Oscars inspired cocktails: Toast to your favorite movie

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Bittersweet Endings, cocktail inspired by A Star is Born, photo provided by Crystal Head Vodka

A Star Is Born

The Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga movie is definitely a tissue box required movie. If you can’t listen to those songs and not feel a tear coming to your eye, you are definitely a stoic personality. While one person blooms and the other person struggles, the fairy tale ending isn’t always written in stone.

For this particular cocktail, the idea of a bittersweet ending is the theme. The cocktail’s flavor comes from Benedictine. This herbal liqueur has a sweetness and a spiced flavor. There are notes of honey and warm spices, like holiday spices. Never overly sweet, it does have a robust flavor.

Legend has it that only three people know the actual recipe to Benedictine. It is definitely worth a try at least once. It might be the sweet and sad end to your evening of Oscars watching.

Here’s how to make Bittersweet Endings.

"Bittersweet Endings Ingredients: • 2 oz. Crystal Head Vodka • 1 oz. Benedictine Garnish: Lemon twist Directions: • Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice and stir gently. • Strain into a chilled coupe glass."