“Gravity”-defying Oscar-worthy Sips

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With the 86th Annual Academy Awards just around the corner, check out some “Gravity”-defying, Oscar-worthy cocktails to help toast Hollywood’s biggest night! From red-carpet interviews and designer ball gowns to the dance numbers and glitzy after parties – the fashion, films and A-list stars are more than enough reason to host a glam-filled Oscar bash at home with glamorous cocktails.  So, as you gather with family and friends to watch this year’s Academy Awards on Sunday, March 2, be sure to mix up one of these delicious concoctions and raise a glass to all the nominees.

Cheers!

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It’s Never Enoughinspired by the film, The Wolf of Wall Street

1 oz. Bombay Sapphire East Gin

¾ oz. St-Germain elderflower liqueur

¾ oz. Meyer lemon juice

4 grapes

Champagne

In a mixing glass, muddle the grapes. Add the gin, St-Germain, Meyer lemon juice and ice. Shake, strain and serve in a chilled martini glass. Top with Champagne or sparkling wine. Garnish with a grape.

— created by Manny Hinojosa, Bacardi USA

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“Where’s the Red Carpet?”inspired by the film, Gravity

Where's the Red Carpet
Where’s the Red Carpet

1 ¼ oz. Bombay Sapphire Gin

¼ oz. Luxardo maraschino

1 bar spoon Cabernet wine

½ oz. fresh lemon juice

½ oz. simple syrup

Top with champagne

Combine all ingredients (minus champagne) and ice, shake and strain into chilled champagne flute. Top with bubbles, express lemon oils on top of cocktail.

Rose pedal for garnish.

–created by Bombay Sapphire’s Most Imaginative Bartender Winner in Chicago 2013, Dustin Drankiewicz of Howells & Hood, Chicago

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Anchor’s Away – inspired by the film, Captain Phillips

Anchor's Away
Anchor’s Away

1 ½ oz. Caliche Rum

½ oz. St-Germain

½ oz. fresh lime

Top with ginger beer

Absinthe wash

2 dashes peychauds bitters

Combine all ingredients in to a condenser cup after washed with absinthe (julep cup, Moscow mule mug, ect.) top w/ crushed ice, add mint bushel and lime wheel.  Run 2 dashes of peychauds down middle of lime wheel.

–created by Bombay Sapphire’s Most Imaginative Bartender Winner in Chicago 2013, Dustin Drankiewicz of Howells & Hood, Chicago

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Sapphire Blue Jasmine – inspired by the film, Blue Jasmine

1 ½  oz. Bombay Sapphire Gin

¾ oz. Martini Bianco Vermouth

¾ oz. St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur

¾ oz. lemon juice

6 drops absinthe

Shake and strain into chilled cocktail glass; garnish with an orange peel.

— created by Griffin Elliott – mixologist at Sepia, Chicago

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Old Man and His Millioninspired by the film, Nebraska

Old Man & His Million
Old Man & His Million

1 ½ oz. Dewar’s White Label Blended Scotch

½ oz. Martini Bianco Vermouth

½ oz Benedictine

¼ oz peeted Islay Scotch

2 dashes Angostura bitters

Stir in a mixing glass and strain over a large block of ice in a double old fashioned glass; top with 5 drops of black walnut liqueur

–created by Brian Sturgulewski – mixologist

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MO MONEY, MO PROBLEMSinspired by the film, Wolf of Wall Street

1 oz. Bombay Sapphire East Gin

½ oz. St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur

1/3 oz. lime juice

¼  oz. Green Chartreuse

3-4 mint leaves

2 oz. Martini Prosecco

Shake and fine strain into flute, top with prosecco; add one scoop of lime citrus caviar.

–created by Scott LoBianco – mixologist at Berkshire Room, Chicago

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Lady Edithinspired by the film, American Hustle

Lady Edith
Lady Edith

1 oz. Bacardi 8 year Rum

½ oz. Passionfruit Puree

¼ oz. lemon juice

¾ oz. simple syrup

2 oz. Martini Prosecco

Shake and strain into chilled flute; top with sparkling wine.

–created by Brian Sturgulewski – mixologist at Drumbar, Chicago

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