What to drink during this year’s Academy Awards

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Published February 28, 2014

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What to drink during this year’s Academy Awards

What to drink during this year’s Academy Awards

While the stars and starlets quell their Oscar nerves, perhaps, with bubbly, you shouldn’t be left out of the red-carpet fun at home. 

American Hustle

Created by Don Lee, this "American Hustle"-inspired sipper -- aptly called the Counterfeit Cola – is on the menu at New York’s Golden Cadillac, a place that pays homage to the retro 70's. The Counterfeit Cola, which is a carbonated cocktail, is served in a popular bottled form. Lee makes his own barrel-aged Galliano – the golden-hued Italian liqueur that became wildly popular in the 60s and 70s, famed for being the prime ingredient in a Harvey Wallbanger. (Can’t you just see Jennifer Lawrence nipping at a bottle hidden beneath the toaster cozy?)  But you can use it in its straight form to great effect, too.

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Gravity

While Sandra Bullock’s ease of acting can oftentimes appear effortless, the notion of drifting in space sounds like a pretty horrible reality. But with 10 Oscar nominations under its belt, "Gravity" appears to be floating on an award season high. The bar at Newport, R.I’s 100-plus year old Vanderbilt Grace hotel created this drink to make you feel light as air while toasting to Bullock, George Clooney, and their astro-comrades.  

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Dallas Buyer’s Club

Matthew McConaughey’s transformation, both physically and as an actor with surprising chops, made the Academy take notice. Inspired by his intense role as a homophobic, HIV-infected macho rodeo guy-turned-pharmaceutical entrepreneur, Boston’s Towne Stove and Spirits – who are boasting an entire nominee list of cocktails– came up with this nod to McConaughey’s emaciated star turn.

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The Wolf of Wall Street

Molecular Mixology’s Rob Floyd of Los Angeles came up with this tribute to the whiskey-laden, high-octane chutzpah of Scorsese’s stockbroker shenanigans.

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Philomena

Powerhouse actress Dame Judi Dench can grip an audience, whether she's portraying M in recent James Bond flicks or a mother who gave her child up for adoption, only to find him years later in "Philomena." Towne Stove and Spirits aptly believed that England's unofficially official national spirit would make an excellent base for this nod to the multi-talented Dench.

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