I am super excited that Star Magazine’s Shallon Lester included NSSM’s Oscar cocktail roundup in Star Magazine Online! Click here to read. Now, stir up these cocktails inspired by the Best Picture Nominations for the 88th Annual Academy Awards and get tipsy!
The Martian starring Matt Damon. Damon plays a martian on a mission to the red planet Mars. Wouldn’t it be nice if Mars was actually red because of the Merlot rivers running wild? Here’s my tasty take on a cocktail from MARS.
Fill wine glass with red wine about 1/2 full
Top with Sprite
Squeeze in just a little lemon
2. Brooklyn starring Saoirse Ronan is about Irish immigrants coming to America. Here’s a good ol’ Irish Whiskey Sour for yahs.
Brooklyn Whiskey Sour
In a high ball add 1.5 Whiskey, sour mix and 1oz orange juice, a splash of grenadine, ice and top it with a cherry.
Sour mix Recipe:
1 oz lemon juice
1 oz sugar
2 oz water
3. Bridge of Spies – This Tom Hank’s film is about Russian spies during the cold war. So it would only be fitting to throw back a Moscow Mule but let’s put some glamour into it and use Figenza Fig Vodka and call it a Mediterranean Mule.
Mediterranean Mule with Figenza Vodka
In a copper mule mug add ice and 1.5 oz of Fig Vodka
Squeeze one whole lime
4. Mad Max Fury Road- Hottie’s Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron are outlaws in this epic film.
In honor of the movie and that it was just National Margarita Day we are calling this one our Mad Max Margarita! Be sure to have a beverage station at your Oscar Party and include Keurig’s Kold beverage machine which also makes cocktails!
Mad Max Margarita with Keurig Kold
Ritas & Tina’s Margarita Mixer
2 oz Tequila
5. The Big Short is about Wall Street and nothing says NY more than a Not So Skinny Mom’s Cosmopolitan
The Big Short Cosmo
1.5 oz of vodka
.5 ounce of triple sec
1 oz of cranberry juice
1/2 fresh squeezed lime