SMIRNOFF HUB RECIPE: Best Picture Peach Passion

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Just because you’re not attending one of the highly coveted award shows this season, doesn’t mean you can’t grab your friends and host a fabulous party like a star. Now that the holiday madness has settled, catch up with your friends by planning the perfect viewing party and watch to see if your favorite actor/actress takes home an award.
Don’t be afraid to start off by sending your guests a distinctively designed invitation. When is the last time you received a fun evite? Create an evite with an award show theme and encourage guests to dress like their favorite movie character or bring along an appetizer inspired by their favorite nominated movie.
Roll out your own red carpet. Grab some red fabric from your local store and place it up the stairs to your home or in the hallway when you walk in.It will make guests automatically feel like a star when they arrive.
Have some fun with your bar setup and dress up each liquor bottle inspired byan actual award. Use gold foil, tissue paper or spray paint to decorate each bottle for an instant touch of glamour.
Create cocktail recipes to match different nominated movies. Since there are so many options, narrow it down by sticking to the movies nominated in the “Best Picture” category. Try the cocktail below and for an added touch of elegance, rim each flute glass with edible gold glitter stars or sparkles.
SMIRNOFF Best Picture Peach Passion
1 oz. SMIRNOFF Wild Honey Flavored Vodka
0.5 oz. SMIRNOFF Peach Flavored Vodka
0.75 oz. lemon juice
0.75 oz. simple syrup
Sparkling wine to top
Glassware: Flute glass
Preparation: Shake with ice and strain into flute; top with sparkling wine
Encourage friendly competition during the show by havingeveryone choose who they think will win in each of the named categories.Add some extra fun by adding some questions beyond the standard categories, such as “What celebrity will show up to the red-carpet last?”, “Who will cry during their acceptance speech?” or “Who will bring their mom/dad as their date?” Whoever has the most correct guesses at the end of the night gets to take home a prize.
There are so many options when it comes to hosting an amazing viewing party and these are just a few ideas to help get you started.What the must-haves for your viewing party?
Disclosure: I am working in partnership with the SMIRNOFF brand and I am receiving rewards for my participation in this campaign. All thoughts/opinions are 100% my own. Drink is intended for those whom alcohol is legal and appropriate. Please Drink Responsibly!

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