Five Oscar Worthy Cocktails for the 90th Academy Awards

With the Academy Awards nearly here, it’s time to start planning the cocktails worth serving during a stylish viewing party. These five recipes will ensure that you’ll be drinking something just as chic as the stars; from bubbles that involve a gilded touch, to twists on the best picture nominees, drink up and cheers to this year’s Oscars.

The Front Runner

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We’ve all got our favourite front runners when it comes to the award categories, but most everyone will be able to agree this cocktail has a good shot to be the best in show.


  • 1 1/4 oz Georgian Bay Gin
  • 1 oz Pimms No.1
  • 1/2 oz Rosemary Syrup
  • 1 oz Lemon Juice
  • Ginger Beer
  • 3 Dashes Angostura Bitters
  • Apple and lemon slices
Method: Fill a mason jar with ice and add Gin, Pimms No. 1, rosemary syrup and lemon juice. Top with ginger beer and add Angostura bitters, stir. Garnish with apple and lemon slices.

Campari By Your Name

Before the big night, all the Oscar nominees had a chance to get together during the official Oscar Nominee Luncheon. During that luncheon, cocktails themed for each nominated picture were served, including the Campari By Your Name (Call me by your name).


  • 1 oz Campari
  • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 oz Fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1 1/2 oz Prosecco

Method: Stir the Campari, sweet vermouth and grapefruit juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Strain into a chilled coup glass and top with prosecco.

No Words

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As a tribute to Sally Hawkins silent and powerful portrayal of a woman falling in love with a fish-man in Shape of Water, bartender Zak Doy has incorporated seafood into a classic Caesar.

  • 1 oz Gin
  • 2 Dashes Hot Sauce
  • 2 Dashes Worcestershire Sauce
  • 5 Grinds Fresh Cracked Black Pepper
  • 1 oz Clam Nectar
  • 3 oz Mott’s Clamato
  • Clam for Garnish

Method: Rim glass with celery salt, add all ingredients to a glass filled with ice, stir and garnish with a clam.

The After Party

Everyone can celebrate with this winning cocktail which brings a fresh golden flavour to the evening.


  • 1.5 oz vodka
  • .75 oz apricot liqueur
  • .5 oz lemon juice
  • Sparkling wine to top

Method: Combine vodka, apricot liqueur and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker, shake with ice. Strain, top with sparkling wine and garnish with lemon peel.

The Clase Azul Hour


Inspired by Best Picture nominee “The Darkest Hour” this is one of the official cocktails for Elton John’s after party, one of the hottest tickets in town on Oscar night.


  • 1.5 oz Clase Azul Plata tequila
  • 2 oz Fresh Orange Juice
  • 1 oz Agave Nectar
  • 2 oz Fresh Raspberry Juice
  • Raspberry Garnish

Method: Add the tequila, orange juice and agave nectar to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake for 15-20 seconds. Pour the raspberry juice into a old fashioned glass with ice. Slowly strain the shaker mix into the glass, keeping the raspberry juice and mix separate. Top with raspberry garnish.

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