5 Themed Cocktails to Toast to Your Fave Emmy-Nominated Shows
What's an award show without a cocktail in hand?
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
"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
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
Apple pie (with cognac) — can you think of a more all-American dessert?
Westworld (Outstanding Drama Series, Nominee)
Make: Cowboy Cocktail
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
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.