8 Award-Winning Cocktails to Serve on Oscar Sunday

Pair each Oscar-nominated film perfectly with these delicious cocktails.

Oscar Sunday is finally upon us! Looking for a little inspo for your Oscar party? Trisha Antonsen, the Chief Cocktail Officer at Drizly - best job ever! - has paired this year's Oscar-nominated films with the perfect cocktail for celebrating your pick as the big winner of the night. The big question is, which do you choose? Use these pairings to set your Oscar party menu or let each person pick their award-winning cocktail.

1. The Martian, Cherry Bourbon Smash

“Looking for an ‘out of this world’ delicious drink? If only Drizly could have delivered to Matt Damon on Mars...”

1 1/2 ounces bourbon

1/2 ounce lemon juice

2-3 maraschino cherries (muddled)

Dr Pepper

In the base of a cocktail shaker, muddle 2-3 maraschino cherries, lemon juice and bourbon. Add ice and shake until cold. Strain into a rocks glass. Top with ice and Dr Pepper.

2. Brooklyn, Gin Gimlet

Oscar-Nominated Cocktail Pairings

“Gin and lime juice meet in 1950s New York..stop us if you've heard this one before.”

2 1/2 ounces gin

1/2 ounce fresh lime juice

1/2 ounce simple syrup

1 cut fresh lime wheel

(Lime juice and simple syrup can also be substituted with Rose' Lime Juice)

In a shaker filled with ice, combine gin, lime juice, and simple syrup; shake until cold. Pour into a martini glass or rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a fresh wheel of lime.

3. The Big Short, Sazerac

“The typical New York businessman gravitates towards bold, classic flavors with character. For the guys in The Big Short, however, any stiff drink will do.”

1 1/2 ounces rye whiskey

1/8 ounce absinthe

2 dashes of Peychaud's bitters

2 dashes of Angostura bitters

1 sugar cube (white)

1 lemon peel

In a mixing glass, place the sugar cube at the bottom. Add bitters and splash of whiskey; muddle until mixed. Add the remaining whiskey and ice, then stir. In a separate, chilled old-fashioned glass, add absinthe and turn glass to coat the inside. Pour out any excess absinthe. Strain stirred cocktail into the old-fashioned glass and garnish with lemon peel. This cocktail is served neat (no ice).

4. Room, French Martini

“Brie Larson needs something that can match her fierce character in strength and poise.”

1 1/2 ounces vodka

1/4 ounce Chambord raspberry liqueur

1/4 ounce pineapple Juice

1 twist lemon peel for garnish

Pour ingredients into shaker with ice, and shake vigorously for 5-10 seconds. Pour into martini glass and enjoy.

5. The Revenant, Buffalo Trace Bourbon

Oscar-Nominated Cocktail Pairings

“A drink with complex, rich, and earthy flavors pairs perfectly with Leo's especially rustic diet (a.k.a. Bison liver).”

6. Mad Max: Fury Road, Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey

Oscar-Nominated Cocktail Pairings

“In a post-apocalyptic world, you'll need a drink that can stand up to all the crazy you'll undoubtedly encounter.”

7. Spotlight, Bully Boy Vodka

Oscar-Nominated Cocktail Pairings

“We picked this Boston-made vodka for those late nights in the newsroom when you're preparing to break a big story...just add pizza.”

8. Bridge of Spies, Macallan Sherry Oak 12 Year

Oscar-Nominated Cocktail Pairings

“An American lawyer travels abroad during the Cold War to negotiate a prisoner exchange? We'd need a good drink too.”

Download Livingly's Official 2016 Academy Awards ballot to go along with these Oscar-nominated cocktails and you're all set to celebrate Hollywood's biggest night in style! 

Oscar-Nominated Cocktail Pairings

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