Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Oscar Cocktails: The Silver Linings Playbook

In Silver Linings Playbook, Pat (Bradley Cooper), a young man who suffers bipolar disorder, returns to his family after a stint in a mental hospital, intent to rebuild to his life. But an eccentric young widow, Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), forces her way into his heart. The clever, offbeat comedy-drama is nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Picture, Actor (Cooper), Actress (Lawrence) and Director (David O'Russell).

The Silver Linings Playbook cocktail is something I imagine Pat and Tiffany could enjoy together: tequila--silver of course--with a sweet punch of ginger beer and a green lime wheel for the Philadelphia Eagles, since Pat's family are big fans. it's finished with a touch of absinthe, a nod to Pat and Tiffany's history of bad behavior.

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.

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  1. Drink too many of these and you'll wind up as loopy as the characters.

  2. I'll know we're in trouble if I see you jogging the neighborhood wearing a garbage bag.