Sunday, March 4, 2018

Oscar Cocktails To Leave You Star Struck

Time to roll out your red carpet and steam your velvet curtains! Hollywood’s glitziest night is pulling up to the theater and that means it’s time to send out invites for your own Academy Awards watch party this Sunday, March 4! Don’t be caught in a who-wore-it-best feud; branch out this season with cocktails perfect for cinematic sipping.

Ancho in the Limelight
  • 1 part Ancho Reyes Verde
  • 1 part Hendricks Gin
  • 1 part Lime
  • 1/2 part Rich simple syrup 2:1 Sugar:Water
  • Slice of cucumber

Add all ingredients to shaker, add ice and shake hard to chill and dilute.  Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a cocktail coupe, garnish with a cucumber wheel.

The Black Tie Martini
  • 2 ½ parts Reyka Vodka
  • ½ part Dry Vermouth
  • 2 dashes orange bitter (optional)

 Serve in a martini glass.

Drambuie On The Lot
  • 1.25 Drambuie
  • 1.25 Vanilla Coffee
  • .50 Campari
  • .50 Lemon juice
  • 2 Ginger beer
  • Mint
  • Angostura Bitters

 In a tall glass place 6 mint leaves at the bottom and lightly muddle.  Fill the glass with crushed ice and pour all ingredients in but ginger beer and bitters. Add ginger beer and top with more crushed ice. Give the cocktail 5 heavy dashes of bitters and garnish with a mint bunch.

Flor de Caña’s Fame

 Season glass with absinthe; add Flor de Caña Gran Reserva 7, simple syrup, and 3 dashes of Peychaud bitters. Stir. Garnish with lemon zest.

Hudson Whiskey Cinematic Stunner
  • 2 parts Hudson Maple Cask Rye
  • 1⁄4 part fresh lemon juice
  • 1⁄4 part maple syrup
  • 2 parts apple cider
  • Cayenne pepper

To an Old Fashioned/rocks glass, add ice, then lemon juice, then maple syrup, then whiskey, then apple cider, and stir briefly to mix. Add dash cayenne pepper on top, and serve with straw.

In The Director’s Chair
  • 1 ½ parts Montelobos Mezcal
  • ¾ part Cynar
  • ¼ part St. Germain
  • 2 dashes grapefruit bitters

Stir in a mixing glass with ice. Strain and serve up in a Nick & Nora glassGarnish with grapefruit zest.

Sailor Jerry’s Scarlet Starlet
  • 1.25 parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
  • .5 parts Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur
  • .5 parts Black Cherry Shrub
  • 3 dashes of Cherry Bitters
  • 2 large Sage leaves
  • Dry Champagne

Add all ingredients (except champagne) into an ice filled shaker. Shake vigorously over ice. Double strain into a champagne flute. Top with dry champagne. Garnish w/ sage and black Cherry.

Please remember to Always Drink Responsibly! 

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