Academy Awards will be handed out this Sunday, providing the perfect excuse to get together for parties that range from extremely casual to VERY fancy! Whatever the dress code, tasty cocktails are a must!
In honour of the 89th Annual Academy Awards, Capitol Cider’s bartenders have created five themed cocktails for the evening, based on the Best Picture winners for years ending in 9, including Midnight Cowboy (1969), American Beauty (1999) and Driving Miss Daisy (1989).
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
1oz. Zapopan Reposado (tequila)
1 oz. Cocchi Torino (vermouth/orange)
1 oz. Ancho Reyes (chili liqueur)
Directions: Stir, strain into coupe.
American Beauty (1999)
2 oz. Heritage Lavender (vodka)
1 ½ oz. Heavy Cream
1 ½ oz. Lemon
Splash Simple Syrup
Splash Vanilla Extract
3 Spritzes Rose Water
Directions: Shake, strain into Collins. Top w/soda. Lemon Peel.
Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
2 oz. Aloo Gin
1 ½ oz. Citrus Mint Shrub (housemade)
8-10 Mint Leaves
Directions: Shake vigorously, dump into 10oz glass. Mint sprig.