5 Themed Cocktails to Toast to Your Fave Emmy-Nominated Shows

What's an award show without a cocktail in hand?

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We all know how passionate everyone is about their favorite TV shows. (Have you seen the Game of Thrones fandom?) I mean, why "catch it later" when you can throw watch parties each week and live-tweet every OMG-worthy second of the episode?

This Sunday, September 17, cheer on your favorite shows, characters, writers, directors, composers and more during TV's biggest night — the Primetime Emmy Awards — with themed cocktails for some of the most notable Emmy-nominated shows. If we missed one of your favorites, here's your chance to get creative. Oh, and sweatpants are 100-percent required.

Atlanta (Outstanding Comedy Series, Nominee)

Make: Sweet Auburn Cocktail

Photo by: Top: ©2017 FX Networks | Bottom: Green Olive Media

Top: ©2017 FX Networks | Bottom: Green Olive Media

"Named for Atlanta's most famous historic African-American neighborhood, center of commerce and social life, the Sweet Auburn cocktail makes delicious use of Atlanta's regional harvest of peaches and pecans to impart farm-fresh flavor," says managing editor Felicia Feaster.

Stranger Things (Outstanding Drama Series, Nominee)

Make: Morgue-A-Rita Cocktail

Photo by: Top: Netflix.com | Bottom: Sam Henderson

Top: Netflix.com | Bottom: Sam Henderson

Bring a sci-fi/horror twist to the everyday margarita with some ooey-gooey details that feel like they're straight from the Upside Down.

VEEP (Outstanding Comedy Series, Nominee)

Make: Appleberry Pie Cocktail

Photo by: Top: HBO | Bottom: HGTV.com

Top: HBO | Bottom: HGTV.com

Apple pie (with cognac) — can you think of a more all-American dessert?

Westworld (Outstanding Drama Series, Nominee)

Make: Cowboy Cocktail

Photo by: Top: HBO | Bottom: Rennai Hoefer

Top: HBO | Bottom: Rennai Hoefer

Combine beer, tequila and orange liqueur for an ice-cold concoction that even Teddy would love after a long journey.

Big Little Lies (Outstanding Limited Series, Nominee)

Make: Truly Bitter Cocktail

Photo by: Top: HBO | Bottom: Truly Spiked & Sparkling

Top: HBO | Bottom: Truly Spiked & Sparkling

Concoct a bitter drink to honor the bitter, grudge-holding women of Monterey.


  • 5 oz spiked sparkling water (we used Truly Spiked & Sparkling Grapefruit & Pomelo
  • 1/2 oz Cointreau
  • 1/2 oz Campari
  • juice from 1 orange wedge
  • orange wedge or twist, for garnish


Combine Campari, Cointreau and juice from orange wedge in a rocks glass over one single, large ice cube. Top off with spiked sparkling water. Add orange wedge or twist for garnish.

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