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A Red Carpet-Worthy Concoction for the Oscars

This coming Sunday, James Franco and Anne Hathaway host the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, where film buffs will come together to recognize the best in their field by handing out eight-pound Art Deco statuettes.

Well, that's how it started anyway. With gorgeous guys and glam gowns, today's Oscars are just as much about the atmosphere as the awards. Drink in all that red-carpet ritz — literally — with this week's gold-rimmed cocktail, made just for Glo by mixologist Darnell Holguin.

Combining Nicaraguan rum, blood orange syrup and Mezcal, “Red Carpet Sparkle” will ensure that you shine, even if you totally bomb the Oscar office pool because you picked winners based on cutest onscreen combo (e.g., Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale) instead of acting talent or filmic quality. With all the fine fellas up for awards, we don't blame you.

“Red Carpet Sparkle”


2 oz. Flor de Caña 4 Year Rum

½ oz. Solerno Blood Orange

½ oz. simple syrup

½ oz. lemon juice

½ oz. Mezcal

Edible gold flakes for garnish

Directions: Rinse a coupe-style glass with Mezcal. Rim with edible gold flakes. Combine Flor de Caña, simple syrup and lemon juice in a shaker over ice and strain into glass. Pour Salerno Blood Orange so it falls to the bottom.

Darnell Holguin is a bartender at Donatella, a Neapolitan pizza restaurant located in New York City.

  • We can't wait to see James Franco's hosting abilities on Sunday!

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Hump Day Happy Hour
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