Enjoy The Oscars With This Best Picture-Inspired Cocktail In Hand

Pay homage to your favorite nominees.

Courtesy of Lillet
Inspired by the gold statuette, the Maker’s Mark Gold Rush cocktail says to add two parts Maker’s Mark Bourbon and three quarter parts lemon juice and honey syrup, respectively, to an ice-filled shaker. Shake well, and strain over ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge.Courtesy of Maker's Mark Bourbon
YaVe’s West Side Shark Cocktail honors the Sharks in West Side Story, with tequila founded by Puerto Rican, Harlem native, Joe Cruz Jr. Add two ounces YaVe Blanco Tequila, a half ounce blue Curaçao, one fourth ounce pressed coconut water, one ounce pineapple juice, and three quarter ounces lime juice with ice; shake. Strain into glass with new ice.@the.boozy.ginger
From director of Ready-to-Drink Cocktail Program at Boardroom Spirits, Mike Podlogar, the Licorice Citrus Twist was created in honor of Licorice Pizza and sunny California. Combine two ounces citrus vodka, one ounce triple sec, a half ounce clementine juice, and three quarter ounces licorice simple syrup and stir with ice. Strain into a coupe.Courtesy of Boardroom Spirits
Recreate James Bond’s go-to drink, the Vesper Martini, in honor of No Time To Die. Add three parts gin, one part vodka, and a half part Lillet Blanc into a mixing glass with ice. Stir until chilled; strain into a cold cocktail glass. Express oils from a lemon twist over the glass and long rim before dropping into the drink.Courtesy of Lillet
Sip the Wimbledon Collins in honor of King Richard and the tournament the Williams’ sisters have won many times over. Combine two parts Sipsmith Strawberry Smash, one part lemon juice, and a half part simple syrup in a highball with ice. Top with soda water and garnish with fresh strawberries and a lemon twist.Courtesy of Sipsmith
Inspired by Dune and the quote “He who controls the spice controls the universe,” Podlogar created Spice Cowboy. To make it, pour two ounces spiced rum, orange juice, and pineapple juice each, a half ounce lime juice, and a dash of grenadine into a collins glass with ice and stir. Add a cherry to garnish.Courtesy of Boardroom Spirits
The Belfast Derby is a signature Bushmills cocktail inspired by Belfast, as the Bushmills Distillery is located in Northern Ireland. Combine two parts Original, one part pink grapefruit juice, a half part fresh lime juice and thick agave syrup each, and two dashes bitters in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass.Courtesy of Bushmills Irish Whiskey
Merchants Cigar Bar’s Unbeetable Cocktail is an homage to nominee Jessica Chastain being “unbeetable” in The Eyes of Tammy Faye. It features one and a half ounces Brennivin Aquavit, a half ounce Lemorton Calvados, three quarter ounces lemon juice and pickled beet brine each, a half ounce tonic syrup, and two dashes absinthe shaken on the rocks.Courtesy of Merchants Cigar Bar
Wind down the night with the zero-proof After Party mocktail from Daniel Bedoya, Beverage Director at Gilded Group. Combine one ounce elderflower cordial, three quarter ounces fresh cucumber juice, and a half ounce fresh lemon juice in a flute. Top with tonic water and garnish with micro flowers.Photo by Justin Bridges

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