The Glitz, The Glam, The Gossip. It’s Oscar season in tinseltown and Hollywood’s biggest night is upon us. The Academy Awards is the culmination of the year in film, and the nominees have been active in talk show and media circuits promoting the projects for which they hope to take home a coveted golden statue. For those of us regular folk who are not planning on attending the awards show, the Oscars are the perfect excuse to indulge in rich foods, decadent desserts, and bubbly cocktails while enjoying the show from the comfort of our couches.

Typically, the bubbly drinks synonymous with the Oscars are of the champagne variety, but for those of us who would rather indulge in libations of the virgin kind, I’ve compiled a list of Oscar-themed mocktails for you to enjoy.

The first mocktail is all about the red carpet GLAM.

THE GLAMBERRY SPARKLER

These four amazing mocktails have to be seen to be believed, and they're perfect for hosting designated drivers and those abstaining at Oscar parties! 

The Glamberry Sparkler

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 bottle de-alcoholized white wine
  • Gold sugar/sprinkles to rim

Instructions

  • Puree the 1/2 cup strawberries with the 2 1/2 teaspoons sugar until smooth
  • Moisten the rim of a champagne glass (or any glass…drinker’s choice) and dip into gold sugar
  • Add 2 tablespoons of the strawberry/sugar puree into the bottom of your glass
  • Fill the remainder of the glass with the de-alcoholized white wine
  • Best served chilled

The Revenant starring the incomparable Leonardo Dicaprio is up for 12 Oscar nominations this year.

The second mocktail is named in honour of Mr. Dicaprio’s nomination in the category Actor in a Leading Role.

The Dirty Leo

These four amazing mocktails have to be seen to be believed, and they're perfect for hosting designated drivers and those abstaining at Oscar parties! 

The Dirty Leo

Ingredients

  • 1 can of Dr. Pepper or a Cola beverage of your choice
  • 1 oz coconut syrup (I used the Torani brand)
  • Splash of half & half
  • Ice

Instructions

  • Fill glass with ice
  • Add 1 ounce coconut syrup to the glass
  • Fill the glass almost to the top with Dr. Pepper/Cola beverage
  • Add a splash of half & half
  • Gently stir together

Nominated in the categories Best Picture and Writing (Adapted Screenplay) Brooklyn is a love story set in the 50s and is said to evoke feelings of romance and nostalgia.

The third Oscar-themed mocktail is named after this unlikely nominee.

The Blushing Brooklyn

These four amazing mocktails have to be seen to be believed, and they're perfect for hosting designated drivers and those abstaining at Oscar parties! 

Ingredients

  • 1 can Pink Lemonade frozen concentrate
  • 1 can Ginger Ale
  • 1 lemon/lime (drinker’s choice) thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • Gold sugar/sprinkles
  • Ice

Instructions

  • Make a pitcher of Pink Lemonade 
  • Fill glass with ice
  • Pour in Pink Lemonade until glass is 3/4 full
  • Fill the remainder of the glass with Ginger Ale
  • Add 2 slices of lemon/lime and 2 slices cucumber to glass
  • Dip 1 lemon/lime slice in gold sugar/sprinkles
  • Garnish with your golden citrus slice

All good awards shows must come to an end, but we all know that immediately following the ceremony the stars flock to various Oscar after parties. While the celebs enjoy their nightcaps, why not make one of your own? This sweet treat fits the ballot perfectly.

White Tie Required (Gourmet Hot Chocolate)

These four amazing mocktails have to be seen to be believed, and they're perfect for hosting designated drivers and those abstaining at Oscar parties! 

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups milk, divided
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • Whipped topping
  • Gold sugar/sprinkles

Instructions

  • Heat 1/4 cup milk with 1/2 cup white chocolate chips in a saucepan over the stove at medium heat. Whisk constantly to avoid burning
  • Add in the remainder 1/2 cup milk and stir until heated well
  • Pour into mug (makes approximately 2) and spray on the whipped topping.
  • Garnish with gold sugar/sprinkles and drink immediately 

Whether you enjoy these mocktails in a red-carpet-worthy frock or in your favourite pair of sweats, your thirst is sure to be quenched while you bask in the golden glow that is the Academy Awards.

Cheers!

 

VanessaHeron

VanessaHeron

Vanessa is a wife and mother to two littles. She is a school counsellor by day, a blogger at Like Mother Like Daughter by night, and occasionally dabbles in freelance during naptime. Her favourites include all things pop culture, strong cups of coffee, and full nights of sleep.

More Posts - Website

Follow Me:
TwitterFacebookPinterest

Share: