The Selma 65

The Selma 65

The Oscars are Sunday night, and if you’re having a watching party, you might wanna share some of these recipes, inspired by some of the Oscar-nominated films.

The Selma 65. Inspired by the events portrayed in Selma set in 1965, this twist on the classic French 75 will be familiar and timely.

3/4 oz. Bombay Sapphire gin

1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice

1/2 shot simple syrup

Martini Prosecco

Brief History of Thyme

Brief History of Thyme

Making it: Shake together first three items with ice, strain into a champagne flute. Top with a splash of bubbly and stir lightly. Garnish with a lemon twist.

A Brief History of Thyme. Inspired by the life of physicist Stephen Hawking, author of the book A Brief History of Time, adds a savory component to the unlikely life of the ALS survivor portrayed in the nominated Theory of Everything.

1-1/2 oz. Caliche Rum

1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice

3/4 oz. pomegranate juice

3 sprigs fresh thyme

1/2 oz. triple sec, Cointreau or other orange-based liqueur

Agave nectar (omit for dryer taste)

The Moore Ginger Fizz

The Moore Ginger Fizz

Making it: Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously until well-chilled. Serve in a chilled cocktail coupe; garnish with a thyme sprig.

The Moore Gin Fizz. Julianne Moore plays a woman suffering from Alzheimer’s in Still Alice (directed by gay couple Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer), but even she would find this simple concoction unforgettable.

1 part Dewar’s White Label whisky

3 parts ginger beer

Lime wedge.

Making it: Fill pint class with ice and add whisky. Top with ginger beer (or ginger ale) and garnish with lime.