At a super-elegant occasion like the Oscars, simplicity is utterly chic, especially when it comes to cocktails. Since no frills are necessary, serve a classic champagne cocktail. Also have a couple versatile bottles of red —Pinot Noir — and white wine — Chardonnay — for those who dislike bubbly.
Sparkling water with orange slices and mint is a lovely option for those who prefer not to drink. For the champagne cocktail recipe,
3 oz. champagne
1/3 oz. cognac
2 dashes Angostura bitters
1 tsp. sugar
- Soak one sugar cube in a champagne flute with angostura bitters.
- Add champagne and cognac. Squeeze in a twist of lemon and discard. Garnish with half a slice of orange and a cherry, if desired.