I had the pleasure of previewing the signature Emmy cocktails the nominees will be drinking this weekend courtesy of @ketelone and they are DELICIOUS! Ketel One Family Made Vodka is back for the fourth consecutive year as the Official Spirits Partner of the Emmy® Awards Season. To celebrate the in-person awards show and reflect on television’s storied, illustrious past, Ketel One is serving up a dazzling official cocktail lineup and honoring the vodka martini.
Helmed by Diageo Reserve World Class award-winning mixologist, Charles Joly, each original serve is composed of inventive ingredients and flavor combinations, and offers a refreshing perspective on three iconic cocktails – the Classic 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 beloved Cosmopolitan gets an effervescent update with the decadent addition of rosé sparkling wine and cranberry pearls
- The Café Crimson – A playful riff on the beloved espresso martini with succulent notes of black cherry and ripe raspberry
I thoroughly enjoyed all three, but I especially loved the Foraged Martini! And you can enjoy this experience at home! Ketel One has partnered with home delivery service, Cocktail Courier, to create a bespoke Emmy Awards cocktail kit, complete with everything needed to master the classic martini cocktail at home. The kit places the magic of a marvelous martini in the hands of the home bartender, allowing consumers to tinker with the tools of the trade, and make their cocktail precisely to their liking with a variety of garnish options for up to six people. The limited-edition Ketel One x 73rd Emmy Awards Cocktail Kit is now available for purchase nationwide on www.cocktailcourier.com.
“The martini is the arguably the most iconic cocktail in the classic canon and has undoubtedly cemented its place in television and pop culture history,” says bartender Charles Joly. “Since its creation, it has inspired so many memorable cinematic moments, and I’m thrilled to be able to bring those moments to life with this year’s cocktail collection. I hope that viewers at home get inspired in their own way by our cocktail kit, and create something that’s their own, because there truly is no wrong way to enjoy a martini. Whether you stir it or shake it, a martini is always iconic if it’s crafted with the best ingredients, balanced flavors, served ice cold, and of course, enjoyed responsibly.”
The 73rd Emmy Awards will air on CBS on Sunday, Sept. 19, (8:00-11:00 PM, Live EDT/5:00-8:00 PM, Live PDT. Will you be watching?