This coming Sunday will mark the time of year when all of film gathers to celebrate the biggest movies from the past year. Not only is this a big day for Hollywood, but for many movie fans around the world.
You are most likely going to be celebrating the Academy Awards in one fashion or another, so for those looking for a few cocktails to spice up their evening, allow us to share. Ketel One brings a few delicious recipes to the table and they are the Ketel One Winter Oasis and Ketel One Manhattan.
The Ketel One Winter Oasis is aptly named, especially for folks who have been hit hard by snowstorms around the United States. People in Colorado will want to head out and stock up on supplies for this Sunday, as the weather may not be cooperating starting tonight. To create a Winter Oasis, you are going to need Ketel One Oranje, fresh lime juice, almond syrup, Absinthe, a rocks glass, shaker, ice and mint sprig.
Directions to create a Winter Oasis are simple. First, add ice into your shaker and then one and a half ounces of Ketel One Oranje, three fourths of an ounce of fresh lime juice, three fourths of an ounce of almond syrup and a couple dashes of Absinthe. Next, shake up the ingredients until you are satisfied with the consistency and then pour the contents into your rocks glass. The final step is to garnish the beverage with a mint sprig.
The Winter Oasis is a delightfully refreshing cocktail that is perfect as an evening drink. In addition to the freshness, the Winter Oasis has a high drinkability, so should you feel the need to enjoy more than one, your palate will not feel overwhelmed.
The second drink we want to talk about today is the Ketel One Manhattan. Even though the Academy Awards are being held in Los Angeles, the Manhattan still goes well with any Oscars celebration you may be having. For a Manhattan, you are going to need Ketel One Citroen, Lagavulin Scotch, sweet vermouth, angostura bitters, ice, a rocks glass and a lemon twist.
To create a Manhattan, no shaker is needed at any point during the process. First, rinse your rocks glass with one fourth of an ounce of Lagavulin Scotch and then add ice. Next, add in one ounce of Ketel One Citroen, one fourth of an ounce of sweet vermouth and three dashes of angostura bitters. Stir the blend until your palate agrees with the consistency and finally, garnish the drink with a nice lemon twist.
The Ketel One Manhattan is a bit bolder than the Winter Oasis and the former does carry a heavier alcohol kick to it. You may only have one, maybe two Manhattans depending on the night you’re looking to have. Both cocktails are splendid choices for enjoying your Oscar Sunday, but no matter how you enjoy it, make sure you do so responsibly.