Whether you're throwing an all-out fancy Oscars Party for friends or rooting for your favorite film curled up on the couch with a bowl of popcorn, toast your Best Picture pick with one of our Oscars-themed cocktails. Developed by Nitehawk Cinema's Beverage Director Jen Marshall, each of these classy recipes is inspired by the mood, characters, or setting of a 2012 Best Picture Nominee. Does your favorite film match your favorite cocktail?
RECIPE: Minny's Mississippi Punch
This punchy Southern cocktail, inspired by nominee The Help, is sweet but surprisingly strong-just like the characters in the movie.
MAKES 1 COCKTAIL
1 ½ oz. rum
1 oz. rye whiskey
1 oz. apple brandy
½ fresh lemon juice
½ tsp. granulated sugar
2 dashes orange bitters
Combine all ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake well and strain the mixture into a pilsner glass filled with fresh ice.
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