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3 Movie-themed cocktails for Oscars night

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No Oscars party is complete without a killer cocktail. Check out these delicious movie-themed cocktails so good you'd better plan your acceptance speech.

Who are your top picks to take home the little guy at the Academy Awards? Trust us, you won't care after you taste these cocktails inspired by three of our favorites. It doesn't matter if they take home the Oscar… these recipes are accolade enough.

Brave's will-o'-the-wisp shooter recipe

Nominated for Best Animated Feature Film, Brave is the story of a headstrong young princess, voiced by Kelly Macdonald, who learns to balance her personal needs with the needs of her family and her kingdom — with a little help from the blue-glowing will o' the wisps who guide her on her journey. Much like the princess herself, these fun shooters look beautiful and pack a powerful punch.

Yields 1

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces vanilla vodka
  • Blue cotton candy

Directions:

  1. Fill a rocks glass with a heaping serving of cotton candy.
  2. Fill a separate small glass with vanilla vodka.
  3. Serve each guest one of each glass, instructing them to pour the vodka over the cotton candy, which will instantly dissolve to create a sweet cocktail with a vodka punch.

Watch a scene from Brave, featuring will o' the wisps

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