Cheers! 9 Cocktails for Your Oscar Party

PHOTO: The Music Power cocktail inspired by "Amour" is shown here.
Plymouth Gin

This Sunday, pour yourself a cocktail, settle in to your seat and watch the stars glam it up at the Oscars. We've collected nine fantastic cocktails recipes you can make for your Oscars party or enjoy with a few friends. Kick back and cheer on your favorite films!


PHOTO: The Music Power cocktail inspired by "Amour" is shown here.
Plymouth Gin

3/4 part lemon juice
1/2 ounce honey syrup
4 concord grapes
2 parts Plymouth Gin
2 dashes Angostura Orange bitters
1 part Jacob's Creek Classic Moscato

Muddle 4 concord grapes with 6 tarragon leaves in 1/2 ounce Honey Syrup. Build ingredients in a highball glass and top with Jacob's Creek Classic Moscato.

Recipe courtesy Plymouth Gin.

"Life of Pi"

PHOTO: The Essence of Pi cocktail inspired by "Life of Pi" is shown here.
W San Diego
The Essence of Pi

1 ounce of TY KU premium sake and spirits 1 ounce of Veev Acai
1/2 ounce apple liquor
1/2 ounce pineapple juice
Splash of sweet and sour

Shake and strain into martini glass. Garnish with pineapple wedge.

Recipe courtesy W San Diego.

"Silver Linings Playbook"

PHOTO: The Home-Aid cocktail inspired by "Silver Linings Playbook" is shown here.
Kristina Toddy

2 ounces LICOR 43 Liqueur
1/2 ounce vodka
4 ounces tropical fruit punch
1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice

Combine all ingredients with ice and shake. Strain into an ice-­filled glass and garnish with an umbrella.

Recipe courtesy Darryl "Dr. Mixologist" Robinson.


PHOTO: The Canadian Embassy cocktail inspired by "Argo" is shown here.
Kristina Toddy
Canadian Embassy

2 ounces The Original Moonshine
1/2 ounce maple syrup
Slice of orange
Dash of bitters

Measure maple syrup into a glass. Add ice and pour in moonshine slowly, stirring to ensure that you properly combine it with the syrup. Add a splash of bitters. Rub an orange slice around the inside of a rocks glass, add fresh ice, and strain the moonshine mixture into the rocks glass. Garnish with orange and serve.

Recipe courtesy Darryl "Dr. Mixologist" Robinson.


PHOTO: The Lincoln's Manhattan cocktail inspired by "Lincoln" is shown here.
Basil Haydens Bourbon
Lincoln's Manhattan

11/2 parts Basil Hayden's Bourbon 1/2 part sweet vermouth 1/2 part dry vermouth 1/2 part maple syrup 2 dashes of bitters
Stir together the bourbon, vermouths, maple syrup and bitters over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a cherry and serve.

Recipe courtesy Basil Hayden's Bourbon.

"Beasts of the Southern Wild"

PHOTO: The Sparkling Bayou cocktail inspired by "Beasts of the Southern Wild" is shown here.
Polar Seltzer
The Sparkling Bayou

1 lemon wedge
2 sprigs fresh mint
1 teaspoon superfine sugar
1/4 cup grape juice
Ice cubes made with filtered water and various berries
Polar Blueberry Seltzer
1 small bunch Concord grapes, for serving

Fill shaker with ice; cover and shake to combine. Fill a rocks glass with ice. Strain into prepared rocks glass and top with seltzer; garnish with concord grapes and serve immediately.

Recipe courtesy Polar Seltzer.

"Django Unchained"

PHOTO: The Unchained Western cocktail inspired by "Django Unchained" is shown here.
Polar Seltzer
Unchained Western

2-3 chunks of frozen pineapple
1/2 ounce lemon juice
1 teaspoon maraschino syrup
2 ounces rye whiskey
Polar Lemon Seltzer
Lemon twist, to garnish

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the pineapple, syrup, lemon juice and whiskey. Add ice and shake well. Strain into a coupe, top with Polar Seltzer. Garnish with lemon twist.

Recipe courtesy Polar Seltzer.

"Zero Dark Thirty"

PHOTO: The Seal Team Six cocktail inspired by "Zero Dark Thirty" is shown here.
Kristina Toddy
Seal Team Six

2 ounces LICOR 43 Liqueur
1 ounce of dark rum
1 splash 151 proof rum
Dark cola
5 cubes ice

Fill glass with ice. Add dark rum and LICOR 43. Fill with cola. Add splash of high proof rum to taste.

Recipe courtesy Darryl "Dr. Mixologist" Robinson.

"Les Miserables"

PHOTO: The Revolutionary Kir cocktail inspired by "Les Miserables" is shown here.
Polar Seltzer
Revolutionary Kir

4 parts French white wine
4 parts Polar Raspberry Lime Seltzer
1 part Créme de Cassis (Blackcurrant liqueur or syrup)
Blackberries, optional garnish

In an old fashioned coupe glass, add the currant liqueur or syrup and then the wine, and then the Polar Seltzer. Garnish if you wish.

Recipe courtesy Polar Seltzer.

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