L.A. Cocktails Inspired by the 2019 Oscar Best Picture Nominees

While the 91 Academy Awards will take place at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on Feb. 24, not everyone in the city can score a ticket. That doesn’t stop Los Angelenos from going all out for the movie industry’s biggest night. Inspired by the year’s best films, many bars around Tinseltown are offering up special Oscar-themed cocktails.

Following an incredibly successful menu launch last year, Dan Rook, the bar manager at Ever Bar in Hollywood has once again to create a perfectly-themed cocktail menu for this year’s Academy Awards. Double Take, Westwood’s film-inspired restaurant is also getting into the award season spirit creating cocktails from favorite films including “Black Panther” and “Crazy Rich Asians.”

Over at Loews Hollywood Hotel and Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel are enticing locals, travelers and film enthusiasts alike with an Oscar cocktail menu. Drawing inspiration from the Best Picture nominees, Loews mixologists have fashioned eight original cocktails concocted with premium spirits and unexpected ingredients. Perfect for enjoying during the Oscars broadcast, the cocktails, priced at $15 each, will also be available the week before and after through Sunday, March 3.

Viviane, the poolside restaurant at the Avalon Beverly Hills, is embracing its Old Hollywood history, with a limited-run menu of awards season cocktails, available now until Oscars Sunday. Cocktails are inspired by and named after nominated films including “A Star Is Born,” “Roma” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Viviane and the Avalon Beverly Hills have longstanding ties to the film industry, including serving as a hangout for stars like Lucille Ball and Marilyn Monroe.

In honor of each every Best Picture nominee, check out these award-winning L.A.-based cocktails below and, in the comments, vote for your fav!

Cocktails Inspired by “Black Panther”

From Double Take

10740 Wilshire Blvd., #101, Los Angeles, Doubletakela.com, @doubletakela


Designed to mimic the experience of going into the cave to pick the heart-shaped herb, lead bartender Sarah Mengoni concocted a mysterious cocktail presented in a cinematic way that pays honor to the film. It’s made with Rhum Clement, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, fresh lime juice, topped with Fevertree Indian Tonic and served under a blacklight.

From Ever Bar

1800 Argyle Ave., Los Angeles, Everlyhotelhollywood.com, @everbarla


This neon-purple cocktail from Ever Bar is made with Wakanda’s magical heart-shaped herb, contains St. George gin, St. George brandy, white rum, pineapple juice, lime juice and butterfly pea flower-infused vanilla to give the drink its signature glow.

From Loews Hollywood Hotel and Loews Santa Monica

1755 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles and 1700 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, loewshotels.com,


Loews’ Heart Shaped Herb cocktail was inspired by the smash “Black Panther.” It’s made with prosecco, Cointreau, lemon juice, an edible hibiscus flower and blackberries.

Cocktails inspired by “BlacKkKlansman”

From Ever Bar


Inspired by the movie’s character, Ron Stallworth, Ever Bar’s drink contains Kettle One vodka, Kalani coconut liqueur, Kumquat jam and lemon juice that’s served with a cocoa crispy “afro,” in a Colorado Springs police mug.

From Loews Hollywood Hotel and Loews Santa Monica


Loews’ Tale Of Two Powers cocktail conveys the dual intensity covered in the film. It’s made with Courvoisier, Canton Ginger liqueur, Angostura bitters and a dash of orange bitters

Cocktails inspired by “Bohemian Rhapsody”

From Ever Bar


Ever Bar’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” inspired drink is made for legends. This bright pink cocktail contains Black Cow vodka, kummel, lime juice, Orgeat and butterfly pea flower, garnished with a mustache and aviator sunglasses.

From Loews Hollywood Hotel and Loews Santa Monica


Inspired by Freddie Mercury’s bold attitude and bravery, Loews’ Fearless cocktail is made with Midori, elderflower liqueur, apple juice, lemon and lime juice, St. Germaine foam, a cucumber wheel, Bergamot and champagne caviar

From Viviane

9400 W. Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills, vivianerestaurant.com, @VivianeRestaurant


Viviane’s tribute to the stylish biopic is made with vodka, Cointreau, cranberry, simple syrup, lemon juice and cava.

Cocktail inspired by “The Favourite”

From Loews Hollywood Hotel and Loews Santa Monica


Aptly named The Queen’s Chalice, Loews’ cocktail inspired by the period flick is made with Pimm’s, Bombay Dry, agave, lemon juice and orange juice.

Cocktails inspired by “Green Book”

From Ever Bar


A tribute to Dr. Don Shirley, the Green Book cocktail from Ever Bar contains his favorite spirit, Cutty Sark scotch, Chopin vodka (due to his love of playing Chopin on the piano), with lemon juice, lime juice, thyme and egg whites. The drink is served along with a side of fried chicken, in honor of Viggo Mortensen’s favorite food, and a green book to flip through while drinking the cocktail.

From Loews Hollywood Hotel and Loews Santa Monica


The Don’ Green Machine features The Botanist gin, aloe vera liqueur, lemon, agave, cucumber wheels, basil and a splash of soda.

From Viviane

Viviane’s cocktail inspired by “Green Book” is a mix of apple brandy, demerara syrup, decanter bitters and iced tea.

Cocktails inspired by “Roma”

From Loews Hollywood Hotel and Loews Santa Monica


Loews’ Cleo Cup was inspired by the foreign language film and contains tequila blanco, lime juice, agave and Lunetta Prosecco.

From Viviane


Viviane’s “Roma” cocktail is a pick up with a kick with tequila, coffee liqueur, cold coffee and activated charcoal.

Cocktails inspired by “A Star Is Born”

From Loews Hollywood Hotel and Loews Santa Monica


Just as sweet as Lady Gaga’s voice in the film, Loews’ La Vie En Rose cocktail is a starry mix of Bacardi Razz, mint leaves, lime, house spun cotton candy and strawberry.

From Viviane


Viviane’s strong “A Star Is Born” cocktail is made with rye, ginger syrup, vanilla syrup, lemon juice and star anise. But just remember, have them in moderation, we all know how the movie ended.

Cocktail inspired by “Vice”

From Loews Hollywood Hotel and Loews Santa Monica


Inspired by the film “Vice” about former VP Dick Cheney, Loews’ All American Apple Pie is made with Absolut Orient Apple, cinnamon, Frangelico, half and half and agave, topped with whip cream and cinnamon sprinkles. For some extra fun, the drink uses a fake heart as the vessel.

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