'Top Chef' Oscar recipes: Silver Linings Pasta, Zero Dark 'Tinis and more


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Here are several Zero Dark Thirty inspired cocktails.

Brooke Williamson’s ZD30 Cocktail
Smokey Bourbon
2 ounces of bourbon
1/2 ounce of chipotle simple syrup
A dash of blood orange bitters
1 large ice cube made out of strong coffee
An orange twist

Stir all ingredients together with ice and strain over coffee ice cube
Garnish with orange twist

Josh Valentine’s Afghan Sun
Preserved Oranges
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup. sugar
1 tablespoon cardamom, crushed
1 tablespoon coriander, crushed
1 tablespoon black pepper, crushed
1 orange sliced thin

Mix salt, sugar, cardamom, coriander, black pepper until well mixed. Pack in the orange slices and refrigerate for 3 weeks. Checking on it every day to remove excess liquid.

Sheldon Simeon’s Smoking Barrel
1 and 1/4 ounces Elijah Craig Bourbon
1 ounce Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth
1 ounce Campari
1/2 ounce Chipotle Simple Syrup
1 Ice Rock Cube made from Coffee
An orange Peel
Smoking Gun with applewood chips

Lizzie Binder’s ZD30 Cocktail
Zero Dark Thirty, which is about an elite team of intelligence and military operatives, working in secret
across the globe, who devoted themselves to a single goal: to find and eliminate Osama bin Laden.
SakéOne’s G saké would be most appropriate for this film, as it’s a bold, rich saké that gives off a
mysterious vibe, blended with flavors of east and west it is the essence of the mission.

2 ounces G Saké
1/4 ounce mezcal
1/4 ounce ginger liqueur
1/4 ounces lime juice

Shake vigorously with ice for 12 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with a lime twist.

Silver Linings PlaybookBucatini & Spinach Bacalao Lemon, Chili Flake, Bread Crumbs, Shaved Botarga
Beasts of the Southern WildTwice Cooked Pork Belly with Crawfish Maque Choux
Argo: Lamb sausage and yogurt sauce
Life of PiSauteed Onaga (Hawaiian Ruby Red Snapper), Namasu, Black Garlic Puree, Tamarind Sauce
Pot-au-feu (“pot on the fire”
Les Miserables
New York Strip, Radicchio, Juniper Berry & Blackberry Jus
Grilled Bacon and Cornbread Puree. Stove Pipe Hat Sauce
Django Unchained:
 Sweet Revenge
Zero Dark ThirtyZD30 cocktails

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