Tequila Don Julio toasts to the movies with the official Oscars Governor’s Ball Cocktails

When You Have Passion… Tequila Don Julio signature cocktails at the Governor’s Ball, photo provided by Tequila Don Julio
When You Have Passion… Tequila Don Julio signature cocktails at the Governor’s Ball, photo provided by Tequila Don Julio /

Want to shake up the official Oscars Governor’s Ball Cocktails? Tequila Don Julio and Charles Joly have shared the special cocktails that all the stars will be sipping.

Curious to sip the Official Oscars Governor’s Ball Cocktails? While most people will only see glimpses of the Governors Ball via pictures after the event, Tequila Don Julio has partnered with the talented Charles Joly to create three cocktails that celebrate both the stars and the movie industry. Which one will you shake up for the event?

Since the annual Academy Awards is huge celebration, the event is no small undertaking. Tequila Don Julio said that the Governors Ball Specialty Bar will feature 12,000 specialty cocktails. While some people might be toasting to celebrate and others will be drowning their sorrows, the tasty cocktail will shine as brightly as the celebrities in attendance.

With more and more award shows highlight sustainability and food trends, the event will features ½ mile of sustainable gold straws. Although the normal person may not have a gold straw at home, it is a good reminder that reusable straws are a must smarter choice.

Of course, the cocktails are the big star of any party. These three cocktails blend old world nostalgia and modern innovation. Like any good celebration, people honor the past yet embrace the now.

Here are the three Oscars Governor’s Ball Cocktails.

Nominees’ Negroni

The negroni is one of the classic cocktails that has seen a bit of a resurgence. This version has a twist from using the aged tequila instead of a gin. It is the perfect way to rediscover the classic.

Oscars Governor’s Ball Cocktails
NOMINEES’ NEGRONI by Tequila Don Julio /

"NOMINEES’ NEGRONIIngredients:1 1/2 oz Tequila Don Julio Añejo1 oz Italian Apéritif1 oz Vermouth Blend*Dash of Orange BittersOrange Twist for garnishPreparation:Combine Tequila Don Julio Añejo, Italian Apéritif, vermouth blend and orange bitters into a rocks glass over a large ice cube. Stir well.Garnish with an orange twist*Vermouth Blend: Combine 4 parts Gewürztraminer wine and 1part American Amaro"

When You Have a Passion

Many people are fulfilled by their passions. When that passion drives you, it can bring ultimate success.

This cocktail balances the spice from the ginger and the brightness from the passion fruit. Just like success, there is always a little sweet and spice to the best success.

"When You Have Passion…Ingredients:1 1/2 oz Tequila Don Julio Blanco1 oz Fresh Lime Juice3/4 oz Agave Nectar1/2 oz Passion Fruit Liqueur1/16 oz Fresh Ginger JuicePreparation:Combine Tequila Don Julio Blanco, fresh lime juice, agave nectar, passion fruit liqueur, and fresh ginger juice into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well.Strain contents into a 50ml Tequila Don Julio Blanco bottle and serve with a mini paper straw."

Oscars Governor’s Ball Cocktails
The Hollywood Highball, photo provided by Tequila Don Julio /

The Hollywood Highball

Hollywood is known for glitz and glamour. Sometimes an old school, classic cocktail can convey that feeling.

This cocktail, The Hollywood Highball takes the classic and gives it an update. From the bubbles from the soda water to the pickled blueberries, this cocktail proves that glamour is always in style.

"The Hollywood HighballIngredients:1 1/2 oz Tequila Don Julio 703/4 oz Coconut Sugar Syrup3/4 oz Medium Sherry3 oz Chilled Soda WaterToasted Coconut for rimDehydrated Pineapple Flower filled with Pickled Blueberries for garnishPreparation:Combine Tequila Don Julio 70, coconut sugar syrup, medium sherry and chilled soda water into a Collins glass over fresh ice. Stir well.Garnish with a dehydrated pineapple flower and pickled blueberry."

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Are you going to shake up the Official Oscars Governor’s Ball cocktails for your Academy Awards watching party? What is your favorite tequila cocktail?