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.
Basil Hayden’s Bluegrass Punch (Created by Debbi Peek)
4 parts Basil Hayden's Bourbon
8 parts Blueberry Juice
8 parts Passion Fruit Juice
Sparkling Wine or Club Soda
Fresh Mint Leaves
Add Basil Hayden's, blueberry juice, passion fruit juice and ice in a cocktail shaker and shake. Top with club soda or sparkling wine. To create the Blueberry Ice Ring, freeze one bag of frozen blueberries with water in a bunt cake pan. Dip frozen ring into hot water for a few seconds to unmold. Place in punch bowl with blueberry side up.
1 part C by Courvoisier Cognac
2 parts Fresh Lemon Sour
1/2 part Fresh OJ
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain over ice in a highball glass. Garnish with an orange slice.
Single Serve Garrick’s Club Punch (Created by Soho House Creative Bar Director, Chris Ojeda)
1 ½ oz. Bombay London Dry (a traditional London Dry Gin works great here as you want something with lots of Juniper to accent with the champagne)
½ oz. lemon juice, freshly squeezed
½ oz. Luxardo Maraschino liqueur (if you’re feeling adventurous you can sub St. Germain here)
Just a dash of Rich Simple syrup (use raw sugar and dissolve in water 2:1 sugar:water)
Top with Champagne
Gold & Silver Linings Playbook
2 parts Courvoisier Gold
1 part Campari
1 part fresh lime juice
1 part fresh pineapple juice
Shake and strain into a rocks glass and serve over ice with an orange peel garnish.
Bonded Skyfall martini
3 oz. Beluga Noble Vodka
1 oz. Brooklyn Gin
½ oz. Rouge Lillet
Stir or shake with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cocktail cranberry or orange twist.
Pucker Pout N’ Pose
1 tsp. Pink Guava Puree
1 tsp. Tangerine Puree
Juice of Half a Lime
Add a scoop of ice to a cocktail shaker along with the first four ingredients.Shake vigorously. Add ginger ale and pour into a Collins glass.
Academy Award-Worthy Apple Martini
1 ½ oz. Green Apple Vodka
3 oz. Sparkling Apple Cider
2 oz. HINT Blackberry Water
In a cocktail shaker, combine green apple vodka, sparkling apple cider, Blackberry HINT, and ice; shake until well combined. Strain into chilled glass. Garnish with an apple wedge; serve immediately.
1 part Courvoisier Rosé
1 part Prosecco
Lemon twist garnish
Combine Courvoisier Rosé and Prosecco in champagne flute. Garnish with lemon twist and serve.