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by ALISON LADMAN for The Associated Press
This January 12, 2015 photo shows Oscar worthy cocktails (from left to right) rhubarb, honey bourbon, crushed, ruby and mojiito in Concord, NH. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead
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MAKE IT

• Mojito: Lightly muddle a strip of lime zest and 2 fresh mint leaves in the bottom of a glass with 1/2 teaspoon sugar. Add 1/2 tablespoon lime juice, then top with sparkling wine.

• Crushed: Add an orange twist, 2 lightly crushed raspberries and 1/2 ounce orange liqueur to a glass of sparkling wine.

• Ruby: Gently stir in 1/2 ounce red grapefruit juice and 1/2 ounce pomegranate juice.

• Rhubarb: Add 1 ounce Rhubarb Tea liqueur and a couple shakes of rhubarb bitters to a glass of sparkling wine.

• Honey-bourbon: Stir together 1/2 tablespoon honey with 1 ounce bourbon until completely dissolved. Add 1/2 tablespoon Aperol and an orange twist. Top with sparkling wine.

The problem with hosting an Oscars viewing party is that the bar is set impossibly high. How does a mere mortal offer food and drink on par with all that conspicuous glamour and celebrity? Actually, it’s pretty easy. Start by reminding yourself that minus the loaned jewelry, gowns and professional primping, most celebrities don’t look or live all that differently than the rest of us. Or at least we can tell ourselves that. Plus, setting out an Oscars-worthy spread isn’t all that hard, particularly if you keep it simple. And since you’ll need to toast the victors, we’ve assembled five easy ways to turn basic sparkling wine into classy cocktails.


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