Drinky Drink: Oscar Night

With the Oscars rapidly approaching, FM brings you drinks to last from the first red carpet stiletto to the end-of-show Best Picture reveal. Much like this year’s nominated films, these drinks might just make you question where you came from and whether you will ever find love. ​
By Kemi E. Azenzua and Cleo M. Harrington

BLACKBERRY MOON: “Moonlight” explores the multifaceted nature of identity. Instead, try forgetting who you are with this Moon-LIT drink.

Fresh mint leaves

½ oz simple syrup

1 oz moonshine

1 oz Blackberry moonshine

1 fresh mint sprig

Muddle mint leaves and sugar in glass. Add moonshines to mint and sugar. Fill glass with ice. Stir well and garnish with mint leaves.

(MANCHESTER BY THE) SEA SALT CARAMEL: You know what they say… When Casey Affleck inspires salty tears, make a shake!

90ml ready-made caramel treats

4 oz Bourbon

1 teaspoon sea salt flakes

8 big scoops of good quality vanilla ice cream

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups milk

Mix all of the ingredients in a blender until they reach a thick, smooth, milkshake-like consistency. Smear the two tablespoons of caramel on the inside of two tall glasses. Fill with the milkshakes.

TEQUILALA SHOTS: Get swept away by the Stone/Gosling romance like you get swept away by too many tequila shots on a Saturday night. This drink will have you singing tra-la-la all the way through the “City of Stars” performance. (We know you know the words.)

1.5 oz tequila

1 lime wedge

1 salty hand

Take a deep breath in, and… One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor!

ARRIVAL (OF A TERRIBLE HANGOVER): Much like the plot of this movie, you won’t even realize what’s happening until it’s too late. Whether you’re watching Amy Adams decipher alien text or sipping on this cocktail at a party, the morning after will leave you with a headache, but also a willingness to do it all again.

4 oz bourbon whiskey

1 oz fresh lemon juice

1 oz red wine

Shake or stir the bourbon whiskey and lemon juice. Pour into a glass over one large ice cube and top of with red wine.

LION (ON THE BATHROOM FLOOR): Have you ever found yourself in an unfamiliar place, unsure of how you got there? So did Saroo! And just like the main character of Lion, you’ll probably need a lot of help finding your way back home.

4 oz white wine

1 oz of Sprite

½ oz Triple Sec

Shake white wine and Sprite several times. Add orange juice and shake about one or two more times.

HIDDEN, BLURRY FIGURES: If you’re still a bit salty that Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn, and Mary Jackson were hidden for so long, sip on this alcoholic variation of classic Southern sweet tea.

4 cups iced black tea

2 oz of tequila

1 oz Triple Sec

1 oz fresh lemon juice

10 tbsp cane syrup

Salt and lime

Add all the ingredients (except salt and lime) into a large pitcher and stir several times. Coat the rim of each glass with lime and dip into salt. Pour mixture into each drink.

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