Everyone is talking about the Oscars — who got nominated, who got snubbed (How could they overlook Inside Llewyn Davis/James Gandolfini/Robert Redford?), and what movie you should have seen while it was still in theaters (Gravity in 3D, duh!). Tom Hanks isn’t the only one who needs a drink.
This week’s cocktail, The Oscar Buzz, is a bastardized version of an old classic, The Tuxedo. A gin-based cocktail originally made with sherry and garnished with a lemon, The Tuxedo sounds like something attendees would have been sipping at the afterparty for the first Academy Awards in 1929. Since it’s not 1929, you might not have sherry in your liquor cabinet, so The Oscar Buzz calls for dry vermouth instead.
The Oscar Buzz
2 ounces gin
1 ounce dry vermouth
A few dashes orange bitters
Orange twist (for garnish)
Glassware: Coupe or cocktail glass
Method: Add all ingredients, plus a handful of ice, to a cocktail shaker. Shake it like Sandra Bullock in a Shenzhou. Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with an orange (or lemon) twist.