It’s Oscar weekend, that means all across America people are throwing parties and guessing who this year’s big wins will be for the Academy Awards. The 88th Academy Awards, or “Oscars”, is being held this Sunday at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. The annual American awards ceremony hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will recognize excellence in cinematic achievements in the film industry as assessed by the Academy’s voting membership.
America has embraced this event with Oscar parties that are usually held in homes while the ceremony is televised. People incorporate the glitz and glamour of Hollywood and the Oscar nominees into their parties quite creatively to help feel like a part of the event.
I am a movie lover and cannot deny that watching the Oscars is part of my Sunday night repertoire once a year. Offering up a fun recipe that embodies all the glamour of the black tie affair helps me contribute to America’s ritual. I have a fresh dessert that you can enjoy with friends while watching the Oscars late into the night. I have taken the liberty of serving them in gold glittered shot glasses that completes the presentation of this dessert – Black Tie Glam!
How To Make Gold Glittered Shot Glasses
To make gold glittered shot glass you will need shot glasses that are either plastic or glass, glue, gold glitter, and a paint brush. Simply paint half the shot glass with glue and sprinkle glitter all around it. Set it down to dry for about an hour and you are ready to go. Here is the recipe to fill your shot glasses with Blackberries and Lemon Crème Friache.
Blackberries with Lemon Crème Friache
1 cup crème fraiche (8 ounces)
3 1⁄2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 cup blackberries
Place crème fraiche in a medium-size non-reactive bowl. Add sugar, 1 teaspoon of lemon zest and all of the lemon juice and whisk well to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until very cold, 1 hour or longer. Lemon Crème Fraiche can be prepared 2 days ahead, just keep covered and refrigerated.
Rinse blackberries and gently pat dry.
Scoop Lemon Crème Friache into the shot glasses filling half way. Add blackberries to fill up the glass leaving just enough room for another scoop of Lemmon Crème Friache. Fill the glasses with the rest of the Lemmon Crème Friache and top with the rest of the blackberries, dividing the berries among the four shot glasses. Sprinkle the rest of the lemon zest on top of each shot glass for garnish.