Oscar's Cocktails: The Benham's Cocktail

Meet the first nominee in our Academy Awards/Oscar’s Cocktail series; the Benham’s Cocktail. If you haven’t tried Benham’s Sonoma Dry Gin, well then you’re missing out big time. This gin is absolutely one of the most versatile brands we’ve had the privilege of working with. We used Benham’s in this recipe as a take on the classic Vesper cocktail. The Vesper was one of James Bond’s signature cocktails alongside the Martini, so why not choose this classy, elegant, and tasty cocktail to enjoy as you watch the stars of Hollywood descend upon this year’s Academy Awards.

The Benham’s Cocktail



  • 3 oz. Benham’s Sonoma Dry Gin

  • 1 oz. Vodka

  • 1/2 oz. Lillet Blanc

  • 1 Lemon Twist for Garnish


Add all the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir.

Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Twist a slice of lemon peel over the drink, rub along the rim of the glass, and drop it in.