This Sunday, February 26, marks the 84th Annual Academy Awards and viewers everywhere will be gathering to cheer on their favorite actors and actresses. While many will celebrate the evening's elegance with indulgences like wine and cheese, why not drink like the event attendees and stir up some elegantly crafted cocktails?
We've put together a show-stopping list of beautiful and delicious cocktails, each with a perfect tie in to the nine stars of the evening, the best picture nominees.
Read on for the Oscar-worthy cocktails and be sure to let us know how you plan to celebrate the award show!
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The Artist - Artist's SpecialIngredients
1 oz Scotch Whisky
1 oz Sweet Sherry
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Grenadine Syrup
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass
The Descendants - Blue Hawaii
2 parts Vodka
2 parts Blue Curacao
1 part Coconut Syrup
1 part Pineapple Juice
Fill a chilled highball glass with ice. Add vodka, blue curacao and coconut syrup, top with pineapple juice. Garnish with cherry.
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close - Loud MouthIngredients
1 oz White Tequila
1 oz Kahlua
3 oz Cranberry Juice
Shake in cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into highball glass over ice cubes.
The Help - Help WantedIngredients
1 oz Bourbon Whiskey
1 oz Apricot Brandy
1 dash Lemon Juice
Pour all three ingredients into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a highball glass.
Hugo - Rail Splitter Mocktail (kid appropriate)Ingredients
2 tsp Simple Syrup
Stir ingredients in mixing glass with ice. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.
Midnight in Paris - ParisianIngredients
1 oz Dry Vermouth
1 oz Gin
1/4 oz Creme de Cassis
Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into cocktail glass and garnish with lemon peel.
Moneyball - Baseball PleasureIngredients
1 1/2 oz Amaretto
1 oz Vodka
1 1/2 oz Whiskey
Mix first three ingredients in a collins glass, top with orange juice.
The Tree of Life - A Blossomed TreeIngredients
1 part Apricot Brandy
1 part Dry Vermouth
1 part Scotch Whisky
1 dash Orange Bitters
Add all ingredients in mixing glass over ice. Stir and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with cherry.
War Horse - The Dark HorseIngredients
2 oz Rye Whiskey
1/2 oz Cynar
3/4 oz Sweet Vermouth
Stir all ingredients in a mixing glass over ice. Strain into chilled cocktail glass and garnish with cherries.