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Oscar Night Libations

red-carpet_whiteOh yeah…I’m that girl. I’m the girl who waits for Awards season all year long. I try to see as many of the nominated films as possible. I have my girlfriends over for cocktails and fancy-schmancy appetizers and we “oooo” and “ahhh” over the glamour of the red carpet. Yep, that’s me.


I’m not ashamed of this fact—quite proud actually and I’m guessing I’m not alone. Yes, I’ve even known a guy or two (straight guys!) who’ve been known to throw an at-home Oscar-viewing party. So if you too are Oscar-crazed, pretentious about film, or just love the fashion, you’ll appreciate these two cocktail recipe ideas for this Sunday.


The Red Carpet:


1 ½ oz. vodka

1 oz. Compari

1 oz. Hiram Walker Pomegranate Schnapps

1 oz. Pomegranate Juice

½ oz. Simple Syrup


Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon slice.


Winslet Cocktail: (it’s really the Starlet Cocktail, but I like this name better)REVOLUTIONARY ROAD


1 oz. Absinthe

1 oz. Orange flavored vodka

1 oz. Hiram Walker Black Raspberry Liqueur

1 oz. champagne


Combine Absinthe, vodka, and black raspberry liqueur in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake thoroughly and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Top with champagne. Garnish with a raspberry.

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Game Time


Super Bowl Sunday is upon us and, as always, I am looking for cocktail & appetizer ideas for a party. While I could care less who wins this year (if the Pats aren’t in it, I’m not interested), I still love to gather ‘round the tube with friends and enjoy a few tasty tipples and yummy treats.


Most people opt for beer when watching sporting events, but for a party you want to make sure there’s something for everyone—even the picky non-beer drinkers (ahem…like me). Here are a few cocktails that should please just about everyone watching the game and go great with nachos, pigs in a blanket, and chili (but then again, what doesn’t?). Enjoy!


 Butter Float:


1 1/2 parts Vanilla flavored vodka

1 part Hiram Walker Butterscotch Schnapps

5 parts cola or root beer


Serve over ice in a tall glass.



Gingerbread Man-tini:


1 part Beefeater Gin

1 part Hiram Walker Gingerbread Liqueur

1/2 part Fresh Sour Mix

Unfiltered Apple Juice or Cider


Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a cinnamon sugar rim and a lemon corkscrew.


Russian Root Beer:


1 part Vanilla flavored vodka

1 part Kahlua

1 part Hiram Walker Root Beer Schnapps


Serve over ice in rocks glass.


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