As the stars get ready to rock the red carpet for the Emmys this Sunday, those of us who lost our invites in the mail are planning our viewing parties, and obviously no event is complete without themed drinks.
Our friends at Drizly.com took a look at this year’s nominated dramas and paired cocktails with some of our favorite shows. Check out these delicious drama cocktail recipes to try out on Emmys Night below.
Peach & Blackberry Infused Bourbon: Inspired By "House Of Cards"
Frank Underwood’s drink of choice is bourbon, neat (Blanton’s, to be exact). We’re big fans of homemade infusions, so we got a little creative and added peach and blackberry to pay homage to Frank’s Southern roots.
2 Peaches, Peeled and Sliced
1/2 Pint of Blackberries Cut Lengthwise
Place sliced peaches and blackberries into the bottom of a 1.5 pint mason jar.
Fill the rest of the jar with a bourbon of your choice and seal with lid.
Give the mixture a good shake to distribute ingredients, and let sit in a cool dark place for up to 3 days, shaking occasionally.
After 3 days, strain ingredients out through a fine mesh strainer, and place your infused bourbon into a sealed jar.
Infusion will keep for several weeks refrigerated.
Apple Martini: Inspired By "Mr. Robot"
In one of our favorite scenes from "Mr. Robot’s" first season, Elliott and Mr. Robot order appletinis in a classic NYC dive bar. Not exactly a dive bar staple huh? To quote Mr. Robot himself speaking with the bartender, “You should take it as a compliment, guy. These things are goddamn delicious.”
1 oz Vodka
1 oz Apple Schnapps
1 oz Apple Juice
Slice of Green Apple
Add all ingredients to a shaker filled with ice, shake until cold
Serve up in a martini glass and garnish with a slice of green apple
Classic Champagne Cocktail: Inspired By "Downton Abbey"
"Downton Abbey" is up for 10 Emmys this year after wrapping up its sixth and final season. After years of drama in the aristocracy, what better way to toast to "Downton Abbey’s" final season than with a classic champagne cocktail?
6 oz Brut Champagne or Dry Sparkling Wine
4 Dashes Bitters
1 Sugar Cube
Lemon Peel Garnish
Coat a sugar cube with the bitters and drop into the bottom of a Champagne glass.
Fill the glass with chilled brut Champagne or dry sparkling wine.
Twist the lemon over the top of the glass and drop the peel into the drink.
Blood Orange Bourbon Hot Toddy: Inspired By "Game of Thrones"
"Game of Thrones" is known for its gory scenes (remember the Red Wedding, anyone?), so it only seems fitting to use blood orange in this cocktail to celebrate one of the goriest TV shows on air. Winter is coming, so warm yourself up with this cure to those weather woes.
1 1/5 oz Blood Orange Infused Bourbon*
3-4 oz Hot Tea
1 tsp Honey
Combine bourbon, hot tea, and honey in a toddy glass or mug.
Stir with a cinnamon stick until honey dissolves.
Garnish with a fresh lemon wheel.
*Blood orange infused bourbon: Clean and slice 2 fresh blood oranges into wheels. Place orange wheels at the bottom of a glass jar and cover with 750ml bottle of bourbon. Allow to sit for 3 days in a cool, dark pantry or cupboard. Gently turn the jar a few times each day. On the third day strain the mixture through cheesecloth and return to the bottle. Store in the fridge until ready to use. Will last about one month.
The Rusty Nail: Inspired By "Better Call Saul"
Rest assured, drinking this cocktail is not as dangerous as its name would suggest – although we certainly can’t say the same about Saul Goodman’s business practices. Saul’s signature cocktail dates back to the 1930's and was insanely popular back in the day.
1 oz Drambuie
1 oz Scotch Whiskey
Pour both ingredients into a rocks glass with a large ice cube.
Stir gently and enjoy.