It’s time to shakedown your best red carpet attire, and prep those acceptance speeches, fellas – we’re in the final days of the Oscars rundown, and to celebrate, Tommy Lansaw created 5 delicious Oscar cocktails that feature Jim Beam Black – the perfect addition to your black tie event.

Tommy Lansaw is a Chicago-based mixologist and finalist from the Red Eye’s 2015 Best Bartender in Chicago competition. Since 2012 he has manned the bar Wood where he develops and produces cocktails menus based on seasonal ingredients, simplicity and fun that pack a lot of flavors to enhance the experience for guests taste buds.

Originally from Cincinnati, Tommy’s first break in bartending came while working for an herb and spice business at a local farmers market. It was there he learned how to use fresh ingredients in cocktails from local bar owner, Molly Wellmann.

Be sure to follow along at home for an authentic Oscar night experience with his recipes!

Song and Dance

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  • 1 ½ ounces of Jim Beam black
  • ½ ounce of Aperol
  • ¾ ounce strawberry syrup
  • ¾ ounce lemon juice
  • Egg white

Combine all liquids (except egg white) into a cocktail shaker. Dry Shake. Double strain into a clean cocktail shaker. Add egg white and shake until well combined and the egg white has emulsified. Strain into coupe/footed rocks glass and allow the foam to settle. Add confetti firework stencil.

The Manchester

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  • 2 ounces of Jim beam black
  • .5 ounce of simple syrup
  • 2 dash bay bitters
  • 1 dash orange bitters

Combine all liquids into a pint glass and stir for 60 rotations. Pour into a rocks glass with a large cube. Garnish with a sailboat.

Over the Moon

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  • 1 ½ ounces Jim Beam Black
  • .5 ounce of St. Germain
  • .5 ounce of simple syrup
  • ¾ ounce of lemon juice
  • 1 ounce red wine to top

Combine all liquids into a shaker. Shake well. Double strain into a small Collins glass. Top with a one ounce of bold red wine. Garnish with a lemon moon and star.

Red Carpet Cocktail

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  • 2 ounces Jim Beam Black
  • ¾ ounce lemon juice
  • ¾ orange blossom honey

Add liquids into cocktail shaker and shake and double strain into a rocks glass and top with gold flakes.

What do you sip when watching the Oscars? Leave a comment and let me know, especially if you mix up one of these Jim Beam recipes! 

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