Here we are – it’s officially Oscar weekend. I decided to top off my Oscar series with an adult beverage that would be perfect to serve at an Oscar viewing party. I feel like NWA was probably not knocking back the Cosmos with their best pals, but you never know! I did consider throwing a forty of Old English in this, but thought better of it. 😉
This isn’t a Cosmopolitan as much as it’s a Cosmopolitan inspired punch. That’s fine by me as Cosmos are pretty dang strong and you don’t want to be black out before Leo claims his Oscar! If that is your end game – don’t worry – this punch is still pretty dang strong. This has a great cranberry-lime flavor and I love the fizziness that the sparkling wine adds.
This recipe makes about a pitcher’s worth of drinks. I’ll be quadrupling for our Oscar party as we’re going to have a ton of people over. Like – we need to put bleachers in or living room or something if everyone actually is going to watch. But most of the people don’t care and it’s really just an excuse for a party, right?
Even though this drink is more Sex in the City Manhattan than Compton I do remember an evening where a young Alice may have had many a Cosmo that resulted in enthusiastically rapping a LOT of TuPac. But that’s about the only connection I came up with.
Did you see Straight Outta Compton? I did and I loved it. I love rap and Dr. Dre, so I was super excited for it to come out. It was a really interesting story with great music (obvi). I loved Easy E’s character. I didn’t know a lot about him, since I was a little young and a lot sheltered when he died.
So enjoy and cheers to the Oscars! (Go Brie Larson!!!)
- 1 cups Vodka
- ½ cup Frozen Limeade, thawed
- ¼ cup Orange Liqueur, such as triple sec
- ¼ cup Cranberry Juice
- ¼ bottle Sparkling Wine
- ¼ 750 ml bottle Club Soda
- 1 liter Lime Zest, for garnish
- Chill all ingredients before mixing punch.
- Stir together vodka, limeade, orange liqueur, cranberry juice, sparkling wine, and club soda in large pitcher and serve.