So, tonight is the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmys, where television’s greatest will walk the red carpet in hopes of grabbing a gold statuette inside and a Best Dressed nod from the fashion police and armchair critics (of which I am one.) Well, if you’re going to have folks over for a little red carpet massacre, you’re going to need libations to go with it, which is where some amazing cocktails from Sauza come in. The tequila brand has created some recipes inspired by some of this year’s nominated shows and stars. Run down to the liquor store and then zip by your local grocer to get the ingredients to make these fabulous drinks that will make some of the less attractive dresses more tolerable:
The Bloody Maria (inspired by Dexter)
- 1 ½ part Sauza® Silver Tequila
- 7 parts Tomato Juice
- 1 squeeze of Siracha Chili Sauce
- 3 grinds Fresh Black Pepper
- Juice of 1 Lemon
- Dash of Celery Salt
- Dash of Paprika
- Dash of Cumin
- Several dashes of Worcestershire Sauce
Combine ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake well and pour into a tall glass over ice, with or without salt. Garnish with a lime, an olive, a pickled jalapeño and a sprig of cilantro.
The Style Icon (inspired by Project Runway and everyone’s favorite style maven, Tim Gunn)
- 7.5 oz. Sauza® Gold Tequila
- 4.5 oz. DeKuyper® Triple Sec
- 24 oz. Margarita Mix
- Lime or Orange Wedge for garnish
Combine ingredients without ice and shake vigorously. Pour the mixture into your fiercest margarita glass over ice, garnish and enjoy.
The Prohibition (inspired by all the forbidden fruits from Boardwalk Empire)
- 1 can Sauza® Silver Tequila
- 1 can Frozen Limeade
- 1 bottle Light Beer
- 1 can Water
- Lime Wheel for garnish
Pour limeade and beer into a pitcher with ice. Fill limeade can 2/3 with Sauza® Silver Tequila and pour into pitcher. Add a can of water, stir and enjoy.
The Mamarita (an homage to Modern Family)
- 1 ½ parts Sauza® Silver Tequila
- ½ part Cabernet Sauvignon
- 1 part DeKuyper® Triple Sec
- 1 part Agave Nectar
- 1 part Fresh Lime Juice
Combine ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a lime twist.
The Perfect 10 (inspired by Dancing with the Stars)
- 10 oz. Sauza® Silver Tequila
- 3 oz. DeKuyper® Triple Sec
- 7 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
- 7 oz. Sugar Free Simple Syrup (equal parts water and non-sugar sweetener)
Pour Sauza® Silver Tequila into a pitcher with ice. Add in triple sec and fresh lime juice. Add sugar free simple syrup, stir and serve over ice.
The Sparkling White (inspired by seven-time Emmy winner and Hot In Cleveland nominee Betty White)
- 7.5 oz. Sauza® Silver Tequila
- 2.5 oz. DeKuyper® Triple Sec
- 3 oz. Fresh Lime Juice (3 wedges)
- 3 oz. Agave Nectar
- 12 oz. Prosecco or Sparkling White Wine
- Lime Wedge for garnish
Combine ingredients (except for the sparkling wine) in a shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously to chill. Strain the mixture into a chilled champagne glasses and top it off with the sparkling wine. Garnish and enjoy.
The Lady Lemonade (inspired by Tina Fey’s character and nominated show, 30 Rock)
- 10 oz. Sauza® Gold Tequila
- 3 oz. DeKuyper® Triple Sec
- 24 oz. Lemonade
- 8 oz. Lemon-Lime Soda
- Lemon Wedge for garnish
Combine the ingredients without ice and shake vigorously. Pour the mixture into a glass over ice, garnish and enjoy.
So, sit back and relax with one of these amazing cocktails and enjoy tonight’s broadcast. Join me on Twitter @fashionstbeauty and if you’re sipping one of these fine cocktails, be sure to tweet at Sauza using the hashtag #sauzaemmyparty. Enjoy responsibly, please!