It’s Emmy Weekend and if you want to feel like a nominee in front of your own TV, we’ve got the martini recipes the stars will be sipping from Ketel One Family Made Vodka, the official spirits partner of the Emmy® Awards Season. Helmed by Diageo Reserve mixologist Charles Joly, this year’s cast of cocktails pays homage to the classic vodka martini, the Cosmopolitan, and the Espresso Martini. The collection includes:
- The Foraged Martini – An elegant, herbaceous twist to the classic vodka martini featuring tarragon, thyme, and truffle.
- The Reboot Royale – The sexy Cosmopolitan gets an effervescent update with the addition of rosé sparkling wine and cranberry pearls.
- The Café Crimson – A playful riff on the espresso martini with succulent notes of black cherry and ripe raspberry
The Foraged Martini
2 oz Ketel One Family Made Vodka
½ oz dry vermouth
½ oz thyme and tarragon infused blanc vermouth*
5 drops peach bitters
3 drops green chartreuse
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and stir.
Once combined pour into chilled Nick & Nora glass.
Top cocktail with one drop of truffle oil.
*Thyme and tarragon infused blanc vermouth
Pour 750ml of blanc vermouth over 8 sprigs of fresh thyme and an equal size bunch of fresh tarragon.
Muddle gently and allow to macerate for 30 minutes.
Be careful to not over-infuse, as these herbs can quickly take over.
The Reboot Royale
1 ½ Ketel One Family Made Vodka
¾ oz calamansi vinegar-lemon juice blend (equal parts mix of calamansi vinegar and fresh lemon juice)
½ oz simple syrup (1:1 ratio sugar to water)
1 ½ oz rosé champagne
½ oz cranberry pearls
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 toss into the glass for more flavor.
The Café Crimson
1 ½ Ketel One Vodka Family Made Vodka
1 ½ black cherry Kenyan cold brew*
½ oz unrefined coconut sugar syrup (1:1 ratio sugar to water)
¼ oz raspberry liqueur
15 drops saline solution (1:5 ratio salt to water)
Salted-Vanilla Oat Milk*
Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake well.
Strain the contents of the 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 of the glass.
*Black cherry Kenyan cold brew
Chill 60g coarse ground coffee steeped in 500ml black cherry juice for 24 hours in the refrigerator.
Strain and keep refrigerated.
*Salted-Vanilla Oat Milk
500ml Oat Milk, Full Fat (about 2 cups)
¾ tsp Vanilla Extract
¼ tsp salt
Whisk oat milk, vanilla extract and salt together in a cold bowl until creamy.
A Cocktail Courier Emmy Awards martini kit is also an option and comes with a variety of garnish options for up to six people including olives, vodka, vermouth and a pouch of Filthy Olive Brine for those who like things dirty. The limited-edition Ketel One x 73rd Emmy Awards Cocktail Kit is now available here.
The 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards take place on Sunday, Sept 19. at 5 p.m. and air live on CBS.