2010 EDA Awards Cocktail Recipes

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It’s an AWFJ tradition! We celebrate our annual EDA Awards by concocting cocktails with which to fete the films we favor.

Buzz is that AWFJ deserves an award for creating the smartest, most intriguing and engaging awards categories. Just wait until you savor our drinks!

AWFJ invites you to mix, pour and celebrate EDA Award-winning films with six prize-worthy recipes — while viewing the movies they’re named after, or tuning in to the Academy Awards to watch them add Oscars to their EDAs. You’ll find descriptions of our cocktails below, followed by detailed recipes for each.

With cheers to you and to great cinema, we present, in alphabetical order by film title:

THE 2010 EDA AWARDS COCKTAILS

  • PAS DE DOWN AND DIRTY, honoring Black Swan, presents a pointedly pretty and heated pas de deux of Blue Ice Vodka and Canton Ginger Liqueur embellished with Rishi Masala Chai Concentrate and steamed milk, and garnished with whipped cream, a succulent ripe blackberry and ballerina swizzle stick, served in a glass mug. Sweet at first sip, this midnight pick-me-up has soul-stirring spice that will keep you on your toes. You’ll find the complete recipe below.
  • THE TWO-TALE DRAGON, honoring The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and How To Tame Your Dragon, will sate those bold enough to play with fire with a quenching blend of Blue Ice Vodka, Triple Sec, cranberry juice and blood orange juice served in a highball glass, garnished with a skewered red grapefruit candy slice or orange wedge and red gumdrop. The brew will embolden you — but beware the sting in this dragon’s tail. How strong is it? Check the recipe below.
  • THE PREDATORY [B]LENDER, honoring Inside Job, delivers a potent and enticing money-colored flow of Midori Melon Liqueur, Blue Ice Vodka and lemonade in a martini glass, with a drop or two of bitters — the Angustora kind — to keep it real. Oh, and the garnish is a green candy fish, preferably shark-shaped and speared on a $$$ sign swizzle stick. Cash in on the complete recipe below.

  • HERE’S TO THE KIDS, honoring The Kids Are All Right, is a fancifully fruity fantasy of Blue Ice Vodka, Rishi Organic Peach Blossom Tea and lychee puree, served shaken or frozen in a tall glass, and garnished with a colored-sugar rim, gummy bears and a long straw. Candy is dandy, liquor is quicker and really, Moms, who wants to dicker? Especially not over the recipe given below.
  • ROYAL-TEA-TINI, honoring The King’s Speech, makes an eloquent statement with a smooth blend of Blue Ice Vodka, Rishi Organic Earl Grey Tea, fresh lime and fresh lemon in a Martini glass with a sugared rim, twist of lime on top and a Union Jack swizzle stick. Tea is always properly bracing, and who’s to know when it’s served with a little something extra for fortification? Just how much extra? See the recipe below.
  • THE FACEBOOK FIZZ, honoring The Social Network is the friend of fans who want to share a splash. Pour three bold players — Blue Ice Vodka, Jagermeister and Red Bull — into an ice-filled 16 oz. glass, cap with cherries, flag with the FB logo on a swizzle stick and present with two extra-long flexi-straws. Fortune favors the bold, and the bold favor this brash brew for two. Link to the recipe below.

    THE 2010 EDA AWARDS COCKTAIL RECIPES

    PAS DE DOWN AND DIRTY, honoring Black Swan:

    GLASS

    • 8-10 oz Coffee or Clear Glass Mug

    INGREDIENTS

    • 1 oz. oz Blue Ice Vodka
    • ½ oz Canton Ginger Liqueur
    • Rishi Masala Chai Tea Concentrate
    • 4 oz. Milk

    GARNISH

    • Whipped Cream
    • Succulent ripe blackberry
    • Ballerina Swizzle Stick

    RECIPE

    • Pre mix: Stir Rishi Masala Chai Tea Concentrate with hot milk (see concentrate instructions)
    • Pour Blue Ice Vodka and Canton Ginger into coffee mug
    • Add Rishi Masala Chai Tea Concentrate and hot milk mix
    • Stir well
    • Garnish: whipped cream, succulent ripe blackberry and Ballernia swizzle stick
    • Note: Adding room temperature liquors to the Masala mix will cool down the drink. Make sure the Masala mix is made with hot milk. If you have access to a microwave and before garnishing, place in microwave for 30 seconds.

