Themed Cocktails to Shake Up Your Awards Party
Get the recipe!: Veep’s The Crown Jewel
This ginger martini comes from The 13th Floor at the historic Belvedere Hotel in Baltimore, a filming site for several scenes of the HBO series. The bar’s inspiration? “The cocktail has some striking similarities to the dry comedy – it starts out sweet, and finishes a little bitter.”
THE BIG BANG THEORY
Get the recipe!: The Big Bang Theory’s Grasshopper
Perhaps the sweetest of the quartet of nerds on this CBS show is Raj, who goes mute around women without the help of a little booze – usually a Grasshopper. Tujague’s in New Orleans, the bar that purportedly invented the minty cocktail, gives PEOPLE a feisty version with brandy.
Get the recipe!: HBO Girls’s Trouble Maker
Turn your Emmys bash into “grown-up Brooklyn” (per Girls’ Hannah, season 1) with a drink created by Kathryn Weatherup of Weather Up, a real-life mixology bar that’s a little too grown-up for Hannah’s on-screen taste. She may be swayed by this just-sweet-enough cocktail, though.
Get the recipe!: Modern Family’s Familiar Strangers
We tapped a swank hotel bar – Sable in Chicago’s Hotel Palomar – to pay homage to Phil and Claire’s infamous “Clive and Julianna” hotel roleplay on this ABC sitcom. The bourbon in this cocktail is for “hip dad” Phil, the rosé lends a gentler touch for Claire and “the ginger beer is the spice they’re trying to put back into the relationship,” bartender Mike Ryan explains to PEOPLE.