Monday, March 1, 2010

Oscar Party Signature Cocktails

Here are a few ideas for signature cocktails for an Oscar Party.  I love movie/awards theme parties.  They are a lot of fun to put together and there are so many things you can do.
Using the Best Picture nominees as inspirations for signature cocktails is a good idea.  Here are a few examples.

Avatar - Blue Angel
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 oz. blue curaçao 
  • 1/2 oz. brandy 
  • 1/2 oz. cream 
  • 1/2 oz. crème de violette 
  • 1/2 oz. lemon juice 
Mixing instructions:
Mix all ingredients with cracked ice in a shaker or blender and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.






The Blind Side - Sidecar
Ingredients:
  • 3/4 oz. brandy 
  • or Cognac
  • 3/4 oz.  Cointreau 
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice 
  • (or lemon)
Mixing instructions:
Shake all ingredients with ice in a shaker or blender. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 






Up in the Air - Air Mail
Ingredients:
  • 3/4 oz. lime juice 
  • 1 1/2 oz. gold rum 
  • 1 tsp. honey 
  • champagne 
Mixing instructions: Shake all ingredients and strain into a highball glass. Fill with Champagne or sparkling wine.

These are just a few ideas.  Or you can go with a general Red Carpet or traditional retro style cocktail such as a Manhattan or Red Carpet Fizz.

Oscar Manhattan
Ingredients:
Mixing instructions:
Mix all ingredients with plenty of ice in a mixing glass or pitcher and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Amount of  vermouth should be adjusted to individual taste. 

Red Carpet Fizz
Ingredients:
  • 1/3 oz. Orange liqueur 
  • (Cointreau, Triple Sec, Grand Marnier)
  • 1/2 oz. pomegranate juice 
  • 1 750-ml. bottle champagne 
  • fresh raspberries 
Mixing instructions:
Mix Pomegranate Juice and Orange Liquor with plenty of ice in a mixing glass and strain into a chilled cocktail or champagne glass. Top with Moët & Chandon White Star Champagne. As seen on Oscars.org

Reference - That's the Spirit




7 comments:

  1. great suggestions! i love a good cocktail! now all it needs is a pretty tag!!!

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  2. So fun! I think signature cocktails really make a party!

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  3. love it - i am doing an oscar party post this week :)

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  4. Great ideas! I am going to link to some of the drinks!

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  5. oooh yum, thanks for sharing!!

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  6. My brother is a barman and once he did that cocktail The red carpet, what a nice color is displayed after pouring all the ingredients.

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