Don Julio Celebrates Hollywood With Oscar-Worthy Cocktails

If you’re not sure what to drink while you watch the Oscars, why not join Charles Joly & Don Julio for these star-studded Hollywood drinks

By: Tiff Christie|March 24,2022

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.

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.

Check out how to make the four official cocktails of the Oscars after-party below.


Limelight Margarita

Limelight Margaritas created for the official Oscars afterparty.


  • 1 1/4 oz tequila blanco
  • 1/2 oz elderflower liqueur
  • 5 dashes honeysuckle vinegar
  • 3/4 fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 oz simple syrup


Combine tequila blanco, elderflower liqueur, honeysuckle vinegar, lime and simple syrup in a Boston shaker with ice. Shake well and pour into a chilled coupe glass.
Mist with orange flower water, and garnish with edible flowers.

Picture Perfect Paloma

The picture-perfect Paloma is one of the official cocktails on the menu at the Oscars Governors Ball.


  • 1 1/4 oz tequila reposado
  • 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
  • 2 oz fresh grapefruit juice
  • 8 muddled mint leaves
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz sparkling wine


Combine tequila reposado, lime, grapefruit and mint leaves in a Boston shaker. Muddle gently to extract mint oils. Add ice and shake lightly. Double strain into a salt-rimmed collins glass with ice. Top with sparkling wine and stir to combine. Garnish with fresh mint sprigs.


Old Hollywood Fashioned

The Old Hollywood Fashioned to be served at the Oscars official after party.


  • 1 1/3 oz tequila añejo
  • 1/4 oz dry Oloroso sherry
  • 1/4 oz barrel-aged truffled maple syrup
  • 3 dashes truffle bitters


Combine tequila 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.


The Class Act

The Class Act is served with a garnish of chocolate ganache, sherry-poached mushrooms and caviar.


  • 1.5oz Tequila Don Julio 1942

On a small bamboo spoon:

  • Small dab of chocolate ganache
  • Thinly sliced mushrooms poached in oloroso sherry
  • Caviar


Pour Tequila Don Julio 1942 into a refined tasting glass. Layer chocolate ganache, sherry-poached mushrooms and top with caviar onto a small bamboo demitasse spoon and serve alongside glass of Tequila Don Julio 1942.

The Governors Ball is held on Sunday, March 27, immediately following the Oscars broadcast at the Ray Dolby Ballroom on the top level of Hollywood & Highland.

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