir all ingredients and serve up in a coupe glass. Garnish with three raspberries.
"Homage to Hugh Glass, the protagonist of ' The Revenant,' this cocktail embodies the inner turmoil experienced in this true tale of struggle and survival during a winter in the wild. The smokescreen of betrayal is highlighted by Ardbeg, while the burning fire of the human spirit during a bitter winter is encompassed by house made Allspice Dram and 'snowy' egg white." - created by the Borgata Hotel Casino & SpaSmoke In A Glass 1 1/4 oz Ardbeg Islay 10 Year Single Malt Scotch 3/4 oz Honey Syrup 1/4 oz Allspice Dram 1/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice 1/4 oz Fresh Lime Juice 1 Egg White (Dry Shake) 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters 1 Luxardo Cherry 1 Lemon TwistCombine ingredients in a glass and stir. Garnish with a cherry.
No extreme botany required to make this delicious cocktail created by The Roxy in NYC.Life on Mars 2 oz El Dorado 5 Yr Rum 3/4 oz Lime Juice 1/2 oz Pineapple Juice 1/2 oz Cinnamon Syrup 1 tsp American Fruit Sour Cherry Cordial 1/2 tsp Ancho ReyesCombine ingredients in a glass and stir. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Try this sweet cocktail to help swallow the bitter truth uncovered in Spotlight. Created by the Rooftop at Gansevoort Park Avenue. 1 1/2 oz Absolut Pear 2 oz Prosecco 1 oz Lime Juice 1/2 oz Simple Syrup Muddled Strawberry Mint LeavesCombine ingredients in a glass and stir. Garnish with mint leaves and a strawberry.
Bridge of Spies
Defend your choice of Russian vodka with cocktail from Keith Villanueva at the Sazerac, Seattle.Luck in East Berlin 1 oz Luksusowa Vodka 1/4 oz Lemon Juice 1/4 oz Crème de Cassis Prosecco Lemon PeelShake. Strain into a flute and top with Prosecco. To finish, garnish with a lemon peel.
This bourbon-based cocktail will keep you captive all Oscars-long. Created by Chad Phillips, Pennyroyal, Seattle.Something Wicked This Way Comes 1 1/2 oz Four Roses Yellow Label Bourbon 1/2 oz Green Chartreuse 1/4 oz Fernet Branca 3/4 oz Lemon Juice 1/4 oz Simple Syrup 8 Arugula LeavesCombine all ingredients in a mixing tin and shake. Strain over rocks. Garnish with an arugula leaf.
The Big Short
This cocktail "packs big flavor into a small glass, hence ' The Big Short'" - created by Bryan Galligos at the Bacchus Bar in Portland, Oregon. 1 oz Templeton Rye 1/2 oz Campari 1/2 oz dry Curacao 1 bar spoon Fernet Branca 2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters 1 dash Angostura bittersCombine and shake over ice. Strain into Nick and Nora glass and garnish with a large orange wheel.