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The Oscar Bait Recipe


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Despite being two of the highest-paid men in Hollywood, Brad and George have pretty simple tastes when it comes to alcohol. George is a whiskey man, and Brad sticks to beer. This cocktail marries the two with a touch of muddled basil, so it’s a manly drink with a touch of glam, perfect for Lake Como Clooney and his sidekick, Mr. Jolie-Pitt.

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  • 4 small basil leaves
  • 1/2 Teaspoon agave nectar
  • 1 Ounce whiskey
  • 3 Ounces honey ale (This recipe used Evolution Craft Brewing Co. Sprung, but there are many delicious alternatives).


Muddle basil and agave nectar until fragrant, place in the bottom of a chilled glass, cover with ice. Add whiskey and tir until blended. Pour beer over mixture, stir again. Play elaborate practical joke on an unsuspecting Matt Damon.