This is what the stars drank at the Oscars
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After a strenous few months of campaigning, I am certain a number of actors, directors and producers will want to knock off a few drinks, toasting to getting their lives back.
Who better to design the Oscar's Governor's Ball drinks menu than noted mixologist, Charles Joly?
The bartender has been creating the cocktails at the Oscars and Emmys for a number of years and this year he returned to create even more interesting beverages.
Looking at the amount of ingredients and utensils used at the ball, there's no doubt many would have taken a cab to take them home.
There were 12 000 speciality cocktails, 800m of sustainable gold straws, 1 000 individually manicured orange peels, Over 5 000 drops of bitters to balance and aromatize, and 3 600 hand-peeled and marinated tomatoes.
There were Piper-Heidsieck Champagne, while the wine came from Francis Ford Coppola Wines and poured from special gold bottles. Most, if not all, the cocktails were created with Tequila Don Julio, with Joly serving them from miniature bottles with sustainable straws.
Here's how to make Joly's creations for the Oscars
Charles Joly's Nominees Negroni. PICTURE: Eric Medsker
44ml Tequila Don Julio Añejo
30ml Italian Apéritif
30ml Vermouth Blend*
Dash of Orange Bitters
Orange Twist for garnish
Combine Tequila Don Julio Añejo, Italian Apéritif, vermouth blend and orange bitters into a rocks glass over a large ice cube. Stir well.
Garnish with an orange twist
*Vermouth Blend: Combine 4 parts Gewürztraminer wine and 1 part American Amaro
When You Have Passion
Charles Joly's When You Have Passion. PICTURE: Eric MedskerIngredients
44ml Tequila Don Julio Blanco
30ml Fresh Lime Juice
22ml Agave Nectar
15ml Passion Fruit Liqueur
2ml Fresh Ginger Juice
Combine Tequila Don Julio Blanco, fresh lime juice, agave nectar, passion fruit liqueur, and fresh ginger juice into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well.
Strain contents into a 50ml Tequila Don Julio Blanco bottle and serve with a mini paper straw.