Oscars Inspired Best Picture Nominee Cocktails

Sunday 17th, February 2019 / 12:16 Written by
Oscars Inspired Best Picture Nominee Cocktails

91st Academy Awards (Oscars) Worthy Cocktails for the Red Carpet

It’s time to roll out the red carpet! The 91st Academy Awards (Oscars) airs on February 24th and while you are catching up on all the nominees you missed in theaters, we have you covered with the perfect Best Picture Nominee Cocktails – just in time for the big day!

Whether you’re chanting “Wakanda Forever” or singing every lyric to the A Star is Born soundtrack, your viewing party will have you winning an Oscar of your own with these noteworthy cocktails.

“Black Panther”

Black Panther “Vibranium”

2 oz. Slow and Low

1 oz. Lemon Juice

1 oz. Simple Syrup

1/4 tsp Activated Charcoal

Method: Combine all ingredients in a shaker tin. Shake vigorously with ice. Strain over large

cube in an old fashioned glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.


Created by Gates Otsuji (The Standard, High Line, 848 Washington St, New York, NY 10014)

Oscars Inspired Best Picture Cocktails

1.5 oz Zaya Rum

5 oz Brancamenta

Angostura Bitters

Hot chocolate (recommend dark chocolate)

Whole milk

Directions: Pour 1.5 oz Zaya into a glass mug, and add 2 dashes of Angostura bitters. Steam 7 oz of whole milk with 40 g hot dark chocolate, and pour into the mug.

Top with Brancamenta whipped cream**

**Brancamenta whipped cream: Stir 5 oz of Brancamenta, and 2 tablespoons of superfine sugar into 26 oz heavy cream, dissolving the sugar. Pour this mixture into an iSi whipped cream canister, load 2 cream chargers, chill and dispense.

“Bohemian Rhapsody”

Bake and Wake

(Created by Sandi Hein at Hooch and Hive)

Oscars Inspired Best Picture Cocktails


1.5oz Slow & Low

.5oz Orange Liqueur

1oz espresso


1 drop of Hemp CBD oil (Not required)

Almond Milk Foam

“The Favourite”

Woodford Reserve Tea Punch

(Created by Elizabeth McCall)

Oscars Inspired Best Picture Cocktails

6 cups of Unsweetened Tea (3oz. per glass)
3 cups Strawberry Lemonade (1.5oz. per glass)
3 cups Orange Juice (1.5oz per glass)
4 cups Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select Bourbon (2oz per glass)

Pour over ice
Garnish with a mint sprig and a cinnamon stick

“Green Book”

Proper Old Fashion

(Created by Nick Fogel, Beverage Director, The Late Late Bar & Spirit Grocer)

Oscars Inspired Best Picture Cocktails


2 oz Proper No. 12

.25 oz Guinness Demerara syrup

.25 oz Amaro Nonino

1 dash Walnut bitters

Garnish: Orange Twist


Method: Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, stir to chill. Strain into a rocks glass.

 Guiness Demerara Syrup


1.5 quart Guinness

1 quart Demerara

2 sticks of cinnamon

2 tablespoons of pink peppercorn


Bring the Guinness to a simmer in a saucepan and allow to reduce by approximately half.

Add cinnamon and pink peppercorn. Whisk in demerara sugar. Stir and simmer for five min allowing the mixture to thicken. Stain and cool.


Elevated Paloma

Oscars Inspired Best Picture Cocktails


2 parts Avion Reposado or Avion Silver Tequila

1 part Grapefruit Juice

½ part simple syrup

½ part fresh lime juice

Splash club soda


Build ingredients over ice in a Collins glass. Stir ingredients to chill. Garnish with a lime wedge.

“A Star Is Born”

Bittersweet Endings

Oscars Inspired Best Picture Cocktails


2 oz. Crystal Head Vodka

1 oz. Benedictine

Garnish: Lemon twist


Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice and stir gently.

Strain into a chilled coupe glass.


Inside Out

(by Natasha David)

Oscars Inspired Best Picture Cocktails


  • 2.5 oz Carpano Antica
  • 1 oz Templeton Rye
  • 1 tsp. Branca Menta
  • 1 dash Absinthe

Method: Stir, Strain

Glass: Cocktail Coup or V-Martini

Garnish: Orange Twist

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