We’ve already detailed all the wine they’ll be downing at the Emmys, but if you’re feeling like a cocktail tonight grapefriend’s got you covered there too. There’s an official Emmys one, which has a kind of uninspired name:
1 ½ parts Grey Goose Le Citron
1 part St. Germain Liqueur
1 ½ parts cucumber juice
½ part fresh lime juice
Shake it all up and garnish with a cucumber wheel, rosemary sprig, and edible silver flakes (no idea where you’d get these – improvise!).
But another fun choice is this Prime Thyme one from the book “Savory Cocktails” by Greg Henry, which is in the Emmy gift bags. You know I love me some herb in my cocktail and thyme is apparently having a moment.
4 sprigs fresh thyme, divided
1 (1/2-inch) piece peeled ginger, roughly chopped
1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 ounces gin or vodka, according to preference
1 large, wide lemon peel ‘chip’ for garnish
1 drop Miracle Mile Yuzu bitters or other citrus bitters (optional)
In a sturdy, thick-bottomed pint glass from a Boston shaker, use a bar muddler to crush 3 sprigs thyme, ginger, sugar and lemon juice until the ginger is smashed and the thyme is well bruised; about 10 seconds. Pour the gin or vodka into the mixture; swirl or stir lightly until sugar is fully dissolved.
Fill the metal part of a Boston shaker 2/3 full with medium ice cubes. Pour the muddled gin or vodka mixture (including solids) over the ice, then cap the shaker with the pint glass. Shake vigorously until well chilled; about 20 seconds. Uncap the pint glass and use a Hawthorn strainer to strain the liquid from the shaker into a chilled cocktail or coupe glass; it’s fine if bits of thyme and ginger are included in the pour. Garnish with remaining thyme sprig and a lemon chip; its oil expressed onto the surface and rubbed onto the rim then dropped on top. Finish the cocktail with a single drop of bitters, if using. Makes 1.