90th Academy Awards: Nominee and Cocktail Pairings

The Academy Awards is celebrating its own way by offering 90 Stories from 90 Years of Oscars, featuring iconic pictures and stories over the last 90 years. They're showcasing everything from Audrey Hepburn and Gracy Kelly presenting in 1956 to Jack Black and Will Ferrell's singing duet in 2003. These iconic moments create history and we think they deserve to be celebrated and toasted with a cocktail! So scroll below to find a list of nominee + cocktail pairings for each Best Picture Oscar Nominee. Kilyan Sockalingum//Unsplash

90th Academy Awards: Nominee and Cocktail Pairings

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90th Academy Awards: Nominee and Cocktail Pairings

It’s award season!

The Academy Awards are one of the largest, star-studded, award shows each year, but this year is a special celebration, as it’s the 90th anniversary of the Academy Awards. Now that the nominees have been announced, it’s time to start prepping your red carpet-worthy cocktails to savor during the broadcast on March 4th.

The Academy Awards is celebrating its own way by offering 90 Stories from 90 Years of Oscars, featuring iconic pictures and stories over the last 9 decades of film. They’re showcasing everything from Audrey Hepburn and Gracy Kelly presenting in 1956 to Jack Black and Will Ferrell’s singing duet in 2003.

We congratulate this year’s nominees. To get your watch party cocktail menu started, check out these beauties paired with this year’s Best Picture nominees.

Call Me By Your Name – ft. Timothée Chalamet

The Paradiso recipe and image courtesy of Van Gogh Vodka

The Paradiso

1 1/2 oz. Van Gogh Orange Vodka

1/2 oz. Rossi d’Asiago Limoncello

1/2 oz. Aperol

1 oz. fresh orange juice

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a floating orange wheel.

Darkest Hour – ft. Gary Oldman

The Rusty Sail image and recipe by Old Pulteney

The Rusty Sail

1 oz. Old Pulteney 12 Years Old

1 oz. Stroma

2 dash orange bitters

Add all ingredients over cubed ice in glass, stir very well and garnish with an orange twist.

Dunkirk

Blood & Sand recipe and image courtesy of Speyburn Arranta Casks

Blood & Sand

2 oz. Speyburn Arranta Casks Single Malt

1/2 oz. Cherry Heering

1/2 oz. Martini & Rossi sweet vermouth

1 oz. orange juice

Shake all ingredients very, very well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Get Out – ft. Daniel Kaluuya

Bleeding Heart image and recipe courtesy of Van Gogh Vodka

Bleeding Heart

1 cup Van Gogh Pomegranate

1 750ml bottle LBD Cabernet Sauvignon

1 lemon sliced

1 orange sliced

1 cup fresh blueberries

12 oz club soda

Combine all ingredients but club soda in a large bowl or pitcher and chill. When ready to serve add club soda, stir, and pour into individual glasses.

Lady Bird – ft. Saoirse Ronan

Rouge Plumage image and recipe courtesy of Van Gogh Vodka

Rouge Plumage

2 oz. Van Gogh Vodka

3 oz. fresh ruby red grapefruit juice

1/4 oz. agave nectar

Top with sparkling water or sparkling wine

Add ingredients directly to a highball glass with ice and roll back and forth twice. Garnish with a rosemary sprig. 

Phantom Thread – ft. Daniel Day-Lewis

The Perfect Silhouette image and recipe courtesy of LBD

The Perfect Silhouette

4 oz. LBD Pinot Grigio

1 oz. of Triple Sec

.75 oz. of simple syrup

.5 oz. of grapefruit juice

Add all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake hard, and pour into stemless wine glass. Garnish with mint sprig.

The Post – ft. Meryl Streep

Hemingway image and recipe courtesy of Ron Abel Añejo

Hemingway

2 oz. Ron Abuelo Añejo

Juice of 1/2 lime

1 tsp. Maraschino liqueur

1 tsp. grapefruit juice

Shake ingredients with ice, and strain over crushed ice into a rocks glass.  Garnish with a maraschino cherry. 

The Shape of Water – ft. Sally Hawkins

Don’t Ask Rye image and recipe courtesy of TAP 357

Don’t Ask Rye

2 oz. of TAP 357 Canadian Maple Rye Whiskey

1/4 oz. honey syrup

2 oz. lemonade

Add all ingredients to a shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into a glass and serve with an ice sphere.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MO – ft. Frances McDormand

Pink Passion recipe and image courtesy of Van Gogh Vodka

Pink Passion

2 oz. Van Gogh Wild Appel Vodka

1 oz. cranberry juice

1 oz. pineapple juice

1 oz. apple juice

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and stir well with ice. Strain over fresh ice into two tall glasses. Garnish with an apple slice.

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