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Oscar Night: Try These Movie-Themed Cocktails

02/26/2012 at 11:30 AM EST

Oscars 2012: Movie-Themed Cocktails
War Horse punch
What's an Oscar party without a special cocktail to toast the winners?

Two top drink masters have whipped up specialty drinks to clink on the big night, and they're guaranteed to fit into any movie-themed bash.

Mixologist Jim Meehan of Manhattan's secret-chic bar PDT recently concocted a punch inspired by Best Picture nominee War Horse.

Using the recipe for Chatham Artillery Punch as a template, he chose liquors specifically to fit the feel of the movie, like Banks 5 Island rum ("it features three horses on the label," he says) and Iron Horse Sparkling wine, which he substituted for champagne.



"I think this drink is ready to rumble," Meehan tells PEOPLE.

War Horse Punch

(Makes around 50 drinks)
3 750-ml bottles Iron Horse Classic Vintage Brut Sparkling Wine
1 750-ml bottle Beefeater Gin
1 750-ml bottle Banks 5 Island Rum
1 750-ml bottle Galliano L’Autentico
25 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
½ tsp nutmeg


Combine liquids in a large punch bowl filled with ice cubes. Grate nutmeg over the surface of the punch (roughly half a teaspoon). Ladle each portion into punch cup, pinch a lemon peel over the surface and serve.

Rooting for another Best Picture contender? Then try a concoction from Dave Winter of the West Hollywood hot spot Eveleigh that's sure to go well with your Oscar evening.



Oscar Night: Try These Movie-Themed Cocktails| Los Angeles, New York, Oscars 2012, Celebrity Diners Club

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1½ parts Beefeater 24
¾ parts Campari
¾ parts Rosemary simple syrup
¾ parts Lemon Juice


Build ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake, strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a lemon peel.

Cheers!

The 84th Academy Awards will air live from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood Sunday at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC.

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