Toast This Year’s Best Picture Oscar Nominees With These Delish Specialty Drinks

02/25/2016 at 11:02 AM ET

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Sure, come Sunday night, only one movie can take home the Best Picture Oscar statue. But over at the Loews Hollywood Hotel, next door to the award show’s Dolby Theatre and a bustling hub of activity in the days leading up to Oscar Sunday, every film’s a winner. To celebrate this year’s Best Picture nominees and keep, well, spirits high, the Loews has created fun Oscar-themed specialty cocktails (Life on Mars, anyone?). Here’s how to serve up a little bit of Hollywood cheer while you toast this year’s nominees on Sunday.

The Front Page (inspired by Spotlight)
1 oz. rum
3 oz. pinot noir
¾ oz. triple sec
¾ oz. agave syrup
orange & pineapple juices
1. Build in all ingredients into glass with ice. Add equal parts of orange and pineapple juices. Garnish with orange slice and cherry.

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Life on Mars (inspired by The Martian)
1 ½ oz. tequila
½ oz. aperol
¾ oz. grapefruit juice
½ oz. agave syrup
½ oz. lemon juice
1. Build in all ingredients into glass with ice. Tumble then pour back into glass. Garnish with lemon slice.

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Bubble Burst (inspired by The Big Short)
1 oz. black raspberry liqueur
1 oz. pineapple juice
¾ oz. agave syrup
¾ oz. lemon juice
½ oz. prosecco
1. Add all ingredients into mixing glass. Add ice and shake. Strain into flute glass. Top off with Prosecco. Garnish with blackberry on rim.

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Bear-ly Alive (inspired by The Revenant)
2 oz. bourbon whiskey
½ oz. orange-flavored liqueur
1 oz. pineapple juice
½ oz. agave syrup
strawberries
1. Add 4 strawberries and agave into mixing glass. Muddle well. Add ingredients, ice and shake. Strain into glass and garnish with mint leaf.

Mission of Spices

Mission of Spices (inspired by Bridge of Spies)
2 oz. gin
½ oz. ginger-flavored liqueur
¾ oz. agave syrup
¾ oz. orange juice
mango
jalapeno
1. Add 2 slices of mango and 2 thin slices of jalapeno into mixing glass. Muddle well. Add ingredients, ice and shake. Strain into glass and garnish with jalapeno slice on rim.

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–Lizz Leonard

FILED UNDER: Academy Awards , Cocktails

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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