Cocktail Recipe: What the Stars Will Drink at the Oscars

Scotch takes center stage at both the awards ceremony and the Governors Ball
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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.

Scot’s Pear

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz Johnnie Walker Platinum Label
  • .25 oz Tawny Port
  • 1 oz pear juice
  • .75 oz ginger syrup
  • .75 oz lemon juice

Instructions

  • Shake and strain into a double Old Fashioned glass.
  • Garnish with a piece of candied ginger.