Oscars night is one of my favorites of the award show season just for the pure glitz and glamour of the entire event. The celebrities look gorgeous and are probably really hungry… while I’m in sweats and munching on this AMAZING copycat Moose Munch and sipping on my Red Carpet cocktail debating on which dress I would wear if I were ever in that situation.
Read – I will never be, but if I was, I’m pretty sure I’d just take a tumble like my girl J-Law.. probably much less elegantly too.
Popcorn and the movies are synonymous with one another, but I felt like it needed to be just as fancy as the night itself and what’s more fancy than that luscious caramel.. Nothing. Maybe chocolate.. which is why that’s thrown on there too.
Like… that caramel and peanuts… and chocolate together. I can’t stop eating it. If I knew it was so easy to make, I would’ve been doing this years ago. There were so many cravings for caramel corn and Moose Munch that were completely unnecessary when I JUST COULD’VE MADE IT. It’ll all be okay from now on.
Champagne was the obvious choice for the night. The red carpet needed to be honored beyond the multiple hours of interviews going on right now. Add a little pomegranate juice and homemade sour mix and bam. Perfect Oscar night drink. I probably could’ve been a little more creative with the name, but I have the Oscars to watch.
If you hear excessive cheering when (fingers crossed) Leo wins the Oscar finally, that’s me.
For the Red Carpet Cocktail, combine 1.5 oz pomegranate juice, 1.5 oz sour mix, and 5 oz of champagne together. Enjoy!
Homemade sour mix:
- 0.5 cup water
- 0.5 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup lemon juice, about 2 lemons
- 1/4 cup lime juice, about 2 limes
- 1/2 cup grapefruit juice, about 1 grapefruit
Makes around 1.75 cups of sour mix.