Monday, February 9, 2015

Oscar Cocktails: Boyhood

Cook In / Dine Out Oscar Cocktails 2015 Boyhood

This drink is part of my series of Oscar Cocktails inspired by the 2015 Academy Award nominees for Best Picture. See all of my Oscar Cocktails here.

There has never been a movie quite like Boyhood. Filmed by director Richard Linklater in short segments over 12 years, it charts the evolution of a family during that time. It centers on Mason's (Ellar Coltrane) growth from age 6 to 18 but also shows how his parents--played by Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke--mature as adults as well. The film has been considered the frontrunner in this year's Best Picture race, although Birdman is hot on its heels. Boyhood is nominated for 6 Oscars, including Director (Linklater), Supporting Actress (Arquette) and Supporting Actor (Hawke).

Filming the movie over 12 years is a bit of a gimmick--a highly effective one in this case. Similarly, my Boyhood Oscar Cocktail is a bit of a gimmick: the ingredients spell out the name of the film. Nonetheless, it's still a great drink, a refreshingly citrus and slightly herbal rum cocktail.

Oscar Cocktails: Boyhood

Bacardi Light Rum, 1 1/2 oz.
Orange curaçao, dry (Pierre Ferrand), 1/2 oz.
Yellow Chartreuse, 1/2 oz.
Honey syrup 1/2 oz. (see note below)
Orange bitters, 2 dashes
Orange peel, garnish
Drizzle of fresh lime juice (1 oz., about 1/2 a lime)

Combine rum, orange curaçao, Chartreuse, honey syrup, orange bitters and lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake until very cold. Strain into a rocks glass with ice. Garnish with orange peel.

Note: To make honey syrup, stir together equal parts of honey and warm water until combined.

Cook In / Dine Out Oscar Cocktails 2015 Boyhood


2015 Oscar Cocktails

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