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Need Drink Ideas for Your Oscar Party? These Hotels' Bartenders Can Help

Where: Various Hotels , United States
February 6, 2013 at 5:13 PM | by | ()

The Le Mizz Fizz doesn't look so mizz after all!

It's high season in Los Angeles right now as Hollywood folks spend the next few weeks preparing for the main event, The Oscars, on February 24. Everyone who's anyone is flitting about town "doing lunch", blowing air kisses to "friends", picking up free swag and gushing about this year's nominees, whether they mean it or not.

If you're headed to LA for a visit soon or if you're a struggling actor/screenwriter local, we've got an easy way for you to get in on the Oscar fun--by drinking at hotels, of course.

We've rounded up a bunch of Oscar-themed cocktails currently being served at a few hotels in Los Angeles as well as outside of Tinseltown. We've even included their recipes so you make your own Academy Award-winning libations. And we especially like how you don't have to book a room at any of these hotels to sip these suckers.

Keep reading for more Oscar drinks from hotels!

Let's start with the hotel that's not only home to "Hollywood's Living Room" aka the Windows Lounge but will also be a temporary home to 60 actual Oscar nominees. Yup, we're talking about the Four Seasons Los Angeles. Here are their clever award-themed drinks (all priced at $16):

Argos My Oscar (award)
· 1/2 oz Lemon juice
· 1/2 oz Lemon zest simple syrup **
· 1/2 oz strawberry preserves
· 1/2 oz white rum
· 1 oz dark rum
· Lemongrass skewered strawberry
· Combine all the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker. Shake and Strain into a martini glass.

Life of Papaya
· 1 oz Papaya juice
· 1/2 oz Grapefruit juice
· ½ oz Triple Sec
· 2 oz white rum **
· sugar rim w/ orange bitters
· Orange Half Wheel
· Combine all the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker. Shake and Strain into a rocks glass over ice.

Honest Abe
· 1 ½ oz Champagne
· ½ oz Lemon juice
· 1 ½ oz Apple juice
· ½ oz Ginger syrup
· Floating raspberries
· Combine the lemon juice, apple juice and ginger syrup together in a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into a champagne glass.

Sparkling Playbook
· ¾ oz Pomegranate juice
· ¾ oz simple syrup
· ½ oz fresh lemon juice
· ½ oz Elder flower liqueur
· 1 ½ oz vodka
· Topped w/ Prosecco and thyme sprig
· Combine all the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into Collins glass over ice.

Zero dark thirsty
· 1 oz Strong chamomile tea **
· ¼ oz Vanilla extract
· ½ oz simplesSyrup
· ½ oz Limoncello
· ½ oz fresh lemon juice
· 1 ½ oz spiced rum
· orange peel
· Combine all the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into a rocks glass over ice.

Le Mizz Fizz
· 4 oz Champagne
· ½ oz hibiscus syrup
· 1 hibiscus flower
· gold dusted Strawberry
· Strain the hibiscus syrup into a champagne glass. Garnish with flower and strawberry.

Elsewhere in Los Angeles, The Beverly Hills Hotel is offering a reserve vintage 1985 Veuve Clicquot Champagne ($350 in a 1.5L magnum format) to commemorate the 85th Oscars. They've also created The Envelope Please, made with Karlsson's Gold Vodka, peach-honey syrup, fresh squeezed lemon juice and Moët Imperial Champagne, the official champagne of the awards.

Over at the Bev Hills Hotel's sister property, The Hotel Bel-Air, two specialty drinks have been created for awards season: The Red Carpet, made with Ketel One Citroen, Cointreau, lemon juice, simple syrup and a splash of raspberry puree and Best Dressed with Skyy Citrus, Cointreau, lime juice, passionfruit puree and cranberry juice.

But it's not LA-area hotels having all the Oscar drinking fun. The Vanderbilt Grace, a historic mansion located in Newport, Rhode Island, is throwing an Oscar party in the hotel's MUSE restaurant on February 24th. The festivities begin at 7pm and aside from the Oscar-themed cocktails, the party will serve gold popcorn, Oscar trivia and cookies in the shape of the Oscar statuette.

Here's the drink menu:

· The Life of Hot Apple Pi: Hot Apple Cider Tuaca
· Les Miserables: Vodka, chambord, pineapple juice, and champagne
· And The Award Goes To: Grey Goose martini with feta-cheese stuffed olives
· The Runner Up: Malibu rum, Captain Morgan’s rum, ginger ale, and cranberry juice
· Walk Down The Red Carpet: Pama Liquor, Stoli blueberry vodka, and cranberry juice

The W San Diego is also throwing an Oscar party on Sunday in conjunction with their regular Liquid Sundays party. But the hotel is also throwing a pre-Oscars party on February 21st. Here's what they are serving:

The Essence of Pi:
· 1 oz. of TY KU premium sake and spirits
· 1 oz. of Veev Acai
· 1/2 oz. Apple Liquor
· 1/2 oz. pineapple juice
· Splash of sweet and sour
· Shake and strain into martini glass
· Garnish with pineapple

· 2 oz. Jeremiah
· 1/2 oz. lemon juice
· 1 lemon wedge
· 1 cherry
· Splash lemonade
· Splash soda
· Muddle as an Old Fashioned

Out in the serene Red Rock country of Sedona, Arizona, The L'Auberge de Sedona is getting in on the Oscars game with their own Red Rock Cosmo made with 1 (1.5 fl. oz) jigger vodka, 1/2 fl. oz. cointreau, 1 tsp. fresh lime juice, 1.5 fl. oz. cranberry juice and 1 twist lime zest for garnish.

Got your own Oscar cocktail for us to (virtually) sip on? Share the drink and recipe in comments below!

[Photo: Four Seasons Los Angeles]

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