The Oscars come around each year and it goes without saying that there will be a new cocktail featured at each of the celebrity packed events of the weekend. For the 2012 Governors Ball, the after-party of the Academy Awards, this is the signature drink.
This drink came about via competition, namely the Moët Oscar Cocktail Contest. The creator of the stunning cocktail is Chicago's Adam Seger who is in no way new to the scene. I really enjoy this drink because it is simple and allows each of the ingredients to shine through, including Hum Botanical Spirit which has "heady cardamom & Kaffir lime notes."
The one other note that I must make is the importance of making your own sour mix. It is almost as simple as making simple syrup and there is no excuse good enough to justify buying a bottled sour. Your fellow drinkers will thank you for taking the time to mix sugar, water, lemon, and lime.
Prep Time: 3†minutes
Total Time: 3†minutes
Yield: 1 Cocktail
- 1 ounce fresh sour mix
- 1 ounce Hum Botanical Spirit
- Moët & Chandon Imperial Champagne
- Rose petal for garnish