In celebration of Hollywood’s biggest night, Tequila Don Julio is partnering with the Governors Ball, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ official party following the 94th Oscars ceremony on March 27, 2022, to serve up a superstar bar experience curated by globally acclaimed mixologist Charles Joly. For the first time this year, Governors Ball attendees will also be able to enjoy a custom, imaginative food/drink pairing served up by Joly in collaboration with Bronx-based culinary collective Ghetto Gastro. Merging food, fashion, music, art and design, Ghetto Gastro’s work blends influences from the African diaspora, global South ingredients, and hip-hop to create offerings that address race, identity, and economic empowerment.
To perfectly complement Ghetto Gastro’s ever-popular Cigar and Waffles, an ode to the classic chicken & waffles, Joly created A Bronx Cocktale featuring a delectable balance of Tequila Don Julio Reposado, rhum vieux, lime, mango, coconut and honey. The drink will provide a cooling, fruit-driven balance to the food’s savory and spice-forward flavors.
In anticipation for Hollywood’s biggest night, Joly and his team of experts have worked unremittingly to prepare over 6,000 specialty cocktails for the special evening including the Limelight Margarita, Picture Perfect Paloma, Old Hollywood Fashioned, and The Class Act. These distinctive cocktails will require approximately 12,000 picked mint leaves, 2,000 sherry-poached mushroom slices, 10,000 edible flowers to garnish, and 5,000 mists of orange flower water for an elegant essence. Hollywood’s elite will also be able to toast to the moment before they reach their seats with Tequila Don Julio mini cocktails.
If you’re celebrating at home, you can still mix up signature Tequila Don Julio cocktails to sip like the stars with your viewing party. The Old Hollywood Fashioned offers a balance of earthy and savory flavors that feature Tequila Don Julio Añejo as the star of the show, while A Bronx Cocktale provides a beautiful harmony of tropical fruit and Tequila Don Julio Reposado.
Old Hollywood Fashioned
- 1⅓ oz Tequila Don Julio Añejo
- ¼ oz Dry Oloroso Sherry
- ¼ oz Barrel-Aged Truffled Maple Syrup (cut 3:1 syrup:water)
- 3 Dashes Truffle Bitters
- Combine Tequila Don Julio Añejo, dry oloroso sherry, truffled maple syrup and truffle bitters over ice in a mixing glass
- Stir well to chill and dilute
- Strain over a large ice cube in a rocks glass
- Garnish with fresh rosemary sprig
A Bronx Cocktale
- 1¼ oz Tequila Don Julio Reposado
- ¼ oz Rhum Vieux
- ¾ oz Fresh Lime Juice
- ½ oz Mango Juice
- ½ oz Coconut Milk
- ½ – ¾ oz Honey Syrup (2:1 ratio)
- Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice
- Shake well and pour into a small tasting glass
- Garnish with a small edible flower and gold dust
For more information, head over to Don Julio’s official website.
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