Check out three upscale cocktail offerings that make the perfect accompaniments for every type of guest at your Oscars viewing party this year!
Evoking the sense of old Hollywood glamour revered and reawakened by this star-studded event, the below cocktails from the BACARDI RUM Portfolio, will make you feel like you’re drinking with the stars!
– 1 ½ parts FACUNDO NEO Rum
– ½ part Chareau Aloe liqueur
– ¼ part St George Raspberry liqueur
– ¼ part simple syrup
– ½ part lime juice
– Makrut Lime Leaf for garnish
Method: Shake all ingredients and strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a makrut lime leaf.
For the polished party guests who typically fancy a nice scotch or bourbon, mix up a BACARDÍ 8 Años Old Fashioned. Made with BACARDÍ 8 Años Rum, this rum-take on a classic cocktail is sure to speak to your guests’ sophisticated-side and stimulate their refined tastes as they take in this year’s Academy Awards.
BACARDÍ 8 Años Old Fashioned
– 2 parts BACARDÍ 8 Años Rum
– 2 dashes Angostura® Bitters
– 1 splash water
– ½ tsp sugar
– 1 orange peel
Method: In an Old-Fashioned glass, combine the sugar, water and Angostura Bitters with a bar spoon. Add half the BACARDÍ 8 Años along with 2-3 large ice cubes, stirring repeatedly. Pour in the second half of the rum and 2-3 more ice cubes, continuing to stir. Cut a piece of orange peel (about 5cm long); express the orange peel over the drink, releasing the citrus oils. Drop the peel into the drink to finish
Raise a toast to the awards season nominees with an elegant punch cocktail. Large format makes hosting simple yet impressive; prepare your recipe in advance and let your guests serve themselves throughout the evening. The Life in Paris Punch, created by Joel Frasers, pairs BANKS 5 Island Rum with Champagne and Absinthe for a celebratory libation.
Life in Paris
– 750 parts BANKS 5 Island Rum
– 750 parts Extra Brut Champagne
– 375 parts Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
– 275 parts Chilled Mineral Water
– ½ part Absinthe
– Lemon Oleo-Sarrharum
Method: Combine everything but the Champagne in a bowl and stir in the oleo-saccharum until it dissolves. Chill before service. When ready to serve, fill a punchbowl with one large ice block, add Champagne, star anise pods, grapefruit, and lime wheels, edible flowers. Garnish with lime wheel and a star anise pod.