Prep Your Primetime Party with Emmy’s-Inspired Cocktails by William Grant & Sons

By  September 21, 2012

The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards are just days away, and now’s the time to break out your mixers, spruce up the living room, and invite your closest friends over for a watch-party featuring three good friends: Hendrick’s Gin, Sailor Jerry Rum, and Glenfiddich Whisky. These are the main ingredients for three William Grant & Sons cocktails that pay homage to some of this year’s nominees, so raise a glass for your favorite nominee and get your Emmy winner’s pool in gear before Sunday night!

American Horror Story with Sailor Jerry Rum

Enjoy an American Horror Story sangria with just three simple ingredients: 1.5 ounces of Sailor Jerry Rum, 1 ounce of red wine, and 1/2 an ounce of fresh lemon juice. Mix the three in a highball glass over ice. Garnish with lemon slices and voila: a spicy sangria to sip while you see which of 17 awards AHS wins.

Downton Abbey with Hendrick’s Gin

Downton Abbey is just three seasons young and already nominated for an outstanding 16 Primetime Emmy Awards. If you’re a fan of the show, this refreshing Hendrick’s Gin & Tonic is the perfect way to fête. Simply mix 2 parts Hendrick’s Gin with one part tonic water and add cucumber spears to taste. Pour in a highball glass over ice and enjoy.

Mad Men with Glenfiddich Whisky

Tying with American Horror Story with 17 Emmy nominations, Mad Men is facing some serious competition at this year’s awards. But, depending on the number of wins, the show could triumph as the most-honored drama in television history. That alone makes this next drink worthy to stand alone. The Mad Men is just 2 parts Glenfiddich Whisky served in rocks glassware over ice. No need to stir or shake. Simply sip and find out if the AMC drama sets a record this Sunday.