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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.