Whether you’re rocking Emma Stone’s pantsuit or yoga pants, Clooney’s Armani suit or your birthday suit, make your evening as lavish as the stars’, with some of these glamorous cocktails. No matter which film you’re pulling for, there’s a cocktail for everyone – A Brief History of Thyme for The Theory of Everything, The Selma 65 inspired by Selma, or The Jazzy Hour in a nod to Whiplash. So, as you gather with family and friends to watch this year’s Academy Awards on Sunday, February 22nd, be sure to mix up one of these elegant sips and raise a glass to all the nominees.
The Selma 65– inspired by the film, Selma
Selma65 is the perfect bubbly concoction to toast Director Ava DuVernay’s Oscar-nominated Selma, set in 1965, for any viewing bash.
¾ ounces Bombay Sapphire gin
½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ shot of sugar syrup
Top with Martini Persecco
Shake the first three ingredients with ice and strain into champagne glass, then top with champagne and lightly stir.
Garnish with a lemon twist.
A Brief History of Thyme– inspired by the film, Theory of Everything
A nod to Stephen Hawking’s book, this “thyme”less cocktail defies all odds of greatness as the brilliant physicist did himself.
1 1/2 oz Caliche Rum
1/2 oz Lemon juice
3/4 oz Pomegranate juice (Pom Brand is recommended)
3 Sprigs of fresh thyme
1/2 oz or Combier orange liqueur (or any other fine triple sec)
1 dash of agave nectar (optional if you don’t like dry cocktails )
Combine all ingredients over ice in a cocktail shaker, and shake vigorously until well chilled, serve in a chilled cocktail coupe, garnish with a thyme sprig.
The Sondheim Sour – inspired by the film, Into the Woods
The Sondheim Sour offers the perfect cocktail to honor the talented composer, Stephen Sondheim.
2 parts Disaronno
1 part fresh lemon juice
¼ part simple syrup
Shake ingredients and strain over ice in a glass.
The Moore Ginger Fizz– inspired by the film, Still Alice
A nod to Julianne Moore’s flowing red locks.
1 part DEWAR’S® WHITE LABEL® Blended Scotch Whisky
3 parts ginger beer or ale
Fill pint glass with ice and add DEWAR’S WHITE LABEL. Top with ginger and garnish with an orange wedge.
The Jazzy Hour – inspired by the film, Whiplash
Feel the jazzy beat move from your ears to your lips with this lively libation.
½ part DISARONNO
1 part Vodka
½ part Tangerine liqueur
1 part Pineapple juice
Splash lemon juice
Shake with ice and strain into a martini cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange slice.
The Swinton Swizzle
– inspired by the film, Grand Budapest Hotel
Named for the leading lady in Wes Anderson’s Oscar-nominated film.
1 part Disaronno liqueur
1 part Pierre Ferrand 1840 Cognac
1 part fresh lime juice
1/4 part lime simple syrup
10 dashes Peychauds Bitters
Add Disaronno, Cognac, lime juice and syrup to an oversized highball glass. Fill the glass halfway with crushed ice.
With a swizzle stick, or bar spoon, swizzle the cocktail until the glass becomes frothy. Then add crushed ice to the top of the glass. Garnish with bitters and a mint sprig.
Martini Gran Lusso Rob Roy, The Man Behind the Mask– inspired by the film, Birdman
This cocktail is inspired by the dark, yet resilient superhero.
1 large chunk of ice
1 part Dewar’s Scotch whisky
1 part MARTINI Gran Lusso
Orange peel or twist to garnish
Build drink in a cocktail glass with ice. Garnish and serve.
– inspired by the film, The Imitation Game
A beautiful balance of gin and vermouth, this cocktail is inspired by the wits of the British heroes in the film.
Sapphire Ultimate Martini
1.5 oz. Bombay Sapphire Gin
1.5 oz. Martini Dry Vermouth
2 dashes Orange Bitters
Stir ingredients well over ice in a mixing tin and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist