Recipes: Hosting an Oscar Party

Oscar Night is Sunday, February 22nd.

Roll out the red carpet for your guests and Host an Oscar Party to remember. Whether your idea of Oscar night is formal & fabulous or cozying up on the couch, we’ve got a fun spin on Hollywood’s glamourous night. Starting with the greatest movie staple ever. And ending with an adult, stylish milkshake. Enjoy!


Brandy Java Milkshake shown in: American Bar Straight Bourbon Tumbler


Recipe: Bacon & Pecorino Romano Popcorn

What better snack for movie night than popcorn? This gourmet version is a savory twist to ordinary popcorn. It’s good and salty with the bacon and the pecorino…no need to ad more. Serve in individual bowls, brown paper bags or wax paper cones. We like brown paper bags the best. You can even go the extra mile: trim 2 inches off the top and decorate innominated movie themes, gold stars or glitter.

12 oz. thick cut bacon, chopped
½ cup white popcorn kernels
3 oz. pecorino cheese, crumbled (could be aged asiago)

Place a large deep pot over medium heat. Add the chopped bacon and fry until crispy. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and place in a paper towel lined bowl to drain. Add the popcorn to the pot with remaining bacon grease and cover leaving the lid slightly off-set to vent. Pop the corn then pour into a large bowl. Toss in the bacon and crumbled cheese. Serve warm!

Yields: 6 servings
Prep time: 3 minutes, Cook time: 10 minutes
Recipe provided by A Spicy Perspective


Recipe: Brandy Java Milkshake

There’s no denying that Oscar night tends to get a little long at times. What a great excuse to break out the milkshakes. The adult milkshakes. This sweet treat combines brandy, crunchy coffee bits and creamy vanilla ice cream. This is no nominee here…this is a winner.

4 large scoops of vanilla ice cream
2 oz. brandy
2 tsp. ground coffee (not instant granules)

Place all ingredients in the blender and puree until smooth. Enjoy!

Yields: 2 servings
Prep time: 2 minutes
Recipe provided by A Spicy Perspective