Oscar-Worthy Cocktails

Are you happy with the results from last night? Pissed off beyond belief? Either way, you could probably use a drink, so you’re in the right place. Check out these Oscar-worthy cocktails and keep the party going because, let’s face it, who really likes Mondays anyway?

Grey Goose Femme Confidante

  • 35ml GREY GOOSE L’Orange
  • 20ml cold Lady Grey tea sourced from the Rare Tea Company
  • 10ml Grand Marnier
  • 3 dashes of Angostura Bitters
  • 1 dash of Peychauds bitters

Method: Stir and strain into a coupe glass and garnish with both a lemon and orange peel.

Basil Hayden’s Golden Spice

  • 1 part Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
  • Sparkling Apple Juice

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

The Lowlands Highball

  • 1 1/2 ounces Haig Club Single Grain Scotch Whisky
  • 1/3 ounce Breckenridge Bitters
  • 3/4 ounce Yuzu (mixed with lemon – 3 parts lemon: 1 part yuzu)
  • 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
  • Port-Pomegranate Ice*
  • 1 – 1 1/4 ounces Bitter Lemon Soda

Method: Combine all ingredients, except soda, in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake gently. Strain into Collins glass over flavored ice. Top with bitter-lemon soda. Mist with oil from orange twist, place twist on glass for garnish.

*Port-Pomegranate Ice Cube: Combine 1/2 ounce water, 1/4 ounce pomegranate juice and 1/4 ounce ruby port. Pour into ice trays and freeze overnight.  

Courvoisier One-Two Punch

  • 2 parts Courvoisier VS Cognac
  • 1 part Fresh Squeezed Grapefruit Juice
  • ½ part Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • ½ part Honey Syrup

Method: Mix all ingredients in punch bowl with sliced grapefruit & lemon wheels. Serve over fresh ice.

The Redmayne Rouge (pictured)

  • ½ part St-Germain French Elderflower Liqueur
  • ½ part Martini & Rossi Sparkling Rosé

Method: Pour St-Germain into a chilled fluted glass, and top with Martini & Rossi Sparkling Rosé. Stir lightly. Float half a strawberry or garnish with an edible flower.


Cocktail of the Day: Gran Affair

Celebrate the Oscars in style, with booze! If you’re like me and have no clue what’s going on, this is the best way to watch the show.


  • 1 ½ parts Bacardí Gran Reserva Maestro de Ron
  • ¾ part Lemon Juice
  • ½ part Pineapple syrup (1:1 sugar to pineapple juice)
  • 1/4 part Honey syrup (1:1 honey to water)
  • 1 sprig dill


Shake vigorously with plenty ice, double strain into a coupe glass and garnish with a sprig of dill