Celebrate the Oscars with these themed cocktails

Planning an Oscar party? Then make sure to serve these themed cocktails from Derek and Daniel Koch, which were inspired by such nominated films as "Black Swan," "127 Hours," "Inception" and others.

The Nina

Ingredients

    • 2 ounces of Rose Wine
    • 1/2 ounce Cognac
    • 1 ounce White rum
    • 1/2 ounce Lime juice
    • 1 ounce Simple syrup
    • 2 tablespoons berries
    • Ice

Preparation

Baking Directions:

This spin on the traditional sangria will bring out your competitive self helping you root for your favorite Oscar nominee.Fill shaker with ice. Add 2 ounce. Rose, 1/2 ounce cognac, 1 ounce white rum, 1 ounce simple syrup, 1/2 ounce of lime juice and 1 table spoon seasonal berries (raspberry, strawberries, blueberries). Shake vigorously. Fill wine glass with ice and single strain mixed contents into glass. Add 1 table spoon of fresh berries in wine glass. Serve with a straw.

The Canyon

Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 ounce Spiced rum
    • 3/4 ounce June liquor
    • 1/2 ounce Agave nectar
    • 1 ounce Rhubarb puree
    • 1/2 ounce lime juice
    • Ice

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Adventurous as Aaron Ralston from “127 Hours”? Refresh yourself Ralston style with MPD's Rhubarb cocktail featuring agave nectar straight from the plains of Death Valley.Fill a Shaker with Ice. Add 1/2 ounce of Lime Juice, 3/4 ounce June Liquor, 1/2 ounce Agave Nectar, 1 ounce Rhubarb Puree and 1 1/2 ounce of Spiced Rum. Fill a rocks glass with ice. Double strain to finish.

Sweet Dream

Ingredients

    • 1/2 ounce Black raspberry vodka
    • 3/4 ounce St. Germain
    • 1/3 ounce Lime juice
    • 1 ounce Whtie cranberry
    • 1/4 ounce Simple syrup
    • 2 ounce Champagne

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Gong… enter a new level of sleep with MPD's Sweet Dream cocktail and imagine what level of dreaming you're in a la Leonardo Dicaprio in “Inception.”Fill a shaker with Ice. Add 1/2 ounce Lime Juice, 1 ounce of Cranberry, 1/4 ounce simple syrup, 3/4 ounce of St. Germain and 1 1/2 ounce of Black Raspberry Vodka. Fill a wine glass with ice half way. Top with 2 ounce of Champagne.

Status Update

Ingredients

    • 2 ounces Bourbon
    • 1/2 ounce Apple juice or 5 pices of apples
    • 3/4 ounce Ginger syrup
    • 3/4 ounce Lime juice
    • 3/4 ounce Royal Combier

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Get inspired like the inventors of Facebook by drinking MPD's updated appletini just like Mark Zuckerberg and Sean Parker's characters do in the movie!Fill a shaker with Ice. Add 3/4 ounce of Royal Combier (orange liquor),1/2 apple cider, 3/4 ounce of lime juice, 3/4 ounce of ginger syrup, 2 ounce of Bulleit Bourbon. Fill a rocks glass with ice. Double strain to finish.

Stay at home punch
Servings:

Makes 9 servings

Ingredients

    • 1 can of Frozen Limeade
    • 1 can of Silver Tequila
    • 1 bottle of light beer
    • 1 can of water

Preparation

Baking Directions:

This communal and tequila based punch, yields a tasty concoction perfect for fueling conversation during the awards ceremony and bringing out your inner Annette Benning and Julianne Moore.Pour limeade and beer into a pitcher filled with ice. Fill limeade can with Silver Tequila, pour into pitcher. Fill limeade can with water, pour into pitcher. Stir and enjoy.

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