Sunday, February 27, 2011

Booze Clues: What Cocktails to Serve at your Oscars Party


A Toast to The Stars Shining

You and your friends have seen this year’s blockbusters. You’ve debated their merits and chosen your favorites.  If you’ve decided to throw an Oscars viewing soiree, you may be wondering what to sip as the Academy makes its opinions known. Here are a few nominee-themed cocktail suggestions.

Bombay Sapphire Royal Tea (The King’s Speech)

Bombay Sapphire Royal Tea ShoesNBooze



1 oz. Earl Grey Tea Infused Simple Syrup

1 oz. Fresh lemon

1 oz. Egg white

¾ oz. Fresh lemon juice

½ Rock Candy

2 Dashes orange bitters

Topped with a Bitter Orange Espuma*

Combine gin, tea infused simple syrup and lemon juice in a shaker over ice, shake vigorously.  Double strain into a tea cup.  Beat espuma mix until thick and foamy, spoon into tea cup, on top of Sapphire mixture.  Put a pinch of tea leaves in center, garnish with a stick of orange bitters rock candy on the side of the tea saucer.

Black Ice (Black Swan)

Cointreau Black Ice ShoesNBooze

3 oz. Cointreau Noir

Ice cubes

Pour over ice and enjoy

Dobel Jab (The Fighter)

Dobel Jab ShoesNBooze


1 1/2 oz DOBEL Tequila

1/2 oz Creme de Cassis

1 lime wedge

Ginger beer

Combine DOBEL tequila, orange curacao and vermouth with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a pineapple wedge.

Friend Me Punch (The Social Network)

Friend Me Punch ShoesNBooze

2 oz. Flor De CaƱa 7-year Grand Reserve

4 sugar cubes

3 green cardamom pods (can be found at any spice shop)

3oz. club soda

1oz. lime juice

1 oz. grapefruit juice

1 dash of Regan's Orange bitters

Dissolve the sugar cubes in 1 oz. of soda water (this generally involves muddling to help process). Muddle the cardamom pods with the sugar cubes. After the sugar cubes and cloves are muddled/dissolved, add the rest of the ingredients one at a time and stir as added. Add ice once all of the ingredients have been added and stirred. Stir the punch until it is chilled.


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