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Emmy Award Cocktails - 2010

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Emmy Award Cocktails

Below are some great cocktail recommendations to enjoy while watching this Sunday's Emmy Awards. We've got cocktails sure to please the most fanatic TV viewers - all in the spirit of some of this year's nominees including: Glee, Man Men, 30 Rock, Lost, True Blood, and The Good Wife.

 

Glee

For the kids, we've got a great mock-tail that they can enjoy as they sing along to their favorite Glee episode. It uses antioxidant rich, acai juice - which really tastes great! We give this non-alcoholic drink an A+ and round of applause!

Regionals Star Sparkler
Created by Jonathan Pogash
  • 3 oz. Acai Juice
  • 3 oz. sparkling cider

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and stir. For the adults, add in some VeeV, (1 1/2 oz) of the world's first acai spirit!


Mad Men

In the true spirit of Mad Men, the next drink to try is a Camus Cognac Sidecar, one of the most classic cocktails around! We can thank this 60's era show for bringing back a serious revival in all things vintage and macho. *fact check. Yes, Camus was around in the 60's!

Draper Sidecar
  • 1 1/2 oz. Camus VSOP
  • 3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup

Shake all ingredients very well in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a long lemon peel


30 ROCK

In true Liz Lemon Style, this is for the lazy drinker. Can't figure out the way to open up the cocktail shaker? Just looking for a serious sip? Well, look no further! Xante pear liqueur is here to take your 'must see tv' to a whole new level. The long-time staple in Sweden is here in the U.S. and making a big splash. Chill a bottle. Pour. And Enjoy. Even Liz could pull this one off!

 

Xante Neat
  • 1 1/2 oz. Xante Pear Liqueur
  • 1 squeeze Liz Lemon (optional!)

Pour in a snifter glass and enjoy.


Lost

When celebrating one of the most-talked about series finales (LOST) in recent years, you need a very serious drink. For that, we've got a punch - perfect for entertaining at your house, local pool, deserted island - wherever. We like this cocktail because it resembles nature - but thankfully, not an island or black smoke.

Flor de Cana Oceana 815
Created by Phil Ward
  • 2 oz. Flor de Cana 7-year old
  • 3/4 oz. rich demerara simple syrup
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • 6 oz. HOT STRONG Green Tea
  • 1 mint sprig

All of the ingredients should be combined and left in a container over night. Strain the next day. Pour the punch into a glass and garnish with a lime wheel and mint sprig.

*Demerara syrup can be made in a pot over low heat on stove top. 2 parts demerara sugar to 1 part water. Heat and stir until dissolved.


True Blood

True Blood offers a taste of romance, horror and mysticism - all tucked away in little, pleasant, Bon Temps. The specialty cocktail for the True Blood fans - like the vamps that they adore - has to be a drink that is mysterious, misunderstood, and little bit naughty. Enjoy a sip of seduction with the Lucid Bloody Mary - you'll want to sink your fangs into this one!

Bloody Mary
  • 1 oz. LUCID Absinthe
  • 2 oz. Tomato juice
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 1 pinch horseradish sauce
  • 1 dash Tabasco hot sauce
  • 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 dash kosher salt
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice

Combine ingredients and marinate for 24 hrs. Then pour over ice into tall glass. Garnish with Rick's Picks "Smokra" pickled okra (or any other pickled vegetable)


The Good Wife

For The Good Wife, you need a Good Cocktail, and we've got some Good Vodka to celebrate this Emmy newbie. Russian Standard vodka is the number one premium vodka in Russia - and they are here to throw the prosecutors off their scent! As any public figure, rocked with a sex and corruption scandal knows, there's nothing like a stiff drink to take the edge off. Enjoy Russian Standard Vodka as sipping shot or in a classic cocktail like the Moscow Mule below.

Good Life Mule
  • 2 oz. Russian Standard Vodka
  • 5 oz. premium ginger beer
  • Squeeze in a wedge of Lime

Mix in a tin cup.


 
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