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Images Cinema Hosts Annual Oscar Party
06:00PM / Friday, February 17, 2012
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Images Cinema is rolling out the red carpet at its annual Oscar-viewing part on Sunday night, Feb. 26, at next-door Red Herring restaurant.

The party starts at 7 with the broadcast of the 84th Academy Awards on a large screen in the upstairs area and on televisions in the bar area.

DJ Karl Mullen of Williamstown will emcee the event and spin early and mid-20th century tunes during commercial breaks. Mixologist Brent Heeringa will be mixing Oscar-themed drinks of his design.

Formal wear is encouraged and prizes will be awarded. There also chances sold to win a year of free movies at Images and opportunities to give an Oscar speech. There will also be a brief dance performance by cinema projectionist Anna Moriarty-Lev.

Attendance is free; cash bar & food will be available for purchase.

Oscar Party Cocktail Menu:

Corpse Reviver No. 84

Gin, Cointreau, St. Germain, Lemon Juice, Wormwood Bitters

Corpse Revivers are a family of pre-Prohibition cocktails meant to reinvigorate one’s spirit on the morn­ing after a night of heavy celebration. But why not get a head start and simply include it in the party? Here we take the best of the revivers — equal parts gin, Cointreau, Kina Lillet, and lemon juice (and a dash of absinthe) — and substitute St. Germain for the Kina Lillet and worm­wood bitters for the absinthe.

Midnight in Brooklyn

Rye, Dry Vermouth, Maraschino Liqueur, Averna

It’s hard to resist a good Manhattan — 2 parts rye, 1 part sweet vermouth, a few dashes of aromatic bitters — but it’s also important to remember the other boroughs when it’s time to tipple. Enter the Brooklyn. Rye, dry vermouth, and a few shakes of maraschino and Amer Picon combine to form a well-balanced, spirit-for­ward, and aromatic cocktail. Since the French bitter Amer Picon has not been available in the United States for some time, our version substitutes the Sicilian amaro Averna.

Sour Oscar

Bourbon, Lemon Juice, Chambord, Housemade Grenadine, Black Walnut Bitters

Sometimes it’s best to work within well-established parameters. Take the sour — a family of cocktails that includes the daiquiri, the margarita, the side car, and the aviation. The formula is simple: take some booze, add a little citrus and some sugar water, shake with ice, and strain into a chilled glass. The result is almost always refreshing. Here we use bourbon, lemon juice, and raspberry liqueur, and add just a splash of grenadine and bitters to tie it all together in a knot suitable for an awards ceremony.
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