Diageo mixologist Joe Brooke says he always tries to incorporate ginger into awards-season cocktails because “it settles the stomach.”
So the Scot’s Pear signature cocktail that will be served at the Oscars on February 22 includes ginger as both an ingredient and a garnish (recipe below). Nominees and other Academy Awards attendees will be greeted with this Johnnie Walker Platinum Label cocktail, as well as exclusive, custom-made Sterling Vineyard wines, when they step off the red carpet.
It will be the start of a long alcohol-fueled evening that will continue after the ceremony at the official Oscars after-party, the Wolfgang Puck-catered-to-the-max Governors Ball, where there will be a Gold and Soda bar featuring Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve. Scotch and soda might never be the same again.
- 1.5 oz Johnnie Walker Platinum Label
- .25 oz Tawny Port
- 1 oz pear juice
- .75 oz ginger syrup
- .75 oz lemon juice
- Shake and strain into a double Old Fashioned glass.
- Garnish with a piece of candied ginger.