Mar 10 2023 - 12:30pm

Golden Nights Cocktail

Inspired by Wolfgang Puck [1] & Elliott Grover's recipe


You can buy oleo-saccharum or make it from scratch by combining 1 cup of citrus peels with 3/4 cups of sugar and letting it sit overnight until the sugar is dissolved and a syrup forms.

How to Make the 2023 Oscars Cocktail: Golden Nights


  1. 6 whole mint leaves
    1 ounce oleo-saccharum
    3/4 ounce lime juice
    1 1/2 ounces Cachaça or white rum
    1/4 teaspoon bitters
    1 ounce fino sherry
    1 ounce brut Champagne
    Gold leaf for garnishing


  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the mint leaves with the oleo-saccharum and lime juice.
  2. Add the Cachaça, bitters, sherry, and ice, and shake until well-chilled.
  3. Strain into a glass then top with Champagne.
  4. Garnish with gold leaf if you have it.
  5. Enjoy!

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