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Oscar-Worthy Cupcakes and Cocktails

Magnolia Bakery and the Avalon Hotel are rolling out the red carpet with Academy Awards-themed cupcakes and cocktails, respectively. We wouldn’t mind a Black and White cupcake with a cocktail of the same name inspired by Best Picture nominee The Artist.

Magnolia Bakery

On February 25 and 26, the cupcakery is offering a Black Tie Box, a combination of three festive cupcakes (red velvet with whipped vanilla icing, flourless chocolate with vanilla bean meringue buttercream, and the Black and White, chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream and whipped vanilla icing). The box is available in packs of six or twelve.

The Avalon Hotel

The hotel’s restaurant, Oliverio, is mixing up cocktails inspired by this year’s Best Picture race. Order a cocktail anytime from now until Oscar night, when you can sip a Horse Tail or Crackerjack Martini while watching the show.

MaiTini (inspired by The Descendants)
Light and dark rums, pineapple juice, grenadine float (martini style)
Southern Comfort Hurricane (inspired by The Help)
Southern Comfort, sweet and sour, orange juice, pineapple juice (over ice)
Sidecar (inspired by Midnight in Paris)
Remy Martin, Cointreau, sweet and sour (martini style)
Black and White (inspired by The Artist)
Vanilla Schnapps, layer of Kraken rum (martini style)
Julio Blue Margarita (inspired by Hugo)
Don Julio, blue curacao, sweet and sour, prosecco float (over ice)
The Incredibly Strong (inspired by Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close)
Long Island Iced Tea with vodka, gin, rum, tequila, triple sec, blue curacao, Chambord, sweet and sour (over ice)
The Horse Tail (inspired by War Horse)
Makers Mark with muddled blueberries, lemon, pomegranate juice (martini style) Moneyball: Crackerjack Martini Vanilla vodka, butterscotch schnapps, white godiva (martini style)