Red Carpet Cocktails 2: Celebrate the Oscars with These Great Recipes!

Want a greater variety of cocktails to mix up for this celebrity-strewn weekend? (Think OSCARS!!) Here is a terrific array of cocktails that run the gamut from wine to vodka and lots in between. Make a run to your local retailer for spirits and pick up some supplies. ENJOY this weekend’s celebrity highlights while drinking cocktails like they do!

Bridge of Spies – SERPENT’S BITE Whisky Spy Mule

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INGREDIENTS
1½ part SERPENT’S BITE

Dash lemon juice

Top, ginger beer

DIRECTIONS
Build in a Collins glass, top with ginger beer, and garnish with mint.

Brooklyn – Kim Crawford’s Spiced Romance

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INGREDIENTS
2 oz Kim Crawford Pinot Noir

1 oz aged rum

3/4 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/2 oz Spiced Honey Syrup, warm (See instructions)

1/2 oz egg white

Freshly grated cinnamon for garnish


SPICED HONEY SYRUP INGREDIENTS

1 cup water
1 cup honey
4 cinnamon sticks
Peel from half of orange
6 cloves
Notice: The consumption of raw or undercooked eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness.


SPICED HONEY SYRUP DIRECTIONS

Add all ingredients to a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until warm and fragrant. (Avoid overcooking, as the syrup should not reduce and thicken.) Remove from heat; strain and discard solids. The syrup can be refrigerated for up to two weeks. However, it should be gently rewarmed to create the cocktail.


DIRECTIONS
Add all ingredients except cinnamon to a cocktail tin and shake until you feel the mixture foaming.
Add ice to the tin and shake hard for 10-15 seconds.
Double-strain into a chilled cocktail glass, sprinkle with cinnamon, and serve.

Mad Max: Fury Road – SVEDKA Vodka’s Fury Fruit Cocktail

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INGREDIENTS
2 parts SVEDKA Grapefruit Jalapeño

1 part elderflower liqueur

½ part fresh lemon juice

½ part fresh lime juice

2 strawberry slices

2 orange slices

Pinch of mint

club soda

DIRECTIONS
Lightly muddle fruit and mint in the bottom of a Collins glass.
Fill with ice, and add remaining liquid ingredients and top with club soda.
Garnish with sliced strawberries, sliced oranges, and mint.

The Martian – SVEDKA Vodka’s Man On Mars Cocktail

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INGREDIENTS
1 1/2 parts SVEDKA Clementine
1 part orange juice
1/2 part fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. orange marmalade

DIRECTIONS
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker.
Shake and strain into a rocks glass gilled with ice.
Garnish with a large orange peel.

The Revenant – SERPENT’S BITE Whisky’s Bear Crusher

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INGREDIENTS
2 parts SERPENT’S BITE

¾ part fresh lemon juice

¾ part Simple syrup

Dry red wine float

DIRECTIONS
Combine ingredients in a mixing glass except for red wine.
Shake and strain over ice into a martini glass.
Carefully layer red wine on top.
Serve in a cocktail glass

Room – Kim Crawford’s Kim In The Room Cocktail

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INGREDIENTS
1 oz Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc

1 oz vodka (Try using a Svedka Vodka!)

1 oz fresh juiced watermelon

1 oz simple syrup

1/2 oz lemon

1 1/2 oz soda water

Dash of grapefruit bitters

Grapefruit peel for garnish

DIRECTIONS
Mix first five ingredients in a shaker and pour over ice in a highball glass.
Top with soda water.
Add a dash of grapefruit bitters and garnish with grapefruit peel.
Servings: 12 oz serving

These cocktails all sound so yummy! Worth trying any or all of them! Enjoy your weekend of great sips. You are sure to be a winner no matter which cocktail(s) you choose!

Stevie Wilson,
LA-Story.com

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