Saturday, February 23, 2013
Oscar Cocktails: Just the Recipes
In one place for easy referencing, here are just the recipes for all 10 Oscar Cocktails.
Oscar Cocktails: The Amour
1 oz. gin
1/2 oz. pear liqueur
1/2 oz. lemon juice
2 oz. champagne (or other sparkling wine)
Lemon twist (optional garnish)
Combine gin, pear liqueur and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until cold. Strain into champagne flute. Top with champagne and garnish with lemon twist.
Oscar Cocktails: The Argo
1 1/2 oz. Canadian whisky
1/2 oz. sweet vermouth
1 oz. orange juice
3/4 oz. cardamom syrup (see recipe)
Combine whiskey, sweet vermouth, orange juice and cardamom syrup in a shaker with ice. Shake until very cold and strain into rocks glass with ice. Garnish with orange peel.
Oscar Cocktails: The Beasts of the Southern Wild
1 ½ oz. rye whiskey
½ oz. walnut liqueur
1 oz. roasted corn syrup (see recipe)
1 oz. milk
Milk foam (see recipe, may substitute whipped cream)
Ground nutmeg (garnish)
Combine whiskey, walnut liqueur, roasted corn syrup and milk in shaker with ice. Shake until cold and strain into a chilled coupe. Top with a generous portion of milk foam and a sprinkle of nutmeg.
Oscar Cocktails: The Django Unchained
8 mint leaves
1 oz. peppercorn syrup (see recipe)
2 oz. bourbon
2 oz. club soda
Mint sprig (optional garnish)
Add mint leaves and peppercorn syrup to highball glass and muddle. Fill glass with ice then add bourbon and club soda. Stir to mix with muddled syrup. Garnish with mint sprig.
Oscar Cocktails: The Les Misérables
2 oz. London dry gin (Plymouth)
1/2 oz. Lillet Blanc
1/2 oz. St. Germain liqueur
1/2 oz. ginger liqueur (Domaine de Canton)
Combine liquid ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake until cold and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with lemon twist.
Oscar Cocktails: The Life of Pi
Fine sea salt or kosher salt
1.5 oz. light rum
.64 oz. blue curaçao
.5 oz. simple syrup
.5 oz. lime juice (plus more for the glass rim)
Wet the rim of a chilled coupe with lime juice. Spread salt on a plate and twist the glass rim-down in the salt to coat the rim. Combine rum, blue curaçao and lime juice in shaker with ice. Shake until cold. Strain into salt-rimmed coupe. Garnish with orange twist.
Oscar Cocktails: The Lincoln
2 oz. smoked whiskey (Corsair)
1/2 oz. maple syrup
6 dashes Peychaud's bitters
Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake until cold and strain into chilled coupe.
Oscar Cocktails: The Silver Linings Playbook
1 1/2 oz. silver tequila (Sauza Silver)
1/2 oz. absinthe (Absente)
1 oz. fresh lime juice
2 dashes angostura bitters
2 oz. ginger beer (Gosling's)
Lime wheel (garnish)
Combine tequila, absinthe, lime juice and bitters in a shaker with ice. Shake until very cold. Strain into a rocks glass with ice. Add ginger beer and stir. Garnish with lime wheel.
Oscar Cocktails: The Zero Dark Thirty
1/2 oz. coffee liqueur (such as Kahlúa)
3/4 oz. Green Chartreuse
1/2 oz. vodka
In a tall shot glass, carefully layer the drink by slowly pour the liquors over the back handle of a spoon touching the inside of the glass just above the previous layer: first the coffee liqueur, then the Chartreuse and finally the vodka.
Oscar Cocktails Bonus: The Skyfall
2 oz. single malt scotch
1/2 oz. Lillet Blanc
1/2 oz. Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur
Combine scotch, Lillet and ginger liqueur in a shaker with ice. Shake until very cold. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a lemon twist.
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