5 Award-Worthy Cocktails for Your Golden Globes Party

By  January 11, 2013

You’ve created the Facebook event, drafted the best dressed score cards, and maybe even started a winners’ pool, but you might be missing something for your Golden Globes party this Sunday. Of course, cocktails!  Regardless of who you hope takes home a statue, these libations are worth a standing ovation, even if it’s in front of your TV.

Red Carpet Sparkler


1 oz. Sandeman Founders Reserve Porto
3 oz. Jacob’s Creek Sparkling Brut

Combine Founders reserve with chilled Jacob’s Creek Sparkling Brut in a champagne flute.

Futuristic Fashionista

2 oz. SKYY Vodka
1 oz. Lemon Juice
¼ oz. Red Raspberry Vinegar
5  Red  Grapes
Gold Sugar

Muddle all ingredients except the vinegar in a cocktail shaker. Shaker and strain into a gold sugar rimmed martini glass. Garnish with the vinegar.

Basil Hayden’s Apple Bubbly

1 oz. Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
Sparkling Apple Juice

Add Basil Hayden’s Bourbpn to a champagne flute and fill the remainder with sparkling apple juice. Garnish with a fan of sliced apples.

Cruzan Show Stopper

1 oz. Cruzan Aged Light Rum
1 oz. Cruzan 9 Spiced Rum
½ oz. DeKuyper Apricot Brandy
1 oz. Fresh Lemon Sour
3 oz. Pineapple Juice
Pineapple Wedges
Ground Nutmeg

Combine all ingredients with ice. Pour into a hurricane glass and garnished with pineapple and a dusting of fresh ground nutmeg.

Basil Hayden’s Nucky’s Weakness

Inspired by Boardwalk Empire
1 ½ oz. Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
¾ oz. Fresh Lemon juice
2 Basil leaves
¾ Honey Syrup

For the Honey Syrup: Combine 3 oz. with 1 oz. hot water and stir until completely combined.

For the cocktail: Muddle the lemon juice, basil, and honey syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add the bourbon and shake lightly for 5 seconds. Strain into a double old-fashioned glass with ice and garnish with a thick grapefruit rind.