Long Shots and Drum Punch: Loews Hollywood Unveils Oscars Cocktails

The hotel will serve a drink inspired by each of the eight Best Picture nominees

Oscar drinking games involving shots every time somebody’s rushed off stage mid-speech are fun, but why not get a little more creative with your awards-season boozing?

Loews Hollywood Hotel is where Oscar winners will greet the media after accepting their statues at the adjacent Dolby Theatre on February 22. But the hotel will start the Academy Awards-themed fun a few weeks earlier when its H2 Kitchen & Bar starts offering eight special cocktails inspired by the Best Picture nominees.

Here are the Best Picture contenders and their corresponding cocktails, available from Feb. 1-22 at Loews Hollywood:

American Sniper, Long Shot
Maker’s Mark, Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur, orange bitters

Birdman, Flight of Fancy
Bulleit rye, Ruffino prosecco, agave, cherry

Boyhood, Mason’s Milk
Belvedere vodka, Cherry Heering, crème de cacao white, vanilla ice cream

Selma, Glory
Vodka, Southern Comfort, amaretto, Sloe gin, orange juice

The Grand Budapest Hotel, Lobby Boy
Hennessey, St. Germain, lemon, agave

The Imitation Game, Enigma Gimlet
Hendrick’s gin, lime juice, agave, cucumber, mint

The Theory of Everything, Even Stephen
Bombay Sapphire gin, Champagne, lemon juice, honey, basil

Whiplash, Drum Punch
Absolut Citron vodka, lemonade, lavender syrup, soda, muddled mint

redarrow Loews Hollywood Hotel, 1755 Highland Ave., Los Angeles, 323-856-1200