Set the Stage

Spirit-infused drinks and a Best Feature-inspired feast will help capture the Spirit Awards vibe. Hollywood’s hippest mixology enthusiast The Lush Chef used our signature Spirit Awards beverages to create these easy and tasty drink recipes:

SPIRITS

Jameson® & Ginger
Want to know why everyone in the Spirit Awards tent has smiles on their faces? It’s because they were handed Jameson® & Ginger cocktails as soon as they walked on the carpet. Nothing like some Jameson Irish Whiskey™ at 11:00 am to loosen nominees up for their acceptance speeches (remember, we don’t cut off or censor speeches).

To get in the spirit, here’s a fun variation on that signature Jameson™ libation that includes ginger beer instead of soda. Jameson® & Ginger – serves 1

Ingredients:
• 2 oz Jameson Irish Whiskey™
• 1/3 bottle ginger ale

Add the whiskey over a glass of ice and top with the ginger ale – Cheers!

 

Jameson Whiskey Sour
• 60ml Jameson
• 20ml Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
• 10ml Sugar Syrup
• Dash of Angostura Bitters
• Orange Twist

Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake over ice. Strain into a rocks glass and garnish with an orange twist.

 
 

The Sidewalker using Stella Artois
This beer cocktail has slowly become popular this year at cocktail joints across the country. The taste is reminiscent of a sour beer and contains Applejack, an apple-flavored whiskey. A wheat beer like Stella Artois is perfect for this classy Hollywood order.

Ingredients:
1 oz Applejack
3/4 oz lemon juice
1/2 oz maple syrup
1/4 oz apple cider vinegar
1 bottle Stella Artois
Lemon wedge, to garnish

• Fill a cocktail shaker or mixing glass with ice and add the Applejack, lemon juice, maple syrup and apple cider vinegar and shake.
• Strain into a chilled, Stella Artois chalice.
• Top with Stella Artois and a lemon wedge.

 

NOSHING

Our suggested menus are inspired by this year’s Best Feature nominees –
pick your favorite Best Feature menu and enjoy!

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
Po’ Boys
Crab Cakes
Chicken & Sausage Gumbo

 

BERNIE
Casserole (of any kind)
Texas-style BBQ
Sweet Tea

 

KEEP THE LIGHTS ON
Midnight Chocolate Cake
New York Clam Chowder

 

MOONRISE KINGDOM
S’mores Cookies
All-American Chili
Chocolate Fondue

 

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
Pigs in a Blanket
Buffalo Wings
Beer