Last week we brought you two recipes for sweet or savory popcorn, perfect to serve at an Oscar-themed party. This week we’re continuing to ramp up to watch the red carpet with yummy snacks in hand and no possible distractions. Here’s our vision: gather your crew a couple hours early, prep your goodies, pour your drinks, and settle in for a solid evening of glamour and good TV.
The snacks you can’t do without? They have to be our special party popcorn and this pretty crimson cocktail made for toasting the red carpet:
Ruby Red Champagne Toaster
- Ruby Port Wine
- Orange Juice
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Add 1/4 oz. brandy, 3/4 oz. ruby port wine, and 1/2 oz. orange juice.
- Shake well and strain into a clear champagne flute.
- Fill to the brim with champagne and serve.
We love the pretty ombré effect of serving this drink unstirred—but you can stir it if you prefer a more vibrant cocktail color. For more ideas on what should follow drinks, read our guide. You won’t want to pass on our cheese board, pizza, and dessert ideas! And your friends won’t leave disappointed.