Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Oscar Cocktails

So we're finally done with the Academy Awards again, and that means I'm through volunteering for Oscar Night for another year. For those of you who don't know, the Academy sanctions official viewing parties in 52 cities across the nation to raise money for charity. Salt Lake City's Oscar Night is put on by the Utah AIDS Foundation.

Anyway, as part of the festivities, I put together* three special cocktails to celebrate. Unfortunately, due to costs, we were never able to use these recipes, so I thought I'd share them with my readers:

Mumbai Millionaire

a taste of the high life in the subcontinent.

In a champagne flute, mix 1 oz vodka and 0.5 oz mango juice. fill up with champagne.

The Recruiter

Goes down so smooth, you won't figure out what you just got into until you wake up tomorrow morning.

Fill a highball glass with ice. Add 3 oz. Jack Daniels, 1.5 oz Tuaca (vanilla liqueur), 0.75 oz triple sec. Fill up the glass with Coke.

The Joker

It won't kill you, but it will make you... stranger.

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. pour 0.5 oz of dry vermouth to the ice, slosh around to coat the ice, and drain the excess. Add 3 oz of gin and .5 oz of absinthe to the shaker, shake and pour into martini glass. Float 0.5 oz of Grand Marnier and garnish with a slice of blood orange.

* By "put together" I don't mean "created," I mean "tweaked a recipe a little and gave it a different name."

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