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6 Oscars-Themed Cocktails Ready for Their Close-Up

February 26, 2016
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This Sunday, the annual Academy Awards telecast returns – and as a movie fanatic, it’s simply one of my favorite times to throw a shindig. But, alas, not this year – honestly, none of the nominees have really piqued my interest this go-round. But that don’t mean I won’t drink anyway! And these Hollywood-inspired cocktails will make either partying or vegging/live-tweeting the awards from your sofa that much more spectacular. So whip up one of these drinks and get to snarking about the red-carpet fails. Cheers!

The Revenant’s Whiskey Cocktail

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1½ tsp. maple syrup
6 oz. bourbon
1 dash of Angostura Bitters
1 slice of cooked bacon as garnish

Combine all ingredients in a mixing pint and stir well. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a strip of crispy bacon.

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The Martian’s Rocket Cocktail

1½ oz. vodka
¾ oz. elderflower liqueur
¾ oz. fresh lemon juice
2 sprigs of fresh mint leaves
2 oz. prosecco
Garnish: Blueberries on a spear; mint sprig

In a cocktail glass add vodka, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice and the leaves from one mint sprig. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain over crushed ice, then top with prosecco. Garnish with remaining mint sprig and spear of blueberries.

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Photo: Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs

Brooklyn’s Big Apple Cocktail

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¾ oz. vodka
1½ oz. apple cider
¼ oz. ginger liqueur
Splash of Falernum
Garnish: Apple slice

Chill martini glass, then rinse martini glass with apple brandy and dump out. Combine vodka, apple cider and ice in a martini shaker. Strain liquid mixture into a martini glass. Garnish with an apple slice.

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Basil Hayden’s Golden Spice

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1 part Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
Sparkling Apple Juice
Garnish: Slice of apple

Add Basil Hayden’s Bourbon to a champagne flute. Fill the remainder of the glass with sparkling apple juice. Garnish with a sliced apple.

#PiperReady Cocktail

½ oz. Aperol Italian Bitters
½ oz. St-Germain Elderflower liqueur
½ oz. simple syrup
¼ oz. fresh lemon juice
2 oz. Piper Heidsieck Rose Savauge
Garnish: Lemon peel

Shake all ingredients together and strain into a Champagne flute, then add Piper Heidsieck and garnish with the lemon peel.

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Photo: Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs

Bridge of Spies’ Russian Cocktail

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1 oz vodka
½ oz milk chocolate liqueur
2 oz cream
Garnish: Nutmeg

Add milk chocolate liqueur and vodka. Shake with ice and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Top with cream and garnish with a sprinkle of nutmeg.

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