And The Winner is…. Patrica Arquette, Best Supporting Actress, Boyhood

Here we are not surprised but a most deserving win just the same.

Actress Patricia Arquette, Oscar® winner for Achievement in Actress in a Supporting Role, for work on "Boyhood" arrives for the live ABC Telecast of The 87th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 22, 2015. (Mark Suban / ©A.M.P.A.S.)

Actress Patricia Arquette, Oscar® winner for Achievement in Actress in a Supporting Role, for work on “Boyhood” arrives for the live ABC Telecast of The 87th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 22, 2015. (Mark Suban / ©A.M.P.A.S.)

Okay, Jesus. Thank you to the Academy, to my beautiful, powerful nominees. To IFC, Jonathan Sehring, John Sloss, Cathleen Sutherland, Molly Madden, David DeCamillo, our whole cast and our crew. My Boyhood family, who I love and admire. Our brilliant director Richard Linklater. The impeccable Ethan Hawke. My lovelies, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater. Thomas and Paul, thank you for giving me my beautiful children. Enzo and Harlow, you’re the deepest people that I know. My friends who all work so hard to make this world a better place. To my parents, Rosanna, Richmond, Alexis and David. To my favorite painter in the world, Eric White, for the inspiration of living with a genius. To my heroes, volunteers and experts who have helped me bring ecological sanitation to the developing world with GiveLove.org. To every woman who gave birth, to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights. It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of America.”

And The Oscar Goes to… J.K. Simmons, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Whiplash

Wow, thank you. Thank you to the Academy. Thank you to everyone involved in the making of Whiplash. And I am grateful everyday for the most remarkable person I know: my wife, the wonderful Michelle Schumacher. I’m grateful for your love, your kindness, your wisdom, your sacrifice and your patience. Which brings me to the above-average children—even though I may try their patience more. Joe and Olivia, you are extraordinary human beings. Smart, funny, kind, loving people and that’s because you are a reflection of your mother. And if I may, call your mom, everybody. I’ve told this [to], like, a billion people, or so. Call your mom, call your dad. If you’re lucky enough to have a parent or two alive on this planet, call ‘em. Don’t text. Don’t email. Call them on the phone. Tell ‘em you love ‘em, and thank them, and listen to them for as long as they want to talk to you. Thank you. Thank you, Mom and Dad.

Celebrate National Margarita Day Today (and Every Day)

Today is National Margarita Day, as well as the end of one of the longest awards seasons in recent history. Now, whether you like it frozen or on the rocks, it is the perfect time to celebrate everyone’s favorite tequila cocktail. National Margarita Day, an “unofficial” national holiday,  is claimed to have been founded by a few dozen bartenders, so it is difficult to trace its exact origin. Usually served in a salted rim glass and known to be the most common tequila-based cocktail served in the United States, the margarita is a cocktail that consists of tequila, triple sec and lime or lemon juice.

And although Valentine’s Day is gone and past for this year, it’s never too late for chocolate. The following recipes combines two of most everyone’s favorite things – margaritas and chocolate – for some chocolate-inspired recipes with a Sauza® Tequila twist! Better yet, you can celebrate with Sauza Tequila every day with these recipes and others at https://us.sauzatequila.com/ladies-night-in/margarita-recipes

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Chocolate Chip Margarita

  •            1 part Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
  •            1 part JDK & Sons Crave® Chocolate Chili Liqueur
  •            ¾ part half and half
  •            1 glass of ice (for shaking)
  •            5-10 chocolate chips for garnish

Preparation: In a shaker filled with ice combine Sauza® Blue Silver, Crave Chocolate Chili, and half and half. Shake until chilled. Strain into martini glasses. Garnish with chocolate chips.

 

CHOCOLATE AND PEANUT BUTTER MARGARITA

CHOCOLATE AND PEANUT BUTTER MARGARITA

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Margarita

  •            1 ½ parts Sauza® Blue Reposado 100% Agave Tequila
  •            ½ part DeKuyper® Buttershots
  •            8 parts chocolate ice cream
  •            2 parts milk
  •            ¼ part creamy peanut butter
  •            Chocolate sauce (to rim glass)
  •            Peanut butter (to rim glass)

Preparation: Rim cocktail glass with half creamy peanut butter and half chocolate sauce by running the edge of the glass through plates with each. In a blender combine chocolate ice cream, milk, peanut butter, tequila and butterscotch liquor. Blend until smooth. Pour drink into prepared glass and enjoy!

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Chocolate Raspberry Margarita

  •         1 ½ parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
  •         ½ part DeKuyper® Razzmatazz
  •         6 parts chocolate milk
  •         2 dashes of Taza® Chocolate Mexicano Extract
  •         Chocolate shavings (for garnish)
  •         Raspberry (for garnish)

Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously. Strain the mixture into a martini glass rimmed with chocolate shavings. Garnish with a raspberry and enjoy.