Oscar Inspired Cocktails

The Cover Up

Did you know “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” a Jack Nicholson classic and Oscar Best Picture winner premiered at Chicago’s Esquire Theater, which is now home to the stunning Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House Chicago?
Try these Oscar inspired cocktails by Nicholas Phelps, Bar Manager.
The Revanant
By the Hair of the Bear
2 oz. Bulliet Rye Whiskey
1 oz. Half & Half
½ oz. Kahlua
½ oz. Tuaca
1 Dash Orange Bitters
Shake and pour into a cocktail glass
*“Bulliet” Rye used to reflect the film’s time period, while Kahlua coffee liqueur symbolizes Hugh getting up to get his revenge.
The Cover Up (pictured)
2 oz. Blanco Tequila
½ oz. Pineapple Juice
½ oz. Lime Juice
½ oz. Simple Syrup
½ oz. Cointreau
Splash of Malbec
Shake all ingredients, except the wine. Pour over rocks. Float Malbec, garnish with cherry & orange flag.
*Floating wine over the cocktail represents the “cover up”
The Big Short
Modern Banking
2 oz. Hennessey Cognac
2 oz. Sweet Vermouth
1 oz. Green Chartruese
1 oz. Lemon Juice
Shake and pour over rocks.
*The slightly green appearance signifies money.


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