The formula for a laid-back Oscar night party with a few friends isn't a complicated one. All you need to throw a casual Oscars party? Said friends, some movie night snacks and one or two of these Oscar theme party cocktails.
Inspired by the famous red carpet, fabulous Hollywood stars and some of the best movie nominees for the 2013 Oscars, these award night cocktails will add sparkle to any casual Oscar night party!
The Red Carpet Slushy
A thirst quencher for when the excitement of the award ceremony has you jumping up and down, this Red Carpet Slushy, aka vanilla and cherry Italian soda, is made with crushed ice and topped with whipped cream to keep even the most simple of party drinks festive and award winning.
The Les Miserables Sipper
Bring the French classic to life with a splash of French brandy and bitter lemon in this cocktail made for sipping. Ideal for hosting larger parties because it requires so few ingredients, this is one Oscar party cocktail that will see you accepting the award for best host at the end of the night.
The Lincoln Cocktail
Sharp, sometimes bitter, and strong, this Oscar party cocktail takes its inspiration from Lincoln and does not disappoint those looking for a heavy hitting cocktail. Traditional in flavor and full of citrus zest, it is the ideal awards cocktail for those looking for a long quite night in.
The Argo Cocktail
The perfect combination of 70s kitsch, Arabic coffee and cream, this spiked Argo inspired iced coffee is perfect for staying awake during some of the longer speeches. If the added bonus of caffeine does having you jumping in your seat, don’t forget, serving iced coffee means you can make a large batch in advance, making cocktail serving simple and stress free.
The Naomi Watts
Pulled right from the line up of nominees, this sparkling wine cocktail is crisp, light and refreshing, just like Naomi Watts. The dry sparkling wine pairs beautifully with the tart and sweet pomegranates. This simple recipe makes it the perfect addition to a "help your self bar" at your Oscar Party.
Sparkling Blackberry Lemonade
Tart, sweet and sparkling, this bubbly Oscar party mocktail wins the award for most festive with the younger party-goers, and the natural ingredients make it popular with the parents, too.
Named for Joaquin Phoenix, this is one serious cocktail. Made with fresh grapefruit juice and Rye Whiskey, this is one Oscar party cocktail that will keep the party going long after the final award is passed out.
The Golden Float
The golden color of this Oscar party mocktail recipe brings the theme of the award show into your living room, ensuring that even your younger guests can celebrate in style. Made with butterscotch milk, vanilla ice cream and generous amounts of chocolate and butterscotch drizzle; no one will miss the root beer.