Don’t let a case of the “mean reds” ruin your Oscar Night. Or any night. Kick them to the curb and party like a star with this Mean Reds Crusher, an Oscar-Worthy Cocktail inspired by the classic film Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
The Oscars are this Sunday, friends. Everyone is all like, “What will everyone be wearing???” But I’m like, “What will everyone be drinking???” This low-alcohol Mean Reds Crusher is the perfect choice for partying with the glitterati Holly Go-Lightly style at the #Oscars2017.
The Mean Reds Crusher is simply a vermouth spritzer with orange bitters and a blood orange garnish. It’s inspired by Breakfast at Tiffany’s in the following ways:
- It’s classic. Timeless. Just like the little black dress Ms Hepburn made famous in this movie. And Ms Hepburn herself when you think about it.
- The Mean Reds Crusher is light on calories, guaranteeing that you will continue to rock that little black dress. No matter how hard you party.
- Its low alcohol content will help you party all night without losing your wits. And Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a monument to wits. The slowest person in the room was always in imminent danger. In fact, by the end of that scene, Holly (a true pro) isn’t even in the room at all.
- While a stiff drink can worsen one’s mood, the Mean Reds Crusher’s low alcohol content plus its effervescence will lift even the lowest of spirits.
- The blood orange garnish lends a bold pop of color as well as a dose of Vitamin C. Like Holly, it’s vibrant and practical at the same time.
A classic vermouth spritzer with crushed ice and a blood orange garnish, this Oscar-Worthy Cocktail is inspired by Breakfast at Tiffany's.
- 2 ounces sweet red vermouth
- 2 dashes orange bitters
- seltzer water
- blood orange, to garnish
In a collins glass, filled with crushed ice, add vermouth and bitters.
Stir to combine.
Top with seltzer. Garnish with blood orange.
Check out the rest of the Oscar-Worthy Cocktails series:
Another Man’s Shoes, inspired by To Kill a Mockingbird
Pretty Girl Punch, inspired by West Side Story
Je T’attendrai, inspired by The Umbrellas of Cherbourg