The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards are right around the corner, and we’ve got an amazing list of cocktail recipes inspired by your favorite TV shows and characters. Whether you want to raise a glass like Frank Underwood or complement your ‘Game of Thrones’ themed viewing party, look no further — we’ve got you covered!
The 2016 Emmy Awards are Sunday, September 18, and the best part about watching from home is that you can drink tons of alcohol without being judged!! Here are our favorite recipes for the big night.
In celebration of House of Cards’ 13 nominations, try this cocktail worthy of Frank Underwood.
EXIMO Old Fashioned
2 parts FACUNDO EXIMO
.25 part honey syrup
4 drops of Burlesque Bitters
Orange peel garnish
Are you a Game of Thrones diehard? You’ll want to check out these Negroni riffs:
Direwolf – Kingdom of the North, Winterfell
Punt e Mes
Knight of the Flowers – Kingdom of the Reach, Highgarden
Red Viper – Principality of Dorne, Sunspear
Or bring out your inner badass queen with this fiery cocktail concoction:
By Andrea Correale, the Founder and CEO of Elegant Affairs
Ground chipotle chile powder
1/2 teaspoon honey
1/4 cup chilled tomato juice
1 tablespoon freshly-squeezed lime juice
12 ounces amber Mexican beer
1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons Chipotle hot sauce such as Chipotle Tabasco sauce
1 teaspoon Worchestershire sauce
Dash low-sodium soy sauce
Fill glasses with ice and set aside.
Combine the tomato juice, lime juice, beer, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, honey, and Maggi or soy sauce in a pitcher and mix to combine. Taste and add more hot sauce or sweetener as desired. Pour into the prepared glasses and serve with lime wedges, mint, and red chile peppers.
Better Call Saul fan? Release your inner Slippin’ Jimmy and try this:
The Sandpiper Crossing by La Quintinye Vermouth Royal
1/3 oz. La Quintinye Vermouth Royal Blanc
2 oz.G’Vine Floraison Gin
2/3 oz. Grape based vodka
Shake all ingredients with ice and fine strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Taraji P. Henson is nominated for Empire — try this cocktail in her honor!
Fresher Than You, Created by Cody Goldstein – Bartender & Founder of Muddling Memories
¾ part Maker’s Mark Cask Strength
¾ part Cognac
¾ part Nonino Amaro
¼ creme de banana
3 dashes Peppermint bitters
Combine Maker’s Cask Strength, Cognac, Amaro, creme de banana and Peppermint Bitters into a mixing glass. Fill with ice and stir for 10 seconds. Strain into coupe glass.
Celebrate nominee Jessica Lange of American Horror Story with this spooky concoction:
Green Goblin, Created by Niccole Trzaska – Drinks by Niccole
1 part CRUZ Blanco Tequila
1 ½ part Green Goblin Juice*
Combine both ingredients over ice and stir.
*Green Goblin Juice:
1/4 cup Pumpkin Pie filling or pumpkin puree
1 cup spinach
2 cucumbers with Skin
2 small red apples
2 small green apples
Combine all in a juicer!
Claire Danes, who’s nominated for Homeland, would dig this:
¾ part Ménage à Trois Straight Vodka
1 ½ parts Trinchero Napa Valley Mary’s Sauvignon Blanc
Build drink over ice in a glass. Stir all contents together except the soda. Top drink with grapefruit soda and garnish with a slice of lime, if desired.
Can’t pick a favorite? Toast all of the nominees with this one:
2 parts Hornitos® Plata Tequila
2 parts white grapefruit juice
2 parts club soda
½ part fresh lime juice
Lime slice for garnish
Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a highball glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a lime slice.
HollywoodLifers, tell us which one of these recipes you’re going to try on Sunday!