Our Top Picks On How To Fete The Ultimate Oscars Viewing Party 2019
Are you ready for the Oscars? A friendly reminder, the 91st Academy Awards will air Live this Sunday, February 24on ABC. It is the biggest event for the film, (and fashion ) industry, and has certainly generated buzz over the years. This year is no exception. For starters, this will mark the first time in 30 years the Academy Awards will not have a host. While we debate whether that is a good thing or bad, how to celebrate is fundamental. If throwing an Oscar viewing party, we have selected 5 Oscar-themed cocktails that will make your fête extra special. We have also listed suggestions on where to watch the Oscars so you can get all glammed-up hit the town, and enjoy the red-carpet moments, and award-nominated flicks.
Oscar-Themed Cocktails To Stir Things Up
A Star is Born- Gin Fizz
- 5 oz Benham’s gin
- 3/4 oz Fresh lemon juice
- 5 oz Simple syrup
- 1 oz Chilled Zonin Prosecco
- Lemon twist, for garnish
Fill cocktail shaker with ice; add gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Shake vigorously for 20 seconds; strain into glass and top with Prosecco. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Bohemian Rhapsody- Harvey Wallbanger
- 5 oz Ravo Vodka
- 4 oz Fresh orange juice
- 5 oz Galliano L’Autentico
- Orange slice and cherry, for garnish
Pour vodka and orange juice into a collins glass with ice. Layer the Galliano on top by pouring it slowly over the back of a bar spoon. Garnish with an orange slice and cherry.
Roma- Añejo Old Fashioned
- 3 oz Partida Añejo Tequila
- ¼ oz Agave nectar
- 1 dash Angostura bitters
- 1 Orange peel
- 1 Brandied cherry
In an Old Fashioned glass, lightly muddle the agave nectar, bitters and orange peel. Fill with ice and add the tequila. Stir and garnish with a brandied cherry.
Black Panther- The Famous Smoky and Cola
- 1 oz Famous Grouse Smoky Black
- .05 oz Cola
- Orange wedge
Take a clean, highball glass and fill with fresh, solid ice cubes. Squeeze in a wedge of orange and drop into the glass. Add Famous Grouse Smoky Black. Top up with cola, stir and serve.
- 2 oz Daiquiri concentrate (frozen)
- 2 oz Piña Colada mix (frozen)
- 5 oz Diplomatico Planas Rum
Blend daiquiri concentrate with rum and ice. Blend Piña Colada mix. Pour both blends together in a coup glass.
Where To Watch The Oscars
Refinery Rooftop has teamed up with Remy Cointreau to host a Pre-Academy Awards Party. Enjoy cocktails, walk the red carpet, pose for photogs and suit up or a chance to win Best Dressed, Best Supporting Shoes and Outstanding Achievement in Accessories. In addition, submit your ballot before the awards show for a chance to win a stay at Refinery Hotel, dinner at Parker & Quinn and drinks at Refinery Rooftop. Tickets and reservations are available here.
63 W. 38thStreet
For a causal viewing party evening, head to East Village’s corner spot Boulton & Watt. Sip bubbles, enjoy snacks, games and prizes while viewing the Academy Awards on any of the 7 HD TV’s throughout the bar. Submit a ballot before the show for the chance to win one of a handful of Boulton & Watt gift cards. Reservations via phone or email are recommended to snag a primo spot.
Boulton & Watt
5 Avenue A