And the Oscar Goes To...

February 21, 2013

It’s almost that time when hundreds of millions of movie lovers tune in to watch the glamorous Oscars ceremony and learn who will receive the highest honors in filmmaking. The Oscars reward the previous year’s greatest cinema achievements as determined by some of the world’s most accomplished motion picture artists and professionals. Awards are presented for outstanding individual or collective efforts in up to 25 categories. In celebration of the crown jewel award of the evening, the Best Picture category, Coq d’Or has created three special cocktails inspired by some of the nominees. These special cocktails will be offered in Coq d’Or the weekend of the Oscars, Friday, February 22 through Sunday, February 24, 2013 only. The following are the “translations” between the drink specials and the movies themselves: Zero Dark Worthy: Vodka, Cherry Brandy, Dark Crème de Cacao. This cocktail references the film “Zero Dark Thirty.” The title refers to the time of day, zero dark thirty which is 12:30 a.m. in military-speak, when the a key operation in Pakistan occurred in the film. As homage, a dark colored, “heavier” martini has been created. Silver Tequila Playbook: Sauza Hornitos Silver tequila, Licor 43 and grapefruit juice. “Silver Linings Playbook,” a film depicting a bi-polar man trying to put his life back together after release from a mental hospital, is highlighted with this drink. The film culminates in a quirky dance competition football bet that can only be seen to be believed. A cocktail with a little racy (tequila) and spicy (Licor 43) was created to complement the themes of the film. Beasts of the Southern Drink: Jim Beam Devil’s Cut, Wilderberry Liqueur, splash of soda. This drink brings light to the film “Beasts of the Southern Wild” where a community of people barely subsisting in Louisiana with little infrastructure have a solid sense of community and joy. This cocktail reflects the film by showcasing a strong backbone (Jim Beam Devil’s Cut) balanced by the sweetness (Wilderberry Liqueur) of the characters connections to each other.