With the 87th Annual Academy Awards just around the corner, we wanted to share some Oscar-inspired cocktails to help toast Hollywood’s biggest night! So, as you gather with family and friends to watch this year’s Academy Awards on Sunday, February 22nd, be sure to mix up one of these elegant sips and raise a glass to all the nominees.


The Selma 65– inspired by the film, Selma

Selma65 is the perfect bubbly concoction to toast Director Ava DuVernay’s Oscar-nominated Selma, set in 1965, for any viewing bash.


¾ ounces Bombay Sapphire gin

½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice

½ shot of sugar syrup

Top with Martini Persecco

Shake the first three ingredients with ice and strain into champagne glass, then top with champagne and lightly stir.

Garnish with a lemon twist.



The Sondheim Sour– inspired by the film, Into the Woods

The Sondheim Sour offers the perfect cocktail to honor the talented composer, Stephen Sondheim.


2 parts Disaronno

1 part fresh lemon juice

¼ part simple syrup


Shake ingredients and strain over ice in a glass.



The Moore Ginger Fizz– inspired by the film, Still Alice

A nod to Julianne Moore’s flowing red locks.


1 part DEWAR’S® WHITE LABEL® Blended Scotch Whisky

3 parts ginger beer or ale

Orange wedge


Fill pint glass with ice and add DEWAR’S WHITE LABEL. Top with ginger and garnish with an orange wedge.


The Christopher – inspired by the film, The Imitation Game

A beautiful balance of gin and vermouth, this cocktail is inspired by the wits of the British heroes in the film.

1.5 oz. Bombay Sapphire Gin

1.5 oz. Martini Dry Vermouth

2 dashes Orange Bitters

Lemon Twist


Stir ingredients well over ice in a mixing tin and strain into a cocktail glass.  Garnish with a lemon twist