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Our liquid countdown to The Oscars ends today with this cocktail in honor of Best Picture Nominee Argo. It's a Bubbly Maple Leaf and has sparkling wine, scotch, maple syrup and lime juice. By www.cookthestory.com

Celebrate Tonight With A Champagne Cocktail: The Bubbly Maple Leaf

My countdown to The Oscars in liquid form ends today with the final Best Picture Nominee Drink, this one a Champagne Cocktail in honor of Argo. Check out all the other fun and easy 2012 Best Picture Nominee drinks by clicking here. Click here to jump down to the Bubbly Maple Leaf Cocktail recipe now.

Our liquid countdown to The Oscars ends today with this cocktail in honor of Best Picture Nominee Argo. It's a Bubbly Maple Leaf Cocktail with sparkling wine, scotch, maple syrup and lime juice. By www.cookthestory.com


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The Oscars are tonight!!!

Do you have plans?

Are you having a fabulous Oscar Party or staying home on your own to concentrate and soak up as much as possible? Either way, get into the spirit with the Best Picture Nominee Drinks that are going on here. There’s one for each film that was nominated for best picture.

I’ve been bringing you a different Oscar-inspired drink everyday for 9 days as we’ve counted down to the Oscars. It’s been so fun.

In developing the drinks and taking the pictures my goal was to capture the spirit of the movies such that if someone just saw the photo or tasted the drink they would know which movie it went with.

I think I just invented an Oscar Party Game! You can play “Guess which movie goes with this drink?” How fun!

Our liquid countdown to The Oscars ends today with thiOur liquid countdown to The Oscars ends today with this cocktail in honor of Best Picture Nominee Argo. It's a Bubbly Maple Leaf Cocktail with sparkling wine, scotch, maple syrup and lime juice. By www.cookthestory.coms cocktail in honor of Best Picture Nominee Argo. It's a Bubbly Maple Leaf and has sparkling wine, scotch, maple syrup and lime juice. By www.cookthestory.comToday I’m bringing you my final Best Picture Nominee drink. It’s in honor of Argo. Argo is an edge-of-your-seat kind of movie. Even though we all know how it ends (it’s a true story so the truth is out there) you still have to lean forward with anxiety until the last moment.

I really liked it.

To celebrate this movie I’m proposing a Champagne Cocktail (a less expensive sparkling wine is perfect for this too). It’s appropriate especially for the end of the movie when Champagne corks pop and wine bubbles over.

It’s also appropriate because to tonight Oscars night. Let’s celebrate!

In addition to the sparkling wine, this cocktail has Scotch because the handsome (if shaggy) Ben Affleck swipes a bottle of Macallan from the Canadian Ambassador’s residence and spends a night drinking it out of the bottle.

I don’t recommend doing that.

But mixing it with a bit of bubbly is perfectly o.k..

Especially if it’s also got some maple syrup mixed in, to celebrate the role of Canada in the crazy evacuation scheme. And lime, because lime is favored in Iranian cooking. In fact, the big round thick-skinned limes you get at the grocery store are Persian Limes (Iran used to be called Persia).

So, this Champagne Cocktail is the perfect mix of celebration and ode to the movie Argo.

Nine Oscars-inspired drinks, one for each Best Picture nominee, by www.cookthestory.com Before handing out the recipe, here are the links to all the other Best Picture Nominee Drinks. You can also see snippets from all the Oscar drinks by clicking here.

The Django Unchained Cocktail: Bourbon and Sweet Tea with Blood Orange

 

The Lincoln Cocktail: An Old Fashioned Cocktail with Apple Brandy

 

The Amour Cocktail: A classically French Kir

 

The Beasts of the Southern Wild Cocktail: Home Sweet Home (butterscotch, Bailey’s and spice)

 

The Life of Pi Cocktail: A Salty Tiger (grapefruit juice and IPA beer in a glass with a salted rim)

 

The Les Misérables Drink: Red wine

 

The Silver Linings Playbook Drink: Beer, to go with all that football in the movie

 

The Zero Dark Thirty Cocktail: A Mint Canary (lemon juice, chilled mint tea and rum)

And of course, today’s recipe is for The Argo Cocktail: A Bubbly Maple Leaf Cocktail (sparkling wine, Scotch, maple syrup and lime juice)

On with today’s Best Picture Nominee drink!

Our liquid countdown to The Oscars ends today with this cocktail in honor of Best Picture Nominee Argo. It's a Bubbly Maple Leaf Cocktail with sparkling wine, scotch, maple syrup and lime juice. By www.cookthestory.com

Bubbly Maple Leaf Cocktail
 
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This Champagne Cocktail is based on The Maple Leaf but with lime instead of lemon, and with the addition of sparkling wine of course. It’s as easy to make as it is delicious. And very celebratory! (If this is for a party, you can make up a large batch of the scotch, maple, lime mixture and then keep it chilled. To serve, drizzle about 3 ounces of the scotch mixture into a champagne flute and then top with bubbly).
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Recipe type: beverage
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 ounce Scotch whisky
  • 1 ounce real maple syrup
  • ½ ounce lime juice
  • ice
  • 3 ounces sparkling wine (an inexpensive Prosecco works well here)
Instructions
  1. Measure the Scotch, maple syrup and lime juice into a cocktail shaker. Add a good handful of ice, put the lid on the shaker and shake it up until everything is really really cold.
  2. Strain the Scotch mixture into a champagne flute. Top with the sparkling wine. Celebrate!

 

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5 Responses to “Celebrate Tonight With A Champagne Cocktail: The Bubbly Maple Leaf”
  1. Geeze…. I wish I would have thought to make cocktails! I think I was drinking licorice tea.
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    • Christine Pittman says:

      I wound up being sick with a terrible sore throat (still have it!) and so drank tea all night as well. I have to come up with a different excuse to sip on these cocktails all night soon. Hey, we should have a virtual cocktail party one of these days. THAT would be an excuse!

  2. Paula says:

    OMG! Love that you chose a champagne cocktail and that you added Maple Syrup for the Cdn. content in the movie! Hope you curl up and relax with one of your wonderful cocktails this evening and enjoy the Oscars.

    I’ll be watching (and sipping on an Amaretto over ice probably :)

    • Christine Pittman says:

      Thanks Paula. Hope you had a nice evening and enjoyed your Amaretto! Sounds like a perfect Oscars drink to me :)

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