The Oscar’s are right around the corner, this upcoming Sunday, in fact! So, with awards season in full motion, any good watch party requires good entertainment and good drinks. If you want to get into the groove of things before hands, we’ve compiled a list of star-studded inspired drinks for the biggest fans.
The Hendrick’s Red Carpet Kickoff
Created by Mattias Horseman, Hendrick’s Gin Ambassador
Get thinks rolling with this elegant, yet fruity delight that can get the crowd excited for the rivalries to come.
2 parts Hendrick’s Gin
1 part Giffard Pamplemousse
½ part apricot liqueur
1 part fresh lime juice
½ part egg white
Method: Combine ingredients and shake with ice, then shake without ice. Strain into a coupe and garnish with a rose petal.
The Orbium On-Screen Romance
Created by Sebastien Derbomez, Hendrick’s Gin Ambassador
Searching for a romance as deep as Jackson and Ally in “A Star is Born”? Or maybe an opposite’s attract romance such as “The Wife”? Look no further, we have a fresh and refreshing cocktail with a small kick that might surprise you.
1 part Hendrick’s Orbium Gin
¼ part cassis liqueur
½ part basil syrup
Method: Stir and serve in a champagne flute. Top with dry Champagne. Nepitella mint with bloom garnish.
The Glenfiddich Old Hollywood
Created by Allan Roth, Glenfiddich Ambassador
Want to channel a throwback like “Vice” does? Well, settle down and feel as wealth and tasteful as the politicians did in the nominated movie. Don’t worry, you’re still getting a fruit serving from it.
2 parts Glenfiddich 14 Year Old
¼ part demerara syrup (1:1)
2 dashes peach bitters
1 grapefruit twist, to garnish
Method: In a double rocks glass, add the Demerara syrup and bitters. Add the Glenfiddich 14 Year Old Bourbon Barrel Reserve, then ice (preferably one large cube) and stir. Garnish with a grapefruit twist.
A Rock Star Walks Into a Bar
Created by Leo Robitschek, The NoMad (NYC)
For The Oscars, look no further than the A Rock Star Walks Into a Bar, a play on the classic Negroni inspired by Lady GaGa and Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star is Born’
1 oz. Campari
1.5 oz. Cinzano 1757
2 oz. Bulldog Gin
Clarified Milk Mixture*
Method: Serve in a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with two star-shaped orange twists.
*Clarified Milk Mixture
3 oz. Milk
1 oz. Lemon Juice
1.5 oz. Spice Rooibos Tea Syrup
1.5 oz. Pineapple Juice
Method: Heat up milk until just under a simmer. Take the pot off the heat and add the lemon juice. Stir slowly until the curds and the whey separate. Add the remaining ingredients and mix. Pour all of the ingredients slowly through a superbag until the punch becomes clear, and the repeat the filtering process.
The Fistful Smash Hit
Created by Charlotte Voisey, William Grant & Sons Director of Brand Advocacy
2 oz (parts) Fistful of Bourbon
½ oz (parts) grapefruit oleo
½ oz (parts) fresh lemon juice
10 loose mint leaves
Method: Combine ingredients and shake well. Strain over crushed ice. Garnish with a mint sprig and grapefruit twist.
If Bohemian Rhapsody didn’t provide enough musical talent, here’s another hit for you. The sweetness of Bourbon with the zest of citrus, giving you just another thing to look forward to.