It’s time to roll out the red carpet!
The 91st Academy Awards (Oscars) airs on February 24th and while you are catching up on all the nominees you missed in theaters, we have you covered with the perfect Best Picture Nominee Cocktails – just in time for the big day!
Whether you’re chanting “Wakanda Forever” or singing every lyric to the A Star is Born soundtrack, your viewing party will have you winning an Oscar of your own with these noteworthy cocktails.
Oscar Winning Cocktails for Best Picture
Black Panther “Vibranium”
- 2 oz. Slow and Low
- 1 oz. Lemon Juice
- 1 oz. Simple Syrup
- 1/4 tsp Activated Charcoal
Method: Combine all ingredients in a shaker tin. Shake vigorously with ice. Strain over large cube in an
Created by Gates Otsuji (The Standard, High Line, 848 Washington St, New York, NY 10014)
- 1.5 oz Zaya Rum
- 5 oz Brancamenta
- Angostura Bitters
- Hot chocolate (recommend dark chocolate)
- Whole milk
Directions: Pour 1.5 oz Zaya into a glass mug, and add 2 dashes of Angostura bitters. Steam 7 oz of whole milk with 40 g hot dark chocolate, and pour into the mug.
Top with Brancamenta whipped cream**
**Brancamenta whipped cream: Stir 5 oz of Brancamenta, and 2 tablespoons of superfine sugar into 26 oz heavy cream, dissolving the sugar. Pour this mixture into an iSi whipped cream canister, load 2 cream chargers, chill and dispense.
Bake and Wake ~ (Created by Sandi Hein at Hooch and Hive)
- 1.5oz Slow & Low
- .5oz Orange Liqueur
- 1oz espresso
- 1 drop of Hemp CBD oil (Not required)
- Almond Milk Foam
Woodford Reserve Tea Punch ~ (Created by Elizabeth McCall)
- 6 cups of Unsweetened Tea (3oz. per glass)
- 3 cups Strawberry Lemonade (1.5oz. per glass)
- 3 cups Orange Juice (1.5oz per glass)
- 4 cups Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select Bourbon (2oz per glass)
Method: Pour over ice then garnish with a mint sprig and a cinnamon stick
Proper Old Fashion ~ (Created by Nick Fogel, Beverage Director, The Late Late Bar & Spirit Grocer)
- 2 oz Proper No. 12
- .25 oz Guinness Demerara syrup
- .25 oz Amaro Nonino
- 1 dash Walnut bitters
Garnish: Orange Twist
Method: Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, stir to chill. Strain into a rocks glass.
Guiness Demerara Syrup
- 1.5 quart Guinness
- 1 quart Demerara
- 2 sticks of cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons of pink peppercorn
Directions:Bring the Guinness to a simmer in a saucepan and allow to reduce by approximately half. Add cinnamon and pink peppercorn. Whisk in demerara sugar. Stir and simmer for five min allowing the mixture to thicken. Stain and cool.
- 2 parts Avion Reposado or Avion Silver Tequila
- 1 part Grapefruit Juice
- ½ part simple syrup
- ½ part fresh lime juice
- Splash club soda
Method: Build ingredients over ice in a Collins glass. Stir ingredients to chill. Garnish with a lime wedge.
“A Star Is Born”
- 2 oz. Crystal Head Vodka
- 1 oz. Benedictine
Garnish: Lemon twist
Directions: Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice and stir gently. Strain into a chilled coupe glass.
Inside Out ~ (by Natasha David)
- 2.5 oz Carpano Antica
- 1 oz Templeton Rye
- 1 tsp. Branca Menta
- 1 dash Absinthe
Method: Stir, Strain
Glass: Cocktail Coup or V-Martini
Garnish: Orange Twist