Put a Cube in It: Delicious Cocktail Recipes for the 2013 Emmy Awards

We're gearing up for the 2013 Emmy Awards with these delicious drinks.

Whether you're tuning in to get your fashion fix or to follow your favorite shows, step up your Emmys viewing experience with thematic cocktails. MarieClaire.com spoke with New York City chef and mixologist, Jordan Carfagno, about sipping stylishly throughout the Sunday night show. Created for Sparkling ICE, Carfagno whipped up some Emmy-inspired recipes that will take you from the red carpet through the final acceptance speech. Take a look at our favorite three cocktail recipes below — awards show season just got a whole lot tastier.

Red Carpet Rasperry Rave

1 oz. Makers Mark Bourbon

½ oz. Dry Vermouth

2 Bourbon Cherries

2 oz. Black Raspberry Sparkling ICE

2 Blackberries

Directions: Combine the bourbon and dry vermouth in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled glass. Top off with Black Raspberry Sparkling ICE. Gently stir and garnish with blackberries.

Calories per 6 oz serving: 130

Strawberry Lemonade Emmy-tini


1½ oz. Corzo Tequila Silver

1 oz. Cointreau

1 oz. Strawberry Lemonade Sparkling ICE

¾ oz. Lime juice

1 Strawberry

½ tsp. Jalapeño, diced

Directions: Muddle strawberry and jalapeño in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and remaining ingredients and gently stir. Strain into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with strawberry.

Calories per 6 oz serving: 130

Mr. Bates Bittersweet Cocktail (Inspired by Downton Abbey)


1 oz. Midori Melon Liqueur

1 oz. Cabo Wabo Tequila Blanco

2 oz. Coconut Pineapple Sparkling ICE

1 oz. Lime juice

1 Lime wedge

Sea Salt

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a glass filled with ice. Garnish with lime wedge and sea salt.

Calories per 6 oz serving: 130

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