If you want to give yourself a little red carpet treatment while watching stars on the red carpet at the upcoming Oscars, then HMF (1 S. County Rd., 561/290-0104) is just the place for you.
On Oscar night—that’s Sunday, March 2—the posh bar-lounge-inventive world tapas bar just off the lobby in Palm Beach’s star-magnet Breakers Hotel will unveil a trio of Hollywood-themed cocktails to help make the antics of Hollywood’s best, brightest, weirdest and most well-lubricated go down easier.
Of course, HMF’s superlative wine list doesn’t hurt either, nor does the excellent food. (You really have to try the tissue-thin fingerling potato chips with warm onion-Parmesan dip.) Recipes for the cocktails—Hollywood Blush, Golden Oscar and Velvet Rope—are listed below, just in case you’d like check out the festivities on your own carpet, red or otherwise.
2 ounces Bacardi Dragonberry Rum
1/2 ounce Chambord
6-8 mint leaves
2 lime wedges
Splash of simple syrup
1 ounce club soda
1 ounce champagne
Muddle the mint, lime and simple syrup, then add rum, Chambord, club soda and shake. Pour into a martini glass and top off with champagne. Garnish with three fresh raspberries.
The Golden Oscar
2 ounces Chopin vodka
1 ounce peach schnapps
1 ounce peach nectar
Shake and strain into champagne flute. Top with 4 ounces Prosecco.
The Velvet Rope
1 1/2 ounces Grey Goose "Le Poire" Vodka
1/4 ounce St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
3/4 ounce fresh ruby red grapefruit juice
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with an orchid.