Mark Addison, owner of Eventstyle, shares Oscar-themed drink ideas.
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BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
2 oz dirty vodka (infused with hot peppers, whole allspice, bay leaves, oregano and thyme)
2 oz tomato juice
2 oz. Clamato juice
2 oz. beer
1 raw oyster (optional)
Cajun spiced rim (dry crab boil seasoning)
Hush puppy for garnish
Infuse vodka and let sit for at least one day and up to a week. Add vodka, tomato juice, Clamato juice, Tabasco (to taste) and beer into a cocktail shaker with ice and stir until combined. Moisten a pint glass rim with a lime wedge and dredge the rim in crab boil seasoning. Pour mixture into rimmed glass and garnish with a skewer of lemon and lime wedges and one hushpuppy.
3 oz Congnac
1 oz Benedictine (herbal liqueur)
1 oz dry vermouth
½ oz lemon juice
Combine ingredients into a cocktail shaker half filled with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and decorate with a lemon rind spiral.
1 bag plain microwave popcorn
2 tbs Herbs de Provence
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp Fleur de sel
Pop the popcorn, then put it in a large zip-close bag. Evenly spray with a light coating of olive oil flavored cooking spray. Combine the other ingredients and add to the bag. Shake the bag to evenly coat the popcorn.