And the Nominees for best Cocktails for an Oscar Watch Party are…

With the 90th Academy Award just two weeks away, we can start prepping red carpet-worthy cocktails to savor during the broadcast on March 4. Here are our picks for Best Cocktail paired perfectly with each Best Picture nominee.


The Paradiso

Best Picture Nominee:
Call Me By Your Name

1 1/2 oz. Van Gogh Oranje Vodka
1/2 oz. Rossi d’Asiago Limoncello
1/2 oz. Aperol
1 oz. fresh orange juice
Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a floating orange wheel.


The Rusty Sail

Best Picture Nominee:
Darkest Hour

1 oz. Old Pulteney 12 Years Old
1 oz. Stroma
2 dash orange bitters
Add all ingredients over cubed ice in glass, stir very well and garnish with an orange twist.



Blood & Sand

Best Picture Nominee:

2 oz Speyburn Arranta Casks Single Malt
1/2 oz Cherry Heering
1/2 oz Martini & Rossi Sweet Vermouth
1 oz Orange Juice
Shake all ingredients very, very well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.


Bleeding Heart

Best Picture Nominee:
Get Out

BLEEDING HEART (serves 6- 8)
1 cup Van Gogh Pomegranate
1 750ml bottle LBD Cabernet Sauvignon
1 lemon sliced
1 orange sliced
1 cup fresh blueberries
12 oz club soda
Combine all ingredients except for club soda in a large bowl or pitcher and chill. When ready to serve add club soda, stir, and pour into individual glasses.



Rouge Plumage



Best Picture Nominee:
Lady Bird

2 oz. Van Gogh Vodka
3 oz. Fresh Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
1/4 oz. agave nectar
Top w/ Sparkling Water OR Sparkling Wine
Add ingredients directly to a highball glass with ice and roll back and forth twice. Garnish with a rosemary sprig.



The Perfect Silhouette




Best Picture Nominee:
Phantom Thread

4 oz. of LBD Pinot Grigio
1 oz. of Triple Sec
.75 oz. of simple syrup
.5 oz. of grapefruit juice
Add all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake hard, and pour into stemless wine glass. Garnish with mint sprig.




Best Picture Nominee:
The Post

2 oz. Ron Abuelo Añejo
Juice of 1/2 lime
1 teaspoon Maraschino Liqueur
1 teaspoon Grapefruit Juice
Shake ingredients with ice, and strain over crushed ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.


Don’t Ask Rye

Best Picture Nominee:
The Shape of Water

Don’t Ask Rye
2 oz. TAP 357 Canadian Maple Rye Whisky
1/4 oz. Honey Syrup
2 oz. Lemonade
Add all ingredients to a shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into a glass and serve with an ice sphere.



Pink Passion

Best Picture Nominee:
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MO

2 oz. Van Gogh Wild Appel Vodka
1 oz. cranberry juice
1 oz. pineapple juice
1 oz. apple juice
Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and stir well with ice. Strain over fresh ice into two tall glasses. Garnish with an apple slice.