Cocktails for Your Oscar Party

For those of you watching this year’s Academy Awards, here are a few cocktail recipes featuring Hilhaven Lodge Whiskey.   These same cocktails will be featured at this year’s Governors Ball after party.  You can now bring a little of Hollywood’s biggest night to your home, thanks to mixologist Charles Joly.

Hilhaven Lodge Whiskey is named after the famous Hollywood Estate now owned by director/producer Brett Ratner. Ratner helped develop this whiskey, which is a blend of bourbon, rye, and Tennessee whiskey.  

THE HILHAVEN LODGE OLD FASHIONED 


1.5 oz. The Hilhaven Lodge Blended Straight American Whiskey

0.5 oz. Demerara Simple Syrup

1 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters

1 Orange Peel

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice, mist with orange oil and place twist decoratively.

THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED


1.5 oz. The Hilhaven Lodge Blended Straight American Whiskey

0.75 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

0.5 oz. Bourbon Vanilla Chai Tea Syrup

1 oz. Dandelion Burdock Root Soda

Combine The Hilhaven Lodge with tea syrup and lemon juice. Shake gently. Roll in dandelion and burdock soda. Pour into Collins glass over large cubes. Garnish with dehydrated lemon wheels.

THE LODGE


1.5 oz. The Hilhaven Lodge Blended Straight American Whiskey

0.3 oz. Punt e Mes Sweet Vermouth

0.3 oz. East India Sherry

3 drops Chocolate Bitters

 Combine The Hilhaven Lodge whiskey with vermouth, sherry and bitters. Stir to chill and dilute. Pour over large cube into an Old Fashioned glass. Mist with orange oil and garnish with fresh rosemary.

CÎROC FRENCH 75


1.5 oz. Cîroc Vodka

0.75 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

0.5 oz. Simple Syrup

Splash of Champagne

 Combine Cîroc, lemon juice and simple syrup in cocktail shaker over ice. Shake gently. Roll in champagne and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Mist cocktail with lemon oil and garnish with a twist.

Photos courtesy of Diageo.

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