One of the beautiful things about not wearing couture this Sunday night for the Academy Awards is:
A. Unlimited supply of cocktails. Rumor has it George Clooney smuggled his own flask in last year … as if we need another reason to love him.
B. No spilling cocktails on your dress. Dancing, getting lively, animated and passionate about the fashion, the host and the winners/losers is encouraged. Cuts down on the dry cleaning bill.
Here are some Thirsty Girl Oscar inspired cocktails. Cheers!
And the best actor goes to …
The Kristen Wiigout
1 1/4 ounces gold tequila
2/3 ounce Grand Marnier
Juice of half a lime
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco® brand green pepper sauce
Rub the rim of a goblet with the cut side of a lime, then dip rim into a saucer of salt. Fill glass with ice. Pour first three ingredients into an ice-filled cocktail shaker or pitcher, and shake or stir vigorously.
Strain into ice-filled glass. Shake in Tabasco green sauce and stir. Garnish with a slice of lime.
The Rum Gosling
2 ounces Jamaican rum
1 ounce fresh lime juice
2 ounces fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon original Tabasco® brand pepper sauce
1 teaspoon grenadine
Combine rum, lime juice, orange juice and Tabasco sace in a tall glass filled with ice. Stir with a long spoon. Pour grenadine over top and fill glass with soda water. Stir gently. Serve with an orange slice on the rim of glass.
Olive Pitt Martini
2 ounces premium vodka
1/2 ounce vermouth
5 drops original Tabasco® brand pepper sauce
4 to 5 ice cubes
1 slice jalapeño pepper
Combine vodka, vermouth, Tabasco sauce, and ice in a cocktail shaker; cover and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled, stemmed martini glass. Add jalapeño slice and serve.
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1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 cups red wine
1/2 cup lime juice
1/4 cup Tabasco® brand chipotle pepper sauce
1/4 cup tequila
3 tablespoons orange juice
2 tablespoons grenadine
Pinch of salt
1 cup crushed ice
Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves; continue cooking 3 to 5 minutes longer. Remove from heat and cool completely. Place 1 cup of the cooled syrup in a blender with all remaining ingredients (you may need to blend in two batches). Blend 1 minute or until smooth; pour into a pitcher and chill until ready to serve.
1 (29-ounce) can peaches, drained
1/4 cup peach schnapps
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons original Tabasco® brand pepper sauce
1 (750 ml) bottle champagne, chilled
Blend peaches, peach schnapps, lemon juice and Tabasco sauce in a blender or food processor until smooth. Just before serving, add champagne.
Best song goes to …
Rolling in the Daiquiri
1/4 cup Jamaican rum
2 tablespoons triple sec
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon Tabasco® brand green pepper sauce
Combine rum, triple sec, lime juice, and Tabasco green sauce in a cocktail shaker with 4 to 5 cubes of ice. Cover and shake vigorously. Strain into chilled, stemmed cocktail glass. Float slice of lime on top.
The Katy Berry Cooler
4 cups honeydew melon chunks
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon Tabasco® brand green pepper sauce
1/2 cup vodka
Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and process until smooth. Chill well.
Cocktails inspired by Hunter Public Relations.