September 30, 2016

Hot! Gallery Get Ready for the Oscars with these Cocktails

While you stalk the red-carpet in hope of seeing your favorite starlet (for the red-carpet, we are team Lupita) walking the red-carpet indulge on a party worthy cocktail.

Here are a few to get you started

 The Wall Street Martini
The Leading Lady
SVEDKA's Blue Jasmine
The Lady and The Gentleman
JohnnieWalkerRobRoy
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Cruzan_I'd Like To Thank Sparkler
The Red Carpet Cooler

The Wall Street Martini

60 ml Belvedere Vodka
10 ml Dolin Dry

Directions: Combine ingredients in mixing glass and stir over ice until very cold. Strain into two chilled martini glass and garnish with a single green olive.

The Leading Lady
8 parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
16 parts club soda
2 parts fresh lime juice
1.5 bunch of fresh mint
.5 bunch of fresh basil
3.5 tbsp. sugar
*Serves 4

Directions: In a small pitcher, muddle together the mint leaves, basil, sugar and lime juice until they start to melt together. Add your Sauza® Blue Silver. Fill 4 glasses with ice and pour cocktail mixture ¾ of the way to the top of each glass. Fill each glass with club soda and garnish with an extra sprig of mint.

SVEDKA’s Blue Jasmine
2 parts SVEDKA Strawberry Lemonade
1/2 part Blue Curacao
1/2 part pineapple juice
1/2 part lemon juice

Directions: Add all ingredients in a blender, saving 1/2 cup crushed ice for last. Blend at high speed for 5 seconds. Pour into a Hurricane/Pilsner glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

"Where's the Red Carpet?" – inspired by the film, Gravity

1 1/4oz Bombay Sapphire Gin
1/4oz luxardo maraschino
1 bar spoon Cabernet wine
1/2oz fresh lemon juice
1/2oz simple syrup
Top w/ champagne

Directions: Combine all ingredients (minus champagne) and ice, shake and strain into chilled champagne flute. Top with bubbles, express lemon oils on top of cocktail. Rose pedal for garnish.

THE LADY AND THE GENTLEMAN

1 ounce Baileys Vanilla Cinnamon
1/2 ounce Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve
Orange Twist for Garnish

Directions:
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled shot glass. Garnish with an orange twist. Ideal Serving: Shot Glass

JOHNNIE WALKER ROB ROY

1 ounce Johnnie Walker Double Black
1/4 ounce Sweet Vermouth
1/4 ounce Dry Vermouth
1 dash Orange Bitters
Skewered Cherry Garnish

Direction: Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass. Stir well and strain into a old fashion glass with perfect cubed ices* Garnish with a cherry. *1” or 2” silicon ice molds can be found at most specialty home stores. Ideal Serving: Old Fashion Glass

CÎROC Coco Light Martini

1.5 oz Unsweetened Coconut Water (8c cal)
1.5 oz CÎROC Coconut (94 cal)
1 oz Pineapple Juice (17 cal)
.25 oz Fresh Lime Juice (4 cal)

Directions: Combine ingredients and add to a martini shaker with ice. Shake and strain into coupe glass. Garnish with lemon twist.

Anchor’s Away – inspired by the film, Captain Phillips
1 ½ oz. Caliche Rum
½ oz. St-Germain
½ oz. fresh lime
Top with ginger beer
Absinthe wash
2 dashes peychauds bitters

Combine all ingredients in to a condenser cup after washed with absinthe (julep cup, Moscow mule mug, ect.) top w/ crushed ice, add mint bushel and lime wheel. Run 2 dashes of peychauds down middle of lime wheel.

Cruzan® I'd Like To Thank Sparker

1 ½ parts Cruzan® Key Lime Rum
½ parts John DeKuyper & Sons™ O3 Premium Orange Liqueur
2 dashes Bitters
1 part Sparkling Wine
Orange Twist

Direction: Combine Key Lime Rum, John DeKuyper & Sons™ O3 Premium Orange Liqueur & Bitters over ice and stir for 20 seconds. Strain into a chilled coupe and add sparkling wine. Garnish with a wide twist of orange peel.

The Red Carpet Cooler

1 part of Sauza® Blue 100% Agave Silver Tequila
½ part DeKuyper® 03 Premium Orange Liqueur
3 parts cran-raspberry juice
1 ½ parts lemon-lime soda
½ tbsp. sanding sugar
Sugar (optional)
½ lime for garnish (optional)

Direction: Combine all ingredients in a pitcher filled with ice. Run a lime wedge around half the lip of each glass and dip in sanding sugar to rim. Fill glasses with ice, pour margarita into each glass, and garnish with a lime wedge (optional).

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