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Blake Shelton Introduces New Brand of Vodka: ‘I’m Excited for Everyone to Finally Taste’

Originally posted 03/01/2016 02:51PM

The only thing more country than being a country artist is introducing a line of Arkansas-made vodka.

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

Originally posted 02/25/2016 11:02AM

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.

Oscars
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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.

Oscars
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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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Oscars
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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.

RELATED: How to Make Award-Worthy Sugar Cookie Statues for the Oscars

–Lizz Leonard

FILED UNDER: Academy Awards , Cocktails

DRAKE
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Drake Is Launching His Own Whiskey Brand So You Can ‘Celebrate with Class’

Originally posted 02/17/2016 02:38PM

Champagne Papi just might have to change his nickname.
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Watch Taye Diggs Twerk for His Drink on Kocktails with Khloé

Originally posted 02/17/2016 01:12PM

When it comes to her “kocktails,” Khloé Kardashian makes the guests on her talk show work for their reward.
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Eric Stringer/Getty; Starbucks
Eric Stringer/Getty; Starbucks

Pour Up a Glass of Love for Valentine’s Day with This Fizzy, Gold-Dusted Cocktail

Originally posted 02/12/2016 12:29PM

If you’re staying in this Valentine’s Day and are looking for a romantic drink to mix at home for your sweetheart, try this cocktail from a New York City hot spot that’s hosted the likes of Eva Longoria, Kendall JennerSelena Gomez and the Jonas Brothers.
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Alex G
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Alex Guarnaschelli Blogs: How to Up Your Cocktail Game (Think Watermelon Ice Cubes)

Originally posted 02/09/2016 04:39PM

Alex Guarnaschelli is an Iron Chef, Food Network celebrity chef, author of Old-School Comfort Food and the executive chef at New York City’s Butter restaurants. Read her PEOPLE.com blog every Tuesday to get her professional cooking tips, family-favorite recipes and personal stories of working in front of the camera and behind the kitchen doors. Follow her on Twitter at @guarnaschelli.
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Forget Hot Chocolate: Warm Up with a Sweet-Tart Moonshine Cocktail

Originally posted 02/01/2016 04:18PM

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Think you can only get the perfect moonshine cocktail once in a blue moon? Now, you can make one at home — if you can legally buy moonshine in your state, of course.

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Justin Timberlake Cocktail
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Celebrate Justin Timberlake’s 35th Birthday with a Cocktail Created by His Personal Mixologist

Originally posted 01/29/2016 05:17PM

What do you get the person who has everything? Custom birthday drinks, of course.

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Robot Drinking buddy
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This Shot-Taking Robot Is Probably More Fun to Drink with Than Your Real Friends

Originally posted 01/07/2016 03:40PM

A wise man once said that sharing a drink called loneliness is better than drinking alone.
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