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After drinking in Padma Lakshmi’s gorgeous orange strapless Monique Lhuillier gown, we’re ready to down a Tequila Sunset, an offshoot of the classic Tequila Sunrise. The late-in-the-day sip uses soda water tinted with red food coloring instead of Grenadine, the cherry-flavored syrup, which gives it a lighter, less-sweet taste that’s refreshing round the clock.
Get the recipe: Tequila Sunset
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magnificent cream-and-white Marchesa gown is a delicious reminder of another stunning creation: the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s 2011 wedding cake. Look at the dress’s floral appliqués – they’re similar to the floral touches on the eight-tier fondant-covered fruitcake that was served at William and Kate’s nuptials.
Get the recipe: Kate and William’s Wedding Cake
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We knew watermelon was versatile – you can use it to make delicious cocktails, salads, salsa, even candy – but we were totally impressed when we saw it front and center on the red carpet. Sarah Hyland’s melon-hued Grecian-style gown by Christian Siriano was the epitome of good taste!
Get the recipes: Fresh Watermelon Martini
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No one would ever call Claire Danes an ice princess, yet her red-carpet look – an ivory Armani Privé dress with sheer paneling and see-through lace – calls to mind vanilla-flavored ice cubes, a perfect addition to iced coffee or chai. The chilly treats, developed by the Oh My Veggies blog, are made with almond milk, sugar, vanilla bean and vanilla extract.
Get the recipe: Vanilla Ice Cubes
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When we saw Allison Janney’s fuchsia Lorena Sarbu gown, we really, really wanted to take a giant lick of it: Visions of Xamaleén’s similarly colored ice cream danced in our minds. That’s the frozen dessert invented by a Spanish chef/physicist that changes color as you lick it. That’s one science project we’d have happily volunteered for!
Get the details: Color-changing Ice Cream
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She may be Colombian but when Sofia Vergara showed up at the Emmys in a deep red Vera Wang mermaid gown, she evoked our favorite Italian appetizer – bruschetta! The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Caroline Manzo makes hers with fresh tomatoes, basil and garlic, which gives the appetizers lots of flavor.
Get the recipe: Caroline Manzo’s Bruschetta
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If Cobie Smulders were the matchy-matchy type, she’d wear her ice blue Alberta Ferretti chiffon gown while sipping a lookalike vodka cocktail called the Flaming Volcano that gets its coloring and flavor from a mystery brew of liqueurs, courtesy of Bryant’s Cocktail Lounge in Milwaukee.
Get the recipe: The Flaming Volcano
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PIECE OF CAKE
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