At the Bar

  • 2018 Oscar Cocktails: Three Cocktails Inside Missouri, Inspired by “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Film Poster, 2018 Academy Award Nominee for Best Picture

The themes in “Three Billboards…” are dark and horrific, which is challenging to draw inspiration from for a festive Oscar cocktail… instead, drawing inspiration from the title and the film’s location, “3 Cocktails…” features Missouri based spirits incorporated into classic cocktails with distinctively Ozark ingredients and themes.

Watch Mark demonstrate the Missouri Mule on (video below)


Missouri Mule

1 1/2 oz. Missouri Sprits Bourbon Whiskey

3/4 oz. lemon juice

1/2 oz. Campari

1/2 oz. Triple Sec

Garnish: lemon wheel

Glassware: 16 oz.  Christofle Highball Glass

Combine with ice, shake and pour into a highball glass. Garnish with lemon wheel.


Missouri Manhattan

2 oz. Missouri Spirits Corn Whiskey

1/2 oz. Sweet Vermouth

1/2 oz. Agave Nectar

2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Garnish: maraschino cherry, one king ice cube

Glassware: 8 oz. Christofle Old Fashion

In a mixing glass with ice, combine the ingredients and stir well. Strain over a king cube in an old fashion glass. Garnish with a cherry.


Missouri Martini

2 ounces Missouri Spirits Vodka

1/4-ounce extra dry vermouth

1/4-ounce pickle juice

1 dash of hot sauce

Garnish: dill pickle spear

Glassware: 8 oz. Christofle Martini Glass

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until well chilled.  Strain contents into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a pickle spear

Tools & Materials

Mixing Glass

Bar Spoon

Cocktail Shaker

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