Emmy Awards Drinks (Slideshow)

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What better way to spend a Sunday than getting drunk and watching your favorite TV stars win or lose awards?

The Draper-tini

What better way to toast your favorite Mad Men star than with this twist on the martini?

2 ounces Belvedere Vodka
Handful fresh mint
1 ounce elderflower cordial
1/2 ounce lemon juice

Shake all ingredients and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

The Red Wedding

Remember how horrible that Game of Thrones episode was? We'll just drink some tequila to help us forget.

1 1⁄2 parts Hornitos Plata Tequila
1⁄2 part Honey Syrup
1⁄2 part Ginger
4 parts Pinot Noir or Merlot
Cinnamon and Grated Nutmeg for garnish

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass over ice. Stir and garnish with grated nutmeg and cinnamon.


Blue Crystal

Last year, the Avalon Beverly Hills whipped this up for Breaking Bad. We're whipping this out again.

2 ounces Stillhouse Original Moonshine Clear Corn Whiskey
2 ounces Malibu Rum
1 ounce fresh pineapple juice
Dash of Blue Caracao
Sweet sugar cane rim

Dip the glass into sugar cane for the rim of the martini glass. Shake all ingredients together and serve. 

No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn From 'Girls'

Named for another favorite show of some Daily Meal staffers, this whiskey drink is perfect for us Brooklynites, although the lychee nectar might be a bit too fancy for us.

1 1/2 ounces Stillhouse Original Moonshine Clear Corn Whiskey
1/2 ounce Triple Sec
1 1/2 ounces fresh-squeezed lime juice
1/2 ounce Lychee Nectar of the Gods

Combine all ingredients together, shake, and serve. 

Girls' Celebration Martini

Not saying that Emmys viewing is reserved strictly for girls.

2 ounces Baileys Vanilla Cinnamon Liqueur
1/2 ounce Smirnoff Kissed Caramel Vodka

Combine combine Baileys Vanilla Cinnamon Liqueur and Smirnoff Kissed Caramel Vodka into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into a martini glass. 

L’Emmy Have Some Fun

Jon Gasparini, of Rye on the Road, shares this aptly named cocktail, served beautiful in a tall glass over crushed ice.

1.5 ounces SKYY Infusions Blood Orange
1/2 ounce Wild Turkey American Honey
1/2 ounce lemon juice
1/2 ounce orange juice
3 dashes of Peychaud's Bitters

Serve over ice and garnish with orange zest.


The Classic Negroni

Anthony Bourdain has noted that this is his cocktail of choice.

1 1/2 ounces Bombay Sapphire Gin
3/4 ounce Campari
3/4 ounce Italian sweet vermouth
1 orange peel

Add ingredients in a shaker filled with cracked ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a twist of orange peel.