5 Emmy Cocktails to Toast to TV’s Finest

By  September 20, 2013

If you’re planning a viewing party for the Emmys on Sunday, there are a few things you need to pull together: pool cards for whoever wins, plenty of popcorn to munch on, and, of course, a few good cocktails to sip during the ceremony. Whether you’re thematic with a Hesienberg or just want to look chic with a Black Cherry Glamour, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered:

The Heisenberg

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2 oz. Belvedere Unfiltered
1 twist of cracked black pepper

Stir all ingredients over cubed ice in a rocks glass, and garnish with a cucumber slice.

Salted Caramel Popcorn Martini

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2 oz. EFFEN Salted Caramel Vodka
¼ oz. Simple Syrup
5 Caramel Popcorn Kernels, popped

In a mixing glass, muddle all ingredients except vodka. Add vodka and stir with ice.  Strain into a chilled rocks glass over ice.  Garnish with a skewer of 3 caramel popcorn kernels.

Black Cherry Glamour

Black-Cherry-Glamor

1 oz. EFFEN Black Cherry Vodka
1 oz. Aperol Liqueur
3/4 oz. Grapefruit Juice
1/2 oz. Lemon Juice
1/4 oz. Agave Syrup
2 oz. Sparkling Wine

In a mixing glass, combine all ingredients over ice except sparkling wine.  Shake, and strain into a wine glass over a small scoop of ice.  Top with sparkling wine. Garnish with grapefruit peel.

Big Ginger

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2 oz. 2 Gingers Whiskey
Ginger Ale
Lemon Wedge
Lime Wedge

Pour the whiskey into a pint glass with ice. Top with ginger ale, followed by a wedge of a lemon and lime.

Red Velvet Icing

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1 ½ oz. Zing Red Velvet
¾ oz. White Crème de Cacao
¾ oz. Chocolate syrup

Combine the Zing Red Velvet, Crème de cacao, and syrup in a cocktail shaker over ice. Shake and strain into a coupe glass, and garnish with a brandied cherry.