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Raise A Toast To The Emmy AwardsBy Julie Fishman
The time has come to once again celebrate the men and women who make our after-work, on-the-couch nights far more entertaining than otherwise surfing Facebook for the umpteenth time.
This year, the Emmys (Sunday, August 29th at 8 ET/5 PT) bring us Kyle Chandler, John Hamm, Michael C. Hall and Matthew Fox, who all received “Best Actor in a Drama” nominations (the category may as well be named “Dreamiest Dreamboat”). And, while 30 Rock has taken home the past three “Best Comedy” awards, hysterical newbie Modern Family looks to break the streak.
Whether you're tuning into the Emmys for the fashion, competition or skits, we suggest pairing a red carpet night with a red carpet drink: Designed by bartender Dara Mahler, the “Red Carpet Marg” is guaranteed to make host Jimmy Fallon all the funnier.
Both sweet and sour, the taste left in your mouth after a sip of a “Red Carpet Marg” mirrors that of a nomination nod but Emmy loss. Regardless of results, you'll be the ultimate winner with this delicious pomegranate potable in hand.
“Red Carpet Marg”
3 ½ oz. Pomegranate juice
1 oz. Lime juice
½ oz. Triple Sec
1 ½ oz. Tequila
Splash of Grenadine
Small handful of pomegranate seeds
Combine the first five ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake and pour into a martini glass with sugar-coated rim. Float seeds on the top.
Dara Mahler is a bartender in New York City's Greenwich Village.
Chic drink ingredient pomegranate makes this cocktail very red carpet worthy.Thinkstock