Jem: "Tara and I are instituting a drinking game due to the overall lameness of this broadcast. We each predict Best Director and Picture, and whomever is correct gets a free shot from the other."
These were our predictions:
Jem: 'My picks - Best Director Kathryn Bigalow (The Hurt Locker) and Best Picture Avatar."
Tara: "Ok, so my predictions are: Best Picture Precious and Best Director James Cameron. Take that."
Well, Jem nailed the Best Director category, and we both lost Best Picture. A tad bitter after my triple loss (I also wrongly predicted Meryl Streep would win Best Actress when Sandra Bullock actually snagged it), I asked Modern Hotel bartender Eric Bower to make us a bitter shot: the Zig Zag. Here's the recipe for anyone who wants to down a bitter pill of their own.
Zig Zag shot
-2 oz. rye whiskey
-1/2 oz. Fernet Branca
-1/2 oz. Amaro Ramazzotti
-2 dashes Angostura orange bitters
-Shaken ice cold