6 EASY Oscars-Inspired Cocktail Recipes

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The Oscars anticipation is building, and beyond the who's-wearing-what buzz is the high-level preparation involved in pulling off the perfect viewing plan. But, even if you forgo a fancy-schmancy party to eyeball the Red Carpet parade in your pajamas, you'll need some sips to get you through the entire five-plus hour extravaganza.
While you can't go wrong with bubbly (that's what the stars will be drinking, after all), we've got something a bit more festive for your glass. The Underground in Chicago has whipped up six cocktails inspired by some of this year's hottest contenders. So, whether you prefer to toss back whiskey à la The Wolf of Wall Street, or defy Gravity with a tipple of tequila, you'll want to master these tastes by Sunday. Click through to pick your poison, just remember you do have to work the next day.
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HER Favorite French 56

Ingredients:
1.5 oz Oxley gin
1 oz grapefruit juice (fresh if possible)
1 oz agave nectar
.5 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
Champagne split

Steps:
Add all of the ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Pour into a champagne flute and top with bubbly. Garnish with an orchid.
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Gravity-Defying Pear Apple Martini

Ingredients:
1.5 oz Grey Goose La Poire vodka
.5 oz Diosa Apple tequila
1 oz apple juice
.5 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
1 oz agave nectar

Instructions:
Add all of the ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Pour into a martini glass and garnish with pear and apple slices.
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Strawberry Hustle

Ingredients:
1.5 oz Belvedere vodka
3 muddled strawberries
1 oz agave nectar
.5 oz St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
1 oz fresh lime juice

Steps:
Muddle strawberries in a shaker. Add all ingredients (plus ice) and shake vigorously. Serve over ice in a rocks glass and garnish with a strawberry.
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Whiskey Wolf of Wall Street

Ingredients:
2 oz single barrel Evan Williams whiskey
.5 oz ruby port syrup
3 dashes Creole bitters

Steps:
Add all of the ingredients into a rocks glass, stir for 10 seconds and garnish with an orange peel.
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Gatsby’s Cucumber Punch

Ingredients:
2 oz mango Absolut
1 oz fresh cucumber juice
.5 oz Ty Ku Citrus
1 oz fresh lemon juice
1 oz Vita Coco Peach & Mango coconut water
.5 oz agave nectar

Steps:
Add all of the ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Pour into a Pilsner glass and garnish with a cucumber wheel.
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Red Carpet Raspberry Mule

1.5 oz Effen Raspberry vodka
.5 oz fresh lime juice
.5 oz fresh lemon juice
.5 oz agave nectar
2 dashes of bitters
Can of ginger beer

Steps:
Add ingredients except the ginger beer to a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a rocks glass and top with ginger beer. Add raspberries as a garnish.
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