Whether attending an Oscar-themed bash or taking a plush front-row seat in your own home, every Academy Awards viewing party should have a designated cocktail. For the 86th edition airing late Sunday afternoon, we nominate Lady Silvia’s Bing & Hope ($10).
The libation pays homage to two of Oscar’s storied participants: actors and famous film co-stars Bing Crosby and Bob Hope. The former, a Best Actor winner in 1945 (and nominated two other times), was one of Hollywood’s most-liked players, and the latter, the recipient of five honorary Oscars, landed 14 Oscar-hosting gigs between 1941 and 1978, thanks to his effortless finesse and wit.
Lady Silvia’s spirituous homage gleams from a snifter as playful layers of chocolate, cinnamon and honey coast across the palate. It’s the perfect way to toast its namesakes—and all your favorite stars.
2 oz. Wild Turkey American Honey
¾ oz. Carpano Antica Formula Sweet Vermouth
2 dashes Aztec Chocolate Bitters
2 dashes cinnamon syrup
cinnamon stick (garnish)
Filthy Black Cherry (garnish)
Method: Add bourbon, vermouth, bitters and syrup to a shaker with ice. Shake. Strain over ice in a snifter. Garnish with cinnamon stick and two cherries.