February 18, 2015

Cheers to the Ladies of The Oscars

The Oscars are coming! The Oscars are coming!

Time to get ready for one of the most fabulous red carpets of the year...oh, yeah, and the show itself, I suppose. LOL

Over the years - I have hosted a couple Oscars viewing parties. I can't think of a better way to watch The Academy Awards than sitting at home, surrounded by friends and sipping delicious cocktails. Gossiping exchanging thoughts on the dresses, the speeches and memorable moments that are bound to happen. And of course, checking in on Twitter to see what everyone else is thinking!

But, as delicious as a good vodka-soda can be, how awesome would it be to step up your cocktail game and impress your guests with some specialty cocktails inspired by the leading ladies of The Oscars themselves? Well, rest assured - because my lovely friends at Iceberg Vodka have created some delicious cocktails for this occasion!

"Today’s leading ladies continue to impress, bringing a complexity and depth of talent to their performances worthy of a celebration."
Be sure to follow along on Twitter using the hashtag #Oscars and let @AwesomeJennJenn, @Iceberg, and @TheAcademy know which of these delicious cocktails you'll be sipping on and, of course, who you think is best dressed. Obvs. 

Iceberg Vodka Cocktails

Marion Cotillard: The French Kiss

This cocktail is an ode to Marion’s French elegance with striking colours that mimic the iconic hue of her red lips.

2 oz. Iceberg Vodka
0.5 oz. Chambord
1 tbsp. Simple Syrup (equal parts boiled water and sugar)
2 tbsp. Cranberry Juice
3 Raspberries
Lime wedge

Muddle four raspberries in a cocktail shaker, then add ice, Iceberg Vodka, Chambord, simple syrup and cranberry juice. Shake well and strain into a rocks glass with ice.   Garnish with raspberries and lime wedge.  Enjoy!

Iceberg Vodka Cocktails

Reese Witherspoon: Southern Charm
Known for her down-home Tennessee style, Reese Witherspoon is as sweet as apple pie, which inspired this southern styled apple recipe, complete with a cinnamon stick.

2 oz. Iceberg Vodka
2 oz. Apple Cider
0.5 oz. Simple Syrup (equal parts sugar and boiled water)
Apple Slice 
Cinnamon Powder
Cinnamon Stick

Combine sugar and cinnamon powder in a separate dish.  Dampen the edge of a chilled martini glass and rim with the sugar and cinnamon. Combine Iceberg Vodka, cider and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well, and strain into the martini glass. Garnish with an apple slice, a sprinkle of cinnamon and a cinnamon stick. Enjoy!

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Julianne Moore: The Seasoned VeteranA classic beauty with a twist, Julianne’s stunning red hair and American roots inspired this spicy variation of America’s signature cocktail, the Bloody Mary.

1 oz. Iceberg Vodka
1/2 cup Spicy Tomato-Vegetable Juice (V-8)
2 dashes Worcestershire Sauce
1 dash Hot Sauce
Salt and Pepper (to taste)
1 stalk of Celery 
1 stalk of Asparagus
Lemon wedge

Salt the rim of a short glass and fill a cocktail shaker with ice.  Add Iceberg Vodka, spicy tomato vegetable juice, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce, salt and pepper to your preference, and shake well.  Strain into the glass and garnish with a celery stalk, asparagus stalk and wedge of lemon. Enjoy! 

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Rosamund Pike: English Rose
Paying homage to Rosamund’s British background, this vodka-twist on a classic gin and tonic is refreshing and sophisticated, just like Rosamund.
1.5 oz. Iceberg Vodka
3-4 oz. Fever Tree Premium Tonic Water or your favourite tonic water
1 oz. Rose’s Lime Cordial
Grapefruit Zest
Rose petals

Pour Iceberg Vodka into a chilled wine glass with ice. Add Rose’s Lime Cordial and Fever Tree Premium Tonic Water or your favourite tonic water. Stir gently, then garnish with grapefruit zest. Add rose petals around the bottom of the glass, for presentation. Enjoy! 

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