Oscar Night: Toast the Nominees With These Mocktails

PHOTO: Man Hunter Mary and Fantine Fizz cocktails
Diane Henderiks

Everyone is buzzing over the Oscars and a toast is in order. Elevate your Oscar party gathering by offering festive and fabulous concoctions for those who choose not to imbibe. Try these delicious mocktails for each of the 9 Best Picture nominees. These flavor-filled potions are packed with antioxidants, vitamins and phytonutrients. Pick your favorite or whip them all up. Cheers to the nominees and to your health!

Diane Henderiks is a registered dietitian, the founder of Dianehenderiks.com and a "Good Morning America" health contributor.

"Amour"

PHOTO: French 75 cocktail
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French 75-ish

3/4 cup sparkling cider
1 tablespoon of orange juice
2 ice cubes
Sprig of rosemary

Pour sparkling cider into wine glass. Add juice, ice and drop in rosemary sprig.

"Life of Pi"

PHOTO: Key Lime Coconut Pie cocktail
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Key Lime & Coconut Pie

1/2 cup ice
1 tablespoon Key lime juice
2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut milk
1/4 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup pineapple juice

Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Pour into glass. Garnish with Key lime wedge.

"Silver Linings Playbook"

PHOTO: Mambo Mocktini cocktail
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Mambo Mocktini

3/4 cup grape juice
1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice
1 tablespoon fresh squeezed orange juice

Combine all ingredients in shaker glass with ice. Strain into chilled martini glass and garnish with lime and an orange wedge.

"Argo"

PHOTO: Sandy Slammer
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Sandy Slammer

1/2 cup cranberry juice
1/4 cup apple cider
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon Grenadine syrup
1 tablespoon fresh squeezed orange juice

Combine all ingredients in shaker glass with ice. Pour contents of shaker, including ice, into glass. Garnish with an orange wedge.

"Lincoln"

PHOTO: Toasty Top Hat cocktail
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Toasty Top Hat

1/4 cup low fat milk
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoon semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup brewed strong coffee
Whipped cream
Freshly shaved nutmeg

Combine first 4 ingredients in a small saucepan. Whisk continuously over low heat until mixture is just under boiling and chocolate chips melt. Pour into fancy coffee glass and add coffee. Top with whipped cream and shaved nutmeg.

"Beasts of the Southern Wild"

PHOTO: Bayou Breeze cocktail
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Bayou Breeze

1/4 cup grapefruit juice
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup pineapple juice
1/4 cup cranberry juice

Place all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice and shake well. Pour contents of shaker, including ice, into glass. Garnish with mint sprig.

"Django Unchained"

PHOTO: Plantation Punch
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Plantation Punch

1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup cranberry juice
1/4 cup pineapple juice
1 teaspoon molasses
1/4 cup seltzer water

Combine all juices and molasses together in a shaker with ice and shake well. Pour contents of shaker, including ice, into glass. Add seltzer and stir gently. Garnish with pineapple and orange slice.

"Zero Dark Thirty"

PHOTO: Man Hunter Mary cocktail
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Manhunter Mary

3/4 cup low sodium tomato juice
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/8 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon celery seed
Pinch onion powder
1 teaspoon horseradish
2-4 shakes of hot sauce

Combine all ingredients in a shaker and shake well. Pour into ice-filled glass. Garnish with celery stalk, lime wedge and green olives.

"Les Miserables"

PHOTO: Fantine Fizz
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Fantine's Fizz

1/4 cup seltzer water
1/4 cup white grape juice
1/4 cup pomegranate juice
1 fresh strawberry

Fill champagne glass with seltzer. Add juices. Drop strawberry in glass.

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