Cocktail Couture: Drink in These Dresses from the 2016 Oscars

These gorgeous gowns will drive you to drink

Even though there were so many gorgeous dresses at last night’s Oscars red carpet, you won’t find a Best Dressed list here. Boring! Instead it’s another round of award show cocktail doppelgängers where we find L.A. drinks that are the boozy version of designer gowns. We weren’t able to find cocktails that resembled Rooney Mara’s dreamy white Givenchy gown or Kate Winslet’s shiny Ralph Lauren dress—but they’d be too expensive to drink anyways.

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Rose Cafe's Algonquin and Alicia Vikander
Rose Cafe’s Algonquin and Alicia Vikander

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The only thing that could have improved Best Supporting Actress winner Alicia Vikander’s look even more would have been boyfriend Michael Fassbender on her arm. I’m just sayin’. But since the couple is still all secret-secret about their relationship, we didn’t have the pleasure. Still, the Internet went crazy for Vikander in her strapless pale yellow Louis Vuitton gown looking an awful lot like Disney princess Belle of Beauty and the Beast. But I’m thinking she looked more like Rose Cafe’s Algonquin brunch cocktail. That bubble hemline with silver embellishments is basically the twin of that dehydrated pineapple garnish, no?

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Normandie Club's Ol' Blue Eyes and Cate Blanchett
Normandie Club’s Ol’ Blue Eyes and Cate Blanchett

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Best Actress nominee Cate Blanchett seems to have a thing for that Armani Prive floral applique style as she wore a similar dress on the Oscars’ red carpet two years ago. But she still looked absolutely stunning in her seafoam green number which reminds me of the Normandie Club’s Ol’ Blue Eyes, a bartender’s choice cocktail made with Rhum JM, Cana Brava, vanilla lactic, blue curacao, pineapple, and lime. Although not an exact color match the mint garnish appears to flutter like her 3D flowers.

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Viviane's Long Island and Jennifer Lawrence
Viviane’s Long Island and Jennifer Lawrence

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Best Actress nominee Jennifer Lawrence manages to pull off both naughty and elegant in her sheer-underlay Dior dress. And I’d never thought I’d compare an Oscar gown to a Long Island cocktail but you can’t deny the resemblance here. The black of the ruffled lace dress transitioning to flesh-colored and black lace bodice echoes the colors of Viviane’s Long Island, which is a mix of Bombay gin, El Dorado rum, Tapatio tequila, Cointreau, and cola.

Chrissy Teigen

Birch's #4 and Chrissy Teigen
Birch’s #4 and Chrissy Teigen

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Cookbook author Chrissy Teigen looked absolutely radiant. It might have something to do with motherhood but that sheer body-hugging Marchesa dress, which she actually had to get sewn into, certainly helped lots. The burgundy lace overlay does a great impression of the fibrous blood orange wheel which sits atop the ice and foam of Birch’s #4 cocktail (gingerbread, ruby port, benedictine, fluffy orange, nutmeg).

Margot Robbie

AOC's White Negroni and Margot Robbie
AOC’s White Negroni and Margot Robbie

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Uncanny how the lemon peels cradling the ice sphere in AOC’s White Negroni (St. George Terroir gin, Calisaya, Dolin white vermouth) look like the plunging neckline of actress Margot Robbie’s DVF dress, with the peels’ texture looking similar to the gold sequins.