LIQUID COURAGE
Oscar Worthy Cocktails

With the biggest award show falling this weekend, it's imperative to be prepared -- all the celebs are, after all. As you watch the hottest start walk the red carpet, sip on Oscar-worthy cocktails, full of bling, posing power, James Bond appeal. Whip up one of these camera-ready concoctions and get ready for your close up!


Pucker Bold Berry Bling
1 ½ parts Pucker Vodka Raspberry Rave
3 Fresh Blackberries
2-3 Fresh Basil Leaves
1 part Soda
1 part Lemon-Lime Soda

Add ice to a cocktail shaker. Gently squeeze the juice from the blackberries and add the berries to the shaker. Tear basil into small pieces and add. Add vodka and shake vigorously. Add soda, lemon-lime soda and pour into a Collins glass.

HAPPENINGS
Hamptons Fitness and Wellness Poolside Soiree To Benefit Soles4Soles

Join Pix11's Dr. Steve Salvatore for The Hamptons Fitness and Wellness Poolside Soiree on August 13, 2011. Guests will enjoy Passed Hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and gift bags, as well as free wellness services that include manicures, pedicures, massages, reflexology, and fitness tips.

All proceeds will be donated to Soles4Souls, an organization that donates a pair of shoes to those in need, giving them a hope for a better tomorrow. Sponsorship for the event comes from: Kai, FCUK, Sweet Breath, Hint Water, Dermae, Suvara, Ric Pipino, Luna Bars, The Cool Fix, Aetrex, Weleda, Sunday Riley and Magners.

Tickets and additional information are available at the official event website, along with the address to the private, undisclosed location of the event.