Oscars: Drink Like You’re There

February 24, 2019

Welcome to the annual addendum to our Academy Awards preview article. As you watch each of the Oscar-nominated films, please allow us to make some pairing suggestions to enhance your experience. A special thanks to friends at 10,000 Drops in Faribault and Loon Liquors in Northfield for the suggestions.

Drink Suggestions Provided by 10,000 Drops

Ice Breaker

1.5 oz 10,000 Drops Spiced Rum
6 oz Hot apple cider
Dash of cinnamon


Perfect to drink while watching “A Quiet Place” as there is no ice so it won’t distract you from the noiseless suspense.

Mercury Rising

1.5 ounce 10,000 Drops Silver Rum
1 slice mango
1 slice of jalapeño
1 oz lime juice
1 oz simple syrup
1/2 oz orange juice

Muddle mango and jalapeño in a pint glass, add ice and remaining ingredients and shake vigorously. Fill a lowball glass with ice and then strain through a fine strainer.  Garnish with lime wedge.

The type of fruity, spicy, sour and sweet drink that Freddie Mercury could only be proud of – mix it up, while stomping your feet to some “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Drink Suggestions Provided by Loon Liquors

A Mule is Born

1.5 oz Loon Liquors Wheaton Barley Vodka
0.5 oz Lac Coeur Ginger Liqueur
4 oz Ginger Beer

Stir, serve in highball on ice.

More Bradley Copper, than Lady Gaga, this one is all about the basics. You’ve got to have the fundamentals, before the “Star is Born.”

The Favourite Toddy

2 oz Loon Liquors Loonshine
0.5 oz Loon Liquors Lac Coeur Cinnamon Liqueur
0.25 oz honey
4 oz hot water

Stir, serve in a coffee mug.

This one has gossip written all over it. Hold with two hands and gently bring the hot drink to your lips, never averting your eyes from the juicy, scandalous romp that is “The Favourite.”

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