Oscar-Themed Cocktails


Are you having an Oscar Party?  Not I, said the fly.  Before kids, I made a point out of seeing every nominated film.  Now, I would go see a movie like "Safe Haven" if it meant I could eat popcorn in a dark theater.  But, if I were having an Oscar party, wouldn't it be fun to have themed cocktails for the Best Picture films?  The nice people at Deustch Family Wine & Spirits have just that for you... see below for some tasty sounding adult beverages.  For all alcoholic products listed in this post, go to the Deustch Family Wine & Spirits website.  

AMOUR - Catatonic

1 oz. Adult Chocolate Milk
1 oz. creme de menthe
6 oz. hot chocolate
1 oz. whipped cream

Pour the Adult Chocolate Milk and creme de menthe into a coffee mug, and stir.  Add hot chocolate, and top with whipped cream.  Sprinkle with chocolate shavings and a cherry, if desired, and serve.

ARGO - Canadian Embassy

2 oz. The Original Moonshine
1/2 oz. maple syrup
Slice of orange
Dash of bitters

Measure maple syrup into a glass.  Add ice and pour in The Original 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 Original Moonshine mixture into the rocks glass.  Garnish with orange and serve.

 LIFE OF PI - Eye of the Tiger

2 oz. LICOR 43 Liqueur 
1/2 oz. Galliano
2 oz. fresh orange juice 
2 oz. unsweetened pineapple juice
1 oz. passion fruit nectar
3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
1 oz. simple syrup
Dash of rum-based bitters
Ice cubes
Garnish: pineapple wedge, orange slice, or any other fresh fruit

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


2 oz. LICOR 43 Liqueur
1/2 oz. vodka
2 oz. fresh orange juice
2 oz. cranberry juice cocktail
Ice cubes
Clementines, peeled, separated into segments

Mix cranberry juice, vodka, LICOR 43 Liqueur, and orange juice in cocktail shaker full of ice.  Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.  Garnish each with a clementine segment.

LINCOLN - Prairie Lawyer

2 oz. of The Original Moonshine
2 tablespoons Mint Syrup
Crushed ice
1 tablespoon of fresh-squeezed lemon juice
Mint leaves
Fresh mint sprig

Combine mint leaves, syrup and The Original Moonshine in a glass.  Using a bar spoon, crush the mint to release its essence into the liquid.  Fill the glass with ice.  Gently press the spoon into the ice, shaking it to incorporate The Original Moonshine syrup mixture.  Garnish.


2 oz. LICOR 43 Liqueur
1/2 oz. vodka
4 oz. tropical fruit punch
1 tablespoon of fresh-squeezed lemon juice

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


1.5 oz. LICOR 43 Liqueur
1/2 oz. pomegranate juice
3/4 oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice
2 oz. ginger beer

Add all ingredients but the ginger beer into a cocktail shaker full of ice; shake and strain into a cocktail glass, then add the ginger beer.  You can also serve this drink in a highball glass over ice by instead adding pomegranate juice, LICOR 43 Liqueur, and lime juice to an ice-filled glass; stirring for 30 seconds.  Add the ginger beer and stir once more.  The over-ice version stays cooler longer, but as the ice melts the smoky flavor will be less distinct.  


2 oz. LICOR 43 Liqueur
1 oz. of dark rum
1 splash 151 Proof Rum
Dark Cola
5 cubes ice

Fill glass with ice.  Add dark rum and LICOR 43 Liqueur.  Fill with Cola.  Add splash of High Proof Rum to taste.  


1 oz. The Original Moonshine
1/2 oz. of triple sec
7 dashes of rum-based bitters
7 dashes orgeat syrup-based bitters
Ice cubes
Lemon twist

Stir ingredients briefly over ice, strain into a chilled flute, top with Champagne and garnish.

*Please drink responsibly.  There, I said it.  Thanks Deustch Family Wine & Spirits for the great ideas!  (Top image)


Linda said...

Ok, so which is your favorite? Did you get to see any of the movies? I only saw Zero Dark Thirty, but I loved the book The Life of Pi, so I'd like to see that movie, and try that cocktail !!!

tara said...

How fun! I am not having a party, but these are awesome cocktails. Maybe I will just have to try some or all of them to make sure they're good...


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