    THE TWO-TALE DRAGON honoring The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and How To Tame Your Dragon:

    GLASS

    • 6-8 oz Highball Glass

    INGREDIENTS

    • Crushed ice (if not available, use cubed ice)
    • 1 ½ oz Blue Ice Vodka
    • ½ oz Orange Curacao (Triple Sec)
    • 1 oz Cranberry Juice
    • 2 oz Blood orange juice

    GARNISH

    • Orange Wedge or Red Grapefruit Candy Slice with one red gum drop skewered
    • Long tall flexi-straw

    RECIPE

    • Fill glass with crushed ice
    • Add Blue Ice Vodka, Triple Sec, Cranberry and Blood Orange Juice
    • Garnish with skewered Orange Wedge or Pink Grapefruit Candy Slice and gum drop, and long flexi-straws

    THE PREDATORY [B]LENDER, honoring Inside Job:

    GLASS

    • 6-8 oz Martini glass

    INGREDIENTS

    • Ice
    • Shaker Glass
    • 1 ½ oz Blue Ice Vodka
    • ¼ oz Midori Melon Liqueur
    • 2 oz Lemonade
    • 2 drops Angustora Bitters
    • 2 Lemon wedges

    GARNISH

    • Green Swedish Fish
    • Lemon wedge

    RECIPE

    • Pre soak 1 wedge of lemon with Angustora Bitters and Midori (1 minute)
    • Chill Martini glass
    • Into shake glass, add Blue Ice Vodka, ice, lemonade and lemon wedge
    • Shake until ingredients are cold (10 shakes)
    • Strain ingredients into Martini glass
    • Garnish with a fresh lemon wedge and green Swedish fish

    HERE’S TO THE KIDS, honoring The Kids Are All Right:

    GLASS

    • 10 oz tall glass

    INGREDIENTS

    • Ice
    • Shaker Glass
    • 1 ¼ oz Blue Ice Vodka
    • 2 oz lychee puree
    • 3 oz Rishi Organic Peach Blossom Tea

    GARNISH

    • Gummy bears (1 or 2)
    • plain white or colored sugar
    • Long straw

    RECIPE

    • Pour all ingredients into shaker glass including ice
    • Shake until ingredients are cold (10 shakes)
    • Pour into tall glass (10 oz glass)
    • Note: do not strain
    • Garnish suggestion: sugar rim, large tall straw and perch gummy bear on rim

    ALTERNATIVE RECIPE: FROZEN

    • Pour all ingredients into blender with ice and blend until smooth and creamy

    ROYAL-TEA-TINI, honoring The King’s Speech:

    GLASS

    • 6-8 oz. Martini glass

    INGREDIENTS

    • Ice
    • Shaker Glass
    • 1 ½ oz Blue Ice Vodka
    • 3 oz Rishi Organic Earl Grey Tea
    • Fresh lime
    • Fresh lemon

    GARNISH

    • Sugar rim
    • 1 Lemon Twist
    • Union Jack flag Swizzle Stick

    RECIPE

    • Add ice to shaker
    • To shaker, add Blue Ice Vodka, Rishi Organic Earl Grey Tea, squeeze fresh lime and fresh lemon
    • Shake until ingredients are cold (10 shakes)
    • Strain ingredients into Martini glass
    • Garnish: sugar rim and drop lemon twist on top of drink

    THE FACEBOOK FIZZ, honoring The Social Network:

    GLASS

    • Large 16 oz glass (For Two)

    INGREDIENTS

    • Ice
    • 2 oz Blue Ice Vodka
    • 2 oz Jagermeister
    • 8 oz Red Bull

    GARNISH

    • Facebook Logo flag on swizzle stick
    • 2 very large straws (the kind that are bent)
    • Lots of cherries

    RECIPE

    • Add cubed ice to glass
    • Add Blue Ice Vodka and Red Bull
    • Add Jagermeister last so it floats and drizzles down
    • Garnish: Fill the very top with cherries and add two very large straws

    ALTERNATIVE RECIPE: VIRAL

    • Make it in a bath tub!

    The Alliance of Women Film Journalists gratefully acknowledges
    Blue Ice Vodka
    and
    Rishi Tea
    , Zabar’s, and all of our wonderful 2010 EDA Awards Sponsors, and our 2010 EDA Awards Cocktails taste-maker team, including Maitland McDonagh and Frank Lovece, Lee Ringelheim of Circa Tabac, mixologist Dave Dronkers of Dronkers Beverage Solutions and Jennifer Merin.

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