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With Hollywood’s most exciting night of the year happening this Sunday, Holland America Line is serving up an array of Oscar-themed cocktails celebrating the movies and stars nominated for a golden statue.

You can honor your favorites and toast to their win (or loss) with one of these tasty concoctions.

SOUTH SEA AVIATION
Honoring “Captain Phillips,” Best Picture nominee

Glass: Martini

Ingredients:
1/8 Grapefruit
1.5 oz Tanqueray gin
0.5 oz Maraschino liqueur
1.5 oz House-made sour

Garnish: Maraschino Cherry

Directions:
Hand-press the grape fruit with a muddler. Add ingredients to a shaker. Pack with ice to the top
Shake and strain into the glass. Garnish with the cherry.

Have a New Fashioned and toast to the amazing costumes in "The Great Gatsby."

Have a New Fashioned and toast to the amazing costumes in “The Great Gatsby.”

NEW FASHIONED
Honoring “The Great Gatsby,” Best Costume Design nominee

Glass: Old Fashioned

Ingredients:
Bermuda = Goslings Black Seal Rum
Kentucky = Knob Creek
1/8 Grapefruit
Maraschino cherry
1 oz liquor
Dash of bitters
0.25 oz Simple Syrup

Directions:
Hand-press the grape fruit and cherry with muddler. Add ingredients to a shaker. Pack with ice to the top, then shake a strain into glass.

LEMON DROP
Honoring “Gravity,” Best Cinematography nominee

Glass: Martini

Ingredients:
2 Lemon wedges
1.5 oz vodka
0.5 oz triple sec
1.5 oz House-made sour

Garnish:
Add a sugar rim around the glass and a lemon wedge

Directions:
Hand-press the lemon wedges with muddler. Add ingredients to a shaker. Pack with ice to the top, then shake a strain into glass. Add sugar rim and lemon garnish.

The Blue Zen.

The Blue Zen.

BLUE ZEN
Honoring Cate Blanchett, Actress in a Leading Role nominee for “Blue Jasmine”

Glass: Pint

Ingredients:
1.5 oz Rum
0.5 oz Blue Curacao
4 oz Pina Colada Mix

Garnish:
Pineapple

Directions:
Pour blue curacao into pint glass. Blend remaining ingredients and fill glass. Garnish with pineapple.

AMERICANO
Honoring Cristian Bale, Actor in a Leading Role nominee for “American Hustle”

Glass: High Ball

Ingredients:
1 oz Campari
1 oz Sweet Vermouth
Club soda

Garnish:
Orange peel

Directions:
Fill a high ball glass with ice. Build with campari and vermouth, then fill with club soda. Garnish with an thin slice of orange peel.

Let it Go and sip a Snowflaketini in honor of "Frozen."

Let it Go and sip a Snowflaketini in honor of “Frozen.”


SNOWFLAKETINI
Honoring “Frozen,” Best Animated Film nominee

Glass:
Martini

Ingredients:
1.5oz Vodka
0.5oz Monin Passion Fruit Syrup
0.75oz Cranberry Juice

Garnish:
Sprinkles of coconut flakes
Sugar Rim
1 Lemon Wedge

Directions:
Shake and strain. Line the rim of the glass with sugar, sprinkle coconut flakes on top of the drink and add lemon wedge to glass rim.

What do you like most about the Oscars? Checking out fashion, watching the celebrities or seeing your favorite movies achieve the ultimate honor?

1 Comment
  • Cruise.co

    These are some great ideas for cocktails to pay homage to some brilliant movies! We’ve noticed that the fashion at the Oscars is reminiscent to that of a formal night on a cruise.
    Dressing up smart, with a few cocktails – what could be better?

    We’ll take our martini shaken, not stirred.

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