Golden Globes 2012: Baseball inspired, Ghastly, Hilarious, Smokin’ hot, Delicious cocktails and the winner is?

Michael Hepworth

Hollywood,CA(Spiritsman)1/13/12/—With the Golden Globes just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how and where you’ll be spending the star-studded evening.  Whether you’re planning to throw a Hollywood-worthy bash for your friends or you anticipate watching the event curled up on your couch, we’ve got the perfect cocktails to compliment your night.  Each of the following creations pays homage to some of this year’s nominations. We assure you that you’ll have the perfect drink in hand no matter which television show, movie or actor gets your vote! Cheers!

One of this season’s most talked about flicks was Brad Pitt’s box office homerun (pun intended) Moneyball. Nominated for Best Motion Picture in the Drama category, it’s no wonder our boy Brad is still regarded as one of the most sought after actors in Hollywood. Celebrate one of the year’s best movies with this baseball inspired cocktail.

Take Me Out To The Moneyball-game



1 oz. Frangelico

2 oz. Wild Turkey 101

1 oz. Amaretto

.25 oz. squeezed lemon juice

1 pinch salt

4 oz. soda water

Handful of Cracker Jack, finely crushed

  Rub half a lemon around the rim of a glass and place into crushed Cracker Jack to coat the rum. Combine Wild Turkey, Frangelico, Amaretto, lemon juice and salt in a shaker. Mix and strain into a glass with rocks and top with soda water.


As a fan favorite, Glee continuously scores nominations due to its high energy musical numbers and unique style. Nominated for Best Television Series in a Comedy or Musical, we predict the Glee Club will be taking home the gold(en globes, that is). Applaud, do a dance, give your best jazz hands, go-all-out (you get the picture) …with this delicious Glee-inspired Moscow Mule.

Musical Mule

1.5 oz. Russian Standard Vodka
1 lime wedge

5 oz. Regatta ginger beer

  Build cocktail over ice in your Russian Standard Copper Mug Add 1.5 oz of Russian Standard Vodka
Squeeze a wedge of lime
Top with 5 oz of Regatta ginger beer


My personal favorite movie of the year was Bridesmaids, and I’m glad the critics agree. Kristen Wiig proves she’s the ultimate comedic force as she shows she’s got what it takes to captivate big-screen audiences in this years biggest comedic hit. Wiig wraps all of her highly-regarded SNL characters into one to create Annie, the ultimate (is that the right word? I’ll let you be the judge of that) maid of (dis)honor. Celebrate the hilarious romp that’s nominated for Best Motion Picture in the Comedy category with this delicious cocktail.

Bridesmaid Margarita


2 oz. CAMUS VS Elegance
1 oz. Sweet & Sour Mix
1 oz. Grand Marnier

Combine all in a shaker with ice; strain into a small rocks glass with salted rim. Garnish with a lime wedge

It’s no surprise that American Horror Story has been nominated to take home the coveted titled of Best Television Series in the Drama category.  The series drew consistently high ratings for FX, ending its first season as one of the highest rated new cable dramas of the year, and if this bone-chilling series wasn’t scary enough, check out this ghastly cocktail we’ve mixed up using Lucid Absinthe. Take a sip, if you dare!

Supernatural Sip


1 part LUCID®

1 part White Creme de Cocao

1 part Coconut Milk

Drizzle of Black Sambucca

Combine LUCID, White Creme de Cocao and Coconut Milk in a shaker filled with ice.  Shake till Frothy and strain into a short rocks glass over ice.  Drizzle Black Sambucca down the side of the glass until it floats on the bottom and diffuses through the cocktail.

And last, but certainly not least, an ode to the smokin’ hot actor that’s nominated for two awards, Ryan Gosling. Need I say more? I didn’t think so.

The Heartthrob

1 oz. Russian Standard Vodka
1 1/2 oz. Lucid Absinthe
1/4 oz. Siracha Hot Sauce

Shake all ingredients well with ice.
Top with Killian’s Irish Red Beer and a hot pepper


Michael Hepworth

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By Matt Donnelly, Special to the Los Angeles TimesJanuary 13, 2012
The Golden Globeslooks like a great party on TV, but it takes more than a celebrity host and a fully stocked bar to celebrate a year’s worth of screens big and small in one night. The show takes over the entire Beverly Hilton and becomes a study in numbers, with multiple viewing parties, oceans of champagne and mountains of food. We dug through vendor counts, catering orders, shipped goods and brand reps to tally bottles, flowers, warm bodies and more to get a complete picture of the shindig. And, rare for Hollywood, the statuette disclosed its actual weight.— 43 Golden Globes telecasts have been held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel since 1961— 1,300 guests will enjoy dinner before the telecast (ballroom and viewing parties)— 150 domestic and international media outlets are covering red carpet arrivals— 5 pre-parties for nominees and participants— 7 network and agency after-parties— 550 Moët & Chandon vintage 2002 Champagne magnums will be served at dinner1,000 Moët Imperial mini-bottles will be passed out as guests enter the hotel— 120 round tables in the main ballroom— 50 chefs— 50 bartenders in the ballroom— 110 kitchen and prep staff— 250 servers— 10,000 pieces of Royal Doulton silverware, place settings and glasses

— 10,000 pieces of sushi ordered to be on site for viewing and after-parties

— 20,000 individual drinks to be served from red carpet to last call

— 30,000 square feet of red carpet rolled onto Merv Griffin Way circling the hotel

— 5.5 lbs. per Golden Globe trophy

— 1 face-lift to the statuette: new mold and face-lift to metal top, new marble type, new custom presentation box

— 20 people creating each ballroom table centerpiece with blooms from Mark’s Garden in Sherman Oaks

— 500 individual squares of Godiva bars and tablets woven with foil for a Piet Mondrian-inspired chocolate painting

— 1 star who has received the most Globe trophies, totaling 11 including honorary awards: Barbra Streisand

— 1 Accents gift shop containing four brands of pain reliever for hangovers

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