5 Essential Drink Links You May Missed This Week

5 Drink Links - Feb 19, 2001This week we have links to movie-inspired cocktails as we wait for the Oscar parties to begin. But one can’t live by cocktail alone, check out the links to chocolate and beer covered marshmallows from Chicago and tequila spiked cupcake cocktails from Brooklyn.

1 / And the Winner Is…

The Academy Awards are coming up next weekend, so there’s plenty of time left to gather together the ingredients to make one of these great Oscar Worthy Cocktails. Our money is on the Social Network. Which reminds me, have you liked our Facebook page yet?

2 / Movie Inspired Cocktails from Grey Goose

The King’s Speech took Best Film, but Grey Goose vodka was the star at the British Academy of Film & Television Arts awards after party. You can download the full list of the cocktails inspired by the 6 finalists at the Grey Goose website (make sure you go to the UK site).

3 / Where Kahlua is born. From bean to bottle.

NotCot has a fascinating 3-part photo series as they learn about the 7-year process of taking the coffee beans from the field to the bottle that we bring home from the store. Part I / Part II / Part III

4 / Chocolate covered marshmallows with Pretzel & Beer brittle. Yes, please

A hat trick (hockey reference) of awesomeness as Chicago chocolatier Truffle Truflle have brought together chocolate, beer and marshmallows in one delicious treat. Not in Chicago? You can order online.

5 / Cheers to the Caketails

Robicelli’s Cupcakes in Brooklyn is rolling out their latest cocktail cupcakes in honor of National Margarita Day on Feb 22. Just the description of their Partida Margarito and Angry Mango cupcakes has the Madtini staff wanting to run for the border.

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5 image in collage by Leo Reynolds used under CC license.

Madtini presents its Oscar Favorites

Oscar night is finally here and the red carpet will soon be full of the best and brightest stars of Hollywood and the rest of the motion picture world. A stellar group of ten movies have been nominated for best picture of the year, and the Madtini Research Team have chosen four of their favorites to share with you.

The Na’vi is inspired by the 10 foot tall blue-skinned natives of the moon Pandora and features delicious citrus flavours, garnished with two blackberries. The Hans Landa is named after the highly effective Nazi interrogator from the Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds, is made up of Jagermeister (which translates as Hunt Meader)and Goldschläger, the delicious Italian cinnamon liqeuer. Alien Blood, inspired by Neill Blomkamp’s science fiction thriller District 9, is a dark red mix of Vodka, Grenadine and muddled blackberries. The final cocktail is inspired by the clouds of Pixar’s latest animated masterpiece UP, about an widower who flies his house to South America suspended hundreds of brightly colored helium balloons.

We hope you enjoy these cocktails and that you’ll be there with us tonight cheering on the best of the motion picture world.

Recipes

The Na’vi inspired by Avatar

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 2 oz blue caracao
  • 1 oz orange juice

Directions: Add the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with two blackberries

The Hans Landa inspired by Inglorious Basterds

  • 2 oz Jagermeister
  • 1 oz Goldschlager
  • 1 oz Coke
  • 3 drops of Grenadine

Directions: Add the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with two blackberries

Alien Blood inspired by District 9

  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Grenadine
  • 1 oz Club Soda
  • 6 muddled blackberries

Directions: Add the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add remainder of muddled blackberries. Garnish with two blackberries

Up In the Clouds inspired by UP

  • 2 oz Skyy Vodka
  • 1 oz Half & Half
  • Handful of Crushed M&Ms

Directions: Add the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Sprinkle crushed M&Ms over the surface

Cheers, and we’ll see you tonight on the red carpet.