Drink like Hollywood's finest with these 3 official martini recipes from the 2021 Emmys

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The best way celebrate television’s biggest night is by drinking like the stars.

While nominees and guests will make their triumphant in-person return to the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 19, you can sip on the official martini’s that will be served at the 73rd Primetime Emmys from the comfort of your home.

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With your cocktail in hand, you’ll have a front-row seat to all the action.

Ketel One and Diageo Reserve World Class bartender Charles Joly created three recipes for the event that pay homage to the martini: the classic martini, the cosmopolitan, and the espresso martini.

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"The martini is the arguably the most iconic cocktail in the classic canon and has undoubtedly cemented its place in television and pop culture history. Since its creation, it has inspired so many memorable cinematic moments, and I’m thrilled to be able to bring those moments to life with this year’s cocktail collection," he said in the press release.

Thankfully for us, he also provided recipes via Good Morning America.

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Here’s what you’ll need to recreate the signature drinks for the big night!

The Foraged Martini - “An elegant, herbaceous twist to the classic vodka martini featuring tarragon, thyme, and truffle”

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2 ounces vodka
1/2 ounce dry vermouth
1/2 ounce thyme and tarragon infused blanc vermouth (below)
5 drops peach bitters
3 drops green chartreuse
1 drop truffle oil, for garnish


For the herb-infused blanc vermouth, pour 750 ml of blanc vermouth over 8 sprigs of fresh thyme and an equal-sized bunch of tarragon. Muddle gently and allow to macerate for 30 minutes. Be careful not to over-infuse, as these herbs can become overpowering.

- Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and stir.
- Once combined, pour into a chilled Nick and Nora glass.
- Top cocktail with one drop of truffle oil.

The Reboot Royale - "The beloved Cosmopolitan gets an effervescent update with the decadent addition of rosé sparkling wine and cranberry pearls”

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1 1/2 ounce vodka
3/4 ounce Calamansi vinegar-lemon juice blend (equal parts vinegar and lemon)
1/2 ounce simple syrup
1 1/2 ounce rosé champagne
Cranberry pearls, for garnish


- Shake ingredients gently with ice.
- Pour into a small bowled white wine glass.
- Top with rosé champagne and enjoy the cranberry pearls on the side or in the glass for more flavor.

The Café Crimson - “A playful riff on the beloved espresso martini with succulent notes of black cherry and ripe raspberry”

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1 1/2 ounce vodka
1 1/2 ounce black cherry Kenyan cold brew (below)
1/2 ounce unrefined coconut sugar syrup
1/4 ounce raspberry liquer
15 drops saline solution (1:5 ratio salt to water)

For the salted-vanilla oat milk

- About 2 cups, 500 ml oat milk
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the black cherry Kenyan cold brew: Chill 60 grams coarse ground coffee steeped in 500 ml black cherry juice in the fridge for 24 hours


- Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake well.
- Strain contents of shaker into a chilled coupe glass.
- Carefully layer salted-vanilla oat milk on top.
- Express oils from lemon twist and place decoratively on the rim.

The 2021 Emmy Awards air Sunday, Sept. 19 at 8pm ET on CBS. Follow live coverage the night of the event on Audacy.com.

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