For the film “Darkest Hour” we have collaborated with Cocktail Chameleon Author and Entertaining Expert Mark Addison who created this signature Oscar worthy cocktail, The Churchill.
The Churchill Champagne Cocktail is a variation of a Manhattan – style cocktail created for Winston Churchill in the 1940’s at the Savoy hotel in London. This version features his beloved Scotch whisky and champagne, which he reportedly drank most every day from noon to night.
The Churchill (variation on the Champagne Cocktail)
1 oz. Scotch whisky (Churchill preferred Johnnie Walker)
1/2 oz. lime juice
1/2 oz. sweet vermouth
1/2 oz. Cointreau
2 oz. champagne
Garnish: lemon peel
8 oz. Tiffany & Co. Vintage Coupe Glass(7” h)
Shake ingredients together with ice, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass or coupe and top with chilled champagne. Garnish with the lemon peel.
Mark Addison (www.MarkAddison.com) creates a series of signature OSCAR COCKTAILS inspired by each of the Academy’s Best Picture nominees. These fun, easy-to-make drinks will provide the perfect libations at awards viewing parties everywhere, and encourages party guests to show support of their personal hopefuls in the biggest, most-anticipated category of the night.