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You'll be hearing from the staff at FOOD52 every week in Too Many Cooks, our group column in which we pool our answers to questions about food, cooking, life, and more.

As we gear up to watch the red carpet and weigh in on the awards this Sunday, we've got Bond on our minds. Which, really, is just a great excuse to stir a martini or two, and get dressed up -- even if we won't be going any further than our couches.

So, in honor of James and his penchant for simple, classic perfection, we asked our team: What is your favorite classic cocktail -- shaken, stirred, or otherwise?

What will you be drinking on Sunday? Tell us in the comments, and drink up -- just be sure to do so responsibly and, preferably, while wearing a tuxedo.

Kristy: Just champagne. I know it's not a cocktail, but whatever.

Christina: Love a good Vodka Gimlet, or when I'm feeling really crazy I go for a Sidecar.


Lauren: A Tom Collins or a Gin & Tonic with a lime and a lemon.

Marian: I'm a Manhattan girl myself -- and I know I'm not alone. (I'm looking at you, Kenzi and Jennifer.)

Stephanie: Gin and tonic. It's simple and I love it.

Kenzi: Manhattan. Or just bourbon, with a rock. (That's not really a cocktail either, I suppose.)


Amanda: +1 on the gin and tonic, but I have to drink it with my grandmother, who likes her G&T in a stem glass that has "Pussycat" etched on the side.

Gheanna: ++1 on the G&T, but sometimes I'll mix it up and get a gin gimlet. Basically anything with gin.

Amanda Li: Whiskey buck.

Brette: A Negroni or a French 75.


Michael: I love a good Sidecar myself, as well as other sours like the Margarita. However, my very favorite cocktails are bitter. If I'm picking a classic, I'll go with the Negroni.

Lauren: G&T's with my grandmother too! We were firmly instructed to "pour the gin until the ice floats."

Maddy: Tanqueray 10 Martini.

Alex: I'm a brown liquor girl, myself. My vote goes to Manahttan or Rob Roy.

Looking for some snacks to pair with your Martini? We've got those, too.

Tags: Cocktail, Oscars, Food52 Life, Too Many Cooks