Getting ready for tonight’s Oscars? The 87th Academy Awards will broadcast live tonight, February 22 on ABC starting on 7pm EST/6pm CST/4pm PT. Will you be cheering on your favorite movie for Best Picture or your favorite actress or actor in the Best Actress and Best Actor categories? If you’re gathering your friends around the TV tonight and watching the awards show you need to have the perfect drinks to celebrate the night. Lady Gaga tweeted earlier that her mom snagged her favorite Dirty Vodka Martini cocktail recipe from her favorite bartender Gino, so it’s time to create some Oscar worthy drinks tonight for yourself and your friends too. For the lovers of vodka and gin, like Lady Gaga, here are some New Amsterdam Vodka and Gin drinks to whip up and a spiked snack to go along with them!
Oscar Walk of Fame
2 oz. New Amsterdam Gin
1 ½ oz. Whole Milk
¾ oz. Crème de Cassis or Grenadine
2 ½ oz. Champagne
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the gin, milk and crème de cassis. Shake vigorously and strain into a Martini glass or champagne flute. Add champagne and garnish with a raspberry or a cookie cutter shaped melon, apple, pear or citrus skin.
2 oz. New Amsterdam Peach Vodka
.5 oz. Rye Whiskey
.5 oz. Vanilla Syrup
3 Dashes of Angostura Bitters
Stir all ingredients and strain over ice into an Old Fashioned glass. Garnish with a lemon peel and serve. (Note: can also be served in a martini glass.)
Coconut Basil Cooler
4 – 6 Basil leaves
2 oz. New Amsterdam Coconut Vodka
.75 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
.75 oz. Simple Syrup
Soda Water (add at the end)
Build in a highball glass, muddle basil first, then add liquids, adding a splash of Soda Water. Garnish with a lemon wheel, serve.
Hook & Ladder
1.5 oz. New Amsterdam Peach Vodka
.5 oz. Bourbon
1 oz. Lemon Juice
.5 oz. Simple Syrup
1 oz. Sprite/7-Up
Build in a tall glass, add ice, stir vigorously, and enjoy!
New Amsterdam Smash #1
2 Orange slices
2 Lemon wedges & 2 lime wedges
2 oz. New Amsterdam Vodka, or Peach, Coconut, Citron & Berry
1 oz. Simple Syrup
Muddle fruit, then pour liquids, then shake all with ice, and pour all into a tall glass.
New Amsterdam Vodka Nuts
1/3 cup New Amsterdam Coconut Flavored Vodka
½ cups of sugar
16 oz of peanuts
Stir and salt, then bake for 25 minutes at 300 degrees. Make sure you all serve this vodka spiked snack to go with your drinks!
To learn more about New Amsterdam Vodka, Flavored Vodka and Gin visit their site at www.newamsterdamspirits.com. There you can also check out all their awesome gin and vodka recipes perfect for any occasion. Locally in Evansville, New Amsterdam can be purchased at such liquor retailers like Liquor Locker and Varsity Liquors.