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Toast The Help with This Oscar-inspired Cocktail

Tomorrow night the Oscars or more formally The Academy Awards will be airing. It’s the big screen stars night to shine. They’ll put on their swanky attire, best smiles and strike poses down the red carpet as millions of people will be watching with anticipation to see who will take home the coveted gold statues. This year I have to admit there were many great movies. One of my personal favorites was “The Help” (nominated for Best Picture).  “This drink perfectly captures the balance between a sweet southern bell and a confidant, kick-ass woman.” Which is perfectly fitting for this sure to be classic movie. To toast the the movie, grab your cocktail shaker and follow the jump for the recipe.

Mississippi Sucker Punch {Adapted from Self}
What you’ll need:
1.5 ounce rum
3 ounces orange juice
1 tablespoon grenadine
Meyer lemon rind to garnish

What you’ll need:
1. Into a cocktail shaker half filled with ice add: rum, orange juice and grenadine. Shake until well combined.

2. Strain mixture into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with Meyer lemon rind.

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