DrinkWire is Liquor.com’s showcase for the best articles, recipes and reviews from the web’s top writers and bloggers. In this post, Melissa Moreno offers Oscar-themed cocktails.

Since Oscar nominations have now been announced and everyone is gearing up for the award show this weekend, take a look at these cocktail recipes, all which were inspired by “Best Picture” Nominees. If you’ve been keeping tabs on the front-runners for this category, then you know that there were several great choices, and it was narrowed down to the top three: Darkest Hour, The Post and Lady Bird. So, while you’re watching the Oscars and trying to guess who will win, enjoy a drink or two with your friends! In the mean time, take a look at the lavish Swag Bag that each nominee will receive!

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The Prime Minister

In honor of Oscar nominated film “Darkest Hour”

  • 1 ½ parts Hornitos® Black Barrel® Tequila
  • ¾ part fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ part sage simple syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura® bitters
  • 1 capsule activated charcoal*
  • Lemon wedge

*Adds a jet-black hue and a light, smoky flavor to the cocktai

Preparation: Combine equal parts sugar and water with 3-5 sage sprigs and bring to a boil to create sage simple syrup. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge

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The Publisher’s Paloma

In honor of Oscar nominated film “The Post”

  • 2 parts Hornitos® Plata Tequila
  • 1 part fresh lime juice
  • ¾ part ginger sage syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura® bitters
  • Top with grapefruit beer (appx. 1 part)
  • Grapefruit
  • Sage sprigs

Preparation: Combine equal parts sugar and water with 1 ginger slice and 4 sage sprigs and bring to a boil to create ginger sage syrup. Allow the mixture to cool, combine all ingredients except grapefruit beer in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain the mixture into a highball glass filled with ice and top with grapefruit beer. Garnish with a grilled grapefruit slice.

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The Lady

In honor of Oscar nominated film “Lady Bird”

  • 1 ¼ Parts Hornitos® Cristalino Tequila
  • ½ part fresh lemon juice
  • ½ part simple syrup
  • Splash of seltzer
  • Strawberries

Preparation: Muddle one strawberry, combine remainder of ingredients except seltzer in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain over fresh ice and add a splash of seltzer. Garnish with a strawberry.